Sunday, November 27, 2011
My Christmas decorating is finished. I redid my mantle, but haven't had time to take pictures. I will. I have enjoyed looking at all the blogs, FB, and forums showing their homes decorated. My some of these people can decorate.lol I just drool when I look at their pictures.
One of my favorite decorating tools is Christmas books. I love displaying them. This started when my children were little and has carried over with my grandchildren.My granddaughter Lindsay always loved the book, The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree, by Gloria Houston and illustrated by Barbara Cooney.It is beautiful. She loved the horse, Old Piedy., as well as Ruthie. I recommend it. Another of my favorites of course is the Polar Express,by Chris Van Allsburg.
You can't have too many Night Before Christmas books, because the illustrations are beautiful. Every illustrator does them differently.
Next post I have a couple more of our favorites to share. I just love Christmas and everything that goes along with it. Today the candle of Hope was lit at church and it is just a beautiful beginning.
Last post I showed you outside looking in my window. I took this looking in my storm door.
Another picture or two. This is my favorite Nativity.
This is a busy week for me. I host two of my groups I belong to. One tomorrow night and one on Thursday. I am looking forward to both of these events. But Wednesday is a very important day. Andrew is coming to make Christmas cookies. I don't know who is more excited, he or I.lol I do know I'll be sweeping sprinkles for days to come! I will have to show you pictures, as he will be cutting them out and icing them.
Well we have started the month before Christmas. What fun!
I am so happy you came Through My Back Door today, where life is good.
PS: If you will, please continue to pray for Amanda as she goes to the oncologist Tuesday to set up her treatments. Could you say a prayer for my friend Carol too? That her bone scan will be good tomorrow.
Monday, November 21, 2011
My inside decorations are done, except for some more fresh greenery. This is the first year I won't be doing a cookie swap in years.My friend Carol who has been a part of it since the beginning is finishing chemo, and we are waiting until next year. We didn't make our gingerbread or applesauce ornaments this year either. We have done that together for years. Fortunately we have enough left to use this year. We will get together and decorate her house soon. You have visited her home via my blog many times.It is the best.
I have never taken a picture of the outside looking in, until Kathleen Trout asked us to on the Pantry. Here is mine. I liked doing that.
Another bit of Christmas here.
My grandson Curt is getting married in July next year. Her name is Lindsey and she is from Missouri. Well Lindsey has started her own blog,Long Distance Love.
If you get a chance visit it. She is a delight and we love her already. Her sister has a blog too. We laugh about this,(the fact we are all bloggers) and I love having another blogger in the family. Curt just shakes his head and says, "I have a hep Grandma!"Here is Whitneys.Keeping Up With The Bandermann's
It is their journal with their new daughter. Anyway I thought you might enjoy them.
Well again Happy Thanksgiving to each of you. One more thankful. I am thankful for each and everyone of you who read my humble blog. I can't believe I am so blessed, when you leave a comment. Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for coming Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS This Thanksgiving will you join me in being thankful for those we have and not dwell on those we have lost.? I am so going to concentrate on doing that
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
I always wanted a fireplace to decorate. This year I have one and just can't get it the way I want it. Here is what it looks like now.
PS: Enjoy these gloomy days by spending them with someone you love. It makes them so much brighter, in the gloom.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
PS because of all the prayers offered for Amanda, the oncologist told us we weren't fighting the beast, they originally thought we were. God is good. I will keep you posted, but please continue your prayers as her chemo starts soon.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
I want to share some other things with you. I had a nice surprise last week. (Had a not so nice one too), but I was at the Hen on Saturday and lo and behold, Patty Sumner, My Mountain Blessings, came in shopping! She is so cute and so nice. Her sister Sue was with her and she was a delight. What is it with bloggers? When you meet a fellow blogger it is like meeting an old friend. That is the way I felt with Patty. She had come from Kentucky to shop at the open house. I know we will meet again. I didn't have my camera, so no pictures. Go over and read her blog. I also met Angela, from Through Nanas Window.She had come up from Georgia. She was a triple delight, because it was her, Holly,her daughter, and Darbee Rae, her beautiful granddaughter.Darbee Rae had to have her own shopping basket and she won a door prize.She is a 4 year old prim lover! What a fun time that was. Again, no camera, but she had hers so visit her blog later to see pics. Again it was instant friendship. I have been blessed with meeting so many bloggers and I don't know why. But I am truly thankful for the opportunity. Here is a couple of Christmas pictures from the Hen.
I also had another nice surprise yesterday. Marchel, the Bama Planter,blogspot.com, sent me some egg gourds. I love them! They are so nice. I have never had any before and I can't tell you how excited I am to have them. I put them in the old egg basket Curtis' great grandmother, made of willow.
Before Amanda was diagnosed I had begun to decorate a bit for Christmas. I just love Christmas and can't get enough of it. This is one little corner. I am ready to cut some greenery and get it going.
Gifts from blogging friends. Sue,Prim Sue's Heart and Home, gave me the dish towel. Angela, Through Nana's Window, gave me the candle. When I see them I feel so fortunate and blessed.
ps: For my not so nice surprise. Last Friday night while Amanda was having surgery, somebody decided to burglarize my home. Dasko was there, but think maybe he was tasered, or hit when the door facing fell. They only took all of my good jewelry. Remember the necklace that "grabbed"me? It is gone too. Oh well. Would you do me a favor? Would you pray for them too?