Thursday, January 14, 2010

Take Time to Count Your Blessings...

I actually posted something today...
Then took it down.

Seems like nothing in my life is very important today... not compared to the tragedy in Haiti.

But how is today so different from any other? There is tragedy happening somewhere, to someone, every single day.

I think that all I can do is be grateful for all my blessings... and do whatever I can for those less fortunate than me.

Take care and God Bless.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Yes, it is COLD... and I Live in DFW Texas!

We have strange weather in North Texas.
It can be in the 75 one day and 35 the next.

We even had SNOW on Christmas!
(it had been 73 degrees the day before)


It got down to 17 degrees last night with
a wind chill of Zero. We may even
break a 20 year record tonight.

This is our pond this morning.

I spent the early morning
melting some of the ice.

I just boiled some water and sat the pot
on the ice until it melted enough to
scoop out of the pond.

You shouldn't try to break the ice because the
noise can sometimes harm the fish.

The ice needs to be removed so that gasses
don't get trapped and kill the fish.

Hope I didn't disturb the fish too much.


 A $25.00 Giveaway!

Have you met Marla over at Always Nesting? I just want to share her with you... especially if you enjoy reading someone who has a great sense of humor!

I guess that I should tell you that she is having a
TJ MAXX giveaway for her 100th post. It is a gift card worth 25.00. Anyone here like TJ MAXX???

Then get on over there fast, she is picking the
winner on this coming Wednesday.
Good luck... kinda....

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Okay... so this is NOT my garage...
I can't even take a picture of mine...
because I can't find my camera!

My garage looks like this. It has been totally cleaned and organized THREE times since November. The inside of the house is not much better... well maybe a little.

I am in the Third Round... and  feeling like I'm gonna get knocked out soon. Will I have what it takes?


Getting ready for a move during the holidays is no picnic! Between sorting, organizing, tossing, and packing (all normal things for preparing to move), I also had to decorate for the holidays and entertain House Guests.

This is the third time that I have totally cleaned, then demolished and cleaned again! Seems that every new project involves moving ONE room's content to ALL THE OTHER ROOMS IN THE HOUSE. Then I have to get it all put back for my company, or husband's visit home, or just being able to function on a daily basis.

That's right.... he is already in the Palm Springs area. He came home for Christmas... to help get the house ready to sell. He is gone again, so now I am putting all the rooms back in order... for the THIRD time. Not to mention pack up all the Christmas stuff...

Hopefully I can get the house ready for the Realtor to visit and let me know what the market price should be. Not looking forward to that. Only because I know it may  will not be what we paid back in 2006.

I still haven't figured out how to get new carpet or wood flooring installed... while I have a house full of furniture. If we had figured that one out, we would have done it before we had even planned to move. Please, can anyone share how they have done it?

Sorry there are no pretty pictures of anything creative or pleasing to look at. I guess I could take a few pictures of the shambles... that might actually help some of you feel less stressed about your holiday clean-up, or that "down" feeling that sometimes arrives just after all the holiday festivities.  I may just do that... as soon as I can locate my camera!!!

ANYWAY... even though I have been too busy (overwhelmed) to post lately, I HAVE stopped by to visit YOU. You are all the bright spot in my day... er... late (really late) evening, and I thank you for being there for me!   XO

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