29 12 2008

When I posted my kitties in the xmas pictures, this song was going through my head.  I wanted to close out the year with it, as I feel it’s very appropriate, given all the tumult in the world of late.  I wanted to find a version with Tom Paxton singing it, but this young gentleman does a great job at it…

Peace to you all.

Back from the dead… Back in my stride… and a mysterious visitor…

26 12 2008

So…  I got a lovely case of stomach flu for Christmas.  It’s been passed from kidlet to hubby and then to me.  About the time the turkey came out of the oven, I had to cash out for the day.

But.. They are mad at me since my bout was shorter lived than theirs.  Could it be the yogurts and LivActive cheese I consumed?  Don’t know, but it sure didn’t hurt.  Today I actually ate fairly well, considering my stomach yesterday.

So today, I set out on a mission to get some sewing done.  I’ve not sewn in a very long while, and knew it was making a hole in my life.  Here are the jammie pants I made today:

I shot these with my new Canon point and shoot camera.

While we are at it, want to see what else I took photos of today?

Yes, that is our deck…

Yes, that is a snowman, peeking in our house from the deck.  For your information, those are almonds for his eyes and mouth, and that is indeed an icicle for his nose.

The proud creator of our peeping tom.

Peace on Earth…

24 12 2008

Somehow that escaped me

23 12 2008

I passed over the 25,000 views mark on this blog.  I failed to see it. Now, I am nearly to 25,700 views.

Wow – I should celebrate or something…  What kind of party do you throw to celebrate that milestone?

Meijer Botanical Gardens Holiday Party – a wordless post

21 12 2008

T is for ?

21 12 2008

Teri at Mermaids had a meme she was continuing, and I signed up.  The rules are as follows:

You leave a comment on this post, and I’ll assign you a letter. You write about ten things you love that begin with your assigned letter, and post it at your place. When people comment on your list, you give them a letter, and the chain continues on and on.

You can leave a comment and not be assigned a letter if you want. Just let me know if you want a letter to keep this going.

She gave me  T, for all my tie dye, as she felt it fitting.  So…  Here it goes:

1. Tie Dye, of course – I’ve been doing this since my daughter was born and I couldn’t find bright colors for her to wear, just pastels or darks.  This is my absolute favorite photo from way back when…

2.  Tea Parties, or just tea will be just fine too….  I have at least 8 kinds of tea in the house at all times, not to mention that half of them are loose leaf, which makes the best cup of tea in my mind.  Herb or Black tea is the best, and I prefer Republic of Tea when given a choice in the matter.  Oh, and Chai is the absolute yummiest!

3.  Three – the magic number – three of us in the family, three cats in the house, three sewing machines on my table…  You get the idea.  And just in case you didn’t, here is some school house rock:

4.  Theme Parks/Tourism/Trip – we’re going back to visit the mouse in February, and this one stuck in my head.  Maybe, just maybe, they will let me ride some roller coasters this year (noone else likes them but me).  😦  Would love to take another trip this summer too, just haven’t figured out where we would go yet.

5.  Trappings/Tailoring/Thread – couldn’t figure out which word worked best for my love of sewing, but they all will do.  I need to do more of this, but it is always there in the background when I need it….  If I could just stay off the computer long enough to make something, I might get more done.

6.  Tunes – love, love, love music, well all of it except top 40 country music.  Was loading the mp3 player for the glitter glue princess this morning in the wee hours, and I got caught up on a few of the albums, and had to return to the task at hand.  I also play a few instruments – I have a cello hidden in a closet here that needs severe amounts of help.

7.  Tales – we used to tell Glitter Glue Princess stories of our life before she arrived as bedtime stories, and told her about her great grandparents and grandparents lives as well.

8.  Tickle – I love the sound of laughter.  I love to hear anyone laugh, but my favorite laughs come from my daughter.

9.  Touch – I have these rare moments where Dot the cat and I are the only ones awake, and she lays her paw on me, and stares at me till I pet her.  She used to not let me within 5 feet of her, but now, in tiny doses, I am an acceptable human.  I’ve learned not to push my luck with her, as she only has a few moments where we can communicate like this.  Considering she was part feral when we took her in, she has come along quite well in 8 years.  Everyone needs a pat or touch at some time.

10.  Time – something I never seem to have enough of, and relish every spare second I have.  Having been in touch with my mortality this past fall made me realize that I need to use every moment to the fullest.

These are not in any order, just put down in the order they came out of my head.

If you’d like to play the game,  just leave me a comment.

Well… It was good while it lasted.

13 12 2008

She figured it out.  She learned about Santa.  I guess I should have seen it coming, since she is 10 and all.

She informed me that the contents of the stocking were actually from me, and she didn’t want me lying when I put things under the tree as to who they were from.


She is creating a costume to wear to school next week for the holiday party.  She originally wanted to be an elf, but after a small trip to joann has decided that she will be a present instead.  She is taking ribbon and putting it up the front of a shirt, then putting giant bows on her head.