Sunday, December 28, 2008


Trusting everyone had a very MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Ours was not traditional....For once we were the quests and not the host. None of our children could make it home for Christmas so we decided to head south and warm up. Instead of the gray colder weather we had been having we had lots of sunshine and about 80 degrees. We went to see some friends that had moved back down to St. James Island, we had never been there and they ask us to come so we packed the summer clothes and headed south. There was no snow, no ham or turkey, just plenty of sunshine and seafood....... it is good to break tradition once in awhile. Looking forward to a NEW YEAR and trusting God that it will be a good one.

We just received some great pictures from our daughter in Illinois, taken when we went up in Oct. for a visit. This is a four generation picture, myself, daughter, grand daughter, and her two beautiful children. She has been blessed with a girl and boy, nothing like having GREAT grandchildren to help you count your blessings.

Hope everyone has a safe and HAPPY NEW YEAR. We are staying home and will probably not stay up till the ball drops in New York, what about you, do you have New Year traditions to keep ?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Mean ole Mr. Cold caught me...

They say a picture is worth a thousand words....I sure hope that is true as I do not have that much to say. I have managed to catch a bad cold. My nose will not stop running, and I 'm coughing my head off......

Honey and I went to our church Christmas party Saturday, had a great time, lots of good food, singing, and then we played that gift exchange thing where you can take someone else's gift when it is your turn. It's not all about the "gift" as much as it is the fun of the game. We ended up with the country candle and the Hershey kiss candy dish which is really a fondue pot.

The camellia in the background is the first one of the year, we have two bushes and they are beautiful when they are all in bloom.

I felt very tired when we got home and thought I might be coming down with something and sure enough Sunday morning I knew but I teach a class of ten year olds and I did not want to miss so I made myself go and by the time I got home from church all I wanted to do was go to bed.

I spent some quiet time on the porch and could not resist taking this picture of the tree tops and the pink sky.

Don't forget to pray for our troops and for PEACE
We should never take for granted all of the blessings that we enjoy as Americans, the price that so many pay so we can live in a free country.
Can you believe only 10 days until Christmas ?

Monday, December 1, 2008

Turkey Thursday but FISH on Friday

You could not ask for a more perfect day ! WHERE ELSE BUT PARADISE----The Florida Keys.
After a long day in the kitchen, cooking and then cleaning up
turkey,turkey, about some FISH? We decided to go south for Thanksgiving, it has been COLD in north Fl. so we went south to warm up. Left home early Wednesday and was making great time, after seven hours on the road we were ten miles from our daughters house when we got held up behind a bad wreck, sat there for way over an hour.It was a beautiful sunny day and we had ocean on both sides of the road but it is hard to enjoy when you know someone is in a bad situation just ahead of you. We later found out a man died. One of the hazards of living in the Keys.
On a lighter note, the weather on Friday could not have been any better. Our son-in-law took us out in the bay fishing. We anchored up in three different spots and caught fish in every one. Yellow tails were everywhere---also snappers and some small groupers that we had to throw back, I cried as they were set free as I knew how good they would have tasted. Oh well maybe next time they will be big enough to keep. We were very happy with our catch, and yes we had fish for dinner last night. We had a wonderful time, it was good to get away, but after four nights our bed sure did feel good. Hope everyone had a BLESSED and HAPPY THANKSGIVING