Thursday, December 30, 2010


Happy New Year's Eve everyone! Brrrrrrrr! It's cold!
I saw the cutest scarves just a week or two before Christmas at Happy together. It's an easy fun tutorial.
I had to make some. And then I had to make some more! Really, you should go check them out! I thought they were way cute, and happy! (can a scarf really seem happy?) LOL
I had a old Chenille pillow sham with coolie pompoms on it, which kept calling my name. I decided it'd be fun in a little scarf.

Here's the end result.

I liked them so well I made one for myself, some more for others, and one for you!

Along with this "happy" little scarf, I'm sending you a bar of yummy soap, for soaking in a hot bathtub after playing in the snow, and a surprise!

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This has been for the most part another wonderful year chuck full of blessings. Even in the face of saddness, we have been very blessed! I really can't complain, nor should I! :-)


Carpe diem.......Seize The Day

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Heros, kidneys and some Christmas

I have a young friend, Megan, who has a friend, seriously she is a young mom and is in need of a kidney. Megan gave her one of hers today. She is my hero. What an incredible gift! What an incredible sacrifice for Megan to make. Wow.
I also have a niece who received a kidney yesterday, a gift from a Donner who had lost her/his life. I'm so grateful to a family somewhere, who allowed the donation to take place. My niece has two little children and has been strapped to an in home dialysis's system, and was in need of this gift. Another Hero, only this one from the other side of the Veil.
I pray both young mother's bodies will except these kidneys. I know they still have a long road ahead of them.
Oh but, Megan really is my Hero.

Thought I would share a bit of home Christmas.
These old skates are some of my treasures. They are Uncle Glades Ice skates. He is 80 something. He grew up in the Stone House, and these were his skates as a boy. Remember my chicken coop? Well, the chickens "scratched" these skates up a few years ago. They were buried in their run. I am glad to have them and I wonder what else is buried under there.

Old wagon at the end of my sidewalk

This little door was the outside door to our attic before we remolded the house, an now it sits outside my front door. The bucket is home to our branding irons.

This nativity is in the spare bedroom where the grands play and sleep. They can touch it, and as you see, they do. lol Wow, someone needs to wash some windows.......

This nativity sits a top the computer desk in the dinning room. It's just like the one I got in Primary when I was 10. We wore mine out and I felt lucky to find another at the TS. This one shows the scars of air soft guns and a raging battle (which was not supposed to be fought inside...)gone Arie!

looking down the hall......we use these Santa hats and needed a place to have handy access

This is my "Walton-esk" tree in my living room. It still needs it's popcorn and cranberry garland.

This last picture is what I saw one morning on my walk, not far from where I park my car, which is only about a quarter of a mile from my home. Kinda weirded me out for a day or so....
Here's whats left of a cougar track after rain and fog. Its bigger than my hands can circle.

Hope everyone is enjoying Christmas preparations. Don't forget to read some Christmas stories, and watch some good Christmas movies. Maybe somehow in some small way we can be a Hero for someone this Christmas Season!

Carpe diem.......Seize The Day