Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Friday to everyone

Found this quote on another blog and thought it was really a good one.

The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hope everyone has a safe and Blessed weekend.

Take Care and God Bless!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

My Sis has arrived in Oklahoma!

Hurray! My Sis has arrived in Oklahoma and I am so excited that she is here. She is my "Christmas present" and we tease each other about her wearing a red bow around her neck and sitting under the Christmas tree!

When I mentioned in an earlier post about us going to a "Girlie" movie and getting sick on the popcorn and diet coke...I failed to mention the Braum's Ice Cream that we devour while she is here.

There isn't a Braum's Ice Cream in Denver and she really loves their banana splits...really she loves the marshmallow creme that they put on the banana splits!! (She always asks for extra marshmallow creme!!). It is really creamy and she loves it. However, I wouldn't know about the marshmallow creme...I don't like banana splits...sundaes are my favorite. Chocolate ice cream, chocolate sauce and lots of pecans...and I little bit of whipping creme and one cherry, please!

Oh course, she is beautifully petite and slim...but not so for me! I am a plus size gal and I have tried everything to change that...but so no avail.

Anyway, I look forward to our "Girlie" movie and making ourselves sick on popcorn, diet coke and Braum's ice cream!! YEAH!

Take Care and God Bless!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Give Thanks Always!

Several years ago, my hubby and father in law made large candy canes and a large santa face to hang on the front of our house (since then many sets have been made and given as gifts to family, friends, etc). They are cut from 3/4" wood and are really heavy. The candy canes and santa face are outlined with small lights and are definitely "one of a kind" (OOAK) decorations.

While our strong son-in-law was here for Thanksgiving this year, he helped my hubby to hang the candy canes, santa face and the strings of lights...outlining our house. The Santa face is heavy, very ackward to hold, stand on a ladder and hang above the garage door, so Scott's help was especially needed and appreciated.

Over the weekend, I remarked to my husband that I needed to remove my "Give Thanks" Thanksgiving sign that I painted with pilgrims and a pumpkin hanging below the sign. (photo of the sign is posted on the left side of my blog below). It is hanging by our front door. He replied..."Don't we need to Give Thanks Always?".

After Christmas, I am going to paint a sign with the words on it "Give Thanks Always". Until I get that sign painted, my Thanksgiving sign will hang by our front door and will remain on my blog.

Don't forget...Give Thanks Always!!!

Take Care and God Bless!

It is so cold today and I am so spoiled!

It is so cold today, however, we were so Blessed that we didn't get any of the snow. Oh my, it is too early in the winter for these temperatures! I am wrapped up in a quilt, sitting here at the computer. I am spoiled!!

I could take some of our 100+ plus degree summer weather right now. Of course, I grumble about the hot weather and now I am grumbling about the cold weather. I think I have a case of "Bah-humbug" or something! lol!

Hope everyone has a safe and Blessed Wednesday.

Take Care and God Bless!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Did errands with my Mom today

Hope you are having a great evening and staying warm. Wow, the north wind is howling outside! We were very Blessed, because quite a blizzard missed us. Drifts of several feet have been reported! Ugh! Pretty early for that much snow!

Picked up my Mom (she will be 91 on 12/25) and we did several errands that she had been wanting to do. We were able to get back before the wind got too bad...I didn't want her out in the cold wind. I even did some Christmas shopping this afternoon!

My sister from Denver, will be here on Thursday for a few days. We always have alot of fun...giggling and laughing about the silly things we have done. She is so good about helping me with my Mom, and even came and helped me out in September...when I had my knee surgery. She is a real Blessing to me!! Thank you, Sis!!

We didn't get along very well when I was little (she is 8 years older than I), because I was always in her way (big sisters know what I mean!!) and she thought I got away with murder with my Mom and Dad. I am the baby of the family, so I was very least that is what she tells me now! We have a blast together now though and the time she is here...goes by way too quickly! I always look forward to our time together. We try to take in a "girlie" movie while she is here and eat popcorn until we are sick! Of course, lots of Diet Coke to wash the popcorn down too!

Take Care and I hope everyone has a safe and Blessed evening! God Bless!

Freezing drizzle on its way

It was bitter cold here last night and today the north wind is howling. Freezing drizzle/rain is to arrive later this afternoon...hopefully people will stay home tonight and be safe!

It is so close to Christmas and I still have presents to purchase/wrap and need to get the house decorated too. Just can't get into the decorating mood...I don't know what is wrong with me.

We don't have any little ones around (except grand dogs) and they aren't too good about helping with decorating!! They love to chew the decorations up...I know that first hand! lol!

I am still listing my primitive decor on Ebay. If you have a minute, please check out my current listings. Simply click on the photos on the right side of my go to my auctions.

Thank you so much!

Take Care and God Bless!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Happy Monday to everyone!

It has turned really cold here in least for Oklahoma it has! It is a good thing that I don't live up north...or I would freeze!

I have been enjoying all of the lovely photos of snow that my fellow bloggers are posting...and am glad that we are not at that point yet. Seems like in least our part...we don't get many big snows. However, we do get the ice storms and they are so damaging. Broken trees, power lines down, etc...that is not good!

Take Care and God Bless!