Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Hoping my friends have a blessed, healthy, wealthy and

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Wow, Christmas went fast and our weather is strange.

Wow, Christmas went fast once it was upon us. Spent part fo the day with my daughter and grandkids, have alot of fun watching their faces light up, means more to me then alot of people know. My daughter surprised me with a few very special gifts, she knows what I like with out saying what I would like, esp since I rarely know what I might like to get, lol. Today I'm making my holiday meal, growing up, Thanksgiving meal and Christmas was the same thing and I love turkey, even though I can have it other times, means more during the holidays.

And after the past few weeks we have had so much snow, then today it reaches 50 degress and is raining and very very foggy, so alot is melting, now hopefully no major flooding to come. I will expect it to return to winter very soon and bring more snow. But at least we had a beautiful white Christmas.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Wishing all my friends a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!
Hope you gets lots of love and presents. :)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me.........

Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday dear meeeeeeeeeeee, Happy Birthday to me. :) Dec. 23rd is my special day and I wanted to share it with all my friends, so join in the fun where ever you are!!!

I do miss the birthday card that was left for me on my computer from my youngest daughter, she knew that was the first place I'd go in the mourning. Keeping the happy memories!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Did someone say SNOW!!

Well, we got more snow today which closed most of the city. We have had snow almost every other day last week and my area received 11 inches today. These pics are my front, driveway, and my poor little dog who is about buried in snow. Luckily my work closed too, after seeing all the white stuff when I woke up, I knew that there was NO way I was getting out of my driveway, it was up to my knees!! They didn't even plow our street til late about 6:00 pm.
And when the city plows clean the streets, it buries the end on my driveway again, so I have to dig out each time.

And we are expecting more snow this weekend, I love Wisconsin and snow, but this is ENOUGH already!!!

So, does anyone want some free snow?

Thursday, December 18, 2008

"Once Upon a Christmas" by Holly Jacobs

When her nephew announces he's going to find his father, Michelle Hamilton never deams the man's actually going to show up at her door. Daniel McLean has a legitimate claim if he is indeed Brandon's father and a paternity test will determine that. Danielle is thrilled to discover he might have a son, but Michelle's well ordered world may be turned upside down.

I enjoy reading about unconditional love especially when children are involved. Holly Jacobs brings genuine warmth and devotion through her characters and makes you want to be invited into their lives and watch them grow together as a family.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Paper Bag Christmas by Kevin Alan Milne

Dr. Christopher Ringle, a pediatric oncologist, is the last person
you'd expect to find moonlighting as Santa Claus at the mall on the day after Thanksgiving. He recruits nine year old Mo and his older brother as volunteers at a nearby children's hospital for the holiday season. They meet many children and learn alittle more about Christmas than they thought they would.

I found this to be very touching, sensitive and an inspirational story. You will not be able to hold back the tears of sorrow and genuine kindness.

The Paper Bag Christmas affected me so much on a personal level. My daughter Rachel was very sick and reading about some of the children brought up those memories, so I can empathize with them. This time of year is about opening up and inviting others into your hearts.

Monday, December 8, 2008

My 1st Blog Award, Thank you Joy! :)

Hugh thanks to Joy at Books and Life for nominating me for my very first award, the Kreativ Blogger award. WOOHOO!!!!!

The rules are:
Mention the blog that gave it to you.
Comment on her blog to let her know you have posted the award.
Share 6 values that are important to you.
Share 6 things you do not support.
Share the love with six other wonderful blogging friends.

6 values that are important to me:

6 things that I do not support:
Mean spirited people
Abuse of any kind
False people
Ill Willed

Now for my 6 friends to share this with:

Laurie's Laudanum


Yankee Romance Reviewers

Jane Austen Today

Book Binge

Simply Romance Reviews