December 28, 2013

Yard Sale Gypsies

Yard Sale Gypsies Tote Bag
God has been so good to us, and we thank Him.
We had a good Christmas, and spent 
 time with our daughter after Christmas.  
We enjoyed it so much. 
 Look what a cute tote bag she made for us.
   She knew we liked to run the big yard sales, 
like the 127 Sale, the 68 Sale, 
the Hwy. 25 Sale, the Rollercoaster Sale, and 
local sales, too, and that we call ourselves
  'Yard Sale Gypsies.'  
Our daughter thought it was cute, 
and made this tote bag to carry our snacks in. 
We hope to put it to good use this summer.
Have a Blessed New Year, Trisha 

December 17, 2013

A Christmas Prayer for 2013

               A Christmas Prayer for 2013

   If a smile to a weary soul, is all we have to give,
and we give it in the name of the Lord,
that smile becomes a gift.

   Whether our finances are meager or fair,
let's share what we can, and seal it with prayer.

   Our prayer for you this Christmas day, 
is that Christ's love abides in your heart to stay.

Merry Christmas Everyone, Trisha

December 03, 2013

A Winter Walk and Mountain Tea

Wild Mountain Tea

   Today was such a beautiful December day, we took a walk down to the lake behind our house.  The smell of the woods and the trickle of the creek that ran along side the old wagon road took our thoughts back to childhood days.  We walked, talked, reminisced, and smiled.
   The photo on the right is 'Wild Mountain Tea' one of our favorite things to look for in the woods when we were kids, it tastes like Teaberry chewing gum.

Cliff on the Ridgetop by the Old Wagon Road

  We meandored around this cliff and
down to what people around here call the  'Stick-ups' where, when the lake was built 35 years ago, the water backed up over the standing timber.
   There had been a lot of Beaver down there, that had cut several large trees trying unsuccessfully to dam up the back waters of the lake.

    Pine needles had fallen from tall Pines alongside the old road and draped the branches of Ivy Bushes.  I told my husband." Look, it looks like they are decorated for Christmas.  It looked like they had been hung on the branches like the silver icicles once used on Christmas trees.  We had a wonderful day.

Hope you have had a beautiful and Blessed day, wherever you are, Trisha