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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Prompt 6: Food and Drink(F&D) – MULLED WINE

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Prompt 6: Food and Drink(F&D)MULLED WINE

Music softly playing
Unlike any other
Lavish spiced drink
Lovers making toast
Embers burning brightly
Delicate spiced flavors

Warmed to taste
Immersing of bouquet's
Notable cherished memories
Every drop drank


Do you enjoyed mulled wine during the Winter and Holiday season from October through New Years?

65 Day Journey

Day 65

The very last day of the challenge
The last day of the month
The last day of the year
And 2011!

I say goodbye 2011!
Welcome 2012!

For the last day of everything today I treated myself to a root canal of all things.
You heard right.
Ouch in the mouth
Ouch in the pocket book
Double ouch!
And still need a crown.
Which I cannot afford.
This set me way back.
But I praise God that I will be feeling better soon.

Hubby made nachos for dinner.
We are going to rest a bit and play on the Wii

Hope the year end finds all of you enjoying the festivities of the celebrations with loved ones.
May the New Year bring new found joy and love and fill your homes with many blessings


Psalm 141:2

Let my prayer be set before You as incense, The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

Devotional Card

O God of love and forgiveness, so fill my heart with the spirit of Jesus that I will be quick to return love for evil.

Psalm 16:11

"Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for ever more."

Are you going out this evening to celebrate the New Year?

365 Days Of Pictures ~ Day 311

Hubby and one of his big catches that he received for Christmas.
You can tell he was really stoked over this one!
Looks like there will be fishing trips in 2012 coming his way.
Fresh fish to eat.
A happy hubby is a good one!
Thank you Santa John for the gift.

Hubby Happiness

Does your sweetheart like to fish?

Friday, December 30, 2011

65 Day Journey

Day 64

The last Friday of the year!
It was relatively quite in the salon today.
I did four shampoo sets and two hair cuts.
Next week should be a full busy week if all appointments hold.
Which would be a great start to the New Year!

Came home and Sally and I visited a bit.
She and Carol went out for a bit.
I was so happy to see her get out.
She has been such a huge blessing to me.
I know she needs to get out.
I'm sure she had a bit of cabin fever.

I went over for tea at Pat's house.
It was a lovely time.
The best part was having tea in fine bone china.
Somehow that tea seemed to taste so much better.
It was a lovely afternoon.

It has rained all day today.
For the most part it has been a very dry December.
Cold but dry!

Wonder what the New Year will hold....


Psalm 5:8

Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; Make Your way straight before my face.

Devotional Card

Dear Lord, as we rely on you for our security, may we live so we can help some others find the security they need.

Proverbs 1:33

"Whoso hearkeneth unto me shall swell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil."

Are you Looking forward to the New Year?

65 Day Journey

Day 63

Another full day at the salon.
For some reason when I work out at Clackmas I always seem to be more tried.
I'm not sure if it is because I get up at 5 to leave at 7 and go until about 4 or 5.
Or the fact that I really haven't had any sleep in three days due to the darn flood light that is pouring into my entire house.
There is no escaping this horrible light at night.
It lights up my entire home like brood day light!
I will find away to fix it.
I spoke with management and they assure me that wont be going away ever.

As the minutes go fleeting by one be one.
I look over this past year;
Making mental notes:
 Of things accomplished
Things to complete
And things that I wish I had done
That I will do in 2012.


Isaiah 37:30

This shall be a sign to you: You shall eat this year such as grows of itself, And the second year what springs from the same;Also in the third year sow and reap, Plant vineyards and eat the fruit of them.

Devotional Card

O Lord, let mine be a life of sacrificial love.

Psalm 5:12

"For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous:with favor wilt thou compass him as with a shield."

Have you started to put your Christmas decoration's away?

Thankful Thursday~

Here we are on Thankful Thursday!
Isn't it wonderful to be able to make a list and share all the many blessing that you are thankful for?
Come and join the fun with Tara over at Undeserving Grace.
See what others are thankful for.
I know I'm very excited to share the wonders of the Lord through my thankful list

  1. Friends who love to cook
  2. The birth of our Savior
  3. My new notebook
  4. Warmer weather even with the rain
  5. Feathers for my hair
  6. For free movement
  7. Laughter
  8. Eye make-up
  9. New jewelry
  10. Another Christmas with CK
  11. Hair color
  12. God's promise
  13. My family
  14. Phones
  15. Raincoats

Whats on your thankful list this week?

365 Days Of Pictures ~ Day 310

So these pictures have quite the story to them.
This morning when I left for work at 7 am.
Still dark outside!
I went to get into my car.
In between my hubby's truck and my car sat this evil creature.
With large beadie eyes!
Staring at me!
I was petrified!
I let out a blood curdling scream!
It wouldn't move or leave.
I said please Lord make it go away!
I stomped my feet and it still wouldn't leave.
Then I said I guess I will just crawl in through the passenger side of the car.
So I crawl in with legs all over the place.
Across all of my hair equipment.
Across the console.
Frightened to death!
Then I say okay it will leave when I start the car.
It didn't!
So then I told hubby when he called;
That there was a huge mouse in the drive.
 Near his truck on the passenger side;
 That he needed to take care of.
So he grabbed a plastic bag to go get it.
It was:
Plastic Pig!
Can you believe it?
It even scared me again when I came home and I saw it on my coffee table.
Oh My Gosh!
Am I a silly goose!

Held Hostage

Scared Me To Death

 Do you have funny stories that you have had happen to you when going to work?

Thursday, December 29, 2011

65 Day Journey

Day 62

It seems the days are rolling into one another;
Here at the year end.
Where one ends another begins,
But they all seem to be one to me.

Wednesday was a full day at the salon
A perm first thing in the morning.
Then a long lull between appointments.

So a roaming I went.
I took some photos of the Christmas decor;

Christmas At Park view

Mr. & Mrs. Snowman

A Place To rest Our Tried Feet
Before they took it all down till next year.

Home to a wonderful pot of homemade beans.
My dear friend Sally made a wonderful pot that was gobbled up quickly.
Thank you Sally for the yummy pork and beans.


Isaiah 61:8

"For I, the Lord, love justice; I hate robbery for burnt offering; I will direct their work in truth, And will make with them an everlasting covenant.

Devotional Card

Dear Lord, I desire today that you will use my life as a channel of your love.

Job 23:10

"He knoweth the way that I take: when he has tried me, I shall come forth as gold."

What do you do when all your days roll into one?

65 Day Journey

Day 61

Tuesday running here and there.
Work is keeping me very busy.
Exhausted from the Christmas adventures
Time for a little R & R.
I think I may sleep through this day if I could please...


Isaiah 61:10

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of  salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Devotional Card

O Lord, help me to understand the reasons for your chastening.

Psalm 34:19

"Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all."

Some days do you just want to sleep the day away?

65 Day Journey

Day 60

The day after Christmas!
The rush is over.
Returns to make...?
CK did.
Her darling little sweater and coat where to small.

CK's Fashionista Coat

Santa mommy goofed up.
So she only ended up with her coat.
There was no sweater replacement.

 Pretty Red Sweater

CK's visit to her vets as well.
She had a very full day;
The day after Christmas.

Only five more days and we will start a New Year!
My how time has flown by.


Isaiah 9:2

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, Upon them a light has shined.

Devotional Card

God, give me a faith that does not waver.

Matthew 24:13

"He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved."

How do you spend the day after Christmas?

Three Word Wednesday Prompt~

This week's words, the last of 2011:

Demolish; verb: Pull or knock down; comprehensively refute; overwhelmingly defeat (informal); eat up food, rapidly (humorous).

Resolution; noun: A firm decision to do or not to do something; a formal expression of opinion or intention agreed on by a legislative body, committee, or other formal meeting, typically after taking a vote; the action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter.

Transform; verb: Make a thorough or dramatic change in the form, appearance, or character of; undergo such a change. 

As each new year rings in
With the demolishing of the old
For the up coming transformation
Comes the resolution of the new


Do you make New Years resolutions?

Prompt 4: Wildlife (WL) – OCTOPUS

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Prompt 4: Wildlife (WL)OCTOPUS

Ocean tentacles dancing around
Creature of the deep
Teasing motions to lure
Other deep sea creatures
Predator of the sea
Unleashing its piousness's venom
Succumbing to its attacks


Do you like the creatures of the deep sea?

365 Days Of Pictures ~ Day 309

This picture was taken by my friend Sally!
I love the prayer trees at the Grotto.
Every year I place a pray on the tree.
They are one of my very favorite things to go and visit while we are there.
I love reading some of the many prayers and Praises.
Then I can as well pray too!

Next To Prayer Tree At Grotto
In Portland Oregon

Is there a place of special prayer request that you can place prayers or stand in agreement with?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

65 Day Journey

Day 59

Merry Christmas!

A day filled with many blessing and the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior.

The Christmas Story Of Lights At The Grotto

Family and friend's coming and helping in the wonderful day of celebrations.
Lots of yummy food!

One Of Many Snack Trays

Presents of all kinds for everyone!

Wonder Which One Is Mine?

Santa was good to me!
Thank you dear hubby for blessing me so well!
I got what I wanted.

So Much To Learn
Me and My Ipad!

I have so much to learn and how to use it.
I got a fancy Pad note book.
So lots to learn.
Mrs Clause was good to hubby as well.
He got what he wanted too.
So everyone was happy.

The best gifts was my sister dropping in with her friend for morning coffee with us.
Then at the end of the day my brother called and wished us Merry Christmas.
He has made it through a year!
Praise the Lord.
On Christmas Eve it was one year ago that we almost lost him.
God's precious gift to this family.
Thank you Lord for yet another year of love, family and having my brother.
My other gifts that are more precious than jewels was having my dear friends here with me as well.
John and Sally!
Thank you for enriching my life.
I'm so glad you chose to spend Christmas with us here at our home.

Sally made dinner and it was so sososososo Good!

Our Yummy Prime Rib Dinner

Even CK got some beautiful gifts.
Santa left her plenty of gifts for her to unwrap as well.

CK Unwrapping Her Goodies

Even Hancho the bird got a gift.
None where left out.


Luke 2:6-7

So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Devotional Card

Help us who finite to believe in the inspired word that speaks to us of Thee. Help us to place out in Thy hands.

1 Peter 1:25

"The word of the Lord endureth forever."

Did you get everything you wanted for Christmas?

65 Day Journey

Day 58

It is Christmas Eve!

Naivety At The Grotto

It was a day of last minute wrapping and preparations for the celebration of our Lord and Savior!
Christmas lights, Christmas music softly playing.
Cooking some of the trimmings for the coming day.
Being with those you love.
A time of rejoicing.


John 1:14

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

Devotional Card

Thank you, Father, for the joy and peace you have given me.

Psalm 138:8

"The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth forever."

Do you celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning and day?

65 Day Journey

Day 57

As I try to catch up my 65 days I will be posting a Scripture and the devotional that would have gone with what the Lord gave me.
Hopefully I can write a bit about each day as well.
Not sure how this one will work out as I try to catch up on it.
Lets have some fun and see what happens.

This was To be posted on Friday.

It was a fun filled day.
I went to the shop and got all the ladies looking lovely for the Christmas weekend!
I even had a few extras that dropped in.
I was more than happy to help them look more beautiful then they where already.

Home to clean up and get ready to go the the Nutcracker.
Sally and I got all dressed up for the evening.
In our evening attire.

Beth & Sally
Headed Out
The Nutcracker
It was so much fun to get dressed and head out for the evening.
We had so much fun!
The ballet was beautiful and the children so talented.

But before we left we stoped by Pat's my neighbor;
For her Christmas festivities for the neighbor's in our four plex in the surround community.
Lots of treats and wonderful fellowship and hospitality.
As well as a visit from Mrs Clause as well.

Mrs. Clause & One Of The Children
In The Neighborhood!


Luke 1:47

And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.

Devotional Card

Lord, help me to be honest and humble enough to acknowledge my need of you in all things.

James 4:10

"Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up."

Do you have lots of family coming for the Christmas season to celebrate?

365 Days Of Pictures ~ Day 308

Mrs. Clause came to visit all the children on the 23rd.
She wanted to check on them and let them know that Santa would be using his new Red Line Sleigh!
It was so nice of her to stop in and visit with us all.
Especially when this is such a busy time of year for her;
As she gets Santa ready for the Biggest night of the year for him.

Mrs. Clause

Do you have any special visits from the North Pole?

365 Days Of Pictures ~ Day 307

This is my new snowman from my hubby for Christmas!
He is so adorable!
He is an LED lighting so he could go indoors or out.
I think I will be keeping him indoors though.
I was so excited to get him!

New Snowman Addition

Did you get what you wanted for Christmas?

365 Days Of Pictures ~ Day 306

Here it is the day after Christmas!
Now we are on the last week of the month and the year!
Where has it all gone?

I thought I would share more Christmas photos and some more Christmas lights from the Grotto!
We had such a lovely time.
We had to squeeze so much into such a short time.
After the Grotto we went and looked at so many pretty lights.
It brought JOY to us All!

Lights from The Grotto
In Portland Oregon

Do you do returns on the day after Christmas?

13 days of Christmas family traditions ~ Hosted By Rainbow's Daily Life

13 days of Christmas family traditions ~
Hosted By Rainbow's Daily Life

Day 13

So this is the last post to the challenge of the 13 days of Christmas.
One of the most wonderful things I love to do is;
Go to Midnight service.
I love going and singing Christmas carols.
The lights are so deem and the still quietness of the night.
It is if you are present at the birth of our King!
I love when the Priest carry the Little Lord Jesus in and lay him in the manger.
The whole service is so beautiful.
It takes me back to my roots and my first love.
It is a perfect start to the Christmas day!

How do you start your Christmas Day?