Thursday, December 31, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

Snowy Day...Happy Day

Photo of winter day in our historical Heritage Park.

We are finally experiencing a lovely snowfall this morning...Yippee! After all the excitement around here last week I had a list of errands to run a mile, credit union, cleaners, shoe repair and shopping. It was nice for things to be back to normal and get out and about. Oh, how I enjoyed the snow covered trees and the slippery roads of Winter!
Tomer is doing well. Moving a bit slower than usual but nothing keeps him down. I am doing laundry and since it hasn't been touched since Wednesday morning...believe me, there is a pile a show dog can't jump!
Starting tomorrow, we have decided to reorganize closets and basement and purge this house of lots of stuff. If it doesn't get's outta here! The Living Room still needs painted but I cannot decide on a color! I guess I will have to stand in Home Depot and look at paint samples until my eyes cross or I make up my mind...whichever comes first!
Well, I just heard the dryer buzz that means it's time to go change up loads...then it's coffee time. Enjoy your day!

Love to all!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

How Quickly Things Change

Well, the best laid plans are always subject to change. Wednesday morning I had my to do list ready, I didn't want to forget a thing. Just let me say that by lunch time things were about to change...Tomer was in severe pain and because of our experience with Kell we were all but sure he was trying to pass a kidney stone!!! I convinced him to head for the E.R., the poor guy had to drive himself because I had Grandbabies to care for...sigh. He called a while later with the news that they were admitting him because the stone was too large for him to pass on its own. (just like Kell)
The above photo is how we spent Christmas Eve...our family tradition of Hungarian Goulash and opening gifts were not to be. Instead we waited all day for Tomer to be taken to surgery and because of the holiday he kept getting dropped to the bottom of the list because it was not life threatening.
So, finally at 7:00 p.m. off he went and I was left, the lone soul in the surgical family waiting room. I am thankful for the wonderful Dr. that performed Tomer's surgery...he explained every little detail to me and had every order and scrip written for Tomer to go home first thing Christmas morning. So, I checked on my man, held his hand a bit and with a kiss he sent me on my way because it was way after dark.

Christmas morning I picked Tomer up by 9:00. No, white Christmas it was pouring rain! We turned on Christmas music, sipped coffee and ate Kalach a Hungarian pastry that is a Tradition around here. I had the dough rising on Wednesday when he went to the hospital so it didn't get baked until about 1:30 Christmas Eve morning.
But, I was determined to do what I had to for our family Christmas. And it was perfect because we were together and well, that's all that really matters.

God is faithful...I praise Him for health and strength. I praise Him for joy and comfort...I praise Him for His goodness and mercy...I praise Him for for life everlasting...I praise Him for His Son Jesus for I was lost and now am found...Jesus changes everything!

Love to All

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Lift Up Ye Heads

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Wishes

Here it is 3 days before Christmas! It seems, now that I am older the Season flies by! As a child, I thought the most glorious morning of the year would never arrive. Maybe, it's because my mind wasn't filled with to do lists and preparations. I was safe and warm, loved beyond measure by the best Mama and Daddy that a girl could have!
And I pray, that I too will leave this same legacy of love to my girls and their babies. What better gift could I give than unconditional love? And that they know, that nothing they could ever do would change that Jesus loves us. Growing up, hugs were plentiful, there were kisses and I love you's before bed every night. And nothing money could buy can replace love and acceptance...nothing! So, I wish you, not just Merry Christmas...I wish you love and acceptance, Oh, and lots of hugs and kisses!
And don't forget there among the wrapping paper and ribbon you will find our Saviour...Christ the Lord! He, is the Greatest Gift of all!

Isaiah 9:6
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Love to All!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Worship Sunday

My favorite Christmas Song.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Tis The Season

Today starts our Christmas vacation. Tomer is making his bus run, dropping off precious cargo for the last time this year. The kids, will be excited after their celebrations at school and looking forward to the days at home where they will anxiously await Christmas Day!
My Grandbabies got out of school yesterday. So, I had the day to get my house scrubbed, do some laundry and put on a pot of Enchilada Soup. It has been a busy week of Christmas Programs at both Church and School. A Leadership get together with our Pastor and their lovely wives. Tomorrow, Tomer and I will work the Matinee performance of our Church program. He cruising the parking lot and I whipping up Hot Chocolate, Latte's, Coffee and Chai Tea in our cafe... Heavenly Grounds.
Come Monday, I will be on my own. Tomer is going Hunting one last time. I will do some baking and wrapping. Watch a movie or two or three and enjoy my alone time.
The day after Christmas we will head South to visit Mama and Bobby. She, is all settled in at the Nursing home and started some physical therapy. I am, so thankful, for my sweet brother who makes sure that she has all that she needs. Well, it's time to go put in another load of laundry and finish up Supper. Have a Blessed, Peaceful evening.

Love to All!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Only 11 More Days

Christmas is just around the corner...only 11 more days! The weekend brought the final touches to my Christmas decorations. My shopping is complete and the Christmas Cards are in the mail. I have enjoyed the hustle and bustle of the season and with these things crossed off my list comes a...sigh of relief. Now, I can relax a bit and look forward to the parties, Christmas programs and sharing the company of friends and family.
Please keep my Mama in your prayers. She had surgery December 3rd on the the ankle that she had broken back in August. My brother called me early Saturday morning and Mama had fallen and has broke the other leg! So, she had to have another surgery and is now sporting casts on both legs. Which means, that when she is released from the hospital she will have to go to a Nursing Home/Rehabilitation Center. Thankfully, there is one in the small town of Erin. So, she will know and be familiar with the people and facility. She was a little upset to hear this but Mama accepts things fairly well and is a people person and that's a good thing. Tomer and I will head to Tennessee right after Christmas to spend time with her and my brother. It's a lot for a 76 year old so, of course I worry! And since I am 600 miles away, I can't be there as much as I would like. But my brother is a wonderful, loving person who does his best to see that Mama is cared for...he is a blessing.
Well, enough of my goings on. I need to finish up a few chores before I call it a day. Blessings...

Love to All!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Night before last as the winds came blowing through I peeked out the living room window to find this lovely scene. I love snow!!! We didn't get much because it soon turned into rain that fell throughout the night. But...Ooh, the winds continued to get stronger until our temperatures dropped dramatically! It was sooo strong, that it about blew my Sisters and I through the parking lot at Cracker Barrel. And of course, we were running and squealing with laughter the whole way! We Musser girls can be quite silly at times and I am blessed with a bunch of wonderful siblings.

This photo was supposed to go on Facebook. It was a Christmas gift, lovingly made by our former Pastor's wife some years ago. I just love handmade gifts. The giver, leaves you with a piece of themselves that stays with you forever.

Hallelujah! The tree has been finished for a couple of days now and I so love to sit by it's light in the evening. The tree always takes me back to my childhood when
times were simpler. Christmas was a gift in itself.
The tree isn't leaning the photographer just didn't line this up well...Hmmm...wonder who that was?

This year I didn't decorate near as much as I usually do. I just didn't feel the need and I guess with age comes wisdom. I am learning to do what I can and don't sweat the small stuff. Which, at times is hard for me! But, I am finally slowing down a bit...less stress...better life.

And I leave you with this shot (get it) of Tomers trophy which hangs in the playroom.
Hey, he has to be a part of the festivities too! I Pray that you are all enjoying this time of preparation...Christ the Saviour is born.

Love to All!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Merrily, Merrily

Help! I am slightly aggravated and want these lights to work, for crying out loud! Why can't they make Christmas lights like they used to??? While trying to decorate this tree, I have had several strands of lights, that work when you test hop them. And then, while wrapping them around the tree...half the strand blows!!! Lord help me not to blow...or dance a jiggety, jig, jig of frustration???
Oh, I yearn for the day that things lasted. Though the lights from my childhood could fry fingers after they were on awhile...Tomers, Mom's still worked and they were nigh on 50 years old!!!
Now, I will be making a run, to one of our overcrowded stores for another strand of lights but if I am smart (which I never claim to be)I will buy 2! That way I have a lovely back up strand. And maybe, just maybe, they will last until next year...sigh.
One day, this tree just might be finished!!! But, for now I must be merrily on my way!!!
Ecclesiastes 7:8
The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.

Love to All!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Worship Sunday

Chores & Decorations

It's finally looking like Christmas in our house. No tree, as yet, but after I do some cleaning I will work on getting it up and at least, getting the lights on it! (I hope)
Could have worked on it last night but Tomer and I had a Date Night...we went to the Movies to see The Blind Side. It is an awesome flick and I recommend it highly. It is sad, funny, but mostly inspiring. Tomer and I came out of there asking ourselves, as Christians could we have done this??? What a family! Go see it!
Tonight, I have my first Christmas celebration...going to dinner with Mariann and her Barrista's from our Church Cafe. Tomer will be eating last nights leftovers after putting up Christmas lights and decorations outside.
Well, I had best get a move on if I am to get the bathroom scrubbed and my list of chores finished before getting beautified...have to be at the church by 5:00.
Have a blessed peaceful weekend!

Love to All!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A Path Well Taken

Tonight, as I made my way home from Tuesday night's coffee and gabfest. The road, I traveled was brightly lit with Christmas lights and decorations. Oh, what joy I felt as I journeyed home on this path I have taken thousands of times. It is where I grew up. Familiar...oh my, yes! But I love familiar and am not one for change. I have no desire to travel the world or live anywhere else. This is where I started going with my Tomer 43 years ago next month...where I raised my girls and now, enjoy my Grandbabies.
Where, I carry on family traditions. Where, I love my family, serve the Lord and try to treat others kindly, like Daddy always taught us. Oh, how I miss him tonight, for I traveled this same path with him, many times growing up.
So, as I prepare my home for Christmas...I am thankful for this path my life has taken and for a Mama and Daddy who showed me the way...they were the road map of life and this life, has been a journey that I shall cherish always.

Love to all!