Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Resolutions

I don't usually make resolutions because by day 2 I've already thrown them aside. It has came to light that I have a lot of UFO's in my craft area! For those none crafters........UFO's are Unfinished Objects.......such as wallhangings, quilts, clothes, Christmas ornaments........well you get the picture.

So, I'm going out on a limb and making a resolution not to start anymore projects until I finish some of my UFO's.

I belong to Quilter's Forum and they are starting a Dear Jane Quilt that will last until March 2011....the above photo is the original Dear Jane quilt made by Jane Stickle in the 1860's. I thought about it long and hard......and I decided that it really wasn't something that I needed to do right now. I have so many other projects that need to be finished before I commit myself to a huge project like the Dear Jane Quilt. Those blocks are 4-inches when sewn into the you can imagine how time consuming they will be.

So, starting tomorrow or maybe the next day I WILL start tackling all my UFO's!

Maybe you could say a prayer for me.....I'll sure need several to keep this resolution!

Happy New Year's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy New Year's to all my family and friends!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my family and friends!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Today I have a very heavy heart.........5 years ago today was the last time we visited with our best friend, Danny before he died of complications of ALS. I will always remember that day for as long as I live. As Rich and I was leaving...he smiled at us the best he could and then he waved Goodbye to us! I knew in my heart that it would be the last time I would see Danny here on this see he never waved Goodbye because he said he always knew he would see us again. So........his waving to us was he way of letting us know that his time on this earth was coming to an end.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Time's Slipping Away Quickly

Wow! It's hard to believe that it is already the 15th of December.....where has this month flown?

Sunday I made a batch of Fudge and Coconut Balls. Yesterday I finally got everything prepared to make Tea Breads and Cookies today. I'll have to put that on hold until tomorrow as I need to do several errands today instead of baking.

Believe me, I'd rather be baking than running errands. Going into town is crazy.....rude people that are only focused on themselves and getting what they want.....people talking on their cell phones not only while driving but walking and not paying attention to who they run into with their shopping carts......disgruntled people because they can't find that little rodent that is so popular this season......the list goes on and on.

In my is time that people got back to the basics and remembered what the Christmas season is's not about who can buy the most expensive's not about who can have the most decorated's not about having the latest's about Jesus, family and friends!

Friday, December 04, 2009 end to the Thanksgiving Turkey.....NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm beginning to think that I will go back to being a vegetarian after dealing with the turkey I bought for Thanksgiving. It seems like I have been thawing, cutting, cooking the turkey for a month. I know I've been eating it for at least 2 weeks. Today I finally got all the meat cut off the breast section and into the freezer. I have 3 nice packages of sliced breast meat, 2 packages of mixed light and dark pieces and 8 more pints of Turkey broth to add to the packages of meat and broth already in the freezer.

I swear I got 40 pounds of meat off that 23 pound went on forever and ever.

Will I buy a 23 pound turkey for Christmas?????????????? You bettcha ya! Only this time I'll get out the pressure cooker and can that Turkey.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Thanksgiving Dinner

Sorry that I haven't posted in a while. I've been taking it easy since Thanksgiving. I overdid it!!! I was so exhausted by the time I got Thanksgiving on the table I couldn't hardly function. We had dinner at 1pm and after Dad and Mae left around 3pm.......I crashed! I went to bed and sleep for 13 hours straight.

Rich told me that I wasn't going to prepare any more dinner feasts. From now on we would either order a dinner or go out and eat.

Hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday!

Now let's get on to decorating and shopping for Christmas!