Wednesday, November 2, 2011


**** Well it is now 5 PM so you can see I did not get this posted last night….a little boy came down the hall with bed head and was just needing his Grammy to hold him…

Its almost 3 AM and the day is winding down.  Trees everywhere, more ornaments than my house can hold, ideas running rampant in my head, scheduling problems that always happen, looking for energy boosters, Band-Aids on several fingers, stuck a piece of wire in my thumb and that has been so sore today,  nails need filled in, white as a sheet (meaning I need to spray tan), my shop looks like a tornado went through it and we are only into the third week of decorating. 

Plus this is the week that my head elf and I travel and work on houses in another town. 
Stacks of paperwork (which I hate the most) are piled up, the house is less than clean, I have not changed out our closets from summer to fall (that means I wear pretty much the same thing everyday)!  That’s my life right now…

How I would love a night to read blogs.

Instead tonight Parker and Jack spent the night and I let everything GO and just hung out with them. 
It makes my “to do” list longer for tomorrow, but it was sure great fun tonight.  No pictures…Neither was interested in pictures. 
Parker and I had a long talk about bullying and what it meant and who did it.
His school had addressed it several times and he shared with me what he had learned.  I was so impressed that he got it…Bullying is not cool!
Jack and I watched the same movie twice.  Only a grandmother would do that.  When the credits rolled the first time, he laughed and said “Let’s watch it again”, and we did.

We do have some pictures and some new ideas and I plan to post on the holiday blog Thurs.…maybe some ideas you can use….that’s on my list.

Since I have so many ornaments right now, it will be a good time to give away a basket of ornaments.  I have some neat cross ornaments that I will include in it.  All you have to do is leave a comment and this blog and the holiday blog (so I will know there are still readers over there)!
Also tell me if you would like to share some of your holiday traditions and do a guest post on A Baby Changes Everything.

I know if you are like me you feel like your problems are HUGE!!!!
  if we threw
Here are two blogger friends that desperately need prayer.

Paige and I only know each other through blogging, but I feel like I know her so well.  Her husband has pancreatic cancer.  It’s a vicious battle…He had to be admitted to the hospital this afternoon.  My heart hurts for her.

I don’t know this lady but all I can say is she is superhuman….Praying for Tripp and a word of encouragement would probably make her day.

If you want to read a fun blog read about this family Hope in a Boys World.  She is an excellent writer and the neatest family.

If you want to think, read my friend Amy at Snoodlings…she makes me think…This is a gal I know and love.

If you want to hear a real story teller, do not miss this special lady at Cow Patty Surprise.

Ok, that’s enough reading for you…Leave a comment and get in on the ornament giveaway…

Post it on your blog and then let me know and I will have a special drawing just for you for another ornament group.  I love to give ornaments away.

Check the holiday blog and you will see some neat ideas….Give me about a day…to get them up.

I am doing the 30 days of Thankfulness of November on Facebook, so will try and include my list on the blog too. 
Day 1  For Hope in a Dark World
Day 2 For My Family

Have a good week!!!!!


Debby said...

It's fun to just forget everything else and concentrate on the grandbabies. I do that alot. We know they will be outgrowing us someday and cherish the moments now. SOmetimes after they have left I will be sitting there realizing what I am watching on TV, hah.
I'd love to win ornaments.

SusanD said...

Hey Gal, I've been super busy lately too and have not made time to read blogs until tonight. I sure have missed it. I'm hoping to get a post up soon. Praying for your friend, Paige and her husband. Hope all is well with you. Blessings, SusanD

Lori said...

I always hate being first! Not a good number to be but here I am and I love your blog. Can't wait to see the ornaments cause I know I'm going to win!!
Blessings to you and your family.

Mellodee said...

From Halloween to New Year's Day is just the most wonderful time! What a fun business to get to deal with Christmas more than the rest of us (hmmm, or maybe that's not such a good thing :)

I love collecting ornaments and each each year as I pull them out it's like meeting old friends.

Also wanted you to know that you are right....grands come before everything!! :)

Lindsey said...

Cool! I would love to win! I LOVE ornaments...especially ones I've received as gifts.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Nezzy does tell a tale for sure! I will be keeping everyone in my payers. Hard to believe that your decorating is going on. It does sound like hard work but also very rewarding. I bet people love you and your work. So what movies did you watch twice?

Life Happens said...

Glad you got to spend time with those cuties!!

FlowerLady said...

This is your busy time of year, but I'm glad you took a bit of grammy time off to enjoy your growing g-kids.

I really loved tree #10 and #5 was my second favorite.

Your post is getting me into the Christmas mood.

Enjoy all of your decorating projects.


mississippi artist said...

I bet everything you needed to do was still there after taking time of for the grandbabies. That is so funny about watching the movie again. I collect crosses and I would love to win the cross ornaments. I have been a follower for a while.

Nezzy said...

Thanks sweet sister for puttin' my name up in lights!!! (blushin' a bit here)

Girl, I could use some more ornaments!!! Woohoo, got a new tree on the Ponderosa last year and it's a bit larger than the one I used for 38 years. This is a fantastic giveaway.

Know my heart and prayers are with all those precious requests. My BFF and I were just talkin', the devil is truly out to destroy Gods people today more than ever.

Isn't it funny no matter how heaped and overflowin' our plate is we can always make room for the 'littles'??? Aren't they truly 'Grand'!!! :o)

God bless and have yourself a blessed and injury free day sweetie.

Nichole @ The Pumpkin Seed said...

I just love this time of the year!

Glad you were able to take some time to love on the grandkids :o)

Sheryl said...

thanks for the suggestions of other blogs to read. i plan to head over and get my focus off of myself!!

love you, my friend!

chedeb5353 said...

Aren't grand babies wonderful!? Would love to win the ornaments.Deb

Debbie said...

I just wanted to let you know, I recieved my giveaway gift and I LOVE it! I love poinsetta's so the stocking is perfect, and I love Paula Deen, so the magazines are great!! Thank you so much. I appreciate it alot!! It's a great gift and I recieved it all in good shape. Thanks again, Theresa!!!

God Bless~

Mrs. Dunbar said...

My mom says being a grandma is way better than being a mom. She says that its so much more fun to get to drop everything and give the hugs and not be in charge of all the discipline.

You made the right choice by dropping everything for the Grandma Hugs. My second son told me he was staying at Gramma and Papa's "forever". He's 3.

blessedmomof3 said...

You are such a great Grammy! I can't wait until I have littles to spoil!! Your post has made me want to start pulling out all of my holiday decorations. I am looking forward to seeing some of your trees on the Christmas Blog! I am headed that way now.
(I would love to win the ornaments )
Leigh Ann Perritt

blessedmomof3 said...

I am so....ready to decorate and I can always use new ornaments.:) I can't wait to visit the other blog and get some new ideas!!

Leigh Ann Perritt

blessedmomof3 said...

I am so....ready to decorate and I can always use new ornaments.:) I can't wait to visit the other blog and get some new ideas!!

Leigh Ann Perritt

Wendy's World said...

I love your blog Teresa. Hope your fingers are getting better. Hope you have a great day & hope I win!

Sandy said...

What a wonderful blog. And to decorate homes for Christmas, how exciting. I loved looking at all your pictures, but can't decide which tree I like the best. I put up 17 trees myself - in my house - and I'm always looking for more ideas. They are all themed in some way - Gingerbread, Nutcracker, Snowman, Tuscan, Whimsy, etc. Have a wonderful day, and I hope your fingers heal quickly.

Tanya said...

You are just so precious to read about! Your blog always makes me smile! I love your genuineness most of all.
I would love to be counted in on a ornament giveaway!
I hope you are getting rest at night! :0)

Shelia said...

So glad to hear you had some time with your little ones! Now I hope you'll show us some photos of your decorating and trees! You're amazing!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

jojo said...

sending prayers for all your special intentions. Heading over to your holiday blog...I didn't even know about it!! gah!
Please enter me in the ornament giveaway, I would just love some more to put on my little tree!

Wendy's World said...

Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you. I am looking forward to seeing some pictures of your trees this year.

chedeb5353 said...

I know you were terrified of the mouse but it does make for a good and funny story!! (my second chance) By the way if I win please don"t send a mouse!!

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Oh My My My My!!! I'd love to win me some ornaments!! I'd also love to see your trees!!

Penny said...

I'd love more ornaments~ I think I hearing my husband groaning. lol

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Aw! I would love spend the nights with our future grandbabies :o) Sounds like so much fun! Thank you also for sharing the links to these other bloggers. (I have been blessed to be busy with art orders, besides my "day job", so blog time has been brief :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
I would love to be included in the chance for your ornament giveaway. I'm heading over to your other blog now too :o)