Friday, December 23, 2011


Good morning to all!

Well, Christmas is just 2 days away!!

I must admit, this has been a tougher season for me than usual.
Just have had a hard time 'finding that Christmas spirit' this year.

However, this has been a Very rough year. There just has been A Lot of health difficulties with family and friends, deaths, family member child custody, traveling a lot of a family member, the 'appearance of an estranged family member', caring for a post surgical VERY difficult family member (sadly is my mom) who has Narcissistic Borderline Personality Disorder, and several other mental issues.

Much more has also gone on, too much to even begin to detail here.
Suffice it to say? It has been a rough year that I am grateful to bid goodbye to ??!!

I have spent most of it on a spiritual roller coaster ride, sadly. Spent more time feeling frustrated and kinda angry at the Lord, to be honest?!

As we approach this season of His birth? I am finding myself reflecting a bit more, thinking a Lot more on how to move forward WITH HIM, standing right beside me , guiding and helping and strengthening me to do this battle called life!!

It is rarely easy? But how much harder do we make it when we allow it to work against us if we forget that we have an Almighty Savior that loves us and wants to do our battles not just beside us!?! But For Us!!!!!

I am thankful that this baby was born in this world! This Savior of mine!
'For into us a child is born'.........

This Child who became God in the Flesh and died for our sins.

I am Sooooo very thankful for Christ , my Savior! Thankful that thru it ALL, my doubts, my fears, my good days and not good days........He loves me, He forgives me and He stands beside me at All times!!!!

No matter what your life has been like, no matter what you may be facing now?? Believe me that Brenda and I 'get it'. Chances are we have or are been there too!

Join with us this holiday season as we begin anew and afresh. We desire a brand new season with our Lord. A new season of a stronger walk with Him!

We are so blessed to have in our hearts this Baby Jesus!!
If you don't know Him, please take the time this Christmas to search your heart for this baby born of a virgin, who came to take on the sins of mankind.

SO very thankful that He did!!!

Best Wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!!

Hugs and Blessings,

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Decorating Day!!!!

Good morning to all!

Today is decorating day at the apt. Dd and I will ready the place for Christmas!

I enjoy putting up lights and decorations on the balcony. Begins to get me in the spirit of Christmas!

After my day yesterday??? I really need the Christmas spirit lifted!
Had 3 of my gkids over, which I love to do! Ever have those 'kid' days that just don't go so well??Pretty sure that you moms and gmas out there know what I mean??
The kids acted up all day. Fighting with each other, arguing with me.. It rained all day and many of the downtown Christmas events were cancelled. The rest Supossedly free' ones that I had hoped to enjoy with them? The 3 events would have cost over a hundred bucks! Really? Good grief!!!

So, the day just kept going from bad to worse with grumpy kids and grumpy gma!!
Chatted with Brenda last nite and vented. Thank you, dear friend, for reminding me that we are not alone. Every mom and gma has those rough days! Truth be told, prob more often than not !! Scream!! Lol!

Well, anyway , today is a new day. A new start and fresh beginning!

I am soooo very thankful that the Lord grants us a new beginning each day! Aren't you! I make mistakes far more than I want to! In my faith , and in my roles as mom, gma and friend.

I am so thankful that He will begin a fresh day with me. It is my prayer that this new day, I do a better job of showing His love and being His servant, and trusting Him more!!!

My He bless your day today, ladies!

Welcome to our new followers!



Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Christmas season is upon us!!!

Good morning to all!!
Can you believe that the last month of this year is upon us???

In many ways, this has been and still is.....a VERY long year for my family!!

Yet, in other ways, it is hard to believe that it is ending. Do you d, as I do, that the older we get the quicker the days and years go by???

What are some of your favorite holiday traditions? Would especially love to hear of any cultural or local traditions you may enjoy?!

One of my favorites, that I confess, I have not done in awhile.....
Swedish hot iron
cookies. These are a batter 'snowflake' design cookie The iron is dipped into the batter, then dipped and quickly fried Sprinkle with a touch of powder sugar. They are lite, crunchy and melt in your mouth!.
Strangely, it was a recipe shared by a friend. My family is of French and
English heritage. Lol!!
Hope to hear from some of you and what you and your family enjoy doing to celebrate!

In the meantime, hoping that everyone enjoys this season. Take the time to remember what the season is truly about. Remember to 'breathe' and enjoy the time for what it is meant to be!

GoDBlessings to all,