Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy New Year ~~

I am still determined to be cheerful and happy,
in whatever situation I may be;
for I have also learned from experience that the
greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon
our dispositions and not upon our circumstances.
Martha Washington (1732-1802)
Ring Out the Old ~~ Ring in the New ~~
We find ourselves at the end of another decade...seems like yesterday
we were approaching 2000.....with all the dire warnings.
The news media, and most of the talking heads were predicating there
was a real good possibility that all the computers around
the world would stop at the stroke of midnight
and, nothing would work as it should.
We were told to prepare, we were advised to make sure
each household had cash on hand, a supply of water,
wood, candles, batteries, gasoline, a pantry stocked with food,
everything to be able to sustain us at home till everything
was back up, and running.
Thankfully we ushered in the new year with no
problem at all, but we here at the Cabin were Alert & Ready. lol
It may be my girl scout background or
my Catholic school education....(Nuns)
but I am a the kind of girl who likes to prepare for the worst
(as best ya can) and, hope and, pray for the best.
My DH not so much....but he does appease me, Bless him.

Any way in what seems like the blink of an eye,
its ten years later, and we are here
ready to Ring in 2010.
My hope is that it comes in quietly
and without much ado.
And as soon as we open our eyes in the morning,
(cause we never make midnight anymore.)
We will greet it with a Grateful Happy Heart
eager to see what this New Year brings.


This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Best Wishes to You All for a Wonderful Happy New Year, filled
with Peace, Prosperity, Good Health, Love, & Happiness ~~
Sending Warm Winter Hugs from the Cabin ~~ Connie xox

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas ~

God Bless Your Heart ~~ This Christmas Day;
God Bless Your Home ~~ With Joys That Stay;
God Bless Your Friends ~~ And Loved Ones Dear;
God Bless and Keep You All New Year
Wishing All of You, My Dear Friends
A Blessed Merry Christmas
Filled with Love, Laughter, & Joy
May You find A renewal of Faith & Hope
May You be Surrounded by Those You Love
May Your Heart & Home
Be Filled with the True Spirit of Christmas
Sending Warm Winter Hugs from the Cabin ~ Connie xox

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Snow ~ Snow ~ Snow

Happy Saturday Friends,
I'm home today snug as a bug in a rug.
cause its mighty cold out.
We had a couple of snow storms here
at the cabin this week.
Not real big storms like parts of the country had,
but enough snow to make everything look pretty.
And for the Mister
to plow & sand us and his accounts.These two photos, are from my front porch.

A "snow day" is almost as much fun as when I
was young...except now I stay in doors all day
to play, decorate, bake, & catch up with friends
who are not normally home.

I like alot of my Blogger Friends keep changing,
rearranging, and decorating right up to
the last minute, like the 24th lol
I'm either adding, taking way,
changing a spot, or refreshing.
(due to the use of natural materials)
But I love it....to me its another Joy of the Season.

This year I have used all old favorites,
I can hardly believe it but, I don't think I purchased
any new decorations....not even a new ornament.
Hmmm may have to rectify that. :-)

I'm mostly done with my baking...but that too will go
right up to the end.
I find you gals have some fabulous recipes that
once I read I feel a need to try.
Thank You all for sharing your new, and old recipes with us.
My cookies, are more my families favorites than
they are Christmas Cookies...I just make lots more of them
at this time of the year.

Money for alot of us .... is tighter this year
but the rest of our Blessings are in Abundance.
I'm hoping its the same for you,
that you are all in Good Health, Good Spirits,
and EnJoying the Simple Joys of the Season.

Sending Blessings & Warm Hugs from the Cabin ~~Connie xox

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

SimPle CounTry PleaSures ~~

First keep the peace within yourself,
then you can bring peace to others.
Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)
Love this time of the year.....especially from the cozy
comforts of the cabin.
We are enjoying ............... all the simple joys
and peace of the Christmas Season.
In the evening we sit back and enjoy the small white lights in
our windows, while the wood stove keeps us toasty warm,
and the fire is crackling in the fireplace.
We are Blessed to have a good, and hearty meal
grace our table each night.
There is also lots of baking taking place, so
the smells that fill the cabin are just
Sights, Smells, Sounds, delights for all the senses.

I also get much joy from visiting my on-line Friends.
All the Blogs have a Christmas feel, everyone is talking about
their traditions, and sharing photos of their homes, & shops,
all decked out for the Season.
I enjoy reading their recipes, and the tiny bits of
their lives they choose to share with us.
On most Blogs .....
You can read and feel the smile in their words.
Its also a time to hear from treasured Friends and Relatives
that are parted by miles.....you get a sweet card, or
an updated news letter (I for one love receiving them)
and sometimes its a special phone call.
As the song said ......
"Don't Save it All for Christmas" .
Please Remember to reach out and touch someone,
A Smile can convey Warmth,
A nice Word can touch a Heart,
A Hug is a Wonderful Gift.

Very little is needed to make a happy life ~~
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121 AD - 180 AD )

Wishing you Peace & Simple Country Pleasures
as we prepare for Christmas ~~
Sending Warm Hugs from the Cabin ~~ Connie xox