HO HO HOLLY WREATH
I should not have put snowflakes on my blog yesterday... meybe it was what prompted the huge snowfall we recieved yesterday afternoon? Unfortunately it was not nice dry, ski-ey fluffy kind of snow, it was the fat, wet, wet kind that created instant slush upon touch. Surrrrre was pretty though. I hear that the entire coast, right from California to Alaska is taking a beating and I am thinking about you today. I hope you are not getting outtages.
I baked some yummy cheese topped herbed biscuits for our annual Painters and Potters Pot Luck yesterday. They are quick and easy and of COURSE I put the bestest looking ones on a plate for my sweetie before I put the rest on the plate. Do you do that? Do you give your sweetie the best? I also wrote him a little love note to go along as its easy to neglect my loved one in all the rush of the season. The note told him that I was wrapping gifts - and I wish they were all for him, that I was baking goodies and I wish they were all for him and that I was going to enjoy the party - but I wish I could be spending the time with him! What will you do today to let your someone special that they are the 1'st on your list?
Its so easy to snap at each other when things get tight. We sometimes are more pleasant and polite to strangers than our spouses when the crunch comes. We bite our spouses head off then answer the phone in a sweet and loving manner in the next second. What gives? This is the time of the year, with the pressures, to work even more diligently to have harmony. I know it takes an investment of TIME - the very thing we have least of right now... but trust me, 1/2 hour out of your busy days to get your hearts and minds together can save days of grief and discord later on. Make sure you give 2x as much complimenting as critique... Cut your loved one a little slack and whenever you dole out some critique, do it in a relaxed way with your arms around each other or holding hands.
Love sees through a telescope,
not a microscope.
1 Corinthians 13:4-5 AMP
Love endures long and is patient and kind...
it takes no account of the evil done to it
(it pays no attention to a suffered wrong)
The potluck yesterday was a lot of fun. Its always a neat experience to be in a whole room of creative souls, intent on having a good time. We played some get-to-know-you type games and enjoyed a few little skits. We got to see Gramma (Sharon Leonard, our president) get run over by the reindeer, (she has a hoof stuck to her ear...) and an old geezer (Mina Battigan) pester her. You guys were pretty convincing... Thanks for all the effort you went through to provide this for us.
national medicare program
negative growth (economic recession)
new and improved
Instead of a joke today I want you to go find out what your 'Grinch Name' is. Miles and I are Woefulfrown and Scroogetroll Wickedpants... This link was given to me by Gina who got it from a forum at DST. You can get your Grinch name HERE
BARB'S HANDY TIP #154
Its OK to Say!
I heard about this organization yesterday while listening to the Moody Bible station. Its a great resource if you need help or have questions. They will even provide free legal help if you need it to defend your being able to "Say It"
Surveys show that 95% of Americans celebrate Christmas. Yet, due to political correctness, disinformation, and even the threat of lawsuits from the ACLU and its allies, religious expression at Christmastime is increasingly absent from the public square. Slowly, this holy day is being turned into a secular “solstice season.”
The Alliance Defense Fund works year-round to preserve and protect our religious liberties, including the right to…
...sing Christmas carols at school
...pass out candy canes to classmates
...call it “Christmas vacation”
...sponsor a nativity scene on public property
...say “Merry Christmas”
ADF wants all Americans to know the Truth—that they have the freedom to celebrate Christmas publicly, joyfully, and without fear—for generations to come! We are launching our annual national Christmas Project™ to spread the message, “Merry Christmas. It’s okay to say it.™” Will you join with us?