Saturday, February 25, 2012

Treasures from Heaven

Yesterday I had the most delightful day. My girls (daughter and granddaughters) met me in Houlton, which is an hour from my home and an hour and a half drive for them. We had lunch at the Shamrock cafe, then put Lily in the stroller and visited a few stores. It was a nearly springlike day. We laughed and shopped and shared until the time flew away.

Today I awoke to a near blizzard scene. Winter's back. The girls are curled up nearly over 150 miles away in their cozy home and I am here, listening to the wind howl.

I have been memorizing a few verses this week. One is Psalm 31:19.
"How great is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you..."

I texted Ken this morning and told her that God opened His heavenly treasure chest and gave me yesterday. :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Case of Too Early Spring Fever

I have been restless this week. I'm tired yet I don't want to accomplish nothing.

 Yesterday I dove into Project Life only to tear apart what I already did. I was tired after a workout and a massage, and should have rested.
Today I have worked around the house, put a roast and potatoes, carrots, turnips in the crockpot. I checked out Pinterest and sorted through old patterns.

My kitchen needs an overhaul and I see so much to be done. I did clean out a couple drawers in dire need.

 Think I have a good case of spring fever!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Helping a Friend

I am starting out my week by helping Vicki learn to make a tie blanket.

Over tuna sandwiches, I gave her a short tutorial on how to use ITunes. We loaded some good podcasts and she bought an album.

Vicki left with a big smile on her face, ready to go home and tack the blanket for her granddaughter.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Keep It In Perspective

I have been in a blogging dry spell lately. Stick with me followers for it won't last.

Stevie Wonder is singing background to my typing at this moment. Actually he is singing at Whitney's funeral. Kevin Costner was giving an emotional tribute when I turned it on. Her real bodyguard told of the Bible she carried with her wherever she traveled until it became ragged.
Often we look at the outward appearance and make snap judgements, but God looks at the heart. And He looks with Love.

I once heard a pastor say, "Ask God to help you to see from His perspective. Stand on His front porch with Him and see things from that angle."
That has stuck with me. Lord, I want to stand beside you, feeling your arm brush against mine, letting your goodness and love sink into my every pore. When I step from this porch, let me remember to stop and see those around me beyond the worldly view.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Craft Day

Mom & Jo - Two Heads Better Than One

Linda Crocheting a Baby Afghan

Melissa Crosstitch

I Am Not Getting a Lot Accomplished

Marilyn Going Through Paper For Scrapbook
Last week I held a small craft group in my kitchen. Mom had asked if we could get together to scrapbook. Three of us scrapped, one crocheted, one crosstitched and Jo enjoyed the fellowship.

I moved my rocker into the kitchen for Jo whose health has been poor over the last year. She is a scrapbooker and makes great dishcloths, but mostly enjoyed being there. She even had a little nap after lunch.

I didn't get much done because I spent most of my time helping Mom.

Marilyn brought two soups and I had a soup, fruit, crackers and cheese and desserts. We had so much food that each woman took home a goodie bag.

There was talk of making this a once a month gathering. We'll see.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Weekend, Wind, and Whitney

I have been too busy to blog this weekend. We left home on Friday to travel to my brother's home
five hours away. Hubby, my two sons and I spent Saturday moving him into a new apartment, more suited to his disabilities.
I could barely stay awake after supper but got my second wind so I could watch Reel Steel with the family. I loved that movie. Surprisingly touching.

After the movie, my daughter-in-law and I were on our iPads and I was checking Twitter when I saw the news of Whitney Houston's death. My heart was grieved, not from the loss of a talent so huge, but all the loss in her life through disappointments, relationships and addiction. I have prayed for her through the years as I am sure have many fans. Perhaps that is why she connected to hearts across the globe. She had a vulnerability about her encased in strength that emerged when that incredible voice rang out. She will be missed.

We are traveling north right now, being blown around by fierce winds. Please forgive any typos. Looking forward to settling into home tonight and watching the Grammys.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Project Life 2012 Album

I have spent a good part of my afternoon printing pictures for my album and enjoying reliving the moments. I know I am repeating myself but honestly, I love this Project Life way of preserving my photos. I could have just placed the photos and cards in the pages and it would have been enough, but today I wanted to do more.

I simply enjoy Piknik. If you look closely you can see a few photos where I added a retro look. I will miss this program come April when it closes.

What a joy my granddaughter is and I will have these memories of her special day forever!

Thank you Project Life.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Happiness Is

One rocker+ one baby Lily and her blankie = one happy Mammy.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Uganda, Project Life, & Unexpected Surprises

I love Saturdays.

This one started about 3:00a.m. when I awoke from a dream about a woman in a yellow dress with a yellow and white scarf on her head. I had been dreaming about Uganda. Somalia may have been mentioned too. I woke up praying for women and children in Uganda. Now I need to check out my globe and see where that is. Been on my mind all day.

A quiet morning with my tea and Bible.

A nice surprise lunch with my son-in-law John and  baby Lily. They are headed here in a few minutes for the night. A chicken soup and biscuits are all ready and waiting. My hubby's famous clam dip, too.

I have been working on my Project Life album the last couple of hours. Oh, how I love it! Monday, I am having some gals in for scrappin' for the first time in ages, so I should have plenty to post about.

That's my Saturday so far. Blessings :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Spring Picnik Cancelled, Looking for Ideas

I am bummed.

I just upgraded my Picnik photo program a couple of weeks ago, only to find out they are cancelling the service in the spring. I love it because it works with Picasa which is how I store my photos. And it is EASY!

Now what? Any suggestions? I hear Adobe is complicated and my life is all about simplicity these days and enjoying my scrapbooking, not frustration.

I am open to all ideas tho. Do you use Adobe? Looking for suggestions.