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

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


Christmas Eve arrived and much of the family arrived here on Magnolia Ave to celebrate with mom and I.
Mom was so happy to see the majority of her grand-children and great-grand-children!
Nick and some of the youngest cousins played around with mustaches. *giggles*
I was incredibly grateful to have my Christmas wish come true,..the boy made it home for the holiday.
I hope the your celebrations were and are equally joyful.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Working on Christmas

Oh my goodness,once again it seems that Christmas has sneaked up on me,we have only ten days left! Now of course life has been very busy and I have gotten quite a bit done.

There are plenty of flowers decorating the house.
 And the Nutcracker stands guard over the village ready to do battle with the Mouse King!
The tree is also up along with many other decorations.
I also finished my last show of the season and had a wonderful time with many friends and clients.

Now I am trying to finish making gifts,I am hoping to be done before the week is over because there is still the baking and tamale making to do. Wish me luck!

Monday, December 2, 2013


December already,can you believe it!? Life here on Magnolia Avenue is the same,sometimes busy and sometimes quiet. My son wasn't able to come home for Thanksgiving,so he spent a few days with me the week before. We did a bit of shopping,watched movies,and played music that each of us had saved for the other. I'm hoping he can come home for Christmas,I will be devastated if he can't. I had Thanksgiving dinner with my friends Nanc and Jo and it was fun,and quiet and just what I needed.
Yesterday Nanc and Jo picked me up and we went out to the farmers market and did some window shopping.
 I loved this red hat,but it was sadly out of my price range.
We met this young man near the market,he was writing free poems,you could make a donation,(to help him get his rent money together), if you liked your poem. Nanc asked him to write us a poem about friendship.

After that we headed over to Aladdin's Restaurant and had some wonderful food, falafel,hummus,pita bread,and a delicious roasted cauliflower dish. Later that evening I headed over to Nanette's house for a dinner party I had been invited to and ate another great meal with more friends. I'm so thankful for all the friends and family who are so good to me!