Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Years Eve

Happy New Year! May the Grace of our Lord be with all.

This picture is actually at Oak Openings in Ohio. The Doe is in the backyard up north.

We were blessed with another 3-4 inches of snow last night. That is so when the New Year gets here everything will look clean.

Granny Nanny

Well Granny is going to try this one more time.
Happy New Year

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I Saw Three Ships

This is another current favorite.........

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

This is the song that has prompted me to spend so much time trying to figure out how to get music links on here. I LOVE this song.......the beat and rythym and her voice! Hope you enjoy it as much.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Music

Happy Christmas eve, eve, eve

"It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." - J. K. Rowling
"A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart" - Heather Pryor

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Mug of Chocolate Cake for YOU


4 tablespoons cake flour or all purpose (plain, no self-rising)
4 tablespoons splenda
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips(optional)
A small dash of vanilla flavoring
1 microwaveable coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips and vanilla flavoring... and mix again. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.

How to Publish a Post - just for my Mom

There are 2 ways to make your writing appear on the blog

1- A "post" the large paragraphs you see when you go to the blog address

To add a "post"
1-go to the blog address
2- go to the top right corner of the page and click on "sign in" (this identifies you as an author for the blog)
3- a new page pops up
4- click on the blue "New Post" box
5- a new page pops up
1- Add a title in the box
2- Write your message in the large box
3- Click on the red "Publish Post" button at the bottom of the box

2- A "comment" about the corresponding "post"

Below every post on the main page is "comment" - click on this and it will open a box where you can make a comment about the post above it.

After you make a comment, when you want to view it you have to click on the "comment" link below the posting.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The yearlings are so beautiful this time of the year.
Scrapping the ice was not bad. Trying to walk on it was the challenge.

This morning the sun was shinning and the ice on the trees, in the yards, on the cars was beautiful. Everything sparkled. The spectrums of light were gorgeous. And, now, the clouds are heavy like most Ohio winter time and the sparkle has left. The ice doesn't keep the mud and dirt along the roads from making everything look blah. So we hope for a glimpse of the sun tomorrow for that awesome picture that only the Lord can create.

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." Prov. 17:22

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Guess Who

Can you name these cuties?
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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Thomas Rains


Cindy this is a good Idea I think I am going to get in the habit of checking

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Guessing game. This will tell you how old you are.
Who had pink mints on the coffee table?
Who wrote Aunt a letter before they could talk?
Who always had ribbon candy and thin mints for Christmas?
Who made strawberry pies every summer?
Do you remember stories told in the past?
Who got into the tampax box and spread them all over the front room floor?
Should I stop?

Friday, December 12, 2008

only on craig's list

this is creepy I hope to never see this in my backyard

Bail Out Plan Explained

Young Chuck in Montana bought a horse from a farmer for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the horse the next day. The next day he drove up and said, 'Sorry son, but I have some bad news, the horse died.'Chuck replied, 'Well, then just give me my money back.'The farmer said, 'Can't do that. I went and spent it already'Chuck said, 'Ok, then, just bring me the dead horse.'The farmer asked, 'What ya gonna do with him?Chuck said, 'I'm going to raffle him off.'The farmer said, 'You can't raffle off a dead horse!'Chuck said, 'Sure I can, Watch me. I just won't tell any body he's dead.'A month later, the farmer met up with Chuck and asked, 'What happened with that dead horse?'Chuck said, 'I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two dollars a piece and made a profit of $898.'The farmer said, 'Didn't anyone complain?'Chuck said, 'Just the guy who won. So I gave him his two dollars back.' Chuck grew up and works now for the government. He was the one who figured out how to "bail us out".

Thursday, December 11, 2008

scrapping ice

how many of you scrapped ice off of your windsheild this morning,

Aunt Sharon ????


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

where is the chatter

i am waiting for this to get "live" !!! I want some action, some heated chatter !!! Or some fun stuff ... any body got a funny story ?

Check this out...Good for these employees

These guys were given a couple of days notice that they would be out of a job and expected to walk away without their final pay.......they didn't

my home

My home is where ever I feel safe and in control. My dog is home, my friends, my family are "home". There is so much more to "home" than four walls and a ceiling and until it all comes together you might well be standing naked in Times Square. Even though my house is far from my family and most of my friends I know that I am loved and that I love them. So with that, I can sit back in my chair in my house and feel safe and in control and that everything is going to be OK. Home is not something to chase but something to make.....

Welcome Home!

Life is so so so very good.......we never know what is around the next corner but it is often wonderful beyond our most creative imaginings.

I have spent my entire life looking for a home. Tim and I once counted how many times each of us had moved, (don't remember my total...A LOT) and though each of those moves had many practical "life happens" reasons; each time I hoped that this would be HOME. Just about the time I could remember where the measuring cups were stored I would start thinking about another house, city, state; that would feel more like home.

A few months ago Aunt Sharon and I discussed a blog where we could communicate as a family. My little brain has been playing with the idea since, a bit of study about blogs, reading lots of others' blogs and trying out various hosting sites. This morning it all came together, the blog name, the hosting site, my mission and it is.

I have found my home..... and it is my deepest hope that the rest of my family will join me. This is our "cyber home", a place we can gather regardless of where we are in this world. A safe haven to share our thoughts, plans, ideas, concerns, love, laughter; all the things that families need.

Like most homes this one has rules

1- We treat everyone with love and respect...Everyone is welcome and needed
2- We agree that sometimes we will disagree and that makes life interesting
3- Post what you want, whenever you want; this is your home too
4- We have no hall monitors, mama's or police so you have to manage your own behavior, clean up your own messes and be prepared to defend your own space.

This blog is a gift to me and my gift to you. Share what you want, talk to each other or the world in general. I am still learning the ins and outs of this but will share with you as I learn. Email me with any questions, suggestions or ideas.