Thursday, January 21, 2010
WALK TALL WITH YOUR HEAD HELD HIGH!
Hello, hello, hello! I got this from a friend and thought it was funny. The caption said: "No matter how badly last year treated you, walk tall with your head held high; this is a brand new year, baby!" Pretty sad looking rooster!
I hope you don't live in the areas of California where they are having such trouble right now! Both of my children and their families, and lots of friends live there and are doing fine right now, Thank the Lord! California is getting as much rain in one week as they should be getting for the whole rainy season! Lots of problems; floods, mud, winds and even some reports of tornadoes! So far two people died from trees falling on their homes. May God bless them.
And I have to mention the troubles in Haiti. I am sure you are all praying for the people there...such a poor country with so much devastation, many times over! The people live under a dictatorship, which keeps the goods for themselves and the people go hungry. But on the other side, there are so many folks going there to help - mostly from the U.S.A. Makes you proud that we are a country that gives so much to others in need - we always have. And I am not talking about government money, I am talking about us citizens, we are the givers! Our hearts always go out to those in need no matter where they are. Still, help and prayers are needed!
You can see "the" tree behind the jeep in the background.
Last week we took a trip to a small town in Northern California to help our friends (Fran and Terry) clean up the home of their parents, who just moved so that they could live closer to their families and medical facilities in the Southern part of the state. We also picked up a 1968 Jeep "Willy" that had been attached to a tree for about 15 years! Jim (Terry's Dad)used the vehicle around the property for various chores and one day lost control of it and rode it all the way down the ravine and slammed into a tree at the bottom. (It is a very hilly area.) So now that the house has sold, they needed to get that Jeep out of the ravine and my honey said he wanted it! Sweet guy that he is, its now in our back yard! I don't know what he wants to do with it, we already have two vintage cars to fix up! He says that he is going to sell it - of course he is inviting all the car club members over to see it first! Anyway, we got the old cabin cleaned and took three loads of stuff to the dump. That is after they had taken many loads a few weeks ago! I did get a couple of treasures: And old kitchen table, and a handmade corner cabinet to refinish and paint! Their grown sons and Terry's brother & nephew came to help too - It was a lot of fun, played games at night and ate too much!
Trying to turn it around so Roger could pull it up the ravine.
Well, that's it for now. I haven't been working on any lamps this month, still trying to get things done after the holiudays...and I think I am going to do some scrapbooking this week, try to get all my pictures in order! UGH!
You all have a good week!