Saturday, November 29, 2008
My heart is full today. At 2:00 we had a funeral service for a dear friend, Lori Schmidt. In just a couple of weeks, December 20th, she would have turned 89 years old. I became close to her after we moved here and I was assigned to be her Visiting Teacher. When the routes were changed and I was assigned new sisters to visit I still kept visiting Lori. I found that our age difference had no barrier. We would joke all the time that our spirits were the same age. She led a fascinating life and overcame many obstacles. We went shopping, out to lunch, and visited in each other's homes. We are both avid animal lovers and enjoyed sharing our pet stories. We laughed and cried over the experiences and trials this earthly life brings. She has touched my heart and I feel blessed to have had her as a friend. Revelations 21: 1-4
1) And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2) And I John saw the holy city, a new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3) And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4) And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Marci and Mike took the girls home for their nap and we went to an afternoon flick. We saw Australia . It's based on a true story. I thought it was interesting and great entertainment.
Of course, in the evening we had to continue with our ritual of playing "Scum". We got together at Marci & Mike's place, ate pie, visited and then were all slaughtered by Scott at Scum. We've been playing it forever. Now they acutally have a geniune game of it! It looks similar to the one we play, but we just use regular cards.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
- Today and every Thursday is your day to say and feel "Thank you" in as many ways as you can.
- Write a list of all the people and events you want to give thanks for.
- Return thanks today to those who have done things for you.
- As you walk say "Thank you" in your mind with each step you take.
- As you drive, make each time you stop your cue to say "Thank you."
- At various times in the day, think and feel "Thank you" inside you seven times in a row.
- Look for every opportunity to say "Thank you" to other people, and say it with so much meaning that the person looks right at you.
- Thank your way through every Thursday, and make "Thank you" your predominant thought, feeling, and words of the day
- "Thank you" - two words, inconceivable potential power, and all they need is you to put the power into them by expressing them.
I'm thankful for this day that I get to spend with "part" of my family and I'm looking forward to having the whole gang together at Christmas! We're not having our traditional feast this year. Today I'm thankful that we are going somewhere to eat and I don't have to cook or clean!
What are you thankful for today?
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Just something to think about this week of "Thanksgiving"
Monday, November 24, 2008
My Mark has his mother's maiden name for his middle name so we decided to name our Mark that way. He got the nick name Mack when he was about 7.
Afterwards we drove over to see the Administration Building and Mack's new office.
Tuesday morning was The Big Day. It was so wonderful to be there with so many of Mack's other biggest fans.
(It was really hard to get pictures that morning. The lighting was very low. Thanks Cheryl!)
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I've done this for teachers too and they always love it.
When you go to Williams - Sonoma next time, buy some Individual Butter Dishes. I didn't see them on their website but they usually have them in their stores. I did find them online at Crate and Barrel and these were less expensive (unless you have to order them online and pay the shipping). Once I even spotted them at Target! I just try to get some when I see them, so I always have one on hand.
Put a miniature cupcake inside and WaaaLaaa ... the cutest little Birthday Cake ever!
This one is going to a sweet friend today. Now "you can have your cake and eat it too"!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
It was the Veteran, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press.
It was the Veteran, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It was the Veteran, not the lawyer,who has given us the right to fair trial.
It was the Veteran, not the campus organizer,who has given us freedom to demonstrate.
It is the Veteran, who salutes the flag, who served under the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protestor to burn the flag.
Written by Father Denis Edward O'Brien, USMC
All Gave Some - Some Gave All
America Wants You
Mack - Mark Miner Military Blog
Please take time today to say Thank You!
Monday, November 10, 2008
I finished sewing the appliques on the "owl t-shirts". It really is fun! I did most of the owls with the machine. I embroidered black X's on their eyes and embellished the flowers with embroidery stitches, buttons and beads.
Sorry about these pictures. I took them in the afternoon. I didn't realized they were covered in shadows, and I've already give the shirts to Marci. She takes great pictures. She'll either send me some or put them on her blog.
I'm going to start selling embellished bloomers in my new ETSY store, so I decided to make the first addition "Rick Rack Bloomers" for Ella and Addie. I have some really fun ideas for cute bloomers!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
This recipe will make about 16 blessing mix gift bags of about one-third cup each.
2 cups Bugles brand corn snacks
2 cups small pretzels
1 cup candy corn
1 cup dried fruit bits or raisins
1 cup peanuts or sunflower seeds
1 cup M&Ms brand chocolate candy
16 Hershey's brand chocolate kisses
In a large bowl, gently mix all ingredients except Hershey's Kisses.
Makes 16 Blessing Mix gift bags
The Idea Door
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008
When I was tiny my dad called me his "sweetie pie" and I repeated, "I'm daddy's Wheetie Pie". To this day, I still sign my notes and cards ~Love, Wheetie Pie.
My dad has many talents and attributes. I admire his strength, integrity and compassion just to name a few. He always made me feel safe when I was a child and he knew the answer to EVERYTHING. I'm still learning from him even today just by the life he leads.
Now, on to the Owls. Remember the skirts I made recently for my little granddaughters? I had appliqued little t-shirts with birds and witches hats on them for Halloween.
I wanted to make the girls another top that would match their skirts. I love the black fabric
with the owls on it and I had enough left to cut out some of the pieces to applique.
Today I ironed the fabric appliques on the shirts and tomorrow I'm going to sew them on (part by machine and part by hand) and embellish them with beads and buttons ( my favorite part).
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Snippet & Ink
You can also make a flat card with a border by using double-sided tape to affix the place-card design to a piece of card stock 1/4 inch larger than the place card. You can punch a hole in it and use twine to tie it to a napkin, or simply tuck it into the napkin.
Horn of Plenty