Friday, December 31, 2010

Going With The Flow

I had planned to do a post titled 'Sisters Who Travel', but I left my camera at mom's last night so I'm just going to go with the flow and post a photo essay of our very long day making Christmas centerpieces.


 








Happy New Year Everyone!!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas

The Christmas season gives us a real opportunity to express our creativity.
Here's how my sister-in-law expressed hers. . .


She made our family in gingerbread!!
Can you guess who's who?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Wintery Day

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A quick peek at how my day started:

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Prize And A Gift

A while back I entered a draw over at Jenna's blog for a drop spindle and roving from her cranky sheep Maude.
Alas, someone else won.
But wait!. . .
Someone else didn't claim the prize and I became the lucky runner up winner!
Guess what came in the mail today. . .

Ooooohhhh!
Christmas holidays start in a week.
I'm sure the kids wouldn't mind if I choose to spin rather than do my Christmas baking. . .
So that was the prize.
Jenna didn't stop there however and gifted me with a copy of her book Made From Scratch as well!

How sweet was that?
This is a very good start to the week.
I hope your week starts out as well as mine did!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Getting Over Myself

A while back I went to watch the movie Eat, Pray, Love with a bunch of friends.
Now I love Julia Roberts, but I've got to say that before we had gotten too far into the movie I desperately wanted to do three things:
-Hit her upside the head
-Walk out of the theater
-Shake her and yell "Get over yourself!"
The whining that went on! The angst and anxiety!
The whining. . . .



The bazaar was a big hit.
The next day I was up at six thirty to drive Jesse to school to meet his ride to a basketball tournament.
I went home, got back in bed and stayed there until two thirty in the afternoon. I spent the rest of the day sitting in my chair.(The only time I moved was to go to the bathroom or get something to eat.)
We had friends over for our annual tree decorating and dinner the next night.
It was lovely.
All this week if I haven't been running around, (and there's been lots of running around) I've been falling asleep in my chair while trying to read.
The worst thing about this week though, has been the whining.
Luckily for everyone around me most of it has been in my head. . .
I have been sooooo tired!
Which has made me soooo cranky!
Which of course brings on the whining.
It's freezing out side. (-18C)
All I want to do is stay at home when I'm not driving.
I am sick of all the dishes in the kitchen. (Those would be the dishes I didn't clean after the lovely evening with our friends that are still !!sitting on my kitchen counters.)
Well. . . .the list went on and on.
And on.
All of a sudden this afternoon I really heard myself.
I wanted to hit myself upside the head. . .
I wanted to leave the room. . .
I did yell " Get over yourself already!"
I'm still tired ( as Morgan so kindly pointed out, I'm not 30 anymore.) but I am determined that the whining will be replaced with  a long, joyful list of all the blessings in my life.
And it is a very long one.
Now I'm off the clean those dishes in the kitchen.
Unless I fall asleep in my chair firstttttt. . . . .  .Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Friday, December 3, 2010

Good Night.

Sooooo tired. . . . .
See you tomorrow.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Center Pieces

Well, I decided to just go for it!
I just had to see if we could sell a few arrangements at the bazaar.
I took the day off and My sister-in-law Leona offered to come and help out for a while.
She is working as my floral foam assistant,


and I took courage in hand and started placing the greenery. . .


Here's the first one:

What do you think?
How much would you pay?
Signed,
 Anxious in Alberta.

The Christmas Seaason

I've decided to get the ball rolling. . .


I've bought my Darvonda poinsettia, How about you?
 
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