Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Spirit!

I'm getting into the Christmas Spirit like everyone else I know. This is the fun time--the time before all the stress of wrapping all the loose ends preparing for Christmas day. It's when we put up our tree and decorate our home. I like lots of different kinds of creating and this is one of them. My grandson and I are having so much fun making little ornaments for his tree. I'll be posting his tree in the near future when we fill it up with our ornaments.

These are little refrigerator and/or message board magnets that I have created. I think I'll make more for little gifts. They don't take long and are very practical. If you would like to know how I made them, just message me and I'll share it. Happy Holiday Creating!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Life's Situations

I have been absent for too long, I know. Our family has had it's share of heartache this year. First, my husband got sick and didn't get well for about 10 months. He's still not 100% but is much better and has now returned to work. He was out of work for six months--hardly ever missed a day of work in over 40 years. Then, my mom passed away in May. Now, my husband's mom has also passed on--two weeks ago. Hopefully, 2010 will be a better year for us.

Anyway, the only peace I have had is what the Lord has given me and my tatting and crocheting. I also enjoy working with the residents at Elmcroft Assisted Living. That has helped alot. Oh, and I should also mention my little grandson, Blythe, who lives with us. And yes, I am thankful for all my friends and their faithful prayers. And I know that having the peace that God gives is so much more than these other things . . . . but it all helps.

Despite everything, I still have much to be thankful for--as we all do. As my daughter's photograph depicts, life is a road that we travel. We do not know what lies ahead--and I'm glad I don't know. That way, it makes me rely on my faith more day by day. Dear Lord, thank You for everything You have given me.

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