Saturday, December 29, 2007

Amost the New Year!

I guess we are all sitting and wondering where this past year has gone!!!!!
It seems when we are still in school you just wish time would go faster so that your older and now that we are older we wish it didn't go so fast!!!!

Hope everyone Christmas was fantastic!!!!
Mine sucked as it always does any more but I'm alive so that's what counts!!!!
Plus I look at it that there are more less forunate people & homeless with nothing so I count my blessings!!
I got a $100 gift card from my oldest son Derrick & his girlfriend Missy which I'll use for groceries & Jace told me that after he gets his Mustang on the road he'll get my corner enterainment center for me since my HUGE big one is falling apart & is hard as he-- to move!!!!

Alright everyone I have a HUGE favor to ask Nore of Nores' Niceities is trying to reach 25,000 hits for 2007 so lets all pitch in & help her reach that goal & let everyone know she has a AWESOME kit that she's offering right now the papers & a QP called "Snowy Purple" so go check her out!!!!!!!!!!

Here is another something my sister sent me & I thought it would be good to start off the New Year with something to think of

Take a potato and write on it a name of a person who has fallen from grace with you.
Do this for everyone who has raised your ire and never received your forgiveness.
When you've finished, gather all your potatoes together and place them in a sack.

Keep this sack next to you at all times:
Take it to work. Take it to lunch.
Take it everywhere you go.
And always have it with you at home.

How long would it take for you to grow tired of carrying this burden around?
How long would it take your potatoes to sprout into other things, fester and smell?
Wouldn't it be nice to be free from the weight, stench, and constant reminder of hurt, disappointment, heartache, and anger?

By hanging on to things that are unpleasant, we create more anguish for ourselves.
When you forgive someone, you free yourself from an oppressive load of negativity.
Forgiveness allows you to create peace in your life.

HAVE A SAFE & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Back again this time with photo's if I can get them uploaded!!!!!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Good Evening Everyone!!!!!!!!!

Finally found a little time to update!!!
Got my presents all done & just got to wrap them!!!
Finish making my cards last evening & printing them out this morning than this afternoon got them all folded now all I got to do is address them & mail them!!!!
Finished up Derrick & his girlfriend Missy's presents yesterday & only have a little to do to them!!!
Can't say more than that in case they read this LOL!!!!
And of course since my sister sent this to me it's the right time to share this!!!!!!

A Different Christmas Poem
The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.

Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.
The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.

My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.

The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear
Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know,
Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.

My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
And I crept to the door just to see who was near.
Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.

A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.

"What are you doing?" I asked without fear,
"Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!"

For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts..
To the window that danced with a warm fire's light
Then he sighed and he said "Its really all right,

I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night.
So that your family can sleep without fright.
It's my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times.

No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.
My Gramps died at 'Pearl on a day in December,"
Then he sighed, "That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers"

My dad stood his watch in the jungles of 'Nam',
And now it is my turn and so, here I am.
I've not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile.

Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue... an American flag.
I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house and my home.

I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.
I can carry the weight of killing another,
Or lay down my life with my sister and brother..

Who stand at the front against any and all,
To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall."
"So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright,
Your family is waiting and I'll be all right."

"But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
"Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you've done,
For being away from your wife and your son."
Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
"Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone,
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
For when we come home, either standing or dead,
To know you remember we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us."

PLEASE, Would you do me the kind favor of sending this to as many people as you can? Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is due to our U.S. Service men and women for our being able to celebrate these festivities.
Let's try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we owe.
Make people stop and think of our heroes, living and dead, who sacrificed themselves for us

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

I'm still here!

Sorry its been awhile just everyday life getting in the way!!!
Well this past Saturday night was the Christmas party for the Firefighter's & Board of Director's at the Firehouse and now I know why I was ORDERED TO BE THERE!!!
Anyway the guys made up a DVD on the History of the Fire Company with a Memorial at the end which had me crying with Don in it, But what was really nice they presented us with a copy of it & a little beautiful crystal helment that I'll be putting in with Don's flag & other things I have.

I've manage to get my tree down by myself out of the attic but I can not get the other stuff down myself becuase the boxes are to big r to heavy so my tree will have to surffice with what I got down here to use!!! Hopefully tomorrow I'll have it finish & will get pics of it!!!
It's a artifical white tree & will have all shades of purple on it!!!!!
I bought the tree 3 years ago but didn't put it up because of the the Min Pincher I had to get rid of this past spring & I swore come he-- or high water I was putting it up this year!!!!!!

Alright now I'm going to give you a couple of blogs to visit they are amazing people with FANTASTIC creations to share!!!!!! PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE A LITTLE THANK YOU IF YOU DOWNLOAD ANY OF THEIR CREATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sindiego's Scraps
xashee's corner
S.J. Wright Creations

Well I think thats it for now want to do some blog hopping
HUGS TO ALL TILL LATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!