Sunday, January 25, 2009

Well if she can do it, so can I

Well as we all know I suffer from blog surfing sickness. I have "regulars" I like to check in on. Well Dawn, got to love that name, has posted her latest project on her blog. A bikini. Now this precious child has three children. 2 of which are twins and posts pics of herself modeling this great swimsuit. I am much to busy to make swimsuits. But I do allow photos to be taken of them. I love the color red too. I don't think I look too bad for a middle aged woman and thought I would post my own pic to prove it. This was taken on the coast where we went for vacation. I probably need a bit more sun. But you get the idea. When I am not slaving at a sewing machine, making my house sparkle, or refolding my used paper towels to save money, I am jet setting away to spend time on a luscious beach somewhere. My favorite is Bora Bora. But if I have to settle for a stateside beach my go to place is Malibu. I am a bit more modest than Dawn though, I cut my head off in this picture. There is no reason to be a braggart.

Well okay, some people may say that I am stretching the truth.......

I don't really refold my paper towels.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

God Bless America

No matter your politics, today is a historic day in our country. The office of the President is to be respected and revered. I remember when our family was stationed in South Dakota, the current president came to visit. I took the two older children to see him. I even took the oldest out of school. I was asked if I had voted for that President. My response then is the same as it would be today. "That is not the issue. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity. It is the President. As a citizen of this country I want to share this with my children." I feel the same today. It is the President. A principle and foundation of our nation's history and evidence of our place in our global society.

The last time our country ushered in a new administration our country was severely tested with 9/11. I pray that there is not a repeat occurrence this time. I pray that our new President governs with wisdom, courage, compassion, love and faith. I pray that all in our country be safe from harm. Not only abroad but here at home. I pray that we as a country remember that we are blessed to be a part of the greatest nation on earth. Our country may be facing less than certain times economically but we still have so much more than 90% of the rest of the world. That we learn to better share our resources with those in need. That we learn to be grateful for what we have. That we live our lives with dignity and pride and teach our children to do the same. That we live with compassion not only for others but for ourselves. And we live our lives with the knowledge that we are all dear darling precious children of God. And that God loves each of us, not all of us, but each of us. There is a difference.

Today is historic simply for what it is, the inauguration of the President of the United States of America. Of course it is historic for other obvious ways; the realization of a dream. That no matter who you are, what color you are, what creed you are, what circumstances you came from; you too can dream to be President.

So no matter who you voted for, stand proud to be an American.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Could it be?

Another year has come and gone and now it is my birthday! What will I do today? Don't know. Not much probably. I think the son wants to make dinner. He's probably worried I won't so he is going to take over the helm with that. I have heard from all of my kids. I have even gotten a few gifts and cards.

I have to brag on one of my friends. She is always ragging on her own work. So I am going to display it for all the world to see. Or at least the 7 people who come here.

Aren't they both grand? One is a ribbon rose on a wonderful smelling sachet. That is lavender pods you see. And the other is a book stop. I think she did a wonderful job. Thanks L!

So happy birthday to me! Here is a little musical rendition.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

What is this?

Exactly what is this? Is it a scrap basket? Laundry? bedding for the cat? Wouldn't he love that?

No! It is a basket of love. It is Wee Care gowns waiting to be smocked and constructed like this sweet wee gown above. Our chapter is trying a different gown for us. For this gown we used Ginger Snaps Raglan gown from her Daygown Book IV.

I have a boy gown in the works too. But for now a sweet trim, a tiny embroidery compliment the simple geometric smocking.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

This was sent to me by my daughter. This has to be one of my all time favorite songs. When the kids were little I would turn it on really loud and we would dance in living room. Much like the dad at the beginning of the video. DH and I danced to it at both of our marrieds weddings. I hope you enjoy this version, I loved it.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!!!!

A prayer for the New Year

Come, Holy Spirit,
Spirit of the Risen Christ,
Be with us today and always.
Be our Light, our Guide,
And our Comforter.
Be our Strength, our Courage,
And our Sanctifier.

May this new year be a time
Of deep spiritual growth for us,
A time of welcoming
Your graces and gifts,
A time for forgiving freely
And unconditionally,
A time for growing
In virtue and goodness.

Come, Holy Spirit,
Be with us today and always.


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