HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, December 31, 2010
HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
As some of you know we live in the desert. We still don't have grass in the back yard but I don't think K wants grass she LOVES dirt. She acts like she is swimming. Just think of the angel she would make if we had snow.
We all hope you all have a wonderful Holiday!!
Monday, December 20, 2010
As the first day of winter starts it's my time to reflect on the past year and to look forward to the next. Looking back on this past year I didn't get half of what I wanted to do done. That leaves me alittle discouraged. This pasted year has been hard some days I couldn't even get motivated to get out of bed. I have taken steps to better my health which so far seem to be helping. There was so much more I wanted to this past year and at times feel like such a failure. It feels at times I've let down everyone. As I look forward to the new year I'm filled with some hope. A new grand daughter, more ideas of things I'd like to make, so many new things I want to try and become a part of, and I'm sure there will be less time to do them all. But I know I will feel better about not getting it all done and work to live in the now and be ok with that. I'm found this video with winter on it I love these kind of videos and have a few myself. I LOVE WINTER the one day I'm truly alive with the longest night. Hope all of you out there have a wonderful day/night I know I will.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
When our kids were no bigger than K is now we bought them trucks this is the only one that's left. Wate wanted me to get rid of them long ago but I said no someday our grand kids will play with it I have a bunch of toys from when our kids were small. I have hauled this across the country and keep stored in boxes for years. I'm so glad I didn't listen to Wate, K has so much fun with it all.
Monday, December 6, 2010
The other day I was doing my grocery shopping at walmart it's one of two stores here. I needed some Christmas lights for one of my cubbies as I was walking around the Christmas stuff I noticed something all the decoration all looked the same just different colors and some I could swear I saw last year. Some of it was pretty in that mass production kind of way. But for me most of it wasn't even pretty just mass produced. I thought do we really need more of this kind of STUFF. And to top it all off I couldn't find one thing that wasn't made in china. I try to buy as much as can of stuff made in USA but it is getting harder every day, even some of the food that I buy is from some place else. I don't like it but want can I do, I do with out on some things and bit the bullet on others. I can remember growing up and most of what we bought was made in USA now most of what we buy is made some place else.
So in order to for me to be even more conscience about where my money goes I will do without more, china doesn't need any more of my money we as a nation already owe them more than we should. I will be buying more on line from US companies and more hand made as well as buying slave-free products. My son J bought my a lovely apron from Sak Saum and would love to get another I just need to find out how.
Do I make a pledge to buy handmade I would but there are some things that aren't handmade like books, the new TV I'm hopeing to get next year. So is there a happy medium I hope so I think for me right now it's just to be more aware.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
This is my favorite holiday. I just finish my menorah today just in time for sun down I think it came out great. Don't you just love Mod-Podge. Yes thats K peeking around the curtain to see the menorah it's her 2nd Hanukkah she doesn't know it yet but she's getting blocks that I'm making for her. My kids are getting a CD I'm burning of songs from when they were kids. Hope they like them.