Monday, December 29, 2008

Champ Got Tagged!

One of my "GrandDogs", Calie, at Walk With Me By Faith, tagged Champ, with a fun little game. He is very excited to play along!

Here are the rules:

1. Link to the person that tagged you.

2. Post the rules on your blog.

3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.

4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.

5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

Champ wants to tell you a few little random things about himself so I am turning my blog over to him at this point:

1. I stay outside during the day (while my parents are at work) in this really awesome cedar "condo" that my Dad built me about 3 1/2 years ago. It has a little veranda on the front of it and hardwood floors throughout.  I have a nice thick fleece bed inside that is filled with cedar shavings to keep me warm and make me smell absolutely irresistible!  (I love it when my Mom calls me "Champster" since I smell like a hamster after having been in my house!)

2. My parents taught me as a youngster, to always say my blessing before I eat.  I know not to touch my food until after I hear the final words, "In Jesus' Name. Amen." Sometimes when they get busy after they have prepared my food, I will sit there for what seems like FOREVER waiting to eat my food! Finally, they will realize we haven't prayed yet and at least say "In Jesus' Name. AMEN," so I can get on with my meal.  Don't they know I am starving?!?!? 

3. And speaking of eating...NOW they have me on this "Light" dog food!  What's up with that? Do they think I'm getting a little pudgy or something?  I wonder have they looked in the mirror lately? I think I am looking pretty good for a 56 year old man!!!

4.  Over the years, I have been FORCED to share my home with several cats, but I currently have to share it with Lewis--the biggest 9 month old cat you have ever seen! (Wonder if they have HIM on "Light" food?) He walks around like he owns the place and HE is able to get all up on all the furniture, but NOT ME!  OH, NO! I get yelled at if I even THINK about getting up on my Mom's furniture! 

5. And...get this....I even have to share a room with Lewis!  Thank goodness my parents finally upgraded me to a king size bed not too long ago so there's room for both of us.

6. And finally, (I don't mean to brag) but I am seriously one of the best Frisbee players around -- especially in the Senior Division!  I can run circles around my younger cousin, Turk!  I am still working with him trying to teach him some of my techniques!

All in all, I'd have to say that I lead a pretty good life!  I am well-loved by my mom and dad and my entire family!

What a fun little game!  Thanks for tagging me, Calie Girl!

Unfortunately, I do not know 6 other blogging animals to tag for this game. Several people I know have already done this little pet meme, and the only other people that I know their pet names have already been tagged by Faith

But, if you have a pet and would like to play along ---that would be great!  Just leave me a comment and let me know you are joining in, because I would love to hear what your fur baby has to say!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas....

I know, I're saying FINALLY, right?!?!?  I really wanted to get some Christmas pictures posted last week, but I just could not get it done in time, but I have finally gotten a few pics to share with you.

This little guy is on my back door welcoming all.  After all, back door friends are best, right! Ya'll come on in!

I have my Willow Tree Nativity on a table in my kitchen.  I absolutely LOVE it and just stop and look at it every time I walk by. 
I hope to be able to add additional pieces each year, but for now these are all the pieces I have. I really would like to leave it out year-round because I love it so much!

This is the table in my breakfast area.

For some reason the jeweled fruit in the vase look fluorescent pink, but it is actually red.

These are my little poinsettia balls that I have hanging from my kitchen light fixture.

A Fontanini snow globe that I have had for many years which I dearly love.

Some pictures of my fireplace and mantel....

Just some fun little frosted glass balls that I have in a vase on the trunk that I use as a coffee table in my living room.

This is another nativity set that I have on a table in my dining room.  

I actually received this set as a gift at a Christmas office party over 15 years ago and have always loved it.

We have really down-sized with our decorating and we only put up a small tree.  I have it sitting on a trunk next to my china cabinet.

This is an ornament that Josh made me in Sunday School one year and is one of my favorites.

This little girl goes on the tree every year, too. Believe it or not, when Faith was a baby, we all called her "Miss Piggy" cause she was such a chubby little thing. This reminder has been on the tree every year since!
This is an ornament that Grace made at church and is one of my favorites, too! What a special little angel!

And this is my treetop angel that has been on our tree for as long as I can remember.  She's not really anything special, but my tree would not be complete each year without her!

And, finally one of my very favorite Christmas things are these....

My sweet husband gave me these a couple of years ago and my kids have added some special pieces to them since then.  I just love the red cardinals and I can use them all through the Winter -- not just for Christmas.

So that's just a short little tour of some of my Christmas "stuff". Thank you so much for stopping by for a little visit.  

I hope all of you have a  VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a BLESSED NEW YEAR!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Apparently...I'm a Blogging Slackard!

I received a comment from my daughter yesterday saying, "Mother, where are you and why aren't you blogging?????" the risk of being ex-communicated from the blogging world I decided I better let ya'll know I'm still alive and kickin' out here!

I have just not been able to "get it together" lately. I was "tagged" by several of my sweet blogging friends recently and I have just simply not had the time to sit down to do the memes and awards, but I want you to know that I WILL!  

I have not had very much to blog about in recent days, but I did have something exciting happen to me last week.  I had a very stressful day at work and when I finally got home that night it was dark outside when I went to check my mail.  There was a box in the mail from a company that said "Kritters In The Mailbox"!  I'll be honest -- I was a little nervous about EXACTLY what MIGHT be in this box! I'm not usually real crazy about "kritters"!

But, when I opened up the box, I found the sweetest gift from one of the sweetest people I have "met" through this blogging world, Dawn. She had read one of my previous posts about one of my favorite things and had remembered it.  This is what was in the box:

The cutest little pewter owl pin!

And the cutest owl socks you have ever seen!

How precious are these guys!!

I'll be honest -- it just lifted my spirits so much! Isn't it wonderful how God will use a friend to lift our spirits at JUST the RIGHT time! I think that's what I love so much about blogging! Many of you have no idea what an encouragement you are to me after a stressful day when I come home and read your posts.  

Just know that God uses you in so many ways in my life and I thank each one of you for the encouragement that you give.  Even when I don't have time to leave a comment on your blogs or post on my own, I am still reading your blogs and are so blessed by them!

Please don't give up on me!  I promise I'll be back in the swing of things very soon!