Christmas 2015

Christmas 2015
God Bless Our Troops

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Holy Week

Holy Week

Monday:
Dear God,
I want to offer you this day,
but this day isn't good enough.
I didn't get the laundry done
            and I burned the toast this morning,
So I'll wait and offer you another day.
        And God said, “I'll be here.”

Tuesday:
Dear God,
I want to offer you this day,
but this day isn't good enough.
I didn't get the baking done
and I yelled at the kids.
So I'll wait and offer you another day.
        And God said, “I'll be here.”

Wednesday:
Dear God,
I want to offer you this day,
but this day isn't good enough.
I broke a confidence
and betrayed a friend
So I'll wait and offer you another day.
        And God said, “I'll be here.”

Thursday:
Dear God,
I want to offer you this day,
but this day isn't good enough.
A friend asked me to be there
but I had other things to do.
So I'll wait and offer you another day.
        And God said, “I'll be here.”

Friday:
Dear God,
I want to offer you this day,
but this day isn't good enough.
Someone did me a favor
     and I never said “Thank you.”
So I'll wait and offer you another day.
     And God said, “I'll be here.”

Saturday:
Dear God,
I want to offer you this day,
but this day isn't good enough.
I've lost sight of you
     and I don't feel like talking just.
So I'll wait and offer you another day.
        And God said, “I'll be here.”

Sunday:
Dear God,
It isn't perfect
     but neither am I
So I'll give you this day
     with its smudges and streaks,
     and its bruises and bumps,
     its jelly covered doorknobs,
     and its dented fenders
     and unpaid bills,
    because it's all I have to offer.
And God said, “It's all I ever wanted.”

(We need to remember that God's love doesn't come with conditions.
     He already has perfection . . .

          what He wants is us.)


From The Tarantella Dancers  copyright 2000

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Claire stayed here yesterday because she wasn't feeling well.  By late morning she was feeling well enough to work on the Spare Bedroom Quilt.  We finished 3 blocks!!

Untrimmed block


Trimmed Block
Then she was ready for a break so I worked on Garrett's quilt for a bit.  Garrett is the last of the grandkids to get a quilt.  Life was quite busy there for a while.  Garrett loves balls of all kinds, so this fabric has soccer balls on it. His latest fascination is with Jake the Pirate.  He likes to sneer and say "Arhggg"


Garrett's Quilt
Today I got quite a bit accomplished.  Harold roasted a huge chicken on Sunday and I had do something with the meat that was left from eating on Sunday.  I bagged up 2 packages with 4 cups each of cut chicken.  With the remaining chicken I made chicken pot pie.  It was a double recipe and made 2 pans full - enough Harold and Meghan for lunch and enough left over for Sam and Kelli's family, Melisa and Justin's family, and Nina
and Jamie's family.  



While the Chicken Pot Pie was baking, Meghan and I decided to make another block for the Spare Bedroom Quilt.  I have a mid arm quilting machine on layaway at the local sewing center.  The Spare Bedroom Quilt will be the first bed quilt I will attempt on it.  I have to finish farm taxes (my self imposed requirement) in order to bring it home. 




























I made a batch of soap tonight - Berry Pickin'.  It's one of my favorites for Spring or Summer. The scent is black raspberry vanilla and it is Mmmmm   Mmmmm.