30 November 2014

More for Christmas

For me, Christmas, has been a time of baking and being with my girls and making fun things. But it is also all about celebrating birthdays. We have a lot of those right now. So I will be putting recipes (mostly links) to help me find them again, and pattern links so I can find those also. FB is still a horrible place to save things as it is so hard to find them again. Good place for pictures, but not for links to things you want to find again. I will also have some homeschooling links, that I want for later. I will also be cleaning out my email, there are so many things there, but some of the emails have only one or two things I want to save and so many I don't show any interest in. This will be a very long blog page, as I will be emptying out both areas:

100 Ideas for Shoeboxes for girls
50 Acts of Kindness for Advent
Travel US and see Major Landmarks

Hats and Mitts Garland
Snowflake Garland
Over the Rainbow Afghan
61 Crochet Season Afghans
24 Easy Crochet Granny Squares
Brightly Colored Throw - makes me think of the kind shown in TV shows
Small Happy Flowers - thinking about these for nieces
Huggable Happy Colors Penguin
17 Knit & Crochet Ear Warmers
Crochet Tote Bag
Moogly Links for Holiday gifts
Elsa Frozen Inspired Afghan
Moogly CAL Block 23 (I am so far behind on this I may never catch up).
50 Free Scarves and Cowl Patterns
Triangle Shawl
Christmas Garland Round Up
Polar Bear Ornaments
Bird Trio
Little Frogs and Toads
Starburst Cozy for Electronics
Drew's Little Monster
Snowflake Table Runner
Moogly Blog CAL # 24 Block
Moogly Blog Christmas Stockings

Nicole's Favorite Pumpkin Pie Recipe
50 Thanksgiving Recipes by State
Cookie Recipes - supposed to be good for cookie exchange
Chocolate Kiss Powder Puff Cookies
50 Fudge Recipes
Inside Out Buckeye Cookies
Simple Chocolate Fudge
Lemon Crinkle Cookies
Almond White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pecan Cookie Balls
Winter White Red Velvet Fudge
Dinner Rolls
Buckeye Brownie Cookies
Crochet Elephants

50 Reasons Homeschoolers like learning at home
70 Apps for Teachers or Students
15 Board Games to Help Person Grow
Cozy Reading Nooks

21 November 2014

It has been a very hard November

In October, my husband's uncle passed away. After his funeral, my mother became very ill and was hospitalized for 15 days. She has a kidney disease and is undergoing treatment. She is still very weak. Please pray for her. We are trusting God to take care of all things with this illness. 2 days after my mom came home my uncle passed away. I will miss his laugh and his spirit. Goodbye, Uncle.

My aunt (my dad's only sister) is also battling a return of her cancer. It is aggressive and she is saying it is not back. Prayers for all the family.

19 November 2014

November is Here!

In a few short days, my baby, my youngest will join the world of double digits! Where has the time gone. It seems such a long time ago, and yet, it seems like yesterday, that I had my little monkey (she was born the year of the monkey). She is my little turkey, my baby and my child that helps me around the house. She so desperately wanted to come early. She has the my sense of humor and she giggles when she thinks of something she wants to do, that will make others laugh. I love her so much. She loves to bake with me, she wanted to be homeschooled. She was so bored at school and she just wanted to be with me more, I think. She pushes me to do better as a mom. Happy Birthday, my sweet Nicole. I love you so very much.

06 November 2014

More from the FB files

I am emptying my FB page again. It is amazing how much I can find and save there, I just wish I could find it again from there without having to delete.

First is an old picture from 1968. I would be almost 2 and my sister is still an infant. My friend, David, shared this with me. It was on his parents farm in Batavia, OH.

How to Bake a Cake inside an Egg
2 Ingredient Chocolate Fudge Frosting
Crazy Cake - no eggs
2014 Ellen's Haunted House Visit
30 Free Christmas Amigurumi
Celtic Thunder "Mary Did You Know"

Halloween is over

I haven't handed out candy to kids for a very long time. This year my husband decided he wanted to hand out candy, so I did. We used the candy that he bought, tootsie rolls. There were a lot of teens, walking around collecting candy and they were complaining about the candy they were getting. They had out their cell phones and were texting and talking as they collected candy. I have a problem with this as my oldest, at 12, is considered too old to trick or treat. My middle, at 11, is also viewed as too old to trick or treat, because she is so tall. Then these same kids, who were older than my girls, had the nerve to complain that they didn't like the candy we were handing out. At this point, I am told the kids that they didn't have to take the candy and could move on. Suddenly they were realizing that not everyone would give them candy when they are 14 and up!

02 November 2014

Time Change: Fall Back

It is that time of the year where our clocks are moved back an hour. Technically, that means we should get an extra hour of sleep, but anyone with pets or kids knows the truth is that we don't get an extra hour of sleep. We get the same amount of sleep as we did before we fell back. The interesting thing is that when Time Change, Spring Forward happens, we do lose an extra hour of sleep. Time Change had a purpose at one time and it was useful, but now it is just something the politicians do to us and we just continue to live with it. Isn't it time for people to push harder to get rid of time change?