March 21st, 2013
SO THEY TELL US SPRING IS HERE …. I AM THINKING THAT OLD GROUNDHOG GOT IT WAY WRONG … YOU HAVE THAT FEELING TOO? WHATS THAT OLD SAYING …IN LIKE A LION OUT LIKE A LAMB? COUPLE MORE WEEKS AND THAT LAMB MAY BE A LION TOO …
I SEEM TO REMEMBER A TIME LONG AGO … THAT IT SNOWED ON APRIL 8… THAT WAS MY WEDDING DAY .. WAS ALSO AN OMEN … STORY FOR ANOTHER DAY
LETS JUST HOPE THAT ISNT THE CASE THIS TIME AND THOSE BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS WILL BE POPPING THEIR HEADS OUT TOWARDS THE SUN AND OUR LOVELY WEATHER WILL GIVE US SOME SENSE OF PEACE AND RELIEF FROM THE COLD … I AM ITCHING TO GET MY GARDEN READY … AND GET SOME FRESH VEGETABLES TO EAT … THINKING FRIED GREEN TOMATOES …OKRA … CORN … AND SOME GOOD HEALTHY VEGGIES AND FRESH HERBS ..HEIRLOOM TOMATOES …FRESH LETTUCE …. EGGPLANT … ZUCCHINI FLOWERS AND ZUCCHINI … SAGE… THYME … ALL THAT GOOD MOUTH WATERING YUMMINESS …
SO KEEP THE FINGERS CROSSED … EASTER IS THE TIME FOR NEW BEGINNINGS …
LOOKING FOR THAT LAMB RIGHT NOW !
HUGS AND CIAO FOR NOW ! ~ JO
March 7th, 2013
Hi my friends … Welcome Home …
Power went out this morning at 8 am … came back on around 3 pm … it was so quiet and I sat and thought of things to do … so I dug out my embroidery … found my textile and sewing books … my book on making ribbon flowers and read through quite a bit of that … found some sewing projects to finish … dug up some of my beads for said sewing projects …. cut up material to make a rag pillow (after digging up my supplies to do that ie most of my things are still in boxes) … read a magazine … got my art supplies together to do some acrylic painting (figured I could melt some snow to clean off my brushes if need be) …. found my coleman stove and heated up a pot of lentil … leek and kale soup …. read some more … found candles for light … set up my radio … then I sat there looking out the window watching the snow and wondered how the pioneer women survived back in the day … when they were snowed in for months … with a wood burning stove and a fireplace … very little light and an outhouse ….and all I could think of was how much I admired them to survive through all that … what did they do daily without televisions and computers and cooking appliances that you cant use when the power goes out ?… how creative they must have been to while away the hours … when you think about it … they cooked on wood burning stoves … and they sewed with what they had … strips and patches of material from old worn out clothes… embroidery and darning …they read by candle light … they had fireplaces ….and good insulation ….. and big heavy quilts and fur wraps and fur boots to keep them warm … and than I thought … we have all this modern technology and supposedly all these things to make our lives easier … UNTIL the power goes out !!! hehehe so much for all that “smart” stuff … !!
HUGS AND CIAO FOR NOW ~ JO
December 24th, 2012
As I am getting ready to settle in for the evening … I want to say how thankful I am for my family and what I consider very dear friends … many who I have met on here …in blogland…. I am looking forward to good food … great company and lots of belly laughs tomorrow with my children … their friends and my extended family … with more to come on Wednesday … I raise my glass of good cheer to you all … MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! BUON NATALE !! May you find peace and happiness !!
HUGS AND CIAO FOR NOW ~ JO
December 14th, 2012
Prayers and tears for all the families affected by this senseless tragedy in Connecticut …. Lord please take them under your wing … My heart aches ~ JO
November 25th, 2012
Hi all … Welcome Home …. I cant believe that Christmas will be here in a few weeks … I love to get all caught up in the magic … it is such a wonderful time of the year … decorating … baking … shopping … It seems like yesterday was Halloween ….
Had a lovely small Thanksgiving dinner with family of the immediate and extended kind …and I am ready for the decorating to begin … wishing you all the fun and joy that the Holidays bring
Hugs and Ciao for now ~ JO