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Monday, December 31, 2012

Project 365 ~ Week 52 : It was a rough week y’all, at least the last few day of it anyway!!!

Well I am very late to the P365 party this week, with a very good excuse! I am just now feeling human after a nasty bout of the stomach flu. It hit me on Saturday morning and I was down for the count all day Saturday and Sunday. I have managed to have a piece of toast and a shower and I am about to feel marginally human again. I am not 100% but I am on the mend. Is there anything worse that a stomach virus, I am not sure what but it was a nasty one y'all.!

Well the first part of the week was of course full of wonderful Christmas fun…

Monday, December 24

The girlchild got it in her head that she wanted to make this cake that we had made a few years ago for Christmas, you can click here to read about our first Chocolate Cake Extravaganza. When she mentioned that she wanted to have THAT particular cake for Christmas dinner I expressed my unwillingness to put forth such an monumental baking effort. I was just NOT up to it. I told here that if she wanted it then she needed to be in charge of baking it. She had to make a list and then she had to be completely in charge of baking and assembling the entire cake from start to finish,

The prep work actually began on Sunday but I did not get a picture of her making her gnosh….


Tuesday, December 25

Muffinhead was the perfect picture of Christmas happiness. the Mermaid doll babies were overflowing and she had a wonderful time.


Later that evening it was just the three of us for a very small and quiet dinner. I broke out my grandmothers dishes and we actually had dinner in the dinning room. It was a bit of a strange experience but one that I am sure we will do many more times. It was nice to sit down and have a meal together and start some new traditions. Now that I have a proper dinning room table I hope to use it more often along with grandmas' dishes.


She did good y’all! The cake turned out fabulous!


Wednesday, December 26

Well the Hub’s came thought again this year. My food process or bit the dust several years ago so I have been with out one for a while. Well no more for this girl.


I am looking forward to hummus, pesto and pie crust galore in the very near future!

I did break it in and tried out a recipe they include in their recipe book.

Challah Bread! It was really good and a snap to toss together in the food processor. I predict many more of these in my future.


Thursday, December 27

It was a cold and dreary day and all I did all day long was cuddled up in my blanket and read. I am peppering for the release if the next installment of my favorite author. The next book is due to be out next month so I am rereading the last few books to get ready or the release of the next novel. I am sure excited about it.


Friday, December 28

Friday morning was a repeat of Christmas Morning breakfast. Shrimp and Grits, Sausage Ball, Maple Citrus Salad and Oatmeal Banana Muffins. It was good the second time around too!


Saturday, December 29

I woke up and my normal time to make my potty run and as I was easing back into bed I had a small notion that I really did not feel to well. It hit with a vengeance on Saturday morning and I was out of commission for two days. I was able to have a small piece of toast on Sunday afternoon but other that a shower and a few bites of toast I have done nothing but drink ginger ale and breath through feeling yucky!


Lastly I want to say a big thank you to Sara for hosting us for the last four years. I for one will miss her presence here each week. You don't expect to get to know folks as well as you do just with a few snapshots but it’s sort of feels like a weekly coffee date with old friends!

So for the last time y’all head over to Sara’s and link if you haven't already. I know I am really lat this week!

Blessings for a new year y’all!


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Project 365 ~ Week 51

Wow, one more week to go for the year!

I think if I am honest it seems so incongruent to be gearing up for Christmas with so much suffering and turmoil in the world. I know I am not alone in feeling overwhelmed with how such an unimaginable tragedy could have happen in Newtown Connecticut. Over the past days I have thought a lot about how those family must be feeling and how time continues to move forward while their lives have stopped with grief and sorrow.

Sunday, December 16

On Sunday my family had been scheduled to light the advent candle during the worship service. The odd thing is that in all the years we have attended (over 20 years) we have never done the Advent Candle. It really is a very simple, lighting a few candles and leading the morning liturgy. However as we all gathered for worship, as is often the case after such a terrible tragedy there was a definite somberness over the entire congregation.

The alter was lined with Prayer Blankets that were destine for Newtown. Throughout the worship service the alter was packed with people kneeling to pray over the blankets before they were packed up and shipped.
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As I read over the liturgy it began to wash over me. We were going to be lighting the third candle of Advent. The Candle of Joy. My heart began to beat in a way that always tells me that the Holy Spirit is working. It is a cross between a panicked fluttered and overwhelming emotional surge.

We were about to light the candle of joy when for so many in Newtown have had their joy taken away and were steeped in sorrow and grief.

As I read this liturgy I had a human moment where I thought I was not going to be able to actually speak the words as my heart welled up with the reality of what we were doing. I took a deep breath and said a quiet internal prayer, asked God to fill me up and simply take over for my human weakness and let the moment just full up the sanctuary.

This was our morning Advent Liturgy…

Leader: God is making the final preparations for an amazing thing! Now is the Advent of the long-awaited Messiah, our bringer of hope, our Prince of Peace, our leader of joy.

People: We wait, we prepare, we make straight the way.

Leader: We celebrate the coming of Christ with the lighting of the Advent candles.

People: We are a people of hope, a people of peace, a people of joy.

Leader: At first there was the frail light of a single candle of hope, daring to pierce through the darkness of despair and sin,

People: Then there was the candle of peace, the gentle and persistent fire, the one that calls out the violent forces and lets in God’s deep and tranquil Spirit.

Leader: Today we light the candle of joy. Our joy is in God and in his son, Jesus Christ. Like peace, joy is a gift from God. It overtakes us and fills us when we remember what God has done and what he has promised to do.

People: We light this candle today to remind us that Christ came, and is coming, so that all people might have a rich and abundant life.

Leader: We thank God for the hope he gives us, for the peace he bestows, and for the joy he pours into our hearts.

As we returned to our seat it was clear that God could feel our pain and understood that even though we all know that the Joy of Christ is perfect, we live in a sinful and evil filled world.

Our pastor shared with us that “Joy is not the absence of suffering, Joy is the presence of Christ.”

Tuesday, December 18

It was a half day for the Girlchild so I was a good mom and went to pick her up after she finished her tests. At our town square the flag has been flying at half mast in honor of Newtown. It was a beautiful day, the sky was so blue, the wind was really kicking up and the flag was standing at attention so I pulled the car over and got out and snapped a few pictures.
Muffinhead always insists on a spa day when she has her Aunt Girlchilds undivided attention. Confession: I love watching them together! The Girlchild is going to be an awesome mom one day!
I shared this picture with all my FB pals. Muffinhead reminds me so much of her daddy. She plays like he did and has a wonderful imagination. She decided that not only did Barbie and Ken need to take a ride in the Jeep but baby Jesus, Joseph, Mary, the Wise Men, all the stable animals and Elmo all needed to go along for the ride as well!
Baby Jesus in a Barbie Jeep
We ended the evening at a new to us pizza place. It actually been there for a very long time but we have never been there. I am so glad that we did. The food was AWESOME! It will be on our list of close by great places to eat from now on! The only problem, it is right across the parking lot from our favorite Mexican place, now we will have to toss a coin!

Wednesday, December 19

Thank You Jesus, I finished up the last of my shopping today!

Saturday, December 22

I was semi happy with how this soup bowl came out. It was an oatmeal kind of morning so I decide to give my new bowl a trial run. I have made a few mental notes for a few design changes for my next round of soup bowls, but overall I was happy with the results.

Well that’s it for my week. I know if you are like me that you are trying to find some peace and some sense of why after something so horrible happens in our country. I keep returning to the steadfast truth that even though I do not understand that God has all things well at hand. I also know that His heart is grieving beyond our human comprehension for what has happen as well.

Life goes on even thought it at time feels like it should stop.

That sound like a lead in for an end of the world commentary….but sine we are all still here I think I will just say…
Matthew 24:36
36 “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,[a] but only the Father.

For more P365 y’all head over to Sara’s and link up.

In closing our wonderful host of P365 mentioned that she is not going to be doing
Project 365 in the future. I am considering taking it over. Let me know your thoughts. Are you wanting to continue to participate? Leave me a comment and let me know. If there is still a desire to continue in this lovely pictorial party let me know what you guys think!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge


Here are this week's questions-

1. How will you spend 'the night before Christmas'?

Typically we go to church for the Christmas Eve service. Sometimes we will have close friends over for hors devours after church. If it’s just us then I pare it down but still keep it to finger food snaky type stuff. I am thinking maybe some baked oysters, maybe some nachos, there might be a cocktail on the menu and then something sweet. It’s a no fuss no muss kind of thing. When we had little ones we made a big deal of Jesus' Birthday and had cake and ice cream and then we would plan for several days exactly what we would leave out for Santa. Now the Girlchild is well past the yearning to leave a plate of treats for Santa. I still wait until the Girlchild goes to bed to fill the stockings, some mommy habits are hard to break I think.

2.  What is one thing you are not?

young, thin, disciplined, un-opinionated and lastly obedient as I couldn't restrain myself to just one thing!

3.  Fudge-are you a fan?  Your favorite flavor?

I think I have made a batch of fudge in my day, however I am more of a cookie girl. But a nice piece of fudge with pecans or walnuts would never get turned down.

4. Did you attend any craft/vendor fairs in the month of December? 

My short answer is NO. I am just not a fan of shopping in any form, so unless it is absolutely necessary I never opt to just go on a shopping for fun trip ever!!!!!!

Are you giving any homemade gifts this year?

I think my aversion to shopping may be the reason I enjoy giving homemade gifts. But then I am also a bit of a foodie so it is most likely that the gifts will be comprised of some homemade jam or homemade bread or anything else that I can whip up in my kitchen. I have also been know to knit up a whole mess of scarves or hats for gifts too.  This year now that I am learning how to work with the clay most folks are getting a piece of pottery, that is as long as it makes it out of the kiln successfully that is.

5. What's your favorite type of holiday gathering?

If I was going to loose my mind and host a Christmas party it would probably be a gathering of my closest friends. We would all gather for a pot luck supper and then just enjoy each other company around the fire with some hot spiced cider and a nice plate of Christmas cookies.

6.  We're approaching a new year...what's going to be different in 2013?

Great question! My life philosophy is “Never waste my suffering.” That means for me and my life, in my journey with Christ, in my earthy life  I know that unfortunate things are going to happen. How I choose to respond to to my suffering, what I glean from it and how I move past it are critical life situations. It’s simple really, I think in all things God is always trying to teach, to comfort, to reach, to rebuke, to correct and basically deepen his connection with those who call on him. Know one really knows what 2013 will being, God however does. Looking to him for our comfort, our guidance, our correction and our decision making is for me the one goal I choose for every new year.

7. Share a favorite scripture, quote, saying, or song lyric relating to peace.

The word peace is used 247 time in the NIV version. So it’s clear to me that it’s importance is a vital component in our faith journey…

John 14:27

27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

8.  As I type it’s 2:53 A.M, I went to bed last night at my usually time, however when I woke up to make my normal potty run I eased back into bed and then just laid there. The thoughts began to roll through my head…

What to get for my Son and DIL for Christmas,,,

I need to get a few more stocking stuffers…

I need to get one more thing for the Hubs…

I have to make a menu plan so I can make my grocery list…

Snow, snow, snow, snow, I want to wash my hands, my face, my hair with snow…it’s a song lyric from White Christmas. AMC has been runnig a commercial movie montage of all the movies they are showing for the hilidays. There is one film snippet for White Christmas where they are singing this line and I can’t seem to get it out of my head

I have to take that pair of pants back to Belk…

There was, and still is a rolling list of things to do going on in my head. I could visualized myself doing all these things. So I guess my random thought is what do y’all do when you cant sleep? I laid there for a few minutes tossing from one side to the other and then I decide that I just needed to get up. So now here I sit drinking a cup of warm milk at 3:00 A.M. I am still thinking about all the things that I need to accomplish over the next few day.

But I am at least getting this post finished.

Well it’s now exactly 3:16, the internet is acting screwy and I can’t connect  so I will have to wait until morning to hit the post button. I have finished my warm milk and I am going to try to go back to sleep. As I ease back into be I am going to replace my rolling dialogue with a conversation with the Lord, which is probably what I should have done in the first place…something I wonder about myself.The things I do last are usually the things I need to do first…

Edit: Good morning! God is good and I eventually was able to get back to sleep! I still have a list of things to get done today so as soon as I hit the post button I’m off to try and finish my Christmas Shopping!

So for more Wednesday Hodgepodge y’all head over to Joyce’s and link up!

Lastly, who could not be thinking of the terrible tragedy in Newtown. It seems that my thoughts are never far from those parents and the people of this small Connecticut town. My prayers are more earnestly focused on healing, on comfort and for due diligence for all the law enforcement officers involved. How do you wrap your mind around something that is so unexplainable and so horrific.

What I know for certain is that there is nothing impossible for God! My limited human comprehension can not fathom the profound grief yet God has a bottomless well of comfort and tender caring attention for all those involved.



Sunday, December 16, 2012

Project 365 ~ Week 50

I got four out of seven this week, I did some more Christmas shopping and I have a few more things to get and some stocking stuffers and then I will be done with my shopping. Yea for me!

So lets get on with my week.

No pictures on Sunday or Monday:(

Tuesday, December 11

I was out in the backyard and I noticed that not only did I have some new leaf lettuce but I was super excited to see a very small head of lettuce in the works in my salad patch! I will be picking this very soon…the Hubs can’t wait.


Wednesday, December 12

I broke out the heels for the Hubs office Christmas party. Thankfully it was a short party and I was not walking around in them for very long. Y’all I am not a Foo Foo girl.


Thursday, December 13

I scored some really almost new looking books at Goodwill the other day. I found this one. It was a blast from my past. I simply could not walk out with out this childhood memory on my cart. It had been so long since I had read this book I had forgotten the story line. Y’all it’s about a Hen that plants a wheat seed and then grows it, harvests it, grind it up and makes a loaf of bread.

Hmmmm very interesting that as a child I like a book a bout a gardening and bread baking hen!


Saturday, December 15

I spent a few minutes wrapping gifts on Saturday morning. Regretfully I need to make a run to Wal-Mart as I do not have enough tissue paper to finish all my wrapping. On a more festive note I just think a tree isn't full finished until it has a few presents under it.


I think I am going to have my Christmas Brunch and Dinner in my newly equipped Dinning Room. I am even going to pull out some of my grandmother dishes. I figured that since it was the holidays that I would pull out a few pieces of her silver. I love her silver pieces but you know silver….it needs to be polished





I’ll be serving my Christmas morning coffee out of this and thinking of her!

Well that’s it for me this week. For more P365 y’all head over to Sara’s and link up!

Week 50…Oh my stars!



Friday, December 14, 2012

Just a few kinda AWESOME Christmas Light Displays

I was visiting my Facebook page this morning and I rad across a video of some totally awesome Christmas Lights displays.

I just had to share a few extra with y'all!

They are amazing!

Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Christmas Tour of Ornaments…

Linking up with Sara today with a bit of Christmas cheer. Many years ago we began the tradition of getting a Christmas ornament whenever we traveled to a new place, either on vacation or for just a fun short trip.

I thought I would share a few shots of some of my favorite ornaments that we have acquired over the years.

I shared these last week in my P365 post but these are my two newest ornaments we got on our last vacation, we went to New York!



These were from our vacation in San Francisco!







Disney World


The Kennedy Space Center


Mount Rushmore




Biltmore House


These last to shot are not ornaments acquired on vacation, but I am including them anyway. These three cardinal ornaments are my oldest ornaments. I bought them if memory serves for our first or second Christmas together as a couple. I got them because they reminded me of my Grandfather. His favorite bird was the cardinal. He passed away just shortly before I met the Hubs. They are holding up well for being so old, however one of the beaks of one of the birds has fallen off and I have had to glue the little clips several times. I take extra care each year when I put them away to insure their survival.


I am sharing these just because it makes me smile. Muffinhead has been on a mission over the last few days. Every time she spots one of the multiple birds ornament I have on the tree, I collect them, I try to find new bird ornaments every year. Any way she is determine that all the bird ornaments all should live on the tree in the same place. Announcing that the Mommy Bird and the Daddy Bird and all the brother ands sister birds all need to stay together in one place.

After I took this picture she found one more bird and we have moved that one to his new family home as well….




Wednesday Hodgepodge

1.  So, when did you last take a walk in the woods? A stroll along the beach? A drive going nowhere in particular in the car? 

Back in September the Hubs and I took a drive up to the N. GA. Mountains to see some fall foliage. It was great weather, and we enjoyed the day together. We did have a destination in mind, we were headed to Vogel State Park and we had a pic-nic in tow. You can click here to see a few pictures.

2.  Are you sending Christmas cards this year?  About how many do you send?  Photo card or something more traditional?  How do you display the cards you receive?

My answer…NO! I used to send Christmas cards a long time ago. Now not so much. I think for my hormonally shifting emotional state of mind the less on my plate the better. Not to mention the things that just slip off my plate unintentionally having something else to do at the Holidays is just not a good idea for me right now. I do have a small Christmas basket that I use to set out any Christmas cards that I do still receive. I can say that the number of cards we receive each year has dropped. I think it is a tit for tat kind of thing. If you stop sending them then you stop getting them.

3. What's a word you've heard too much of in the past week?

Well being a Fox News person I am a bit over the phrase “Fiscal Cliff”. I know it’s an important issue, however I am not hopeful that the politicians will be able to reach an agreement. In a perfect world I would love to get my hands on the nations budget. If I have to live within my means then I don’t think it should be that hard for the government to do likewise.

4. December 13th is National Cocoa Day-are you a fan?  Plain or flavored?  Marshmallows or no marshmallows?

I enjoyed a nice cup of Hot Chocolate yesterday afternoon. Since it was in the afternoon I enjoyed my warm treat with a shot of peppermint mocha flavored creamer. In the evening I have been know to top my hot chocolate of with a shot of Kahlua or Baileys. I am not a huge fan of marshmallows, however if did loose my mind once and spent an entire winter tying to make homemade marshmallows. I made some peppermint ones, I will say that a homemade peppermint marshmallow on top of a nice hot cup of cocoa is to die for.

5. What is something you do to help alleviate the hectic pace of the Christmas season?

Last Christmas I had a goal of trying to buy Made in the USA, it was a good plan. It still is a good plan, however as I found out last year it is vey difficult to achieve. So far this year I have broken my rule multiple times. If you are buying electronics or toys is is nearly impossible to find merchandise that is not made in China. One of the things I have adopted over the holiday season is to try to make as many of the gifts as possible. This year I am giving my mom and sister a few pieces of my pottery. I also plan ahead during the canning season and put up a few extra jars of jam or what ever else i am putting up for Christmas gifts. This year I may make a few extra loaves of bread to hand out. I don’t buy a lot of gifts. I am not an over the top kinds of girl. I figure the world has enough stuff. It really isn't about the stuff anyway, or at least it shouldn't be about the stuff. I try to keep it simple and stick to the plan. For over a decade or longer we have been living on a budget. We adopted a practice of setting aside a small amount each pay period reserved for Christmas Gifts. When December rolls around the money is ready and waiting. I don’t have to stress about coming up with the money for gifts. Next I make lists of the people I am giving gifts to and then I try very hard to stick to it. I don’t just go out randomly shopping without a plan. I know what I am looking for and I go get it and get out. I still have a few uncheck people on my list but I am mostly done. I also try to wrap as I go, no Christmas Eve wrapping marathons for this girl…..

6. Besides jewelry, what's a favorite sparkly-glittery item in your home or closet?

What can I say, I am just not a glittery kind of girl. I do have a few dressy tops that are relegated to the very back of the closet for those moments when I need to clean up a bit. But it just isn't my style. I went shopping yesterday for a new outfit to wear to the Hubs Christmas party and both the tops I bought have nary a speck of glitter in sight. It is also rare that I have any jewelry on beyond my customary gold cross necklace.If I am having a particularly hot flashy kind of day then even the necklace comes off.

7. Share a favorite line or two from any Christmas carol.

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vickson, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitezen.

But do you recall the most famous reindeer of all.

Rudolph the red nosed reindeer deer had a very shiny nose.

And if you ever saw it

You would even say it glows,

All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names

They never let poor Rudolf play in any reindeer games….


typed from memory…NOT GOOGLED!


8.  We are going to be having Christmas Brunch at my house again this year. It will be a small gathering, just my immediate family. Then later I will do a small dinner for just the Hubs, the Girlchild and myself. Plus I think I will be breaking in the new dinning room table and dusting off Grandma’s dishes. This will be the first year that I have actually had a dinning room table with chairs to sit in in my dinning room so I’m thinking that it needs to get used!

I am trying to come up with a menu for both. Last year I broke a cardinal rule and tried something new for a holiday meal. Needless to say I will not be doing that again EVER. Let’s just say that a fire in the oven is not the way to spend your Christmas . You can read about the Great Sticky Bun Disaster of Christmas 2011 here! Thankfully it was a small fire and put our in short order but I am sticking to what I know, foolproof, tested and tried is the order of the day. No surprises, culinarily speaking that is!

So what’s on your menu for Christmas day?

I am thinking maybe Shrimp and Grits, maybe an egg and sausage breakfast casserole, something sweet, muffins or cinnamon rolls and my maple Citrus salad. I think dinner will be a spiral sliced ham, maybe a potato casserole, something green, a tossed salad or broccoli casserole. If my Swiss Chard is replenished in the garden then I will serve that! Maybe some homemade apple sauce or cranberry sauce. However I am trying to decide if I will do my traditional Christmas cookies or veer from tradition and just have one sweet thing like a chocolate cheese cake. Normally I make several different kinds of cookies. Peanut Butter, Cranberry Christmas Cookies, Gingersnaps and Chocolate Chip. It’s a lot of different ingredients and a lot of work so I am waffling on if I will do this again this year. Not to mention my ability to refrain from snatching a cookie every time I walk by the plate is nearly non existent. No cookies no temptations….

Great questions this week Joyce!

Y’all head over to Joyce’s and link up for more WH fun!



Monday, December 10, 2012

A Reader Appreciation Award, Thanks Dana….Passing on the love to Karen’s Korner and My Hands His Glory…it a Blog Award y’all!

Dana over at Bug’s Eye View has given me a reader appreciation award!

Who doesn't love a little bloggy appreciation from one blogger to another.

And since I appreciate being appreciated I’m answering the questions & passing it on.

::Where do you do most of your writing/blogging?

Well since I am a bit of a homebody I really do most of my writing and blogging at home. However if I am posting pictures then I am working from my desktop, it houses all my digital files. If I am just posting a random thoughts then I am almost always on my laptop.

::What books were your childhood favorites?

I had a couple of favorites as a child. The first one was Pipi Longstocking. I loved reading about all her antics and I loved her pony tails. Second was probably Boxcar Children. Interesting now as an adult I notice that both these stories focus on children without normal families ….hmmmmmm.

:: Who is your favorite fictional character?

I think my favorite fictional characters have to fall into two different categories.

First would be children books, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Harry Potter with my Girlchild. J.K. Rollings can spin a tale that just keeps you turning the page. One day I hope to revisit the series with Muffinhead. Next would be young adult fiction, and I know it’s a bit trendy but I really enjoyed the Twilight Series, Stephanie Meyer is a wonderful story teller and I found all the characters in this series to be compelling.

Adult fiction, who can beat Scarlet O’Hara, I loved reading Gone with the Wind. I have always found myself rooting for Scarlett even with all her flaws and self centered determination. However if I had to pick an all time favorite it would have to be Jamie and Claire Frasier from the Outlander Series. I have been a long time fan of Dianna Gabaldon. She has crafted a set of characters that are so compelling that you just feel like you know them by the end of the books. Her books are a bit of a commitment as they are all very lengthy and at last count I think there were seven in the series with the eighth pending at the beginning of the year. I am waiting with great expectation for it to come out.

As you can tell from my favorites with the exception of Scarlet I am partial to stories that continue. I love a good series, I love the anticipation, getting involved in the story and getting lost in the characters.

I was also a fan of the Left Behind series and found those characters compelling as well. I was not as thrilled with the writing skill of the Left Behind series but I still enjoyed reading the books.

I love a good fictional character, some of my favorite on the tube would have to be Commander Data for Star Trek, The Next Generations, Erica Cane from All My Children, Sawyer from Lost, J.R Ewing from Dallas, I was very sad to lean of his passing. the show will not be the same with out his unique brand of evil.

Great question…don’t we all love a good character that we can loose ourselves in!

::What is your favorite time of day and why?

I think I can be classified as a morning person. I am a bit of an early riser to begin with and there is nothing better than curling up on the sofa with my coffee and having a nice long conversation with the Lord and then just moving into the morning fully charged. 

::Have you ever Googled yourself and been surprised at what you’ve found?

Well if I have ever done it I am suffering from short term memory loss an have no idea what I found…, so now I think I will have to do it just to see what I find.

::Who would play you in a movie of your life?

Bring the movie hound that I am I have been pondering this since I started working on this post. I took the weekend and have been thinking about it almost non stop. I am not typical obsessive compulsive however loving movies the way I do I found this question to be particularly interesting.

She would have to be truly southern, able to speak her mind and have the perfect timing to deliver the quick one liner when necessary.

I am thinking either Olympia Dukakis, who didn't love her is Steel Magnolias, Kathy Bates or Ellen Burstyn. I loved her in Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. For me in my younger years I would pick possible Ashley Judd or maybe even Sandra Bullock. But none of this is of vital importance. The real thing to ponder is who would be cast in the roll of my husband…

Harrison Ford, the young Harrison Ford, Pierce Brosnan at any age, Dennis Quaid, love his new show Vegas by the way!!!!, Kevin Costner…I mean if you going to dream dream big I always say!

OK, who would I like to see answer these questions? Hmm. Well, it would be cool if all of you would.

But I’ll just pick on name a few in particular.

Skoots1mom over at My Hands…His Glory, She is a wonderful sister in Chris, a friend IRL and one of my favorite bloggers too!

Karen over at Karen’s Korner, I have been enjoying participation in Project 365 with her for a while now!

And if you are just popping over for a visit feel free to join in and answer the question. If you do leave me a comment so I can come over and read your answers….




Sunday, December 9, 2012

Project 365 ~ Week 49

Happy P365 y’all!

I put a good dent in my Christmas shopping this week so I am happy about that! I missed two day this week but all in all it was a good week!

Sunday, December 2

I am not a lover of sewing but I do know how to make a repair on something if needed. The Girlchild was in need of a few alterations to an article of clothing. I asked her to bring me the pin cushion. After I had made all the necessary adjustments with the pins she was in charge of making the small corrections necessary.

See how I delegated that less that pleasurable task to my offspring. The first ordered business long ago was to instruct the girlchild how to thread a needle so she could mend something if there should ever be a need.

But I digress, after I had pinned her securely I looked down and noticed that the pin cushion was somehow a bit different from the last time I had seen it.

God love my order craving little girl. I can just see her now rearranging all the pins according to color, each color delegated to it’s own quadrant!

All’s right with the world now!

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Monday, December 3

It was a pottery studio day so no pictures worth sharing today!

Tuesday, December 4

The orchestra concert was Tuesday evening and on our way how we passed by our minuscule town square. They did have it decked our very nicely for being so small.


Wednesday, December 5

It was such a nice warm day, odd for December, and Muffinhead was staying a bit later than usual so we hopped into the car and headed to the park.

When I watch her play it’s like a time warp y'all

She is so like her Daddy, never a still moment when there's a slide, a swing, a rock wall, a tunnel or a anything that needs to be climbed, hopped over or scaled. 


I thought this was a neat picture of the trees reflected in the pond….


I even think it look good sideways…..

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Thursday, December 6

Well this one is for you Kim. She wanted to see a picture of the Christmas tree. The Hubs finally got the angel on the top so it is all done.


These are our two newest ornaments we got on our last vacation to New York. Our tree is becoming a very nice representation of all the really fun places we have been over the last few years.

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Friday, December 7

Well my efforts in the pottery studio paid off this time. I was very happy with the end results of these two pieces.

This is a small shallow bowl that would be good for soup or a salad bowl, I think I am going to give it to my sister or Christmas.

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The funny thing I have learned about working with the cay is that sometimes your accidents turn into really nice pieces. You just never know.

I bit off more than I could chew so to speak and was working with a really large five pound ball of clay. I proved to be a bit more than I could handle given my skill set so far. It began to lean a bit off center and it was horribly uneven around the outer rim. It was was determine to move to the more organic side of things. I felt certain that at any moment it was just going to fall over or collapse. Then I dented the outer edge and made a very nice divot in the rim. Well from there it’s fate was sealed. I thought since it was already dented and way beyond repair that I would just let it go the way it wanted. I ruffled the rest of the outer rim and just let it sit.

I really thought that it would just fall inward as it dried but when I came back to it  a few days later it was still upright.

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I did a bit of carving on the side and gave it a nice bright cherry yellow and green color scheme and I have to share that I just love it, so much so that I am keeping it for myself!

No pictures on Saturday, December 8

If felt like all I did today was drive folks around. The Girlchild had choir rehearsal this morning and the Hubs had to have his car dropped off for some maintenance then she had to be picked back up and his car had to be picked back up. I had errands to run and I got my hair cut.

It was a productive day but sadly nothing photo worthy happen…

However Saturday was my sisters birthday so….

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Wasn’t she a sweet little girl, both her children look very much like her….

Nephewboy (left) My Girlchild (middle) Niecegirl (right)



She was working the traditional 80’s big hair!

Well that’s it for me this week. For more P365 y’all head over to Sara’s and link up!



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