Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The New Year

I am sitting here drinking my morning cup of tea and thinking about the New Year. 2010 has been an interesting year, good and bad, but we made it through to 2011. I am hoping to get more sewing done, now that my week-ends are free from not working at BP, and I am hoping to be able to focus on more UFO's getting completed. I am hoping for a better economic forecast and market, and for the good health I have been blessed with. May it continue on in the future!! I am also hoping to spend more time with good friends and of course, my family. I am hoping to continue on this journey on living life simply, and free of extra "stuff" in our lives. To garden more, a bigger garden, so we can enjoy fresh, healthy veggies. I wish you peace and good health in 2011! May it bring you all you wish for and more!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

It's Christmas Eve here in Northern California, and I know its a very busy day for a lot of folks, so I thought I would do my blog today. We had a short day at work today, so hubby and I were able to do a little shopping and have lunch out together. It was really nice. We came home, he is snoring away, and I am going to start the binding on a quilt that has been waiting for a quite while to be done. Tonight, hubby will make his world famous tacos and we will go to church for Christmas Eve services. Tomorrow, we will get up and have a nice breakfast together and open a few gifts and enjoy each other's company. Most likely we will all be taking naps if the rain pays us a visit to us as expected. I wish you all the Merriest of all Christmas' and Best Wishes and good health for 2011!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Bah Humbug!!

I don't know about you, but I have been hearing a lot of this lately. Yes, I am sure I am also guilty, inside at least! It has been a rough year for a lot of people, and I try to convince them and myself, it has to get better, it just can't get any worst! But still, folks are still feeling the pinch. At the Bump house, we had a meeting to discuss our situation, and came to the conclusion, that simple is best for us. We could really use with a lot less stuff and just enjoy being in each other's company. Our son wanted a fresh tree, so his present to us was a beautiful, fresh tree, and the best part, it was only $20. Our present to him, very practical items, undies, thermal tops, big bottles of shampoo and multi packs of deodorant, and a couple of other much needed and appreciated items of use. Hubby and I usually don't get each other presents, although, this year I bought him his fishing license, which is what he really wanted, and I know he got me something, but not sure of what it is. I did notice that my $4.00 coupon for a Brita Water pitcher is missing, so maybe that is what I am getting. We plan on spending the day together, although our original plans were to go on a nice, long bike ride, but due to the weather, I doubt we will be able to do that, so the back up plan is to watch all of the Indiana Jones movies, one after another until we complete the series. I look forward to this time together, for soon our 23 yr old son is moving out, and I know that I will miss him even more. What are your plans for Christmas day??

Monday, December 20, 2010

A Wonderful Give Away

RetroMummy is having a wonderful give-away of Lecien Fabrics, which are so adorable. Go to her blog and sign up. Even though she is in Australia, it is open to all everywhere! Good luck!


Saturday, December 18, 2010

So Long, Farewell........

I feel like I am part of the Von Trapp Family! Today, was a sad day for me, it was my last day at Bearpaws & Hollyhocks. You will have to go to their website for more information. I will really miss the dear friends I had made while working there. What the future brings, I have no idea, but I will have time to sew hopefully. I will be able to take some classes at other stores that I have been wanting to take, but felt disloyal if I did, so I guess it is a good thing. On another note, hubby and I finally got our Christmas tree decorated, and I think that will be about it for decorations in our house this year. We just are not feeling it, like a lot of people. Hopefully, 2011 will be a better year not only for us, but for everyone. We are very grateful that we have our jobs, a roof over our heads and food on our table, where a lot of people don't. I am off to sew on one of the many ufo's I have sitting in a stack on my sewing table. Have a wonderful week-end!

Lesson Learned

Today, I learned a very important and hard lesson. I am not going into details, because what's done is done, but I will say life does goes on, and you learn from your mistakes, and boy did I ever learn from my mistake. And, you do learn who your true friends are, and I am very grateful for my true friends! With that being said, it is very stormy here in Northern Cal. I woke up to the raging wind blowing like crazy. This past work week has been very hectic, and I am grateful that it is over. I am hoping to get some baking done this week-end, we shall see. Oh yeah, the tree needs to be decorated still. We do have lights on it, but we have not had time for anything else. With this ugly storm brewing, we shall get that done also! Here's wishing you a wonderful week-end!