Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A New Year is Arriving

It is early morning here in Saskatchewan, the sky is dark and filled with the twinkling lights of many stars. I am taking a break from getting some work done around the house, and Harvey is still sound asleep.
Thought that I would post a picture or two to let everyone know what has been happening around the old homestead the past couple of days.

To show the difference is size between our cat Shania and Kris's cat Ray, I managed to get a picture of her on what has become her favorite perch. Lately, for some unknown reason Shania has taken to sitting on the back of my computer chair while I am working. When she wants some loving attention, I get swatted in the face by her tail. A little annoying to say the least, but after a bit of loving, she removes herself and travels else where. Now imagine an animal four times her size!

I finished one of my winter projects yesterday. I love the way the fuzzy, glitzy wool worked in the project. However I think that it is a bit short. I know it is only a shrug type sweater, but the next one I make is going to be a bit longer (I have already started a blue one). I am going to make it about two inches longer so it reaches just above my waist.

This only took 4 balls of yarn, I still have 5 left so I will have to get started on some scarves to hand over to the school next winter. There are always some children who don't have one when they need one (or perhaps who can not afford one).

Last but not least I want to wish each and everyone of you a very Happy New Year. May all your dreams and wishes for the upcoming year come true.

Now I am off to visit all of you. God bless.

Monday, December 29, 2008

All Is Quiet

Kurt and Kris have left and the house is quiet once again. It is going to take a bit of getting used to, I have the computer whenever I want it and am back to cooking for two instead of four.

I am also not having to keep our cat away from the basement. Harvey and I both thought that 5 days was way too long to have Kris's cat Ray stay by himself so we invited him here for Christmas.

Now our cat is very spoiled and usually has the run of the house. She does not like other cats so we decided that Ray could live downstairs while he was with us. Kris did not have an animal carrier to bring him home so he wrapped him in a blanket to get Ray to the car from his apartment. I could hear Ray crying all the way from the car to the house once they got here. For such a large cat, he really gets scared easily. Ray does not like the outside, and new places scare him so as soon as he got in the house he hid under our bed. It took a bit of coaxing but Kris managed to get him out and down in the family room. Ray proceeded to hide between the couch and the love seat, only coming out to eat and use the litter box for the first two days.

Let me explain why this is so funny. Ray is a very large cat weighing in at 27 lbs, our cat is only 7 lbs and is a dainty little thing. Shania is fearless when it comes to protecting her territory, while Ray, well is a bit......timid.

Here is a picture of Kris holding Ray on his lap once we got him to come out of hiding. Harvey says Ray really needs to get on a kitty treadmill, but when I actually got a chance to pet him, I could not feel a whole lot of fat on him. No rolls what so ever, just what felt like a whole lot of muscle.
Shania knew something fishy was going on and spent a great deal of her time sniffing at the basement door. She finally got to meet Ray when they were leaving to go home. Kris managed to find a large animal case to put him in and when they came upstairs Shania was waiting. She behaved like a perfect lady and sniffed the cage and then turned around and sat at a comfortable distance. Ray.....well as soon as he saw her he started to cry. I don't know if his crying was because he was scared (Kris figured he was) or that he wanted out to play.
All I can say is I hope that Kris brings Ray the next time he comes for a visit.
Off to visit all of you. Have a wonderful evening. God bless.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Wishing All A Very Merry Christmas

I thought that I would just come on and wish everyone the very best Christmas celebration with friends and family. May your Christmas be filled with love, laughter and fellowship!

However Harvey had way too much spare time on his hands lately, and so I have to post what the kindly (fairly large elf )did.

I was working in the bedroom, folding laundry and had just come out into the kitchen, when what to my wandering eye should appear....but my husband sneaking up a fully decorated Cat tent. Now the cat has her own specially decorated sleeping place. Notice the stocking hung front and center. Wonder if that is a hint.

Harvey did say after this that when he retires in a few years he is really going to have to get a hobby.

God bless you all for making my blogging experience over the past two years the wonderful experience it has been. The boys are home now, safe and snug in their beds. My joy is complete.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Busy In The Kitchen

Over the past couple of days I have been busy trying to get caught up on my baking and getting the last of my gifts ready.

One evening early in the week, I got to work making Butter Tarts. I usually buy my tart shells as my pie crust leaves a great deal to be desired. I made 5 dozen and plan on giving a few to my neighbours as a little Christmas gift. I found out that Butter Tarts are a Canadian invention. There are different schools of thought on how to make them. I like mine a bit runny, but some people like them a bit more solid.

I next made some Chocolate Covered Peppermint Patties. I got to use up the leftover mashed potatoes in my fridge. This gives them a bit of a moister inside even after drying overnight.

I next made some Peanut Butter Cups. My boys just love these. I bought a large envelope of small paper cups a few years back and this makes it so very easy. The only problem is that I have enough paper cups to last for years. At least I won't have to worry about an increase in price.

I also made Chocolate Snowballs that same evening. All I need to do is roll them in icing sugar when I am ready to serve them.

Today I made Almond Bark and Peanut Brittle. I remembered to take a picture of the the Almond Bark but not the Peanut Brittle. So my candy making will end with making Chocolates tomorrow and I will be moving on to Cookie making.

Our oldest son made it home today and we expect the youngest to arrive in the middle of the week. I am hoping to have lots of baking to send home with the two of them.

Well off to visit all of you.

Have a wonderful evening. God bless.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Winter is Here

Today I woke up to this and while the temperatures weren't too bad at first they have now fallen and with the wind chill the temperature has dropped to -34 C with the wind chill factored in. I guess winter has arrived with a vengence.

I stayed in and worked most of today. The good news is our carpet has been installed in the downstairs room. I think it looks very good. The colour goes with the wall colour and still keeps the room bright. Harvey spent the day hanging the door and putting the baseboards up. Now we will begin to move a little of the furniture back in, mainly the bed so Kurt has a place to sleep when he comes home. Later the bed will be moved out and a futon placed in the room as well as lots of bookcases and a nice comfy chair. I plan on making this into a library/sleeping room. It may take awhile but I am looking forward to having all my books in one place. Right now they are scattered throughout various rooms in my house.

Yesterday I was greated by two surprises in my mailbox. The first I opened was my PIF from Maggie. Thank you so much for the lovely brooch and the Snowman Soup. I love my gift!!!

The second parcel I opened was from Pea. Two beautiful books to curl up with this Christmas. I love them. This was the book swap I entered at Mary's Writing Nook. If any of you ever get a chance to take part in a swap I urge you to take it. You meet the nicest people. Thanks so much Pea, I will really enjoy these books, excellent choices.
Some of you asked how I made the icicles for my tree. Well it was very easy. I made a template out of some heavy stiff plastic in the shape I wanted. Then taped the plastic onto the glass. Harvey had bought a glass cutter years ago when he was cutting glass to make some new windows. I scored the glass and while wearing gardening gloves broke off the unwanted pieces. I next used some wire rings I had and placed them behind the glass pieces and using Harvey's soldering gun and the silver leading my friend gave me, melted the leading around the glass making sure the ring was covered by the melted leading. When the leading was cool I removed the icicles from the board I was using to keep from wreaking my table and added the ribbon. I surprised myself on how well they actually turned out.
I am off to visit all of you. Then I will watch my favorite Christmas movie "It's A Wonderful Life" with Jimmy Stewart. I need a good cry tonight.
Everybody have a wonderful evening. God bless.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Odds and Ends

Well another day of work has passed and I feel that for every step forward I make with the student I work with I take 4 steps back. Today was not a good day at all and I am mentally tired. Think I would much rather be physically tired, but that is not going to be this year.

Thought I would catch up all that I have been busy with this past little while.

I got the afghan done for our youngest son Kris. He loves black and white, so that is exactly what I made for him. I am sure he will love it as it is big enough to snuggle under while he is watching his favorite television shows.

A friend of mine does stained glass, and one day while visiting I noticed all her so called "waste glass" in a box by the back door. When I asked her what she was going to do with it and she told me throw it out, well my inner hoarder shuddered. I asked if I could take some of the clear glass to try making some icicles for my tree. My friend handed me the box, gave me some leading and said "Have a blast!"

I really don't think these turned out too badly for a first attempt. Do you?

This Sunday Harvey brought our tree up and set it up. He does the lights and I do the rest. With a cat in the house I don't put tinsel or garland on the tree. It is too much temptation for little paws to grab, and it is not healthy for them.
The decorating is an all day job for me. I have to gaze at each ornament as I remove it from the box and remember when and who I got it from. The stories the ornaments tell me are priceless.

Here is a picture of the finished product.
Not too bad at all. I do notice that I need to pick up a few more glittery snowflakes to fill in a few areas. Then of course I need to pick up some candy canes as well. The tree will be done then and I can give myself a pat on the back for another job done.
Well off to visit all of you. I have a lovely cup of mint hot chocolate and a spare hour.
Everybody have a wonderful evening. God bless.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

It's Begining To Look Like Christmas

Over the past few days the Southeast corner of Saskatchewn I live in has started to get snow! Finally we are turning a lovely white instead of a washed out, dirty brown. While I love snow and the warm, cuddly feeling I get from being inside with a big mug of hot chocolate, I really hate driving. The roads become icy on the corners and there is always that person driving too close behind me. Makes me very nervous!

Harvey and I painted the trim for the room downstairs, and now we will play a waiting game for the carpet. I have a feeling that we will be unable to have it totally done by Christmas.

Last Friday Harvey's work place had their Christmas party. We started the evening off with a ride in a stretch limo. The limo delivered us to the bowling alley where we had appetizers and bowled a couple of games. We kept track of strikes and gutter balls as there were prizes for each. I was a bit worried that I would win "Queen of the Gutter Ball", but that award went to a lady who got a couple more than I did. Then we walked next door to the hotel that was serving us supper.

While waiting for our meal and mixing and mingling, I went over to talk to the wife of one of Harvey's co workers. She grabbed my arm and told me she had something to give me. Her husband helped her over to their table where she picked up this and handed it to me.

Isn't it beautiful! This lady has MS and can't do alot of the things that we do at our get togethers. At our last get together in the early summer we were divided into teams and went on a scavenger hunt. While her husband was gone, I went and talked to her and kept her company until his team got back. Never did I realize what such a little thing as time talking to another woman would mean to her.

I took a picture of the lovely card that went with this overwhelming gift, but you can't read it. So I will share with all of you what she wrote.

"I just wanted to thank you for the Arc day in the summer when you stayed and talked to me when Ken had gone for his turn. Your kindness was much appreciated. I wanted you to know you are a blessing and I believe a blessing to many. May you and yours have a wonderful Christmas and New Year"

Thank you and God Bless you for the encouragement you are.


I was overwhelmed by this gift. Never again will I take for granted that anything I do has the ability to change someones life or out look.

I also paid a visit to Linda, who presented me with this lovely award.

Now I need to think of six people to pass this on to. I would like to gift this award to... Barb at Barbs Ramblings, Ginger at Enchanting Cottage (I know she is taking a break but she was my first blogging friend), Gigi at Under the Willow, Mary at Daisy Bouquet, BJ at Sweet Nothings, and Mary at Mary's Writing Nook.

I am off to visit with all of you.

Have a wonderful evening. God bless

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I want to wish all my American friends a very Happy Thanksgiving.

May your day be filled with love, joy, and family.

God bless.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


It has been a long time since I have had time to sit and do some blogging. I am so glad to be back, don't know for how long, but until our new carpet arrives I have a few spare days to visit and let everyone know what has been happening.

We have finally finished dry walling, taping and mudding the spare room. It is a job that both Harvey and I really dislike.....but we did save quite a bit doing it our selves.

Here is a picture of the first part of the mudding and sanding. Now imagine doing this three times and the dust flying all over the place. Such a big mess!!!

Next we had to pick out a paint colour. Almost more of a job then the one we had finished. We finally decided on a colour called Candle Wax.

It is kind of a creamy yellow and does brighten up the rooms. However because of the light blue that was on the walls first, we ended up putting 3 coats of primer/sealer on and then three coats of colour. is finally done.

I went to the carpet store and picked out a Berber for the floor. It is cream, brown, and yellow tweed. Should keep the room nice and bright, just what I want.

Now we have to pick out the trim colour. Any ideas out there? I am leaning towards a white trim to match the window, but I am open for suggestions.

The last two days have seen the mail person dropping a couple of parcels off at my home. The first was from my swap partnerBrenda filled with loveliness for the holiday season. This time I ate the chocolates before Harvey arrived home from work. Her parcel contained so many lovely things....a silver angel for my tree, ribbon, a candle that smells heavenly, a bell door ring, a stuffed heart in Christmas colours, a lovely mesh metal basket, a wreath and berries, and of course the chocolates and fruit slice candies. (Harvey says thank you for those, he has been nibbling on them....had to have one of each just to test them of course). I will so cherish everything you have sent me as well as the friendship that we have formed.

Today another parcel was waiting on my front porch. This one was from my good friend Ginger at Enchanting Cottage. A pretty mug to drink the coffee or the Spiced Tea mix she sent, a book to keep track of all the important dates in my life (I really needed this as I forgot my Dad's and sister's birthdays this year), and enough yarn to knit myself a scarf or even a shawl!!! Thank you so very much Ginger you are a wonderful friend and I am so glad to have met you.

Well I think that is all I have to say for now. I am off to spend some time visiting each of you.
Everybody have a wonderful evening. God bless.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Life Back To Normal.....Sort Of

The last few weeks have gone by in a flash. Due to computer problems, I was unable to post any pictures and I don't know about the rest of you, but a post without pictures or images is missing a great deal.
Kris worked on my computer on the weekend and I am back in business. I am beginning to think that the computers we buy get a mind of their own. The first one we had years ago seemed to last so much longer and caused me a lot fewer heart aches.
Any way here I am once again.

I finished the baby afghan while the computer was being crabby. This one I did in yellow and white. Turned out not too badly (if I do say so myself). I will be parceling it up tonight to go out in the mail tomorrow.

I also got to help Harvey put the window into the hole in the wall in the basement room. I am sooo very happy that this job was completed before the weather got too bad and we had to contend with a foot or two of snow as well. Here is what the room looks like now.

Now he is busy with the wiring for the extra plug in I wanted and the baseboard heater. Hopefully those will be done quickly and we can finish dry walling the rest of the room and fixing the dry wall that is already up. Harvey dislikes this part of the job intensely, but if we want the room finished by Christmas it needs to be done. I have picked out new paint colours and the material for the curtains. We both need to pick out new floor coverings however.

I received my second blogging gift from Brenda.
Some lovely wax melts, they infuse the room with the smell of maple sugar, one of my favorite things. A lovely stuffed pumpkin, which matches my decor perfectly, an embroidered linen dish towel, perfectly gorgeous note paper (which is something I never buy for myself) and a pound cake, which Harvey started to nibble on right after I took this photo.
I have her third of four parcels almost ready to go and I hope to have it in the mail by Friday. This has been so very much fun.
Well I guess I had better go and visit everybody.
Everybody have a wonderful evening. God bless.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Getting Caught Up

Today after Mass I decided it was time to get caught up on a few things I have managed to put off for awhile. It is the perfect day for it. Harvey has gone to Regina to see the Roughriders play, and so I have the day to myself. It isn't very often that happens, so I am going to take full advantage of the time alone.

First off I pulled the frozen carcasses of a couple of chickens out of the freezer, as well as the turkey carcass from last weekend. Into two separate stock pots they went, along with some pepper corns, bay leaves, salt, celery that needed to be used up, an some onion.

While those stock pots were bubbling away on my stove, I went out to clean up the perennial beds. You know, get all of my flowers ready for their long sleep through the winter. I managed to get all the beds done and the cut off parts into the trash. It sure looks bare out there now.

I came in and the house smelled wonderful. After cooking down the stock and removing all the meat from the bones I ended up with 4 containers of chicken stock and 4 large containers of turkey stock. Mmmmm, homemade soup coming up.

I am just letting them cool a bit before I put them in the freezer.

After I get caught up on every ones news I will be working on my knitting. I really need to finish the baby afghan I am making for Kurt to give as a gift. Then I can start on Christmas gifts.

I am off to visit all of you.

Everybody have a wonderful day. God bless.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Not A Creature Was Stirring

Well the title of this post is not entirely true. The cat is madly running around the house trying to find Kurt and Kris. She is not having much luck as they have gone back to their respective homes, and I finally have the house and the computer to myself. Well I do have to share them with Harvey, but at least things are back to normal.
Don't get me wrong I love having the boys come home to visit, but they do take up a whole lot of my time and energy. You would think that once a child leaves home things get easier. Not true. They both need our attention when they come home, and heaven help you if you give more attention to one than the other.
The past week has seen me getting ready for their visit and our Thanksgiving holiday.
First off I finished off the wreath project that I have planned on doing for the past 7 months. I wanted something new to greet them as they came in the door.

It turned out quite nicely I think. Harvey asked if I could add some greenery to the outside edge and so I did that today. He will hang it later tonight, for now the wreath is sitting on the shelf in the hall as you come in. I can hardly wait to have it permenatly hung up.

Next it was on the pie baking. I managed to get 3 pumpkin and one cherry pie made.

I next moved on to Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. their favorites. I had two cookie jars full and now all I have left is this one jar. I had forgotten how fast these disappear. Thank heavens I had put some in the freezer for each of them to take home when they left.

Sunday morning I woke up to this. Heavy wet snow, that kept on falling for the entire day.

That was okay. The turkey and stuffing cooked to perfection, the mashed potatoes were light, and the gravy had no lumps. Who could ask for anymore.

Today, the boys left. My house is quiet, and I miss them dreadfully already.

Well off to visit all of you.

Everybody have a wonderful evening. God bless.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Lazy Sunday

Today I had a fairly lazy Sunday. After Mass I helped Harvey with a bit of dry walling in the basement, and then told him that I needed to do a few things upstairs.

First off I made these Bran Muffins. I hope that they will keep me in quick breakfasts for the next couple of weeks. I did make 24 of them, so as long as Harvey does not decide to gobble them up quickly (like as fast as I pull them out of the freezer) we should be okay.

I had gotten some apples from the farmers market and I was all out of my apple pie filling for the winter. So that was next on my list of jobs.

First peel and slice the apples, sprinkle with sugar and let the juices accumulate.

Bring the apples and sugar juice to a boil, boiling for 1 minute. Then add the cinnamon, lemon juice and tapioca. Boil another minute or so.......
Fill your containers. And look out of about 8 lbs of apples I have enough filling for 2 pies or 4 crisps. Guess I will have to go out and look for more apples next week.

Here is the recipe for the Apple Pie Filling

5 cups peeled sliced apples
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp minute tapioca
1/2 tsp cinnamon (I always use a tad more)
1 tsp lemon juice

Combine apples and sugar in large pot. Stir and let stand until juice starts to be released. Stir as you bring it to a boil over medium high heat. Boil hard for about 1 minute.
Mix in remaining ingredients. Boil hard for another minute or so. now you can put this into a quart jar and process it in a water bath for 20 minutes....or take the easier way and put it into containers leaving 1 inch head space and freeze after cooling. The 1 quart is enough for 1 9" pie.

This recipe can be doubled or tripled with no problem what so ever.

Off to visit all of you.

Have a wonderful evening. God bless.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Live, Laugh, Love

Today I don't have any pictures to post, and it was a fairly rough day at school. The parents of the boy I spend most of my time with are fiddling with his medications. The poor boy has been completely off kilter the past week. Great big highs and very low lows. My heart bleeds for him, as the other children sometimes pick on him. Today he made great strides he started talking to another boy who has problems as well (the boy he usually hangs around with was in the office for not doing his work). I am hoping that the tentative friendship started today develops more fully.

I am not physically tired but mentally tired. I always have to be upbeat and happy and that can be wearing at times. The boy who ended up in the office today was one I took out to do the test. He kept refusing to do it until finally I had no recourse but to go and get the acting principal. One of the other aides told me later how she was amazed that I could keep my cool after being called names, and been disrespected. I told her that in most cases a person losing their cool just becomes another child who bullies the other. It would have caused more problems than solved them.

I sure hope that tomorrow brings a better day. Off to visit you all, and then to bed to read my book club book The Time Travellers Wife.

Everybody have a wonderful evening. God bless.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sunday's At My Place

At Mass today the priest talked about being good stewards of our time, talents and treasures. While I give of my time. talents and treasures to my church, I am afraid that sometimes I do not do the same in my home.

After much pondering I decided that it was time that I sat down and talked to God about what he needed me to do. I prayed long and hard about this and think that now I understand. I need to step back a bit more and let others take a leadership role in the Church, this will free up a bit more time at home to do the homey things I have been missing. Other people need to step forward and give of themselves if we are to have a vibrant, alive church and I need to step back and allow this to happen. I know it will be tough when I have always been so involved, but I do need to spend more time working on those other things that are important in my life. such as my marriage, my home and myself.
Later this afternoon, Harvey decided to bring in the garden. Or at least some of the garden so that he could till the empty spaces.

The first thing he brough in for me to get ready for the winter was the turnips. I cut them up and put them in bags. These are the last 5 bags of the 15 I did up. Should be able to have turnips for awhile this winter.

Next he brought in some of the green peppers for me. I did save 4 of the largest ones to use in the stir fry we had for supper, and as veggies for the rest of the week. The rest I cut and bagged for the freezer. They will sure taste good in stews and stir frys this winter.

Then it was on to ripe tomatoes. I did up 5 more bags to freeze for the winter. I will use these in tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce and soups. I am pretty sure that with the other 15 bags in the freezer I will only need another 20 to see us through the winter. Hopefully there will be enough left to make some juice with, but the way we have been eating BLT's I could be kidding myself.

I decided that it might be a good idea to dry some herbs, so my dehydrator got a work out today. I dried some more Chocolate Mint, moved on to the parsley, and the thyme got trimmed and dried as well. I still have oregano to dry, but I think my dehydrator needs a rest as much as I do.

Well off to visit with all of you. Everybody have a wonderful evening. God bless.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Where Has The Time Gone

It has been almost a week since I have been able to do any blogging and I have missed you all. While I am getting better at organizing my day job, house and time for my self (I actually scheduled in some down time) I guess I have to work on blogging time.

Over the past week the trees have been busy changing colour. Here on the prairies most of our trees turn yellow, gold or a bronzey brown. I finally realized that perhaps God is mimicking the colours of the farmers fields when they are ready for harvest. You have to search for the brilliant reds that I remember growing up with back east

This Manitoba Maple turns more brown than any other colour and the leaves shrivel to nothing. I do wish the same would happen to its seeds, as I spend a lot of the spring digging tiny maple trees out of my gardens.

I did manage to find a bit of red though. My Virginia Creeper turns a bright red in the fall. Once it attains it's full autumn beauty I will post a photo.

I joined a 4 month swap a little while ago, and my swap partner lives in Mississippi. Brenda sent me some lovely gifts to start off my fall decorating. Harvey loves the candy she sent. I have most of next months box ready to go and plan on sending it out very soon.

Just look at all the lovely gifts Brenda sent me. I have already hung up the apple basket, had a cup of tea and enjoyed a pumpkin cookie. Thank you Brenda for all your lovely, thoughtful gifts.

Well off to visit all of you. Have a wonderful evening. God Bless.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sunday Thoughts

Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest. So far this school year it really hasn't been. I have been playing catch up on my weekly household chores and spinning my wheels in the process. I think in the last three weeks I have actually had one Sunday where after Mass I could sit and enjoy all of God's creation around me.

Today is not going to be any better. I have a load of laundry in that will be ready to be hung in a few minutes, another load ready, and a third load in the midst of being sorted. This afternoon I have a church related meeting just about an hour away, and yesterday I spent all day in Regina at another church related meeting.

Don't get me wrong I love my church, and the meeting yesterday was so very interesting. It was on Stewardship and being good stewards of our time and talents. It has just made me wonder if I am being a good steward of my time....... I think this is something I need to ponder in prayer for the next week or so.

Thought that I would show you all the scarf and toque that I have made for Kurt for Christmas. There is also one mitten sitting there as well.....the other still on my needles....hopefully finished this week.

Off for a quick visit

Everyone have a wonderful restful Sunday. God bless.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A little bit ago I said I would join in on a Circle Journal on Bears in Exile. To my great joy the journal arrived today. Now I get to read about my blogging friends around the world. What their days are filled with and pass on a bit of a look into my daily life. I have spent the last 4 hours reading these ladies marvelous stories and can only hope that mine comes close to theirs. I will try very hard to keep to the rules and only have the journal for two weeks before I pass it on.

Everybody have a wonderful evening. God bless.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Geting Caught Up

This morning I have a bit of time on my hands so I decided to post some awards that I have beem lax on posting.

My thanks for these awards go out to Mary at Mary's Writing Nook.

I would like anyone who reads my blog to take one of these awards as I have made so many friends through blogging and been inspired by so many of you that there is absolutely no way I could choose.

I would like to pass this award on to Ginger and BJ. These two ladies have been my blogging friends for what seems to be forever. I know that they have been friends to many other bloggers as well.

All of you ladies are just so creative, that I want to pass this one on to all of you as well.

Well off to get ready for work. I will visit everyone when I get home. Have a wonderful day. God bless.