Monday, December 21, 2009


Today was an awesome day! I've been on vacation since Friday - we were suppose to visit my sister and her family but were snowed in. So, its been several days of sleeping in late and doing a whole lot of nothing. Today we ventured out to do a little grocery shopping and when we arrived back home, I had not one but two packages waiting on my doorstep.
The first package was my from my White Christmas Flirty Apron Swap partner, Donna. I received this awesome apron:
White Christmas apron rec'd
and all these goodies:
White Christmas goodies.
I also received my Crafting with Friends ornament swap ornament:
ornament swap 2009
Isn't it cute!

Saturday, December 19, 2009


We live in the mountains of North Carolina but closer to the SC line and very seldom do we get any snow - maybe a couple of light snowfalls each year, most often just flurries. And usually we get an ice storm or two. However, yesterday we were hit with a storm that left the area covered in a white blanket. We were actually suppose to leave to go to my sister's who lives on the east coast of NC. We travelled about 15 miles from the house by interstate and decided it wasn't worth the risk. After we got back home, my husband and daughter decided they were going outside to play. After about 15 minutes they asked me to go for a walk with them. Now, I walk a lot and trying to get them to go with me is like pulling teeth so when they asked, I couldn't say no. So, I donned one of my husband's motorcycle wind suits, which by the way is a men's 3X. I know I looked ridiculous but it kept me warm and dry. And off we went to see the neighborhood. Here we are, my daughter is on the left.
121809 snow

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Brewster, my Yorkie-Poo Baby was laid to rest today. He had been sick for quite a while and he had issues with his hips. It was the toughest decision that we have ever had to make but I know now that he is in no pain.

I found this poem and thought I would share it in Brewster's honor.

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain does keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done
for this - the last battle -can't be won.

You will be sad I understand
But don't let grief then stay your hand.
For on this day, more than the rest
Your love and friendship must stand the test.

We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.

Take me to where my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end.
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.

Don't grieve that it must now be you
Who has to decide this thing to do.
We've been so close - we two -these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

(author unknown)

Here are a few photos that I would like to share.
This one is from Halloween 2008:
My Lil' Pumpkin

Brewster taking a nap:
Brewster 102708

and Brewster with my other favorite man:
My men 2/17/09

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

White Christmas Flirty Apron Swap

I participated in the White Christmas Flirty Apron Swap and completed my apron this past weekend. Click here to sneak a peek at what I sent.