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My New Year Wish for You


May the New Year bring you love in your heart, joy for your soul, and peace in your mind.  

May you enjoy the little moments.  

May you look for the good in everyone.

And may you let yourself have silly moments.

Laugh at yourself…

enjoy life…

and leave the rest to God.

Patty O

ps…the picture is of my daughter Alex (1996ish) taking a break from celebrating!

And Now, the Pièce de Résistance…My Dining Room


By now, you’ve seen most of my house, all decorated for Christmas…

The bedrooms, dressing room, and bathrooms only get a few touches of Christmas, so they really don’t need their own post.

But the dining room…now the dining room is another story.

For a couple of years now, I’ve wanted to put a (faux) Christmas tree in there.

I’ve had the perfect plan.

I’d collected ornaments from Goodwill and garage sales.

I’d picked up a Christmas tree from a friend who had decided to give it away.

But last year, sadly, I was just too sick to get all my decorations up, and that tree stayed in the basement.

But this year…

This year is different.

Without further ado, take a look at my dining room Christmas.  A moment of silence to appreciate the beauty…

I could stand here and look at it all day.  Especially from this view…

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An Old Fashioned Christmas and My Craft Area


Hello again!

Today brings us to my Front Porch.

Let me explain, before you see the photos, this is the area where most everything gets put when we don’t know where else to put it.

Well…and it holds all the items that I find that I want to do a project with…that’s where it really gets messy.

So today’s post is real…like really real.

Crazy messy, wildly overflowing, perfectly imperfect real. Read more

Father and Daughter, Off to School


This is my favorite ‘First Day of School’ picture.

I actually didn’t plan this shot at all.  I said my ‘Have a good day(s)!!!’, they left via the back of the house, and I headed out the front to put a card in the mailbox.  I looked up as I turned to go back in and there they were.

{Sigh}

Doesn’t this tug at your heart?

It’s especially sweet when you consider the fact that Gabi is 13.  I love the fact that she still likes walking to school with her Dad.  Well…most days.  Once winter comes, she’s not as inclined to head out as early as Tim does (when it’s -20).  I think she holds out hope that either we’ll have a heatwave in that 1/2 an hour that she waits, or that Mom will feel sorry for her and give her a ride.

Right.

We only live 3 blocks from the school.

Not happening.

There are moments that I do give her a ride.  The days that are colder than -20.  Like -30…-40, or if it’s pouring rain outside.

I know…I’m up for Mother-of-the-Year.

Hmmm…

Maybe that’s part of the reason she likes walking with her Dad.  Well…that and I’m sure they talk math and athletics on the way to school.  She is his Mini-Me after all.

{Sigh}

I sure love those two.

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I had planned on ending my blog there, however, Gabi just sent me a text from her CC Running practice…here’s the conversation:

Gabi…Mum?

Me…Yessssss?

Gabi…Can you pick me up when we’re done?

Me…Why?   (I know, I’m such a loving mother aren’t I?)

Gabi…Cause I don’t want to walk home in the rain and cause you are an amazing mother.

Me…Hahahahaha!  (That was for the buttering up.)  It’s not raining now!

Gabi…Yeah, but I will call you when we are done and then we can decide

Me…Ok

…..guess who’ll be walking home if it’s not raining! 😉

Patty O

ps…for those of you who are new to my blog…my husband is an advanced math teacher and athletic director at our high school.

 

Rewind to Day One: 219 Blog Posts and 410 Followers Ago


Just for fun…and, well, because Gabi wanted to see it, I pulled up my first blog post.

As I re-read it I laughed at myself and thought maybe I should re-post it for those of you that started following recently.   Read more

Choosing Excellence

We try our best making daily decisions and yet sometimes....... Join my journey in learning how to "choose excellence" in this beautiful, full life. The Valley of Shadow of Death, Israel 2014, Psalm 23:4

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