Friday, December 25, 2009


Another year has passed
And we're all a little older.

Last summer felt hotter
And winter seems much colder.

I rack my brain for happy thoughts
To put down on my pad,

But lots of things that come to mind
Just make me kinda sad.

There was a time not long ago
When life was quite a blast.

Now I fully understand
About living in the past.

We used to go to friends homes,
Baseball games and lunches.

Now we go to therapy, to hospitals
And after-funeral brunches.

We used to have hangovers
From parties that were gay.

Now we suffer body aches
And sleep the night away.

We used to go out dining,
And couldn't get our fill.

Now we ask for doggie bags,
Come home and take a pill.

We used to travel often
To places near and far.

Now we get backaches
From riding in the car.

We used to go out shopping
For new clothes at the Mall.

But now we never bother....
All the sizes are too small.

That my friend is how life is,
And now my tale is told.

So enjoy each day and live it up....
Before you're too darn old!

Sunday, December 20, 2009


My good friend and her neighbor went in together and bought several boxes of groceries.   And the neighbor had two quilts, a sweat shirt, another shirt, two tobaggons, and one hand crocheted tobaggon  (from my friend) for the smallest child, a new toy for each child.  I have another on-line friend who is sending him a box.    He had information on a local church that was having a free dinner and presents for the children.  This was supposed to happen Saturday, but it came the snow storm and I think they had to cancel the dinner.  I'm sure it will be  sometime later.  The young man has been so appreciative and thankful for everything.  I think he is really trying.   He said he had an appointment in Jan to see if he could get on WIC.   Thanks to everyone who commented on the post.  My heart has been blessed!

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Thursday I went to a Silver Sneakers Christmas party.   That is the name of our exercise class.   The house where we went was magnificient.   It set on 100 acres and had anything and everything a person could ever want or need.  I could have put my house down in their swimming pool. It was a showcase house in all it's glory!  I came home feeling just a little deprived as I stepped into my house.  How does a person accumulate that much in a lifetime?    THEN on Friday, God slapped me square in the face.  Here is how.   We had an old car that hadn't run in two years and the back end was burned out of it.  (Remember when I caught it on fire, burning leaves?)  The A/C was frozen up and it didn't have a belt.  I thought it was beyond fixing.  We were asking 100.00 for it because it had some good usable parts. ( It's a Lincoln Town Car)  A young boy (25)  (HE LOOKED LIKE 16)  contact us and said he had borrowed 75.00 and would we let him have the car for that amount.   I told him yes.  Later, he showed up at my door and told me he had a little problem.  He had to spend some of the 75.00 to buy kerosene  for a heater inside his mobile home.  He said his wife had left him and their three boys.  He was laid off from his job.  He didn't have a car and 61.00 was every penny he had.  He was going to work on the car to see if he could get it running.  He didn't have on gloves or hat and a very thin jacket.  I found him some gloves and a toboggan..  It was 20 degrees outside.  After he had been working for about an hour I went out and ask him if he wanted to come inside to get warm.  He said he was O.K.  I then made him a cup of hot chocolate and took it to him.   Around lunch time I took him a bowl of chili beans and some bread.   I also took him the 61.00 dollars and told him...well, it's Christmas. I told him to take it and buy his boys something for Christmas or milk or a few things they needed.  He cried and I cried.  He said, "THE LORD WILL BLESS YOU."   Well, you know house didn't look so bad after that.   Going from somebody who has everything to somebody who has nothing really opened my eyes.  My house looked pretty good today and  I am more thankful today for my good warm house and all the food I need and for my health...and for a car to drive...And would you believe...he got the car running and drove it home.  He went to Advance Auto and bought a passed the AC/ somehow.  I signed the title over to him and you would have thought it was a 2010 Ferrari...if you could have seen his face.  Sometime God has a way to make us even more thankful.  Yesterday was one of those days for me!

Saturday, December 05, 2009


My Christmas cactus is blooming nicely.   Geraniumns are blooming in my window box....with the Christmas Wreath behind.  A first for me!Mrs Claus resting quietly on my front porch!Another view of my porch.
Oh Christmas tree with the sun shining through.  It looks  pretty at nighttime.   And a look at the snow in my yard this morning.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009


This is what has kept me busy for the last little while!  The frog hats are for Lisa's students in her class.  The theme in her room is frogs.   She has frogs everywhere...even several live ones!   I wish I could see their faces when they get their hat.  The red hat is mine.  The brown one is Lisa's.....and I'd better not tell who the rest of them belong to lest they see my blog!