Wednesday, December 31, 2008


December 31, 2008 ~ Wednesday
...New Year's Eve! Remembering all of God's blessings to us in 2008! Let that ball drop and we'll see how many continuing blessings He showers on us in 2009! we go....

Sunday, December 28, 2008

December 28, 2008 ~ Sunday
It's quiet around here. We are back to just the three of us, but had a wonderful time when Tasha and Shad, Misty, Lyndy Mae and Sterling were here...visiting, shopping, eating...just enjoying each other. AND, we got dumped on a couple times with snow...and now...rain, so the roads and trails are again slushy and rutty. Really glad I have another week off of work...planning on doing laundry, making calls, cleaning, organizing...HAHAHAHAHA! I'll let you know if that all happens:-)
We had a catastrophy of sorts this last week. The parsonage water meter froze, burst and flooded the crawl space probably ruining the furnace and water heater. Water was almost up to the floor joists when discovered...a blessing because we had just put in new flooring through out the house. The insurance company is one of the calls to be made in the morning. Midway Rental...closed for Christmas weekend...opened for us and donated the pump and in the morning the city will be called to check things over.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008



Monday, December 22, 2008


December 22, 2008 ~ Monday
Our youngest daughter flew in Friday for a week...and we've been shopping, went to a movie, 7 Pounds (good, but confusing at times and would have been more so had we not read the preview beforhand...and, I did cry at the end), eating out and just enjoying each other. Rainier (her dog) was so excited to see her!, but is also confused as to where to sleep at night, with her or with Jack. Yesterday morning our kitty came upstairs for the first time in 2 months...since we had brought home Rainier...and when Rainier came out of Tasha's room there was a HHHHIIIIISSSSSSS and Schmitty chased Rainier downstairs with three more hisses and in a second Rainier was back upstairs without Schmitty. Makes for an entertaining time:-)
Today is a shopping/have lunch with a friend/look for glasses frames day. It's snowing lightly, very little breeze...and cold still, but should warm up to the 20's toward the end of the week when our oldest son and family will be arriving to celebrate Jesus' birth-day with us.

Monday, December 15, 2008


December 15, 2008 ~ Monday
How many articles of clothing does one wear not to be cold while crossing on a minus zero day with only a slight breeze...thirteen. It's called...looks like a green nerd...walks like a penguin, but the nerdy penguin is warm. I'm just thankful we aren't in the Dakotas or the Northeast!
I am making my first batch of caramel for this year...recipe given me by a good friend many years ago...never fails, but one never knows if it'll be soft/chewy/hard...but good tasting any which way! Those...and snowball cookies, almond bark dipped pretzels and peanut butter fudge...are the main sweet things made at Christmas. Some of it goes to my sons and their families...some to friends...some to co-workers. There aren't any calories in homemade candies I've been told...
Our youngest daughter will be here on Friday for a week! So many things to house at friends/former Pastor's house...having lunch with former teacher/good friend...but most of all...celebrating Jesus' birth! God's gift to all mankind!

Friday, December 12, 2008


December 12, 2008 ~ Friday
The day the big blizzard and sub-zero temps are suppose to 10 inches of snow with wind and, then, in the middle of it -30...with a high of -9 on Monday...
I'll have to have several layers on for crossing plus hand/toe warmers...uff-da! I can't imagine not having wood for heating in case the electricity goes out. We could live for a month here if that happened which makes me content.
I received a most welcome phone call last night...from a friend in Alaska. Hadn't talked to her in over a year, but have e-mailed. I miss them so! And my other home up north!
This weekend I hope to do...more than I can...this place needs cleaning, organizing, decorating and I need to make some cards and do some beading for problem there as I'd rather do those things than the other. And...Christmas will come whether it's clean or decorated or organized...HIS birthday...our SAVIOUR'S...born a baby, yet a suffer and die and RISE...for US... How awesome is that!!! And He would have done it for just one of us, but He did it for all. Now THAT'S contentment...