This is the view outside my front door this morning.
It certainly brightened my mood!
Sunrise and Sunset,
while we don't have fantastic, uninterrupted views of them,
I am thankful for the views that we have!
.And now on to the ramblings.
Anyone remember this post?
One short year ago.
Well this year ends a long standing tradition.
JWS is staying home for deer camp.
Those of you who know us,
it is only a nine year tradition
that you are alone for deer camp.
True, very true.
But you see,
I began a tradition of being alone
(well except for those child rearing years when you are NEVER alone)
for deer camp in 1978
in another life.
a long weekend off work
before the chaos of Christmas starts.
I loved it.
I cherished it!
How quickly it was gone!
I heard those words several ago,
"I don't think I am going to deer camp this year."
said JWS calmly.
Inner screaming, terror, disdain, shaking, trembling,
crying out in mourning as my vision of a lovely weekend
the end of an era,
I calmly said,
And so as the
Weekend That Never Was To Be
I am trying to remain positive.
I have my lists,
I have my projects,
I am chanting...
I love my husband,
I love my husband,
I love my husband....
I don't have to bring in firewood!
In an effort to make sense of this sewing room,
that has once again
got ahead of me....
I found the I Spy quilt.
I am determined to finish it this winter
before these kids all grow up and get too big for I Spy.
speaking of that dear JWS.
He brought this home for me the other day.
I am looking for three hot dip recipes to fill it for a party Saturday night.
I had "company" over last weekend.
It was quite the story of bear hunters that never showed up
missionaries that needed a place to stay,
long and way confusing,
through it all
I had an important lesson driven home once again.
God's plans are way better than mine,
I need to let him control the plans
and not me...
I don't think I will ever get it right,
but I keep trying.
This was a gift from Faith,
made by women in a village in
What a great gift!
I had a giveaway a couple of weeks ago
where the time went since the deadline,
I have no idea.
This morning I did the drawing