Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year

Hope you have a year full of a rainbow of blessings:

Red: the excitement of new adventures
Orange: gardens of flowers and vegetables
Yellow:  the warmth of family and friends
Green:  good health
Blue: time spent on or near rivers, lakes , oceans
Indigo: peace and hope
Violet: fun creative activities

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and wishing you all a very good New Year.

Saturday, December 17, 2016


Years ago I did lots of Christmas baking. The kids helped, too.  I often bought a magazine that featured Christmas cookies and other goodies, and we would decide what yummy stuff we would make. The kitchen would turn into a disaster zone as we listened to Christmas music and made our masterpieces.  Some of the baking was used as gifts, the rest we enjoyed over the holidays.

Now the kids have all moved on, and my husband and I don't really need the extra calories of Christmas cookies so I have given up the Christmas bake-fest - except for shortbread.  It's such a simple cookie but, oh so, delicious. I will probably make some extra and tuck it into the freezer so I can have a little piece in the depth of winter when I need a treat.

For the first time since we've been married, we won't spend Christmas at home.  We are going to our daughter's home where everyone will get together.  This year we have three new additions - a new granddaughter, a new daughter -in-law, and a new significant other for our other son.

I'm looking forward to being a guest, instead of a host.  Just a little more wrapping to do and I'll be ready.   Right now I am listening to the podcast of the CBC sing-in that happened in Montreal last week.  Lovely music.

I hope you  have special moments over the holidays, and if it is a sad time this year, I hope you have happy memories of other years.

Sunday, December 11, 2016



The precepts of the Lord are right,
Giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant,
Giving light to the eyes.

Psalm 19:8  NIV

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

God's Marble

God's Marble

God's marble,
Emerald and sapphire,
Swirled with white,
Is flicked spinning
Towards a black hole.

Sunday, December 4, 2016


Love gives us a window into people's hearts.