Friday, November 25, 2011

~~It's Friday!~~


Outside my window...  Outside my window, it is clear and sunny but cool.  I wish I had a picture, but I don't, all the leaves have fallen of the trees now.  Happened seems like, overnight.

I am thinking...  I am thinking about many things. . .moving, shopping, crafting, to-do lists, friends, family, prayers. . .so much

I am thankful...

"Be thankful for your trials.
If you're being tested, you're being perfected.
Which means you have a divine purpose & reason to rejoice!

"Happiness is the realization of God in the heart.
Happiness is the result of praise and thanksgiving,
of faith, of acceptance;
a quiet tranquil realization of the love of God.
-White Eagle

"I think I learned
to appreciate and treasure each day,
because you don't know
how many you're going to be given.
-US Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

From the learning rooms...  It has been a quiet week in the school room.  We worked on math skill building Monday and Tuesday.  My little student became ill in the wee hours of Wednesday and has spent the last two days with a fever, sore throat and headache.

In the kitchen...  Leftovers for lunch.  Pizza Hut $10 pizza for dinner.

I am wearing...

hair messy, no makeup, comfy clean clothes!

I am creating...
*I have a project or two to finish up before sending a box of neat stuff to Mississippi. 

1.  Tulle, Pins,  Glue gun,  Pearl Graland, Styrofoam Wreath form,  Ribbon

2.  Adhere the tulle with pins and glue, wrapping all the way around the circle. 
3.  Make tails, adhere

4.  Attach pearl garland with pins and glue
5.  Attach ribbon with pins and glue.

*I've ordered and received the pictures I include in my annual holiday mailing.
*Christmas decorations~Coming Soon
*Christmas music . . .I started playing it yesterday
*Christmas letter-rough draft, maybe today
*Christmas shopping-I'll start that today as well

I went back to Michael's Craft and bought two more sets of lights.  I replaced the ones in MY Christmas basket.

I am reading/watching...

We are enjoying watching the Adventures of Young Indiana Jones.  My#2 son sure delights in the troubles young Jones gets into. 

We've also found a Canadian Series produced in the 1990's of Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew on Netflicks.

I am praying...  Praying for the desires of my heart.  Praying for far away family.  Praying for Nephews and Nieces of mine who are great in number!

I am hearing...  Cartoon network is blaring Tom and Jerry for my invalid child.  I hear the rush of traffic on the street out front. 

Around the house...  Dishes are all clean.  Please ignore the fact that the clean dishes are piled on the stove, the counter  . . . and are hiding in the dishwasher.

. . .look what I am receiving for Christmas . . . My picky little Christmas Cactus hasn't bloomed like this in 10 years!

One of my favorite things...

Our Thanksgiving


  dinner rolls and cinnamon rolls. . .coming soon

A few plans for the rest of the week:  Leftover party at my house Sunday afternoon.  Baby Anastasia will bring her parents over, they are contributing leftover TUR-DUCK-EN.

Something to share...

This is what will occupy me this afternoon!


  1. Messy???  I love your hair like that.  You have no idea how many times I have tried to have mine like that.  It looks great wet but I look like the cowardly lion when it dries. (at least that is what Will says)  Hope your son feels better.  Our oldest son and his family had a TUR-DUCK-EN for dinner yesterday too!

  2. What a treat, it's always a joy to come & read your post along with the pictures. I love your house, so cozy & comfy! I am always without makeup, & my hair is a total mess lol I don't care. You look so precious! I love your wreath, & basket I use to do crafts a lot but have gotten away from it I want to get back to the grove of it lol, I think I will make the family Christmas cards this year or Not lol will see!I hope your Thanksgiving was blessed it looked as though it was. We will be celebrating ours on Sunday with the family at my brothers.I pray your weekend will be pleasant & blessed.Linda

  3. O by the way I just want to color that picture at the top lol!

  4. I like the ornaments on the sides of your site, really cute! Your Christmas Cactusis beartiful and so healthy looking. Looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Sorryyour son isn't feeling well, pray he is better soon. Have a restful weekend.Blessings!

  5. Love the pics!  That basket is beautiful! You are so talented!  My mom had a Christmas cactus and she never could get it to bloom. There are ways to force them to bloom, but I'm not really sure how! How cool that yours is doing it all on its' own!Praying for your son to feel better.  

  6. No fair! You're cute even when you're not done up! And so gifted...I always love your artwork on the header! I hope your little guy is much better by now; poor thing.