Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Singing the "SO MUCH" blues :)

Sometimes you have "those kind of " days. You know the ones. Where
you take the kids to the dentist and while you're waiting you casually mention
that there might be "something wrong" with one of your own teeth,
so they decide to take an x-ray...and it's NOT good news. It's the "You'll be
coming back for at least two more visits" kind of news. 

And of course you have an abnormal fear of sitting in the dental chair yourself
because you've spent "SO MUCH TIME" in that chair already in your life,
so now it's a "wondering if the time will come when they'll want to rip 
all the teeth out of your head, because you feel like you've been 
chewing on borrowed time already".... kind of day.

So you go home and decide to take some photos of the decorating
you've been doing to take your mind off of your fears, 
but for some reason your camera doesn't want to cooperate with you,
(maybe because it's been dropped a zillion times by the twins 
while making silly videos) 
so you borrow your daughter's camera, and you realize
that her's is "SO MUCH CLEARER" than yours, but you still can't seem 
to get the photos right, because you can't find your glasses and you
need them to see the photos. So now it's an "Oh no, does this mean cataract surgery
is in your future too?" kind of day

But then something unexpected happens! 
You realize that the jeans you put on belong to your teenage daughter, 
and now you feel "SO MUCH BETTER".
Suddenly it's an "all is right in your world" kind of day!!
(and your motivation to keep those extra pounds off just became crystal clear)

Yep, I have those kind of days too....
Aren't they wonderful? :)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Treat time :)

Breads and cakes, cookies and sweets,
time to start baking those Christmas treats :)

I've lost 15 pounds over the past 4 months,
(exercise and eating right really does work)
now the trick will be to keep it off during the coming month.
Wish me luck ;)
  I'm so glad I have lots of others around here to help gobble up the goodies
Have a wonderful weekend dear friends.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

♥ give thanks ♥

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! 
I hope you make wonderful memories with those you love, 
and fill your tummies with lots of delicious food :)
Enjoy your day ♥

Monday, November 21, 2011

A Blue and White Christmas

This is the inspiration for Christmas this year...
 *via Pinterest
the colors I love :)
It reminds me of this...

Last year I decorated in mostly red and white,

But this year, I'm thinking a little blue and white (and silver) might be nice,
They even have gift wrap with a nautical theme,
with a little silver ornament it looks so Christmas-like :)
Isn't this lovely?
Of course, I want to make some of these :)
And this simple homemade wreath is just beautiful,
I'm loving this color scheme for Christmas :)
What colors are you going to decorate with this year?
I wish you all a Wonderful Thanksgiving,
enjoying it with those you love
Our family has so much to be thankful for :)
* asterisk photos via Pinterest *

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Thankful Season

Crisp Air + Fading Blooms = Autumn Joy :)
It truly is the "Thankful" Season.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

♥ Tea, Marshmallow Cookies, and Memories ♥

Cold weather has come to the desert, so my morning glass of iced tea 
is now a cup of hot tea. 

You might notice the little tea bag that says "Good Earth" tea. 
I'm sure there are plenty of you that enjoy this sweet treat,
but it means a little more to me than just a delicious cup of tea.

You see, it was nearly 28 years ago that I first met my hubby 
at "The Good Earth", a health food restaurant, popular in the 80's.
Yes, he was a cook and I was a waitress.
We were meant to be together, don't you think?
This was the tea that we served there.

Most of these restaurants were later changed over to "The Olive Garden"
(a completely different type of restaurant, but also a tasty favorite of ours), 
however, the delicious "Good Earth" tea is still sold.
It's a sentimental favorite around here :)
The aroma is *heavenly*. It always reminds me of when we were dating.

It tastes delicious with Marshmallow Coconut Cookies too :)

Have a blessed weekend!

An Update on Jordan:
Thank you all for your thoughtful comments for Jordan in my last post. 
They discovered that he had some type of infection (perhaps a fungus) 
so he had another surgery on Nov. 5th to take tissue and bone samples 
and put in antibiotic beads.
He's going into surgery again tomorrow. They will put a rod
coated with antibiotics into his femur bone. Then, in about 
8 weeks they will be taking the rod out. Hopefully that
will be his last surgery. He's been in quite a bit of pain, 
so please continue to keep him in your prayers.

Veterans Day has a more personal meaning to our family this year.
Thank you to all of those who have made freedom possible,
and thank you especially, Jordan.
We love you ♥