Monday, December 24, 2018

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY WONDERFUL BLOGGING FRIENDS

Wishing all of you a very 
MERRY CHRISTMAS
and a wonderful
NEW YEAR.
We have 
GRANDS AND GIFTS
and a
MOMS' MEAL
and a 
WINTER WEDDING
in the next few days.

However, even with all this busy-ness,
I want 
YOU to KNOW
that
YOU are an important part of
MY LIFE!

I have come to know and love 
SO MANY OF YOU
and
just want to share a bit of
CHRISTMAS LOVE AND CHEER
with all of you.

See you in the 
NEW YEAR!
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Monday, December 17, 2018

YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO DO THIS

I have posted this before 
but I have some new readers this year
so thought I would share it again.

I am still on break but will pop in with
two or three 
Christmas Ideas
you still have time to do.
I have done this post

a couple of times.

Several people said 

they had never seen anything like it.

I thought I would post before it

gets any later in the season--

in case you want make these for 

your own home.

I have been doing this since my

own kids were small.



You know how a front door says 

WELCOME

when you come in?

By the way-

Those sleigh bells are off the horses my 

father drove as a young man.

So -there's my 

Happy Hello!

BUT I like my door to say

GOOD-BYE

when someone leaves, too.

And I like to say it NICELY

Unlike some people that will say-

Don't let the door hit you in the butt on the 

way out.

How do I do that?

I let my visitors take a little memento

of their visit with them.

It is called 

Cut and Run Take

Here they are-

 my sweet little

GINGERBREAD BOYS

hanging in a row.

Here's how to make this

sweet little door hanging.

Roll out Saran Wrap about 2 feet longer 

than the side of your door.

Lay your Gingerbread Boys in a line 

on the center of the plastic wrap.

leaving about 4-6" between them.

You could also do this with any sturdy

cookie- like a sugar cookie cut 

like a snowflake or star.

Flip them upside down making sure that they

are still in the center

Pull the plastic wrap to the back

overlapping it so they are enclosed 

all the way around.

Gently flip them over and using ribbon

tie a knot above and below EACH one.

Hang some children's scissors on

some curly ribbon from the top

to cut the saran wrap.

When you cut them apart 

you will cut between the ribbons 

leaving each one fully encased

In plastic wrap.


Here I am making a cut between the ties.

You start with the bottom one and 

each person can cut off a gingerbread boy 

to take along when they leave.

I hang them on a nail

hidden on top of the door jamb.

shhhhh-MyHero hates nails anywhere

I dressed the top

with some greenery and red balls.

I love  Gingerbread Boys, don't you?

Sometimes I feel sorry for them though.

Poor things.
pinterest image

The one on the right hears about like 

MyHero does-especially when it comes

to trying to get a chore done!


Now- get in that kitchen and start baking!

As for me..

Well, I am trying not to BAKE

so that I don't EAT

Gingerbread Boys!


OH!  And these are really cute with
SNOWFLAKE CUTOUTS

instead of 

Gingerbread boys.


Have a Wonderful Week!!!!
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Sunday, December 9, 2018

I WILL BE BACK

Good Morning-

Thank you all for the 
prayers for the family
of a man we all loved.

In light of everything
going on this time of year,
I am taking a break
from blogging for a bit.

This is NOT a 
PERMANENT GOOD-BYE!
I will still pop in and out of
FaceBook
& I will still 
do posts for the business-

I am well but in a bit of limboland
with our move and 
life-changes.

I will be back soon
and promise to give you at least
one laugh per post.

Have a wonderful 
MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Love to all of you~

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Friday, December 7, 2018

THANK YOU FOR THE PRAYERS- OUR FRIEND JERRY PRICE HAS PASSED OVER


We were among the lucky ones
that knew him in life.
John and I are just two of the souls
he touched with his wisdom,
support, and guidance.

He was kind when he needed 
to be kind,
and tough when he needed to be tough.

When he wasn't with his family
and those that he loved,
he was happiest on the
golf course.

Today-This is how I choose 
to picture him--
enjoying a little 
Heavenly Golfing.
I sure hope he had time 
to read this book...
I loved Jerry and would
always tease him after church
because he managed to work
SPORTS into 
EVERY. SINGLE. SERMON.
Yes-he did! Seriously!!!

Jerry always said I had a 
WICKED SENSE OF HUMOR...
so, I expect he would
appreciate my way of saying
Good-bye to him here.

Please keep his family in your
prayers-and-as always,
if you are not a person of prayer,
please wing good thoughts and
healing wishes their way.

I hope you all have a wonderful
weekend.
Ours will be happy/sad as we
all move forward and
"let go and let God",
as they say.

RIP, Jerry Price.
You were a man among men
and your legacy will reach
farther than you could ever
have imagined.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR DEAR FRIEND, JERRY PRICE & HIS FAMILY

This is a very hard post to write.
This man is soon to leave our
earthly realm
where he will be healed and whole again-
at least that is my belief.

He has been instrumental in healing
the hurts in so many 
hearts and minds, my own included.
All of us had
hoped and prayed for a
healing of his body.

Cancer has ravaged his body
but not his spirit.
This is his post  on FB from the 4th.
Last night I told my brother and family members I was going to see Jesus. That was true. Its exactly how I thought and felt. And it still is.
But I said the unsayable to my family and it was about time my desire to see JESUS takes precedence but hear this. Judy and I aren't giving up on fighting to live in the now. We're not planning to abandon the commitment to work hard to live!
I want everyone to pray Gods will be done and I am ready to be called HOME to see Jesus. If you were to actually see my emaciated body you'd wonder how I'm even here. But God is going to make the final call.
Quite an emotional roller coaster. Hard. Dark moments. Bright moments! Alive moments.
Just had a group of men in my room. Tremendous encouragement to live but permission to leave and see my LORD.
Thank you for standing and fighting that battle with Judy and me.
Love you! Gods Will be done and he gets the glory.
My daughter just texted me and said
that he is failing fast and it is just 
a matter of time now.
Originally he was given months.
Today that is shortened to hours and days perhaps.
His daughter is in Australia and
struggling to navigate traveling to AZ.
Other family is in the midwest.
Their bodies are absent but their hearts
are with their dad, grandad, uncle.
Jerry has been a pastor his whole life
and given of himself unconditionally.
He would want me to tell you that he
was a 
GREAT GOLFER
(and always beat MyHero).
He would smile reading this.
Soon he will be smiling with the angels.
I told him there is a great 
golf course in the sky where he will
ALWAYS have a perfect game.
God bless you, Jerry Price!

Please pray for his wife, Judy,
his daughters, his son and all the rest 
of his family.
If you are not a pray-er, please
wing your good thoughts and 
wishes toward them.
God bless you, Jerry.
Our loss will be Heaven's gain.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

PICK YOUR FAVORITE DECEMBER TABLE RESULTS

Now-I am not saying that some 
of you gals are crazy but.....
whew..
So here were your choices!

Let's see where you are sitting, okay?

Table #1-Green Green Wants To Be Seen
You all loved the green!
Arlene, Lauren(only here because of the napkin rings)
Jettie (my "sistah" thru the internet- we go way back-to the old MSN groups), Moontides(bear with her she is new here and doesn't know that you can only pick ONE table), Missy (always trouble), Brenda, Sandra, Dewena, Dawn~ 
and you are the lucky table
to have THE COCKTAIL KING, Ron!!!!
sitting with y'all!

Table#2-Rustic Modern
Katie, Petie(likes it but is complaining about the purple and gold and wants pink and gold-always one, folks), 
Sandi, Kim(doesn't like the table but likes the room),
Debra(she's easy-no complaints),
Stephanie(wrote a book before making up her mind),
bobbie (hates the yellow and complaining about no champagne),
Sally, Susie, 
Lisa(whining about the flowers @ Table 8 
& the wild group at Table 6)
Nancy(complaining about the chairs before she even sits down)

Moving along to:
Table #3-A Rose For Everyone
Here we have Billie Jo, Tonya, Jessica & Carol.
(Not a single whiner at the table)!!!
Unbelievable!!!!

Table #4-Blue For You
Sweet Louise and Rose,
Sandy Y, Donna &
Dear LV-(here because it reminds her of Elvis)
Do you think I should tell her my grandboy
named his dog Elvis?...but they call him Bo.
Don't ask- our whole family is screwed up!

Table #5-Silvery Snowflakes
Here you will see Rain (don't you love the name)
Jenny, Theresa, Lisa M & Sally.
A small group 
that can actually hear each other talk.

Table #6-Green & Gold
Hello-JFM, Linda(He Lives), 
Kay(trying to pretend she likes the Green Bay Packers),
Gayla-she was seeing angel plates and then UN-seeing them..
She might be nipping at the bottle a bit before the party!,
Ellie-My ex-SIL, AnnMarie, Terri D
and Janice (she made it just in time).
And I am putting Adam here just because 
of his football wisecracks.  
He can bring Daisy, too, if he likes.

Table#7-I Plead For Plaid
Wowser---Gonna have to rent a banquet hall here!
Nonnie, Ma, Penny & Gert,
Barbara(has to sit here even though she wants to sit at table #8.  Why?  Well her messy family eats BBQ Brisket and she is afraid to be at an all white table.  Guess the red plaid will cover up her family's sins!)
Jack & Sherry (my sweet travelers),
Diane-wants to know if we will eat venison or moose-
Linda(LaCarte) Jan, Linda(WokeUp)
Sylvia- loves both white tables but can't make up her mind so is sitting here,  Hey!  I can't even make this stuff up!
Vee, Jeanie (although she loved #2-go figure), Cecilia, Sandie, Julie, Noreen,Happy,
Jenn(says the table gives her a 1970s flashback-Do you think she's probably wearing bell bottoms, too?)
Debby, Donna, Jenny D, Kris (WHAT?) Phyllis, Shirley, Henny, Krishna, Rita, Jane, 
KarenAnn (chose this table after a complicated mental process), Lorrie, Fran & Terra & 
KATHY-(that I left out and am adding in)..duh....and SHERI-(RedRoseAlley)--sorry I forgot you kiddo!!!!!

And coming down the home stretch~

Table #8-Whisper of White
Gay- already whining because the fuzzy things might get in her drink...seriously...she won't even notice after her third glass!
Our Canadian friend, Laurie the Artist,
Liz, Nonie, Robyn, 
Denise-sitting here so if she spills her white wine it won't show
AND last, but not least,
Cindy and SHE told ME to behave MYSELF...
Seriously?

Wow!  I may need to take a nap
after this post.
You think KarenAnn had a complicated process?
You have NO idea!!!

Okay-So I checked my names twice and
IF I MISSED ANYONE or put you at the 
WRONG TABLE-
I apologize...let me know and I will fix it.
(or maybe not depending on my mood)

I hope you all have a 
GREAT WEDNESDAY
and I will see you in a day or so....
I hope, I hope, I hope!!
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