Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I know at this time of year we all reflect on what we have to be thankful for. I am no different. I know that I am blessed beyond belief and I am grateful beyond measure. I try to never let a day go by without a prayer of thanksgiving. My wonderful family, a roof over our heads and food on our table are more than enough.  After thinking about the past year I realized I am also grateful for little things that I take for granted most of time. So here's a small list. What's on your list this year?
I am thankful:
that broken bones, financial woes and weird stomach viruses are not forever, but that my wedding vows are.

that I have sticky little fingers in my life again, without the labor pains!

that I live where I never have to drive in snow or on ice.

that my mom makes the best Thanksgiving dinner. Ever. Period.

for furry and feathered hugs, and the non furry or feathered kind.

for my sewing machine, stand mixer and crock pot, in that order. 

that I can ramble on about what I am grateful for, without censorship or fear and I am grateful for the soldiers who protect my right to do so.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I'm sure there's a good explanation for this

This is our egg bounty for today.  Now, I can live with a day or two with only two eggs from our six chickens, but this is insubordination!  What am I going to do with a one inch egg?!!  You should know that Rosie, Decker, Hannah, Stella, Sophie and Chloe, aka 'the girls' are the divas of the chicken world.  They are treated to fresh fruits and vegetables, greek yogurt, muffins, whole wheat bread (drizzled with olive oil) and a myriad of other treats in addition to their 'certain brand name' chicken food DAILY!  The chicken warden keeps a thermometer in their coop, lest they become too hot or too cold.  They are free to dust bathe wherever their little hearts desire and we even share whatever is growing in the garden!  This is a working household and everyone has to do their part.  Their part is laying some decent eggs!  I think it might be time to have a flock staff meeting with the big pot and spoon...

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thinking About Christmas

Been sewing up a storm these last few weeks!  Preparing for our church bazaar, finishing up UFOs (unfinished objects) and making these adorable keychains.  I made one for each of the girls in my family.  They're fun because they will hold cash or gift cards as a gift and later they can carry their identification or credit card in the little pocket on the back.  They were super fun to make.  The embroidery machine does most of the work, stitch a little, cut a little and turn a few times.  Like magic!! Available for sale for $10 each.