Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Years

Happy New Years. 
Good-bye 2014 and hello 2015. 
Let the new year be better to us than the old year.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas Mood

Hubby was certainly in the Christmas mood, which is good because I haven't been. 

Our daughter had dragged in the tree and the box of old ornaments. 

After our daughter set up and decorated the tree, hubby went through the old Christmas ornaments,tossing out the old broken ones and cleaning the keepers.

He then took me Christmas shopping, and when we came home he wrapped the presents himself. 

Then we went back out so he could buy me a special gift. 

I had to come and okay the gift since it was for me. *sigh*

Monday, December 15, 2014

Home grown tomatoes

When I let the dogs out, I picked off fall leaves that had covered my tomato plants. 

Yup, they are still alive and producing. 

Usually we have a hard frost just before Thanksgiving and it kills all my tomatoes. 

But not this year. 

We're having a mild year. So mild, I ate one of my home grown tomatoes today.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The Generosity of Strangers

Sometimes things happen that just bring a tear to your eyes.

I was shopping today, and was behind a man with his little girl. She was such a cutie with long straight brown hair and big brown eyes. Her clothes didn't quite fit her and her tights were threadbare and had a hole in them.

After she helped her dad, she turned and smiled at me then waved. I smiled and waved back. Then I realized that her work worn dad didn't have enough money for the simple necessitates he wanted to buy.

As I thought about reaching for my wallet, the woman behind me drew out a twenty and said, "Take this and lets see how much it'll cover."

After the food was paid for and they left, I turned to the woman and thank her for her generosity. I said, "I thought about doing the same thing, but you were quicker."

She said, That's okay, we've all been there haven't we?" (Meaning the father and daughter and the rough time they were going through.)

"Yes, we have." I thought about how rough my husband and I have had it off and on and how blessed we are now.

The next time, I'll be a little quicker reaching for my wallet.