Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Amarilis and This and That . . .



For my birthday, a dear friend gave me an Amaryllis, one of my favorite flowers, and one of my favorite friends!  It's just gorgeous, I wish that my camera would have been able to capture the true beauty of this pretty flower.  After I took the photo, I realized that the picture of my mom and dad was in the background...someone else I love . . . and miss.


Poor little Bandy, my daughter's dog, had to have a couple of teeth pulled last week.  They stopped by after they picked him up at the vet, and he immediately jumped upon the couch and tried to stick his head under the pillow, the vet visit was very hard on this little pup!  Even though he's not mine, he loves to come and visit and is very comfortable staying with me.  Don't they really become just like a member of the family?!


This year, I decorated my tree with all of the little ornaments that I have collected through the years.  most of them are ornaments that have been given to me, or that my kids made.  This year, On Christmas Eve, I'm going to have the kids take their ornaments home with them and hang them on their own tree.  I realized, after going through boxes and boxes of my mother's things, that they would mean way more to them now, than later.


It snowed here yesterday, not much, but it was white!  The sun was shining all day today and it was just beautiful...cold but beautiful!  My poor old, Cole Dog, doesn't like the snow and cold, but he thinks it wonderful when I get out the camera, so he posed for me!

Have a great week and be safe!



Hugs and Love,
Barb






Tuesday, November 27, 2018

November Thoughts . . .about December . . .


It's been a long, hard month for me, lots of changes, and I'm not good with change...and it's almost December, I'm also not good with December. 

I love November, and it's hard for me to let her go.  Not that I don't like December, there's just something about November that makes me want to linger there and hunker down until spring. 



I'm just not quite ready to put away the beautiful colors of Fall, and get out the Christmas decorations.  I love the autumn colors, they just make me feel happy and content.

If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that I'm not a happy, joyful Christmas person, I struggle with Christmas.  Not the meaning of Christmas.  I love the meaning and the reason that we celebrate...I love the Savior and love to celebrate His birth, not just at Christmastime, but everyday of the year.

That said, I've decided to start early, remembering the reason why we celebrate...I'll start today, even though it's still November.  Today, I'll try to change my attitude and feel differently about all the hustle and bustle and materialism.  I will never be able to accept it, but I will try to make my life and my home peaceful and quiet.  I will try hard to find the joy and love this Christmas season!


Today, I'll resolve to hang on and remember the the beautiful colors of autumn, as they turn from orange and gold to red and green.  Let me not get tired, cranky and crabby.  Let me, instead, treasure the delight at the heart of this season of love.  Let December roll on!!

Remember
This December,
That love weighs more than gold!
~Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon~




Hugs and Love,
Barb