Tuesday, November 30, 2010

*** Just Checking In ***

Hello, all! It is almost here!!! HAPPY DECEMBER! Are you getting ready for the Big Guy in Red to arrive soon??? I just wanted to check in to see how everyone is doing! Tillie wanted to take a peek, too! (That is her in the picture above. She is a cutie, don't you agree?) She has been checking out the house, discovering a whole new world of wonderful toys (my Christmas decorations)!!!
I am busy in the art room, getting ready to add a few more items to my website and Etsy! I am sure all of you are busy doing the same! I am wondering, what are you doing to prepare for the holidays? Are you making your own gifts this year? I LOVE homemade gifts - they are straight from the heart!
Drop a line or 2 if you have time and let me know what you are up to! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!
And by the way, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

*** Happy Gobble Day ***

"Forever on Thanksgiving Day, the heart will find the pathway home." by Wilbur D. Nesbit. I found this quote and for me, it fits perfectly! We used to have a big family gathering every year at this time. Wednesday night supper at Grandma and Grandpa's house, then Thanksgiving meal the following day at mom and dad's house. Mom and I would listen to Christmas carols as we started preparing the meal, then eventually the Macy's Day Parade would come on and we would watch this in between. Everyone had fun and after the meal and pie, we would have a Christmas gift exchange with the family members who were present. Of course, after all of this came the real fun - playing card games with mom, my aunt and uncle, brother in law, sister, hubby, myself and my Grandma!! Oh the fun we had then! Grandma would usually do something funny at some point and then we would start laughing! The card games were never a success until this happened and the tears would end up rolling down Grandma's face! I am truly blessed in so many ways!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! On this day I am thankful for the many, many blessings that I have in my life! I have the same wish for all of you!

Gobble, gobble!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

**The Tote that Carries My BagGagE...**

Hello, all! It's been awhile since I've posted and I'm trying to catch up with you now! I was away visiting family and when we came home - computer issues!! I don't understand much about how computers run, I just want them to do it with no babysitting needed! (Yes, I live in a fantasy world! :) ) And by the way, can a firewall be so good that you can't even get into your own computer??? Oh, well. Our 'computer friend' came over last night and we are back on track! Thank you, Jarret!

So, while getting ready to leave the house the other day, I realized I have a lot of 'baggage' that I carry with me when I go! Sketch book and pencils, camera, book or 2, water bottle, a jacket now because you never know what the desert weather will bring, and, of course, a fashionable purse to match the day's ensemble of carefully chosen clothes! Oh no, do I need a suitcase???

I am just wondering, what kind of 'baggage' do you carry when you go out the door? What do you carry it in??? Is this a 'girl thing,' or is it just me? And to think, I'm not even packing here for children, just me!!!

No matter what choice I make for 'tote of the day,' I always feel like I'm getting ready to board a plane!! "A purse and one other personal carry on item only, please!"

What's in YOUR bag???