Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sometimes I Must Ask Myself, Why Do I Live Here...

Oh... THAT'S right, I live here because I love snow and snow is fun. Silly me, how could I forget that.

Oh yes and I especially "love" it when I saw the yard stick read 21" of drifted snow was in the driveway for me to try and remove after today's storm. YaY!!

Tell me now, isn't gettin' snow down your snowmobile boots the bee's knees? Ahhhh, such a "great" feelin'!
(Where the heck is a pair of Frederick's of Hollywood thigh high boots when ya really need 'em?)

Lucky me, I get to unbury all the firewood under that tarp otherwise we will freeze with the reported below zero temperatures soon to follow this evenin'. I'm "giddy" just thinkin' about it!

Ya wanna know what's more fun than a barrel of monkeys?
Tryin' to dig out the ol' pick up truck then accidentally breakin' off the windshield wiper so when you finally do get it all cleaned off you can't leave to go anywhere because ya won't be able to see out the window as you drive. Yippee!!

Nothin' like shovelin' the steps and walkway...

only to turn around and see it has drifted back in again within minutes. Oh the joy!

Finally, it doesn't get any better than this... Forty eight hours ago when it was 55 degrees and all the snow had completely melted I said to myself, "I think I'll wait until New Year's Day to take down all the outdoor Christmas decorations."

"Yeppers! I like it, I love it, I want some more of it!"
Ya can't see it, but my nose is growin' like Pinocchio's.
I've had enough snow for now.
(But it sure is purty!)

:> )

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Another Year Will Soon Pass...

"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man." ~Benjamin Franklin

"People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas." ~Author Unknown

"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day." ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

"We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential." ~Ellen Goodman

Wishin' everyone a happy, prosperous and blessed 2009! If you're headin' out for a night on the town; please be responsible, be safe.
And as my daddy's used to say, "Don't take any wooden nickels."

:> )

Saturday, December 27, 2008

It's Resolution Time...


I realized this after polishin' off a third slice of pizza today, knowin' my New Year's Resolution is to drop a few pounds, eat healthier and exercise more.

After much thought, I've decided my New Year's Resolution is to pick another day to start my New Year's Resolution! A more obscure day unlike January 1st which puts waaaay too much pressure on me to follow through.

With that in mind, I've picked Arbor Day to start my resolution. What's great about Arbor Day is its different in each state!

So while you folks in Florida have started yours on January 16th; I'm layin' on the couch with a fist full of Fritos in one hand and Peanut M&M's in the other waitin' for April 24th to roll around.

Happy days are here again!!!

:> )

Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Fun Time Was Had By All On Christmas Eve UNTIL...

We came home to NO electricity!! What the??!! This is the second time in a few months this has happened!

Have you ever tried gettin' into your house at night when its pitch black? Let me tell ya even when you think you know your home inside and out, (trust me) ya don't. Heck, I tripped over just about everythin' I could have tryin' to get up the stairs. I put Chevy Chase and Dick Van Dyke to shame. Then our very own "Tasmanian Devil" Gracie was growlin' at me when I stumbled through the door. She must have thought I was a clumsy burglar.

I know I always say this but thank the good Lord above for wood stoves! Not only did they keep us warm they gave us much needed light. Man, I don't know how those folks did it back in the old days before electricity. But I reckon they had black and blue shins from tryin' to maneuver around in the dark.

Prior to the unwelcomed power outage we had a wonderful time at mama's. We had a delicious Polish dinner then engaged in gift givin'.

Oh and guess what?? This mornin', there was a gift under the tree for me from my lil' pork rind Hannah.

Look what it was...

Thank you Hannah!!
I have officially removed you from my sh*t list.
:> )

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Blessins' To You And Your Kinfolk...

Luke 2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room at the inn.

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock at night.

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in the manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, good will toward men.

The true celebration of Christmas isn't about a paid day off, shoppin' for bargains, or exchangin' gifts.

Merry Christmas Folks
God bless...
:> )

Monday, December 22, 2008

Twas The Night Before Christmas...

when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

Well... except for this (stirring) lil' mouse.



Getting a camel's eye view of baby Jesus.


Relaxing with a candy cane on the wood pile.


Hickory, dickory, dock. How the heck did he get in the clock?!



Enjoying a Tea Time Tassie while thumbing through my recipe box.



AH-HA! That's who ordered cheese balls from Hickory Farms and charged it to my credit card!


Until next year...


Judging by his antics, Santa will give him mouse size coal in his stocking.

:> )

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Deliveries...

I've got most of my Christmas cookies wrapped and ready to go.

I did good too because I only chomped on four cookies while puttin' these togther.
Not bad, huh.
:> )

I Went For A Walk This Mornin'...

Nature's perfect Christmas trees...

From the inside lookin' out.
(Boy, it sure was cozy in there)

Even sumac is pretty with a snow coverin'.

Ain't that the truth.
:> )

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