Monthly Archives: December 2011

2011 In Review

2008 in in regular type, 2009 in BOLD,  2010 thoughts are in Red and 2011 thoughts are in blue. The children are all employed, and reasonably healthy. Trica our oldest daughter still struggles with Pancreatitis. Ditto..Trica is still struggling..she might … Continue reading

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Last of the Red Hot Shoppers

I was so not ready to run out on Monday morning to shop.  I waited till Wednesday..then I hit Menards. You see Menards had a 50 % off sale.  I knew I might be able to find what I was … Continue reading

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Four Years

One day back in 2007 I woke up and said..gosh I think I will write a blog.  Perhaps I will voice some of my opinions and tell some stories about how things used to be when I was a little … Continue reading

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Wistful Wednesday: Christmas 1959

This is a Christmas photo that my Mom took in 1959. We are on the front porch of the farm house..I am not sure why the tree was out there all covered in tinsel and all. Perhaps this was the … Continue reading

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Gifts for Teens and Tweens

I do not begin to understand all the IPod..Xbox..DS3D..Justin Bieber world that surrounds “The Five.” Shopping for appropriate Christmas Gifts was a challenge. I am out of “the loop.” Some packages were wrapped in Justin Bieber paper..with admonishments to unwrap … Continue reading

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December 26, 2011

The day after..and I am tired. Christmas Eve after church we sat napped through the Justin Bieber movie Never say Never..whilst the girls swooned and sang along with all the songs. The boys and their parents spent most of Christmas … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Away in a Manger Away in a manger,No crib for His bedThe little Lord JesusLay down His sweet head The stars in the skyLooked down where He layThe little Lord JesusAsleep on the hay The cattle are lowingThe poor Baby … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Eve!

The stockings are hung by the fireplace, the house has been decorated and every last ornament has found a place on a tree. The house has been cleaned and almost all dusted. No one should be able to write “Dust … Continue reading

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The Shiny Brite Ladies

The Shiny Brite tree is all decorated. I lost count..I will estimate that there are about 300 Shiny Brites. This year Lillian joins Jo, Rae and Grace.  They are all Shiny Brite ladies whose ornaments adorn my big  tree upstairs. … Continue reading

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Chance: A Shiny Brite Secret and a Sty

Hey!  It’s me..the blogging Border Collie. I have been just miserable..I have a sore eye.  Someone thinks I may have whopped myself in the eye running through the brush after a squirrel.   I was blinking my eye as fast as … Continue reading

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