Sunday, January 31, 2010

Did I do this?

As I watched the snow fall, I started to think of the great sandals I just bought. Oh how cute, than I looked at my feet with my big slippers and realized no feet were to be seen. Then it hit me....did my buying the sandals do this?
In Minnesota, I new the risk of hurrying the season by planting too early, buying a strapless t-shirt or putting the lawn furniture out. It never failed that it got colder. So, if it was me, I hope you don't hold me responsible. Giggle.

Happy Sunday in God's country.


Southern Comfort

This picture says it all.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Ex-Minnesotan Laughes

This morning we got up, looked out of the window, and laughed. Yes laughed. Moving from Minnesota, was our attempt to reach warmer weather, where a light jacket or hoodie would be the call for the morning. Living in South Carolina, has made this move come to life. However, today is one of those days that only bring humor to both of us.

When the coldest day yet, is 31 degrees, the snow and ice is something we faced everyday in the north. This is worth a smile. To you that live in the south, you probably didn't laugh, when you see this kind of weather. And I'm sorry for those who have to travel in this today.

I just wanted to share it with family and you friends in Bloggerville. Have a great day. For me today is a great day to design Valentines day cards.

God Bless those who travel through my little blog today.


Saturday, January 23, 2010

I'm humble and honored.

Today in the mail I received the most wonderful card. It was a thank you card from Cordaye and Wolfgang. I wanted to share it with you. I hear that Mom helped, Cordaye put most of the hand labor in it. The thing that made my heart warm, once again, was that Cordaye wanted to have Wolfgang sign it also. So darn cute. Hope you enjoy the pictures.

God Bless those who travel through.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sometimes you just got too....

Timber and I often eat out of plastic ware when feeling stress. Last week Timber at 13 has a minor stroke. I almost saw stars. I know she is just a dog to many but to me she is a friend. She often makes me laugh and usually demands time when I am busy, but she is mine. I am responsible for her and truly love her.

As days went on, she started to recover from a weak hind quarters, and not able to grab her little food bits. But as the days went on she returned to eating all of the food in her bowls. But over the first few days, we hand feed her broth and fried eggs. So while John was golfing Timber and I finished off the gravy from a great evening meal. I got the big pieces and she got just a little fattening gravy. Life was good for both of us.

Fears are only as bad as one makes them. I told God that if it was time I would let go. He saw fit to give me more time. Thanks to St. Francis for looking after her.

God Bless all those who travel here.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Valentines Day is a comming.

I think I mentioned that I decided that I miss designing the cards on the holiday. So, I decided to design for the next years sales around the holiday instead of doing Valentine cards in December for the February holiday. So here is my first 2011 Valentine card. I think it will be fun to design without pressure. However, I seem to work great under pressure. Giggle.

I hope you enjoy the card. I think it's so very different. I am trying to get away from just red hearts on white paper. What do you think, should I do more that look different or do you prefer the red, white and black look?

I need to take new pictures but wanted to share the card with you.

God bless those in Haiti and all of you.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

This felt so good.

This last week I made a decision to stop talking about expanding my card sale and doing something about it. I new that the fear of approaching store owners was the weak link in my success. Marketing to small gift stores was definitely important. The few store I have my cards in are showing me my cards have value.

I want to make it work, but the fear was huge. I called Dobsons with a request to see them about my cards. The owner was not sure she would carry them. But I felt that I presented myself over the phone with strength of conviction. Was this enough, I got an appointment for a week later, being yesterday.

I ask if she wanted a sample of the cards and a price list before we met. She said yes. This was such a great start and the effort was successful. Now I had to wait for a meeting with her a week later. I told myself that I had presented myself well over the phone and now I prayed to do the same when I saw her.

To keep this short, she said my cards were really lovely and she would love to sell them. I wanted to hug her but decided that would have to wait. Mostly because she just might think I am crazy.

I wanted to share this with all that read my little blog. If you fear you fail. If you try, you may just be surprised that you can succeed. This in my mind was success. Thanks to God, I told him I knew he was putting this challenge in front of me. I hope him proud.

God Bless those who spend time in this little world of mine


Saturday, January 9, 2010

Two smiles warm my heart.

I have been graced with wonderful people to support and just be my friend. Though out the years I have been blessed. But when two little souls entered my life and I found them so heart warming, it made me want to show everyone the faces that warm my heart. This is Wolfgang and Cordaye, when I first met them through their mother, and my dear friend, I was so taken by their personality.

Just before Christmas I was sent a picture of Cordaye being in a band, and a picture of Wolfgang with a huge fish, yes huge. I decided that I would make them each a Christmas card to tell them that Santa was surely proud of them. The mom was kind enough to take a picture of them holding the cards.

Cordaye is like her mom, so very talented and creative. Wolfgang has his fathers strength and loving smile. Please post pictures of your heart warming children you have met on your blogs to let them know how special.

But for today, Cordaye and Wolfgang warm my heart. And am blessed to know them. Love you guys.


Sunday, January 3, 2010

A Pickle for your thoughts...

I bet that peaked your interest? What makes this interesting is that we knew when we moved east that things would be different. Temperatures, seasons, people, but what we failed to imagine was that pickles would be one of them.
I came from a farming family and we canned and ate everything we produced. Pickles and jelly were on the table for every meal. We fell in love with homemade dill pickles and could eat as many as we wanted. Well, you know what I mean.

When we started to buy pickles the favorite of my Mom and Dad was Gedney dill pickles. As I purchased my own pickles they became Gedney Baby Dill Pickles. Not kosher, quartered, or big would due.

The first time we went to replenish our supply we were shocked. There in the grocery isle was a small almost unwanted section for pickles. Kosher dill, and sweet pickles graced the selves. We did our best at trying to find our favorite but there was none.

So, here it is, the two quart, six pack we brought with us from Minnesota. Unlike other things pickles are my comfort food from home. And replacing it with less will not work.

Just my thoughts on this Sunday afternoon.

Friday, January 1, 2010

A Christmas Failure

Glitter is only glitter if the meaning is lost. I know I'm late writing about Christmas, however, it's never to late to confess to a mistake. Christmas is my favorite holiday for love and fun. Birthday parties are that way. I view Christmas decorations as party favors and the light that comes from birthday candles.

You are probably saying where is the mistake, the mistake came with ease. We were invited to a house that we had never been before, with people that we had just met. Deciding to take sweets, the first thing that came to mind was birthday cake, with happy birthday Jesus on it. But what happened next really disappointed me. I didn't know how they would take it and backed down. I failed the simplest test. However, Jesus just smiled because I told him I was sorry.

I will never do that again. I decided that Jesus was more important than to consider the feelings of people I didn't even know. To top it off, I didn't stand proud of my belief.

I say, lesson learned. And may God Bless those who travel through my little world.