Friday, December 31, 2010
Then this afternoon we have had balmy sunshine, and now it is headed to the teens for the night... Time and temperature phone is always busy, but I have the little app on my new HTC Desire... What a phone!!! It was a gift from Mom for Christmas, and when I learn how to run it, I think I can land aircraft with it!!! Whoo!
Any New Year's parties or resolutions going on out there? I think Mom and I are going to watch a movie, and my resolution is simple: To be authentic. If I am authentic and true to myself, I will not lie to myself and tell me that Christmas is a long way off when I should be getting ready. I shall also not be lying about the bad fat/good fat thing, the time before grades are due, the upcoming holidays that march into my life and leave me scrambling and ill-prepared. I will admit it when I think the bread is stale or the lamps were better off "over there" than in their new places I argued so hotly to move them... I will not pretend to like music I don't, won't act surprised when I'm not. Now, I must be very careful about this: I don't want to become one of those blunt old bossies that "speaks her mind" like Rachel Lynde in Anne of Green Gables... but I do want to stand for what I think is true. I have ALWAYS wavered for the sake of agreeableness... and even squandered a lie or two to simply avoid any revelation of my true feelings...
That sounds like a selfish resolution, probably. But if I, at 56, don't finally stand up for some parts of my authentic soul, I fear I will forget what I ever stood for to begin with... So, light the candles, put on the music (Celtic, if you please)... and ring out the old year. 2011... It looks weird on paper and sounds weird to the ear... However, it is that year we are entering, and we might as well embrace it! May it fill your hearts with joy as you and your beloveds make your way through it to the next. Much love to all...
Thursday, December 30, 2010
As the snow falls to cover all the old, the New Year blankets the past, giving us a fresh, white page to write our dreams, our hopes, and our lives... Thank you to everyone who happens through to visit Oatmeal and Whimsy. This little blog is home.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Christmas 2010 is now a memory and a good one... The day was spent with our dear family, and we enjoyed it so much. White Christmases are so beautiful, and this one was no exception. Today Mom and I fixed some chili for my son and his lady love... We just visited and laughed about all the scurrying we've been up to lately... Tonight it is time to snuggle in and enjoy the candlelight. I may watch a movie and catnap... No school for a week... always a part of Christmas blessings!!! The kids need a break!
Happy Holidays! I wasn't very prepared this year, but I was able to slide in with everyone else who was prepared... It all worked out... The real reason, the excitement of the season is the birth of our Lord... what a joyous time to contemplate.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
1 quart Raspberry Sherbet
1 medium carton Cool-Whip or 2 cups whipped cream, whipped
1 pkg. Oreos. I used red icing Oreos... So pretty!
Thaw sherbet slightly and press in a 9 x 13 pan or casserole. Crush 2/3 of the Oreos and blend with the whipped cream or Cool Whip... Spread over sherbet and freeze at least three hours. Slice into squares and top with a dollop of whipped cream and an Oreo... So pretty!!! Refreshing!!! Yum-o!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Can you spot what's wrong with this picture? Yep... that red car doesn't belong 15 feet inside Columbia Mall... My son and his lady love were there today finishing up their shopping. I got this call from her telling me that they were just inside a few minutes when they witnessed a LOT of commotion. Well, yeah... Evidently an elderly woman suffered some kind of medical emergency prior to losing control of her red car... Thankfully, nobody was injured, although the Salvation Bell Ringer and 5 others were hurt and transported to the hospital... What a shopping trip!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
One of the 3 wise men is an imposter. Can you tell which one is a shepherd boy posing as a magi? Yep... the one on the right..!!!
Have a calm and bright holiday season. Blessings to you all!
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Bevier and Southern Train... Isn't it beautiful?