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Playing with Baby

Saturday, December 27, 2014

There's never time enough
To show her things and tell her stuff

To play the games that Grandmas play
and hear the words only you can say.
I hold your dollies and tickle your feet,
look in your eyes, so innocent and sweet.

Maybe I ignored the grown-up crowd
while you were laughing oh so loud,

But that was fine for today~
Our happy moment is in my heart to stay!

  
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DEBBYFROMMT 12/27/2014 6:05PM

    Very good!

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68ANNE 12/27/2014 1:45PM

    Singing to her the songs my gram use to sing to me

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KIPSTER52 12/27/2014 11:21AM

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1CRAZYDOG 12/27/2014 8:40AM

    AWWWWWWW!

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GOLFGMA 12/27/2014 8:38AM

    Precious time!

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WILSONWR 12/27/2014 8:33AM

    That was nice!

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JANET552 12/27/2014 8:20AM

    Love it!

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LEANJEAN6 12/27/2014 8:00AM

    very nice!

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PATSYB7 12/27/2014 7:43AM

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You can resize the pictures. My dh helps me with that stuff. LOL Glad that you had time with your little ones. Precious moments make for great memories!


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PYNETREE 12/27/2014 7:24AM

    Beautiful!

You are making Love Memories! emoticon

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SMITHKRISTI 12/27/2014 7:20AM

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FERRETLOVER1 12/27/2014 6:58AM

    How sweet! emoticon

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KATESCAPE 12/27/2014 6:57AM

    So sweet the blessing of a child~

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JSTETSER 12/27/2014 6:29AM

    Unfortunately,
the photos would not post. I think that my new camera has too many pixels, and the files are too large.

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NASFKAB 12/27/2014 6:24AM

  what a lovely blog grands are so precious for us

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I found my voice

Friday, December 26, 2014

I was raised to be a good girl. To sit quietly, and agree when I could. I was raised not to create waves, and be a peace maker. Sometimes, that just doesn't work. Sometimes I have to get out of my comfort zone, and speak up. Politely, of course.

I spoke up and said "I am so happy. I finally have health insurance. Obama Care!
They said; "Only lazy people are on Obama Care! You are for abortion! Obama Care supports abortion!
None of those statements are true. Both my husband and I work very hard every day. We are also prolife.
I spoke up again and said; "I wonder what state Scott Brown will go to when he is not elected in New Hampshire?"
They said; "You must be for abortion! Only pro abortion people would support someone besides Scott Brown!".
Then one day Scott Brown said; "I am prochoice just like Jeanne Shaheen." Although they were wrong in what they said, they did not apologize to me. Scott Brown was defeated, and I have to believe that my voice made a difference.
They judged me for speaking up. They judged me wrongly and cruelly. It hurt for a while, but now their comments speak much more about who they are than who I am.
Today I thank them for helping me find my voice, and realize just how hollow their judgments are. They helped me to become firmer in my prolife belief: I believe that life is precious from conception to death. My biggest influence on a person's life is after birth, but I stand with those who choose to carry a life within their body to full term and give birth. People who struggle over giving birth and terminating a pregnancy need to know that their is support for their child. They need to know that there is health care and provision. That is where you and I can help!
Maybe I will find my voice again. Maybe they will say mean and cruel things. Maybe I will care less and less about what they say. Maybe it will make a difference. Maybe.

  
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REGILIEH 12/26/2014 10:13PM

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NELLIEH1 12/26/2014 9:07PM

    You are sooooo right!! May you continue to have the gift of speaking up and knowing that to speak truth and justice in love in the midst of prejudice is honored! Blessings,
Nellie

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DEBBYFROMMT 12/26/2014 8:15PM

    You have a voice and something to say! SAY IT! BTW great pics!

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KIPSTER52 12/26/2014 1:18PM

    happy for you

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68ANNE 12/26/2014 12:44PM

    Very beautifully said!

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LILORITA 12/26/2014 11:50AM

    Good for you! Let us keep moving out of our comfort zone!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/26/2014 10:05AM

    Good for you!

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MAMISHELI53 12/26/2014 9:48AM

    I know what you mean. While I did not vote for Obama, I don't like how believers demonize him. Now that he is president he needs our prayers. We don't have to agree with everything he says and does. We have to pray for righteousness. Just look at Romans 13! And 1 Tim 2! God doesn't want ANY to perish, including politicians, believe it or not!

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INBRAZILFORNOW 12/26/2014 9:07AM

    Very inspirational. Thanks!

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JANET552 12/26/2014 8:44AM

    Good for you. I was raised the same way and I know it's hard to overcome that but we must.

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NASFKAB 12/26/2014 7:54AM

  great

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FERRETLOVER1 12/26/2014 7:44AM

    Good for you - you are very brave! Speaking up can be quite a scary thing.

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GOLFGMA 12/26/2014 7:41AM

    Oh, there are so many ways we as a society have become too accepting of sin. I fear that we will all live to see regret! I am old-fashioned and believe that the commandments are still to be our guide through life. emoticon

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PATSYB7 12/26/2014 7:15AM

    It is difficult to speak up when you know you will get bashed. Good for you. Keep up the good work.

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JSTETSER 12/26/2014 6:36AM

    Thanks a lot Deb!


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APROMISE4ME 12/26/2014 6:11AM

    Raised the same way as you as well. You're right ! We need to get out of our comfort zones from time to time :) Love the picture !!

Deb

Hope you had a lovely Christmas

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Merry, merry mittens

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Yesterday I learned how to make mittens out of old sweaters. They are so nice and warm!
In January, I will start my hunt for used and well-loved wool sweaters and jackets.
Salvation Army, here I come!

  
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EDLEAR 12/26/2014 4:13AM

    This is a great idea, I could do this!

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 12/25/2014 8:49PM

    What a wonderful idea!

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GRAMMYEAC 12/25/2014 6:35PM

    How clever!

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68ANNE 12/25/2014 5:56PM

    Great to repurposed!

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KIPSTER52 12/25/2014 5:42PM

    Cool

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GOLFGMA 12/25/2014 1:55PM

    Cute idea. Good luck with finding your supplies! Merry Christmas! emoticon

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RD03875 12/25/2014 1:12PM

    That is a great idea!@

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    That is very neat emoticon

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REGILIEH 12/25/2014 10:59AM

    Fantastic!

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PATSYB7 12/25/2014 8:45AM

    What an awesome idea--you are so creative! Merry Christmas!

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JSTETSER 12/25/2014 8:35AM

    It will take me some time before they look really good, but I will keep working on them.

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NASFKAB 12/25/2014 7:10AM

  such a great idea

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NASFKAB 12/25/2014 7:10AM

  such a great idea

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NELLIEH1 12/25/2014 7:10AM

    Merry Christmas!...what a great idea!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/25/2014 7:01AM

    Good Will has 'em too! AWESOME idea.

HUGS

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FERRETLOVER1 12/25/2014 6:26AM

    Very inventive - they look nice and warm!

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Special Tables

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

There is something special about having a nice neat table set. It doesn't cost anything, but it really makes the whole house feel like it is in order.
Yesterday I spent $5 on carnations, cut some greeners, and made 3 center pieces. Here is the one that I will keep for my own table.

For me, a nicely set table makes the holidays very special. I should do this all year long!

  
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MSLZZY 12/25/2014 9:08PM

    Very lovely!

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NASFKAB 12/25/2014 4:21AM

  beautiful thanks for sharing

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EDLEAR 12/25/2014 3:01AM

    I agree with you in this. Such a simple thing that takes only a few minutes to do and makes such a big impact on our enjoyment of a meal.

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GRAMMYEAC 12/24/2014 11:22PM

    How thoughtful! and how easy to do, if we just take the time...

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GODSCHILD2_2011 12/24/2014 9:14PM

    It's nice!

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KIPSTER52 12/24/2014 8:43PM

    Very nice

wishing you and all your loved ones a very Happy & Joyous Christmas.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/24/2014 1:39PM

    Nice!

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MAMISHELI53 12/24/2014 1:23PM

    How nice! Feliz Navidad! emoticon

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MARGARITTM 12/24/2014 1:08PM

    Great centerpiece!

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WILSONWR 12/24/2014 10:13AM

    That is beautiful!

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GARDENCHRIS 12/24/2014 9:14AM

    very nice!

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 12/24/2014 8:52AM

    There is just something about fresh flowers in a room that gladdens the heart.

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NELLIEH1 12/24/2014 8:34AM

    I can smell the greens from here (30 miles out to sea on the Island)
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RD03875 12/24/2014 8:14AM

    Very nice

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JANET552 12/24/2014 7:08AM

    It looks beautiful!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/24/2014 7:00AM

    Have a wonderful Christmas. Your table looks beautiful!

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PATSYB7 12/24/2014 6:55AM

    Beautiful! And yes, we should take the time to make things special for ourselves. We are worth it. Have a terrific day!

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IOEINC 12/24/2014 6:52AM

    Your table setting looks lovely!!! Very Christmasy!! Santa will love it when he comes down your chimney tonight!!!I love to have fresh flowers on my hall table. And the grocery store has some very nice bouquets, 3 for $10 so I usually buy some every other week and set them out. Makes me smile when I see them. This year instead of a poinsettia on my hall table I have a Christmas floral arrangement that my staff sent me.

Happy Holidays!!!
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FERRETLOVER1 12/24/2014 6:45AM

    Lovely! emoticon Happy Holidays!

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TWEETYKC00 12/24/2014 6:30AM

    It looks so pretty!

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Simple gift.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

This year, I have been making and giving away fleece mittens, hats and scarves. I have given them to friends, family, and to those in need. The more that I have given, the more that I have received in joy and love.
Never underestimate the joy that comes from a simple gift.

  
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GRAMMYEAC 12/23/2014 8:23PM

    Those "simple" gifts are among those most treasured by folks in need. You are truly a wonder to share your "gift" with others less fortunate.

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INBRAZILFORNOW 12/23/2014 7:33PM

    How lovely - happy holidays!

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    emoticon I agree, spreading the joy!

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NORASPAT 12/23/2014 2:28PM

    emoticon Great job. Every little bit helps.

I know about it. My gifts were under the Church Christmas tree in England as a child.. I know how people with nothing react to a nice surprise.

Thanks. Pat in Maine. emoticon

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NELLIEH1 12/23/2014 11:36AM

    Your giftings remind me of... emoticon "Simple Gifts" was written by Elder Joseph while he was at the Shaker community in Alfred, Maine in 1848. These are the lyrics to his one-verse song:

'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free
'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gained,
To bow and to bend we shan't be ashamed,
To turn, turn will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning we come 'round right.
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GENRE009 12/23/2014 11:27AM

    How true! eva

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MAGIK0731 12/23/2014 9:54AM

    That is very sweet of you.

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DEBBYFROMMT 12/23/2014 9:24AM

    What a wonderful thing to do! Yes much joy in the simple gifts.

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THEBLONDEGENIUS 12/23/2014 8:41AM

    Each time we give away something we've made, we give away the little part of ourselves that's in that gift. Giving those pieces away makes our hearts grow a little each time! Good on ya!

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MUSIC2HISEARS 12/23/2014 8:35AM

    It is definitely a true gift when the heart feels peace in giving.

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JSTETSER 12/23/2014 8:26AM

    80 pairs of mittens, and still sewing!

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GOLFGMA 12/23/2014 8:25AM

    A cheerful giver honors Christ whose birth we celebrate at Christmas. emoticon for your generous gifts!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/23/2014 8:16AM

    That is so nice!

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OSDOWNS 12/23/2014 8:03AM

    Not only are you giving hats and mittens, but you are giving your time, effort, resources and love. Those gifts mean so much more.

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FERRETLOVER1 12/23/2014 7:05AM

    This is what Christmas and the Christmas spirit is all about - the spirit of giving truly lives in your heart! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IOEINC 12/23/2014 6:36AM

    In these days of rampant consumerism, it is the simple gifts from the heart that are most appreciated. You truly have the holiday spirit!!!

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LUVS2BIKE101 12/23/2014 6:15AM

    Your gift is priceless! God bless you for sharing your time and talents!

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TWEETYKC00 12/23/2014 5:51AM

    It can be amazing, right?

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