Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The road lined with gifts.

Christmas is just a few days away and I wonder what everyone is thinking?  Do they have love in their hearts, are they really happy about the holiday?  I can't tell by talking or how they look.  So maybe it's not important for me to know whats in their hearts, only mine.

Christmas is by far the best holiday for fun and love, Easter is still the most important. Working in retail is hard over the Christmas season, people are often unhappy, sad, and feel rushed to make the right choices for those on there list.  Forgetting about how they affect those who serve them. 

I always hope with every Merry Christmas greeting I give, after every sale that they get a gift not worthy of any price.  I hope when they walk away from me feeling they were given the true meaning of Christmas, sincerity.  That the road to Christmas is not just the present presented on Christmas morning, but the moments they spend being polite and kind to those around them.

I will continue to be cheerful and with them a Merry Christmas. What I get in return from many is a smile and a sincere Merry Christmas to you too.

We are lucky to love and be loved. 
Just a thought.

Friday, December 16, 2011

One year ago today.

What more can I say today, a week before Christmas, Austin came to us as a unwanted, unplanned, shelter dog, and now is a important part of our family.  I knew if we would adapt a new spirit, my spirit would again be whole.  I knew that a new spirit, that needed me and loved me would eat away at my loss, Timber. 

Austin has worked very hard at being the best puppy ever. With youthful excitement, his wonder of everything new, and his love for John had made this year the best.  I thank God for all that he gave me, the world that I call my home, and his giving of his son.  Wow, I am blessed.

Merry Christmas to all.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

What a fun gift.

The other day I received a package from my old bosses, or should I say my dear friends. It was truly an appropriate gift not only for the season but for other reasons.  But I digress...The picture you see is full . of Christmas cheer. This year we added lighting to the front of each self to highlight my manger
 The most important reason for the season.  Again I digress...

The gift I am talking about is what is on the television screen.  This DVD comes with a fierce campfire, with spitting sparks and the sounds of the loon in the distance.  Why this is so great, it's because I have acquired a fierce cold.  Sniffles, head feels like a brink.  So with hot brandy in hand and a good book this fire makes all the warm feeling of my Minnesota home come to life.  Thanks to Kristi and Joe, you always know how to make my day a little better.

Jesus is the reason for the season.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Where have I been?

Working in retail. That says it all, Christmas right around the corner and everyone in a festive mood. So my hours have been long, and needless to say, I have been tired. 

I wanted to show the last work done on the pergola this fall. The weather has changed with more rain and more overcast skies.  We are proud to say that we made our goal of finishing the pergola and planting the grape vines on the two front posts.  We are ready to sit back enjoy Christmas and plan for next spring. 

God Bless you all and take care while enjoying this very important holiday.  Jesus is still the reason for the season.