Wednesday, December 31, 2008

~ WAAAAAY Too Windy ~

Ok well it is waaaaaaaaaay too windy y'all and I am a nervous wreck!....I hate the wind!!....I actually do have a good reason too! Southern California, where I was born and raised, there is something called Santa Ana winds, well I called them Devil winds, either way, they're horrible! a dry hurricane, just day the devil winds were particularly fierce, I was sitting in the living room watching tv and what sounded like an explosion occurred and the front window blew in, I was soooo scared!....what had actually happened was an approximately 80MPH gust of wind blew a tree branch into the window and if I had been sitting on the sofa instead of the easy chair, I would have been hit full force with the broken window glass that was now all over the living room!....oddly enough one of my biggest fears was windows blowing in during those winds and it happened, UGH!! this wind we are having today is driving me nuts!

Monday, December 29, 2008

~ A Random Observation ~

Have you ever noticed how if you try to listen to Christmas music after Christmas it just doesn't work? Why the heck is that?? I love Christmas music but it just isn't the same even the next day!

Friday, December 26, 2008

How was YOUR Christmas?

Well there it went!....Christmas has come and gone for yet another all goes by much too quickly for me!....we spent a few hours with our kids at their apartment and I managed to get a picture of all 5 of us....I am being brave in posting it because you have no idea how much I hate pictures of myself, yuck!....I'd much rather take pictures of my decorating, LOL....ok, next stop 2009!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I would like to take this special time to say how much I appreciate those of you who have taken the time to stop by and say hello. I feel that I have several new found friends out there and I am looking forward to the day when we can actually meet for a hug. Merry Christmas to you!! {{hugz}}

Monday, December 22, 2008

What Will It Take??

Ok so yesterday it was 32 degrees and RAINING....not snowing, raining! And today it's 30 and sunny....It's not fair I tell ya! PLEASE....everyone who has snow....please send some of that Snow Mojo to Central Virginia! Snow Mojo, I love that, thanks Barbara! teehee

I hope everyone is enjoying this joyful season, it all goes by much too quickly!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

~ The First Day of Winter ~


Winter is my very favorite season. Growing up in Southern California, I never knew or gave any thought to the fact that there was a time of year when you could go outside and not have any bugs to contend with. I am terrified of wasps and generally dislike all bugs, especially flying ones, so to not have any bugs is a dream come true! Plus, I love the cool crisp air and when it snows, well I am in heaven! So I am celebrating this first day of Winter 2008!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Looking Forward to Laundry????

Never in my day did I ever think I'd be looking forward to doing someone's laundry! Let me youngest, who moved out a month ago, has been coming over every other Sunday to get his laundry done and so far, that is the only time I see him! So lo and behold, I am looking forward to doing his laundry every other Sunday! LOL....I did however ask him if he is missing anything about living at home and his reply was that he misses, "not paying rent and living close to work"....hows that for a warm and fuzzy mood buster! LOL
On a more festive note, I am working on taking some pictures of the Christmas decor around my home and the above picture is of a favorite vignette this year....the candy canes and gingerbread men were made by Barbara Young of Turkey Hollow Folk Art, I just love her work!....I put them in a basket with some faux greens and berries and set it on a sideboard that sets in a corner of my family room....I think it looks quite charming!

Friday, December 12, 2008

One Person's Kindness....

The other day I purchased a cute primitive gingerbread man handmade by Dawn Gunning of The Forgotten Barn....I have purchased many of her wonderful creations and know of her seemingly limitless ability to please her customers, so I asked if she would mind making a small stuffed star for me so that I may tie it onto a small tree I have in my foyer. Without hesitation she obliged and would not let me pay her for it! She even went to the trouble of sewing on a thingy so all I had to do was slip the star onto the top of my tree! Well I sent her a little thank you in the mail to let her know how much I appreciated that! I wanted to share how cute the little star is and of course how perfectly primitive the gingerbread man is hanging on an olde chair I have on the hearth!

Thanks again Dawn!!
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Thursday, December 11, 2008


Between packing up orders, decorating my home, and trying to figure out what to get grown kids for Christmas, I've been kinda BUSY! Oh and over the weekend husband and I painted our recently vacated new spare bedroom and I've got a bed coming on Saturday for it! We painted the room gray and the bed is a black pencil post. Still trying to decide on how good of a mattress a spare bedroom should have??