Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I'm Two Years Old!

I thought my actual blog anniversary was January 1st, but when I looked back I missed it by a couple of days...as always I'm a day late.

I've been thinking about this post for awhile and can compose it in my head quite nicely,but I'm not too sure how it's going to flow through the fingertips. So with that warning I will give it a try.

I worry. Big time. About things that I can't control. Two events brought this into the forefront this past year. President-elect Obama's win and a visit with old friends.

With Obama's win I realized that I had grown into a middle aged cynic. Not sure how I got there, and wasn't happy with what I saw. Maybe it's raising kids, a husband that travels, economic woes, who knows...but it grew like an ugly sore. A conversation with my brother (thanks Tim) woke me up to the person that use to be. I still worry that all of our woes are too much to handle for this man but he has renewed my faith in myself...so I guess that's a plus.

The other night we spent time with old college friends. Friends that have seen all that we had to offer at age twenty and then are there for the rest of our lives. People that we can fall easily into a discussion about politics and then change quickly to recalling the night in that bar when so and so did that!!! And so the conversation began the other evening, but I wasn't ready for the information that followed: two siblings struck with heart disease, bosses dying, people moving...etc...Each one of us had a story. I went to bed that night and hugged my husband. Knowing that we were growing older, realizing we need to spend each and every day trying to be good people, teaching our boys about life and all the opportunities that they have in front of them. Hoping that we can support our friends in their happiness and sadness.

So I'm led here, January 30th, 2008. I already know things will be vastly different in the coming year. For our Nation and for our own home. But I'm not willing to have anyone dictate to us what that will be. I will live for my kids, my husband, my friends, but most importantly, I will live for me.

Thanks for stopping and spending your time in my small space of the blog world. We are all busy people and I appreciate your blog-friendship. To you and yours...Happy 2009!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

A Surprise

What a surprise when I clicked onto etsy today and saw these on the main page. I'm officially on the wagon from spending money so I won't be purchasing, but many of you follow Leslie and she has made us all pine for wooden plates. (no pun intended)
So if you want to buy yourself a little present, skip on over to

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Originally uploaded by Upper Pond

Just a quick shot of the snow we had this past Friday...it was all gone by Monday. But never fear...there's more on the way this evening. It just keeps coming and coming!

ps: I uploaded this from Flickr and am not happy with it. If you want to see it large click the sidebar...I'm too tired to link tonight :(

Friday, December 12, 2008

Signs of the Season

Christmas lists and knitting and of course coffee!
It's beginning to feel quite festive around here. I'm pretty organized and enjoying the whole process this year!(those in my family know that this isn't always the case with me) My major knitting projects are almost completed and it looks like I won't be staying up until all hours of the night Christmas Eve knitting 'till my fingers ache!

I've been very inspired by what I have seen out in the blog-o-sphere. This is something I never would have thought of, but yet so simple. Might look through my closet or thrift shops after the holidays to tackle this project.

Enjoy the signs of the season and remember to breathe from time to time!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

This and That

Thought I would stop in to clean the place up a bit. December is in full swing and my to-do list is growing ever longer. Since we didn't have to spend a Sunday in the hockey rink we decided to get our tree. It's still taking water...but I'm not sure if we will have any needles on it once December 25th rolls around.

We celebrated my husband's birthday this past Monday. Don't let that young face fool you, he's older than me...by a whopping nine months. We spent a quiet night at home eating cake and opening presents.

Yesterday the sunrise was so beautiful that I had to snap a picture. It's very unusual to see the sun in these parts during the winter. You have to catch it when you can and enjoy every minute of it. We have snow and cold predicted for the rest of the week. Ryan is very worried that we won't have snow for Christmas. Ah..the worries of a child!

I'm knitting away and am halfway through my big project. Hopefully, if I finish I can knit these.

That's it for now. Have a look at all the letterpress stationary over at Jane's blog. Some stunning paper eye candy!