Saturday, November 29, 2014
I used to love lighting candles (BC- before Children). In fact when we had people over I used to make sure I had candles lit in almost every room in the house. My Father-in law would go around blowing them out because he thought we were going to burn the house down!
Anyhoo, Recently I started to buy them again and I came across this video on how decorative candles are made. I find it fascinating and rather artistic....so please enjoy.
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Wasn't that just awesome?! Now this year it's our turn to host for Christmas...hey wanna make a bet on how many candles my Father-in-law will blow out before I catch him red handed?
Have a sweet weekend!
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Feeling kind of blah lately.
It could be the cooler weather.
It could be the anticipation of a stressful situations on the horizon.
I have never been a big sharer of woes.
except when I write of course.
There in those blank pages I write about everything that worries me, saddens me and angers me. I even have a prayer journal where I thank God first for his blessings in my life. Writing is my escape.
Simple things make me smile. I am happiest when I am with my family. I breathe easier when we are all together. I know that soon will change. College-age kids will be off sooner than I think... So I treasure every moment with them. We all know that our love for each other is unconditional~ I will never ever stop loving them...no matter how messy their rooms are! Together we have experienced enough to fill books that may be titled what the heck is going on now!?! ..how to survive this and that and I'm OK you're OK too right?
and when troubles come my way...
I simply push them aside so that I can see the light behind the darkness. It keeps me up and ever present in "Hope"
It's all good.
I found this artist and his name is Norman Paper and in this video he makes beautiful art with leaves. He creates and before you know it...its gone. Life is like that too. Go with the flow, don't stress the petty stuff and look forward for the next moment that will make you smile. This is what I keep telling myself~
Enjoy the moment~Blessings, Joanne
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Well, here it is again.
I promised I wouldn't cry...but
I can't help it. I don't want to be a party pooper but whats so great about Fall and winter?
"OK, they looked pretty at first...but now I'm over it"
and once all the leaves are finally bagged...then we can look forward to this?
and no mater how small the patch is...someone is bound to slip on that ice
I have to admit that it takes me a WHOLE LOTTA effort to appreciate Fall and Winter.
Sooo...I'm going to start with a nice cup of hot chocolate
Yep, that's what I need to get me in the groove of this not so groovy weather
a nice hot cup of sugar coma inducing yumminess
and while I am in that sugar coma......I'll dream of this.....
Bye Bye butterfly bush, see ya next year
Posted by Joanne at 1:30 PM