>Magical and Dreamy Feelings

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Somehow the sound of rain tonight makes me feel like we are at the end of summer, or beginning of spring. But it can’t be cause the Christmas tree is sitting right next to me ( I take it with me wherever I go throughout the house) Me and the tree – we are just kinda like that.   We stick together. There ain’t nobody comin between the tree and I.

I said nobody!

uh, I have never written before about how I feel about my tree have I?

Well we go way back…

actually we don’t because growing up my parents did not believe in the tree. Last I checked they still don’t. But that’s with them,  back to things about me.

I remember driving through the town at night sitting in the back seat of my parents car. How I loved looking at all the Christmas lights! I would dream of how I would decorate our house if I was allowed. 

I babysat for this one family and at night during the holidays I would sit right beside their Christmas tree until they would return. I don’t remember all that went through my head but I do remember feeling very magical and dreamy inside.

And now the day has come where I can have my very own tree. A very good feeling indeed. I now feel magical and dreamy all through the holiday season.

Is that a good or a bad thing?  ( don’t ask the Man of the house. He is not sentimental like that and I would hate for him to down play my magical and dreamy feelings. I would like to hang on to them until after the new year if I could.)

Like I tell my children occasionally when things are not how they want…For right now I am the Mom and this is what seems best in my opinion and then someday you will get to be the Mom and may do whatever you like.

  Have I ever written to you before about how I feel about my Great Aunt Ruth? No? Well we will save it for another time.

Good-night to you all, If I dream tonight I will rise early to tell you about it.

Dear God, Please let it be a good/nice dream. Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

aaahhhh I love reading the comment section.     I don’t want to look all desperate and everything. Really, I would blog all for just my self.      But I am just sayin, I like to read the comment section

>Broken Promise

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12:38am I awoke to feed my baby. Half awake and half asleep my mind wondered back over my day and what should I find but that I broke a promise.

I forgot to blog.

I nearly leapt out of my rockin chair to come blog only to realize the clock told me it was a new day.

A feeling of despair washed over me accompanied with a feeling of fatigue and a feeling of Joy because of Christmas approaching.  (The last two really had nothing to do with me blogging I just wanted to let you in on my feelings at that hour.)

I have been thinking all day of how to make it up to you. I found nothing.

So lets just say it never happened and go on with today as if it was today.

Hehe…it is today. I don’t make a bleep of sense now do I?

Blame it on the chips. That’s right – my hand is in a bag of Lay’s sour cream/cheddar chips. Do you mind?

My hand also went deep into the chocolate jar. Maybe I should blame it on the hand?

If I where to advertise for anyone it would have to be:

1. Lay’s potato chips

2. Hershey’s dark chocolate m&ms

(Grapes will be on the menu a little later on…I promise)

Not that I expect you to believe my promises,it just felt better to see the word grapes somewhere with all my junk food.

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So far in the last few weeks I have won $30.00 of free merchandise at JC Penny.

All because of the buttons! So get yourself over to Penny’s NOW gather a few buttons ( you only have till the end of month) and see what you can win!

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We tried out the floor this week…

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and then we all ate pizza and lived happily ever after.

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I love you all. Have a splendid day!

>There will be a Giveaway

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A little of this and a little of that is going on around here today.

I started with a cup of tea. Took one sip and just wasn’t feelin it so I went to my coffee and grabbed a cookie to go with and now that feels right to me…ahhhhh

Sarah, the constant giggle at my side stayed home from school today. She had a cough in the night (really not much of anything to worry about I just needed some Sarah time) She is probably thinking… I need laptop time.

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She is now sipping on the cup of tea that was meant for me.

So listen up….listen close…I am thinking about doing a give-a-way. YES, you heard me… a gift that will be free.

Will it be yours to keep? Who can know?

So I am dreaming big a while…you want a new ford flex?

maybe a kindle?

a vacation for two?

Just so you know, If these things are in the give-a-way I am putting my name in for the drawing as well…

So stay tuned. Look for something beginning of year.

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>Prayer for Newtown

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Over the week end I have tuned in to the news a few times. The grief I feel for the families of Newtown does not allow me to sit and listen to all the talk for very long. 
Chase and Catherine are two of the children who lost their lives on Friday. I have decided to pray for these two families each time I think of this tragedy. I challenge you to do the same. Pick a name that stands out to you and commit to praying for that family over the next few weeks.
We accomplish so much more with fewer words and much prayer.

Dear God, I am so thankful I can come to you and cast all my cares on you. You are good all the time. Please,visit the home of Chase and Catherine tonight with your peace and comfort.Their pain is so very deep. Amen
Today was good in that I went to retrieve my free items.

1. JC Penny,,,they have these cool little buttons they are giving away and you take home and punch in code online to see if you win anything. I won a $10.00 certificate.
2. Wal-mart photo center called me this week to say we won a free 10×30 photo. I took the kids today to get picture taken.

See-you in the morning.

>There Was No Quiet

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Here I am finally, I have been waiting all day for a quiet, like a super quiet moment and none arrived.
I say… none
zero quiet
even now there is still the soft humming of one child off in the distance.
Anyway why is she not in bed? I do forget about her in the evenings. She goes about doing her own thing without much of a peep. Often she has her head buried deep in a book.
Aaahhhhh  I love her so. I love them all.
WHAT? WAIT? what is this now…behold the man of the house decides to play his guitar right in the room of my space (my little computer space) singing …have a holly jolly Christmas. Now I just can’t complain about this can I?
perhaps I should have waited to post until midnight when not a creature is stirring not even a mouse.
It started out like this…
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and then…things just went crazy
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I am having difficulty getting this site to allow me to post the video.
Bummer. It would make you laugh
And I just know you need one more good laugh for the day.

On more of a different tune here is a really quick dinner idea for you all…
A wonderful idea on how to use up all your stuffing from the holidays. (not that I expect you to still have some sitting around from Thanksgiving. If you do please go ahead and pitch it and then just make some fresh to go with this recipe.
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Cut up some chicken breast about 1 inch thick, place a handful of stuffing on top and then wrap with bacon. Place on a cookie rack and put on top of a cake pan. I do this so the chicken can cook all around and the bacon can drip. bake at 400 for about 20 minutes. serve with gravy.
No, I did not make this today
I did not want to make anything today…but I did
Good-night to you all.  I will see you tomorrow. Tonight I will pray a little longer before bedtime for the people of Newtown.

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Just so you know, I started this post at 9:00 and published it at 10:30. Too many interruptions were made

>Blogging in the Morning

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It is 7:50am Friday morning. Not the usual time for me to blog in fact I have never blogged in the morning.

I am not one to do things in the morning. I would rather sleep.

Mornings to me should be for drinking coffee with coffee cake (if there is any, and there isn’t any today…oh what to do? I just made my mouth water for coffee cake)

If you where to do anything in the morning it should be to pull on your running pants and go for a quick jog in the cold beautiful frosty morning.  I know that that hardly matches my idea of doing nothing in the morning and you may wonder does she really know what it is she wants to do in the morning?

Basically I am saying mornings are not for blogging.

And here I am blogging in the morning.

So I guess you could say…Mornings should be made for doing whatever you feel like on that day.

10 days till Christmas and I shall blog each day until then.

I will tell you the weather my feelings for the day and then some odds and ends,gossip and such.

I miss it terribly when I do not take the time to blog. Already I can tell you my day will go good because of this morning decision to blog. And really how pathetic that all I talked about was nonsense!

oh well…I will add a few pictures just to make it seem more profitable.

I love all of you who take the time to read my silly ramblings! Have a WONDERFUL day! Don’t rush so fast that you forget to hug the ones you love.

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I am proud to say that these are my men!

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And these are my ladies!

oh and for the record I said “morning” 13 times in this blog.

>Yum-o Turkey

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yum  ooohhhhh   aaahhhhh   yeah  whoo hoo

see what else could I say to describe my feelings about the turkey dinner?

oohh lala 

Ok I willl speak english…I feel sorry for you who do not understand and my hope is that when done reading this pathetic post you will also join me and begin a tradition with someone and COOK A BIG FAT TURKEY.

make some filling too.

Do not stuff the bird. It takes to long and ends up being messy and mushy,,,,ugh   yuk   eeeoooo   ( sorry I just can’t help with the language, I am taking some online classes for it and need to practice daily)

This year I am using The Pioneer Woman  corn bread stuffing recipe. I love this women’s food!  aaaahhhh    mmmmmm    scrum-e-o

To make it a bit interesting I am cooking bar-b-qued green beans for the veggie. I might add corn to the menu as well.   DE-E-E-LISH

oh and yes to the cranberry salad…can I get an AMEN?

Mashed potatoes whipped to a frenzy with sour cream,cream cheese and lotsa butter.  lip smakin gooooood

and then the warm pumpkin pie topped with vanilla ice cream!  Lord I do not know if there is a word or even an expresion to describe that kind of goodness.

So

while this mouth waters lets get this cozy little home cleaned up and some Christmas lights hung cause Thursday will be upon us in a blink of an eye.

Somebody say…Hallelujah

ps. don’t forget to save the turkey bone for the dog, He deserves some love too.

>I Must Blog

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I MUST BLOG.

It cannot wait another day. Today is the day.

The longer I wait,the bigger the list of things to talk about which means more time to write it all.

After all my motherly duties there is little time leftover in a day. I CANNOT AFFORD TO LET THE LIST GET BIG.

I MUST BLOG.

It releases my stress. I don’t know why? It just does. I do not even look at myself as being any kind of a writer. It is a mystery to me. I have tried to solve it but gave up.

I don’t know about you but I am ready for the holidays. I have started with my Christmas music and the cravings are kicking in for all the yummy chocolates and pumpkin pie. I think I will hang some lights this week. 

Every year I determine to do fun traditional things with the kids during their school break. Somehow the days fly past and I feel we are left with memories of only the Christmas tree and bellyaches from too many cookies.

.This year I am going to change my focus.

I only want to wake up each morning with a smile on my face. That’s it…just a smile. and I want to keep the smile all day long. But I don’t want it to just be a smile I want it to be soooo much more. I want for it to start deep from within.

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Yesterday I had a birthday. I do not mind getting old. It is adventurous.

I would still rather not publicize my age. You may ask me in person or in a text ( hehe I do not text) write me a letter to find out or heck just come see me. I LOVE VISITORS.

The man of the house took the kids out shopping for me. The house was wonderfully quite when they left. It was late till they returned and let me say they were more excited about wrapping those presents then getting gifts themselves.   IT MADE ME SMILE.

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and how could I forget the most important person of the house right now…this look here tells me there is a fair amount of intelligence stashed inside just waiting to jump out us.

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I am so in love…

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>Dad in Charge of Baby

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Dad was in charge of baby.

I do not remember why I put him in charge…I may have been going out for some fresh air

or was that the night he was fussy and I got tired of bouncing him.

I should’ve been going out to pamper myself with a pedicure/massage/manicure/shopping/Starbucks/

I kinda went a little slash crazy, I just wanted to get my point across.

Did you get my point? 

Well whatever the case, Dad was put in charge ( I fully trust him, he is more protective of baby then I am ) and I come home to find this…

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Can you find precious little baby Jeremiah?

So tiny and so unexpected to see baby on chair I almost sat on him!

 

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What can I say…he was fast asleep. He is a boy with his Dad in his man cave. He was in his element so I smile.

>Saturday

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um, um, um… coffee this morning while snuggling my baby plus digging down deep on the couch with a new book!!

Life does not get much better then this I am sure.

Just coffee alone would make a good life.Smile

Speaking of a good life…to be honest it is when relationships are healthy that we feel like life is good. It is rather interesting to me how we humans are in great demand of each other. We need each other weather we admit it or not.   I like to do all that I can to make those relationships close to me healthy. Of course this is never an easy task for every one is different.

Daring Greatly by Brene’ Brown is the book I am getting started with.

I love Brene’ Brown. She has a way of putting it to you that leaves you getting down to it.

Does that even make any sense at all? well, if you don’t understand my expression then just get one of her books and READ!