December 2016

14 posts

Most people love to be surprised – if it’s in a good way.  I am one of those people.  You can only imagine my delight this morning when I happened to glance towards my window and notice that one of my Crocus was blooming!  For Christmas this year, my boss, Beth, gave me the gift …
In today’s world, we have gotten into the bad habit of hearing only to the point we want to listen.  All too often, instead of listening to what someone is saying, we are busy in our minds preparing that ‘perfect response’, or allowing our thoughts to wander off on something that is more important to …
  The chickens ate my unmentionables!  Well, okay.  Not literally.  But it does feel that way sometimes… Around here, we live on a budget.  Some days it is strict.  Some days it is rough.  Some days it is either suggestive or a dream.  But we do try to manage our money – what little bit of …
All too often during the time after Christmas we feel as if we are being stalked by the New Year approaching.  Time is flying by.  We look back and see that we didn’t accomplish that long list of resolutions we vowed to keep.  There just wasn’t enough time, money or energy.  By February, five had …
Silent night.  Holy night… Step outside.  Close your eyes.  Stand very still.  Listen.  There are angels singing; can you hear them? Christmas is here, and we have spent the last few weeks with our normal schedule drastically altered.  We have spent more time in the stores than normal.  Our stress level has shot through the …
I hope this letter finds you doing well, and that you will accept my wish list with a full heart.  I have been a good girl…well, except for that one time, and since I have been paying penance for quite a while already, I hope you don’t hold it against me.  Here is what I …
I am the type that loves to give gifts.  Given the money and opportunity, everyone I know would get gifts, regardless of the occasion.  Unfortunately, our budget just doesn’t stretch that far – and Christmas is usually a budget-buster as it is.  Still, I have a few neighbors that I want to do for, yet …
(With the holidays approaching fast, time is slipping through my fingers!  Please allow me to do a ‘re-run’ of one of the first posts offered at thefarmwife.com – way back in 2011!) I have been as guilty as anyone of judging a person by their outward appearance.  While living in the city, I warned my …
It is cold outside.  I have to laugh.  It’s probably only in the low 30’s right now, but I am wrapped up in my dad’s old L.L. Bean goose down jacket, a hand-crocheted cap, a hand-knitted scarf and leather gloves.  My friend, Gary, who lives up North, probably works in his shirt-sleeves when the weather …
Some crafts are just easy to do, and inexpensive to get into.  Embroidery is one of those things.  Some of my favorite pieces of vintage linens were embroidered by a loving hand.  A piece or two look suspiciously like a child was doing it to learn the craft.  These are pieces I just will not …
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