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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Another year comes to a close.  I can't say that I will miss this year much but some very wonderful things came out of it - like our third grandson - Camden.  He is such a delight and very adorable!

It's hard to believe that Jan 1, 2011 I started this blog.  Now 3 years have gone by.  Looking at my stats, it seems that I averaged a new post only twice a week.  I guess I need to do better in 2014.  I can try anyhow.

Meanwhile -


 Happy New Year !!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

I am going to attempt 3 different stitching SALs in 2014.

1.  TUSAL 2014 - I'e done this before and enjoyed it.  I missed doing it last year.  Here's the link


2. The 2014 Turtle Trot.   A way to work on WIPs.  About my speed.  Here's the link.

3.  The 2014 Smalls SAL.  I want to do more ornaments and gift type pieces this coming year so I thought this might help motivate and remind me.  Here's the link.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A little Christmas eve humor!  Hope you can enjoy it!



And on the serious side - please remember our soldiers far from home - they miss their families and we miss them.

Thank them for everything they do and especially the things they give up in order to protect us.






Merry CHristmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Some more Christmas humor.  Enjoy!





Saturday, December 21, 2013

Now for the Dog's side of the CHristmas Holiday.   Enjoy!



Friday, December 20, 2013

If only either of my cats would pose for me - ha ha!!  This little guy whoever he is, does look a lot like Max but I doubt Max would be so cooperative.

And in the spirit of cats, here's another little bit of Christmas humor.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sorry yesterday may have sounded grumpy.  But I power shopped yesterday and was tired.  One more gift to go and so hopefully after my volunteer time wrapping gifts for Project Patriot* is complete, I will get it and head home to do the decorating, more cleaning, baking, etc before everyone comes home next week.

Meanwhile enjoy today's funny - the upside of snow!
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*  DAR Project Patriot is the official Daughters of the American Revolution committee that supports America’s service personnel in current conflicts abroad. Project Patriot fund help the support of the wounded active duty military personnel at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in West Germany.
The Caroline Scott Harrison Chapter of the Daughter of the American Revolution has done the gift wrapping fundraiser at several Barnes & Noble location for the last several years.
In 2012, DAR sent 2,000  Phone cards for 120 minutes have been purchased by the National Society and sent, for distribution to troops to use in calling family from Afghanistan. For the Chaplain's Closet at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, DAR members' contributions have provided for 55 morale trips and lunch for a total of 715 Wounded Warriors, as well as needed shoes and clothing, valued at $1,500.  For the Clothes Closet at the Warrior Transitional Brigade at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, the National Society purchased and had shipped the following requested items: 300 pair of flip flops, 100 pair of men's workout shorts, 100 men's T-shirts, 100 packages of men's boxer briefs, 50 women's T-shirts, 50 pair of women’s workout shorts, and 50 pair of women's pajamas. For the Clothes Closet at the Wounded Warrior & Family Support Center at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, the National Society purchased and had shipped the following  items: 100 pair of men's workout shorts, 100 men's T-shirts, 100 packages of men's boxer briefs, 50 women's T-shirts, 50 pair of women's workout shorts, and 50 pair of women's pajamas.
We support our troops!

Monday, December 16, 2013

I thought we needed a little seasonal humor.  We got more snow this week then more this week-end.  It's not even Christmas yet, let alone January, and I'm ready for the snow to be done!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Bookish update

I keep a running tally of the books I read each year.  Each year I set a goal and try to be realistic.  Mu goal for this year was 80 books.  Yet secretly I want to beat last year's total (82 books, and 28,120 pages).  
In November of this year, I hit the 80 books mark and I also hit the 82 book mark but I didn't match the pages. 
As of Dec 11, 2013, I have read 86 books and a total (so far) of  28,557 pages for the year 2013.  And to think there are still 2 weeks or so left in the year.
I will admit, there were more opportunities to read this year (and no, my stitching did not suffer) that were very unexpected. and hopefully will not be repeated.

A year-end account will be published in January for those who are curious.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Today's photo top fits the day somewhat.  Our temps were in the 60's.  It promises to be warm tomorrow but with rain and by the week-end, snow.  Yes, that awful 4 letter word! 

Though I have bought new winter gloves in preparation for the cold season, I 'm just not mentally ready yet.