Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas from Nebraska

Here's a shot of our 1970's lights at the end of our driveway.  I put colored bulbs in there for the holidays.  Look at all of the ice on the pine's been raining all day!  What a mess.  Less than 2 weeks ago was one of them there blizzards so, the snow is left from that.  We have a large locust tree in our front lawn, see the effect of all the ice on it's branches at the top left part of the photo?  I think this is so pretty.

This little crab tree has berries for birds, I thought since they hadn't eaten them yet that it might be a mild winter, HA!

Our living room tree, looking in from the outside.

Our front stoop...see the wetness?  Rain all day......look out for ice tonight!  27 degrees overnight and possibly 10 inches of snow tomorrow, or more.  To the left is my $1 auction cement lion.  An old barn door leaning there (from my first husband...does he know me or what!? He gave that to me last yr. and we've been apart for 15 yrs.)  Great '70's double doors.  And, real wreath's on the orange
wooden doors....

Looking in our Dining Room windows, I have a tree decorated in all vintage stuff in there.

Sure wish this could really show the gorgeousity of the snow right now.  We had that foot of snow with the blizzard several weeks ago, but it's rained all day so, looks like an icing everywhere.

Our white pine has at least 100 pretty places on it with the ice.

Merry Christmas.  Most likely, we'll be snowed in for our first Christmas in my memory.  I'm 51 so, that's sayin' somethin'.  Pray for my OTR husband's journey home tomorrow.  Pray for my son's and their demons.  Most of all, pray for me....I need it.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Who Does This?

Who does something like this?  Not the average person who's getting fit and trying to simplify their lives!  Sometimes I get an idea and go to the extreme with it.  I've always picked up vintage candy and nut jars, I can find them for .25-$1 when I'm junking.  So, this is actually  a reflection of the craziness.  Yes, it's true.  The more anxiety/drama/trauma that I have going on...the more I escape through decorating or attempting to have my environment "perfect".  Ha!  Not so perfect for my weight loss.  But, it sure is pretty!

Has anyone tried Hershey's Mint Truffle Kisses or the Cherry Cordial Kiss?  They're really good.

I love the old jars.

The old canning jars with zinc lids are just as pretty to me.

I have noticed something unexpected though.  With so many choices of sweets, I notice that I'm barely indulging, thank goodness. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Back from Sabbatical

Hello Darlin's!  I'm back, been on Sabbatical.

I still have a lot on my plate, but I will survive.  My wonderful husband (St. Jim) and I went on a cruise before and during Thanksgiving.  I knew it was a good sign when we saw Phyllis Smith from The Office in the Atlanta Airport.  I was SO excited.  Not only is she one of my favorite characters/actresses, The Office is the best television show of all time!  I kept edging away (didn't want to be rude and take a lot of her time) but, she kept engaging me in conversation!  We laughed and hugged (sometimes initiated by her) and conversed for at least 15 minutes!  She was with her mother and a gentleman friend and they were gong on a cruise themselves (Norwegian Cruiseline I think).  They had never cruised before so, had a lot of questions for me.  Her mother was very sweet (maybe nearly 80yrs. old?)....and I chatted with her for a bit too.  We talked about the plot line of The Office and both of us weren't real happy with Stanley having an affair.  And then she said, "And he even brought her to the wedding", referring to the wedding between the characters Pam and Jim. 
Well, I'm tired and thinking of how I can get back in the blog routine.  I've missed you guys and will be back more regularly asap.  I want to tell you about our cruise and holidays!  Hugs, Cindy