Know first who you are and then adorn yourself accordingly.--Epictetus--

Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year's Eve

I sit here feeling a bit sorry for myself as I have been sick in bed for the last four days,and I am unable to spend the next five days with my son as planned. *sigh* As with all things,this to shall pass and Nick and I will have some time together later this month.
It has been another difficult year and I have once again learned so much from it. The loss of my brother was big blow and I also lost a childhood friend. Sometimes,it is difficult to go on,but I try to remember all the good things and all the good times that have been had with all my loved ones. I am so very lucky to still have my son,along with my mother,sister,mil,sil,and dear friends who have been there for me. I hope that 2013 will bring good things for me and mine and I hope it does the same for all of you.

I wish the world for you all!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


I had a lovely Christmas with my family and friends. Although,we were not without some drama,because 20 minutes before people arrived,the hot water pipe under the bathroom sink decided to burst! We managed to shut off the hot water to that sink and then my son and I madly mopped up the huge mess. We were both relatively presentable when our guests arrived and the bathroom was spotless and usable. I guess it's just another Christmas story to add to our list. I received some lovely gifts and my favorite this year is my father's wrist watch. Mommy gave it to me and I was so happy to have something he wore on a daily basis. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry and Bright

I picked up the boy yesterday and he's here for two days. I wish it was longer,but I am grateful to have him with me for Christmas. I hope all of your Christmas wishes come true!
Nick,Tick,(the Christmas elf),and I,wish you a very merry holiday.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Magic

Working away on gifts,and will soon get some lemon curd and tamales made. The house has been decorated since Thanksgiving weekend,but mom keeps adding bits and pieces every few days.(lol)
This little fellow was set out today,after I had made him a holiday cap.
The tree keeps getting more and more ornaments! I am just has bad and made space in my small room for some decorations.

Saturday, December 15, 2012


I am so thankful to have had a sunny day! I'm SoCal girl,born and bred,and the seemingly endless rain was really driving be bonkers. So today while the glorious sun shone upon us,I opened all the doors a windows,let the chi's out to bask,and sat by my window and stitched.
The rain has obviously been good for the plants,and this rose bush is happily trying to cover my window. The hummingbird who is a regular visitor was too quick to snap a photo of,maybe I'll catch him tomorrow.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas is coming!

I can't believe that Christmas is less than two weeks away. I still have a few presents to work on,and there is lemon curd,cookies,and tamales to still make! I had a lovely visit last week with my friend Tammie and we exchanged gifts. I have get them photographed to show you because they are wonderful.
These are the yummy cupcakes we had on our outing,carrot cake for Tammie and red velvet for me.
I bought the cute,glittery mushroom on our visit,(Tammie got one too),I think it looks darling on my peace wreath.

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Just a quick reminder about the show this weekend.
I have some new paper feathers and these are wonderfully glittery!