Wednesday, December 4, 2019

This day...

....was made for Cookie Monster!  Did you know that today is National Cookie Day?

After having to be away earlier in the day, it was late afternoon/early evening before I was able to spend some time working on something appropriate for celebrating this special day.

The Merry Christmas serving plate is a Susan Branch design dated 2003 on the back.  It was one of the finds on that outlet mall shopping trip a number of years ago.

Do you have your cookies ready for this day?

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

For Tuesday....

How did you spend this day?  For me, it was a day to be out and about in all the activity.  That did include lunch with a group from church, so there was a slower pace for a little while.

Now, it seems fitting to begin the evening with a relaxing cup of hot chocolate, topped with homemade whipped cream and accented with a peppermint stick!  Once again, Susan Branch has designed the perfect mug for enjoying this delicious drink!  Also, the tea towel is one of her designs.

Someone has asked me how long I've had these mugs (the one from yesterday was one of a set of four), and I'm not really sure.  I know that the date on the bottom is 2003, and I remember finding them in a shop in an outlet mall.  I was thrilled to discover them!

There were some other finds on that shopping trip, and I will be featuring them in the days ahead.

Enjoy your evening!

Monday, December 2, 2019

December already!

December 2019 is here already!  Wow!  How did we reach this point this quickly!

It is a fact that the coming weeks will pass like the blink of an eye.  Do you have a hectic, crazy schedule?  Remember to take time for yourself in all the busy times.  Self care is vital, and I'm taking a break in the mundane chore of laundry.  Why don't you stop what you're doing and join me in a calming cup of tea?

This is a Susan Branch design from times appropriate for the season!  Relax, and enjoy the beauty!

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Sunday, December 1, 2019

This is the first Sunday in Advent.

The first candle is the candle of Hope!

May Hope surround you on this day.
The Mission Focus for the United Methodist Women is Sierra Leone.  Sierra Leone Water and Development Ministry.  Providing clean water, medical care, education and spiritual inspiration for the community.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Sunday, November 24, 2019....

The Mission Focus for the United Methodist Women today is Senegal. Senegal Mission Initiative. Supporting pastors' growth in leadership and pastoral care, and providing congregational development.

On this Christ the King Sunday, may you be surrounded by hope, joy, love, and peace!  Special blessings to all!

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Sunday, November 17, 2019....

The Mission Focus for the United Methodist Women on this date is the West Side Community House in Cleveland, Ohio.

May you be surrounded by hope, joy, love, and peace on this Sunday.  Special blessings to all!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

November 12, 2019....

We awoke this morning to a snowfall, early for our area.  While we have had November snowfalls, it is usually later in the month.  My sister, who reads this blog, will remember the November 22, 1952 snowfall of 18 inches in our area.  By the time officials managed to call off school and have the school buses ready to pick us up, our bus wasn't able to manage the hill that was part of the usual route.  We left the bus and had quite a distance to walk.  Here, today, schools were on a two-hour delay, a good move as the county is large and covers areas that are more susceptible to greater snowfall.

The following pictures will show what it is like at our house....

Snow on the Turquoise Table!  There will be no outdoor gatherings here today!  Our temperatures are predicted to fall into the teens overnight.

This is not "frost on the pumpkins!"  They have waited for snow!

I love this snow-covered Burning Bush! It looks very holiday-ish! 

Stay warm and cozy wherever you are!