Monday, November 23, 2009

Blogging? Me?

The other morning when we were walking, we saw geese flying north! I was excited and told my mom maybe it was a sign, and surely spring was coming! LOL We both laughed as we stood there in the middle of the road, faces upturned, watching them as they formed their famous flying V. It was a noisy affair, and I wondered what it was they were saying to each other, and how they knew which slot was theirs.

So, time passes along, and once again, I haven't spent much of it here on the computer. I'm sorry for that. I have missed your posts.

I didn't tell you about our cat misshap.......

Well, we are still battling mice here at the stone house......So we adopted a cat. His family is moving out of the country and could not take him with. Poor guy, I think he was in total shock being taken away from his home.......Yes, well, Mr G as we call him, which is short for Mr Gigantor, is a huge tabby colored year old neutered scardy cat! This cat is bigger than our 7 month old grandaughter, and I don't think he had ever been outside much. He did not like our house, nor the old dog that sleeps in the mudroom. He found the darkest most farthest away place to hide in the house, and stayed there until the middle of the night, when he would come out and make a mess. And I do mean a "mess". SO, in very short order, he landed himself out in the grainry! We feed him there and told him to feel free to eat all the mice and squirrels he sees, and not to let any get into the grain!

I just saw him outside hunting, an If he even had a clue how big he was, he wouldn't be scared of anything!
So once again I'm back needing to either get a cat, or put out bar bait. Uggg. I really "dislike" mice!

I did get my little gingerbread men made. I got in too big of a hurry and forgot I wasn't making cookies, and rolled them out with flour. But they turned out OK any way.
If you would like the recipe, go here to get it. Remember these are not edible. Except for two year olds don't care! They eat them anyway....or try to! LOL

I also have finished my Thanksgiving stitcherys.

Thankful from Primitive Bettys , Daily Bread from Stitches 'N Stones , and Give Thanks from The Stitcherhood

I have also finished some Christmas ones as well, but will show them at a later date.

We are week 7 of Gratitude Attitude.

Time has been marching right along huh.
I'm very grateful for extended family! My sisters son and little family have been down from Idaho to visit. We had a good time laughing and visiting. I really love our family! Not only our own, but our brothers and sisters and their families. We're spread all over now, and can't be together as much as we would like too, but this Internet keeps us linked a little closer than just the phone. Happy Thanksgiving Family!! I love you all and think about you often!

Enjoy your day!


Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Did you seal yours after baking? I did and it took away some of the flour look!

Wishing you and yours a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving! warm hugs, Linda

Julie Harward said...

I'm thankful for the internet that has brought so many of my family together! Love the cookies in the cute! And your stichery is so very sweet! You have a great thanksgiving and be sweet to that poor lost cat! Come say hi :D

Mimi Sue said...

I had a little mouse mishap last week. I brought a towel in from the patio, threw it in the washing machine, and when I was taking the stuff out and putting it in the dryer, I found a little dead mouse in the washer! It must've been in the towel that I'd brought in. I freaked out! Did you hear me scream? I'm sure you could've if you'd been listening. I love those gingerguys in the jar. So cute. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. Love, Mimi

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

love your stitcheries..they are amazing..have a wonderful your cookies in a jar too..:)

Eric and Caralee said...

Good luck on the death of your mice, I'm hoping to get mine disposed of as well. Hopefully they will all be caught when we return from Ohio on Sunday. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Tell daughter #1 I'm thinking about her and the upcoming little granddaughter!! Love Caralee

Connie said...

I can see that we are "kindred" spirits, sugar, since we must share the same religion. Nice to meet you and thank YOU for the visit and leaving a comment. Life is good, isn't it?! My favorite hymn is Love One Another. I cry every single time I hear or sing it. You might like to read this:

Be seeing ya, chickee!!! Adding you to my Google Reader. I need uplifting sometimes and I get it from certain blogs and I think yours just might be one of them! ;-)


Ercanbrack's said...

I think I really have the coolest mom ever. you are so creative and do amazing things. Love the gingerbread peoples! Love ya Daughter #2

Julie said...

Hi there. You probably heard my thought from music and the spoken word at the beginning of the month--maybe. That is where I got it. I have that thought from Sister Hinckley in my craft room on a bulletin board. I love it. That is a great picture of the Vernal Temple. Cute blog you have. Thanks for the link to the gingerbread men recipe. I want to make those this year. Thanks for commenting on my blog. Have a great day. Julie

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

You MUST take a pic of Mr. Giganto for us to see. What a hoot.
I LOVED your darling little Gingerbread Men sitting in the jar looking so cute. And the stitchery is just beautiful too.
Happy Thanksgiving, Mercy.

marie said...

I love your gingerbread men in the jar - such a warm & homey look about them. And your stitcheries are beautiful. I love how you display them too.
We've had several cats and it seems the bigger they are the more of a scaredy cat they are. Wew used to have a cat named Bailey...all 23 lbs of him. He was the meekest thing. I would love to see a pic of your Mr G!