Monday, January 02, 2017

Puzzles that are favorites.....

 We had a wonderful Christmas, and now things have settled down....and I've been relaxing with puzzles.  These two are just a delight to look at and only 300 pieces and the pieces are large and of good quality.  I did this one twice!  Do you enjoy a few puzzles this time of the year?

This one is by the same artist...Susan Brabeau.  I've only shown half of it here,  isn't it the sweetest thing?  300 pieces also. These puzzles almost put themselves together, there are so many different subjects in it.  Wishing you a cozy day!

Psalm 18:1 I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Almost ready...

We had a beautiful snow here yesterday and last night. But...there were numerous fender benders...and thats a sad thing to have happen at Christmas time.

I strung some 'seed' lights in the dining room and they look so nice  =)....I got them at Lowes for $9. for 9 feet? or was that 6 feet?  We are almost ready for Christmas....just a few more things to wrap.  Hubby has the wood-burner going and the heat feels wonderful.

I've been good and almost have the ironing caught up.  A real triumph that is!  I have been listening to the King James Version of the Bible.  This was in the Apple App store.  Its called 'Go Bible' (I think)  and  it is a dramatization. Very nice.  I put it on the sleep timer and that is so nice.  I think the book of John is free and if you like it you may purchase the rest. I like it   =).

Better run....hubby is home.  He stopped to get 4 dozen eggs from his Aunt....she has about 12 chickens and they keep busy laying eggs. They are lively girls....I like them.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Happy Christmas days...

I love to hear the harp played, don't  you?  And it is so special at Christmas time.

Well, my missing book has been found!  Apparently, I had laid it on the cellar steps and it got knocked over into and behind a large fern sitting on the bookcase next to the steps.  It had to be answered prayer, or I don't think I would have found it until the fern needed to be watered.

It rained cats and dogs here a nasty cold blowing wind. We did go over for therapy and then hurried home to make lunch and rest. Now, I think I just may go watch one of my favorite Christmas movies. If I can stay awake...that is.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Sweet Christmas...

I can hardly believe Christmas Day will be here in 20 days!  Our gift wrapping room is a  Our cat leaps and runs from one mess to the next with happy craziness.

I've just been over to Yummly  picking out a few new recipes. I'm going to try the No-Bake Cheesecake bites. The recipe got rave reviews and sounds very easy to make. Plus I chose Roasted Potatoes and Kielbasa.  I love Kielbasa but rarely cook it because its just not healthy but it slow cooked with sauerkraut and then served with mashed potatoes, and melted butter on the  potatoes...just enough...mmmm.

The oddest thing happened to me....I was reading a book....laid it down somewhere and cannot! find it.  Unless its in the wrapping paper room...or....I may have accidentally put it in one of the good-will bags.  Sad to say...I might be over zealous just a bit but determined to get ready for company and all.

I am thankful that Christ Jesus is what Christmas is all about.  Christmas is about the perfect gift of his life and perfect atonement for our sins.  God is love, and it comforts to me to remember these truths. James 1:17

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Happy December 1st...

No snow in Pa.  The sky was dark and looked like snow but it rained instead and the cold wind blew something fierce. But soon we were in a cozy booth at Panara Bread, enjoying some turkey chili with chunks of whole wheat bread, hot mango tea and a cherry pastry for dessert.  Every day is a better day if  you have dessert. It is for me, for sure!

Have you put your Christmas tree up yet?  Ours is up, nothing grand but oh so  pretty at night.  I have been rounding up things to donate to good will places.  Our home seems to have gotten smaller over the years, as I bring home many books and things that charm me most.  I have to  believe it will make a difference or why care so much about de-clutttering.  Well, Happy December 1st....the days roll by like they are part of a train...zipping by.  Don't tell anyone but I'd love to see some snow come drifting down. =)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Someone's getting in the Christmas spirit....

Violet is pretending to be un-interested in the ornaments and lights....but that didn't last too long.

I have been so neglectful of my blog....sorry.  I've been kind of tired alot and busy.  I go to physical therapy twice weekly and it really has helped me.

The downstairs is filled with bags of things and wrapping paper waiting on me. Our daughter and her family will be with us for a week soon. Oh, happy days!  Hubby is waiting on me. so. I must rush off.  Have you put your tree up yet?  I am enjoying the lights and decorating so much this year....even though I'm keeping it simple.  And of course.....thankful for Jesus who comforts us always in everything.

And then,  Violet to play with and cuddle .....she never has enough attention unless she is the center of attention.  Ooooh, am I like that also?  Why am I smiling? =)  I think I like that thought!