Well, I am in a great mood tonight and would you like to know the reason?? I was chating on the phone this morning with a dear friend of mine in TN. We are the same age and our birthdays are a month to the day apart. We were just talking in general and I don't know how the subject came up but I voiced our age. And do you know what? She immediately corrected me and told me I was a year younger than I thought. Ya know how good that can make a woman feel? I had just replied to a blog last night how old I was. Making myself older than I am. When Mr. P came in tonight, (we are a year apart.) I ask him how old he was, and he said he was a year older than he is. What is wrong with us? He didn't believe me and had to figure it up.
That old saying,"If you didn't know your age, how old would you be?" Well, guess I would be older than I am. (giggle). Anyway, I am so happy to have been blessed and lived as long as I have and am going to be a year older next week, but I won't be as old as I thought. ... . Thank you Dimple. for the revelation.
I had an early morning appointment with Hospice on Monday and when I got home there was a package on the door steps. Knowing I had not ordered anything I picked it up and it was from a dear blogging friend, Shirlee. My spirits lifted right away. I was so excited, I opened the package but did remember to grab my camera and take a picture.
The box was full of the neatest goodies. The first thing I saw was the pinkeep. Oh, I just love it and it is my very first pinkeep. Shirlee knows I am trying to learn CCS and she has been so helpful and informative. I do have a piece started but it has been slow go for me. I'm not sure it's going to be my "thing". Next was a sweet little prim black doll. I so love her also. There was a tin of Cranberry Autumn Tea, a New Christmas Edition Cross Stitch Mag. and some wonderful smelling tarts. I put some of them on that afternoon and you can still smell them when you walk in the door. That's why there is no picture of the tarts. I have already had a cup of tea and have picked out several small cross stitch patterns I am going to try for the holidays. I was so touched by Shirlee's kindness.
Here is the doll and my pinkeep where I have it in my great room. I can see it all the time. Fits right in with my fall decorations I have worked so hard getting out this year.
And last but definitely not least is this great magazine with all kinds of creativity just waiting to come to life on material. Can't wait to get a piece finished and share with all of you. You really won't enlarge it to find all the mistakes will you?? Oops, I forgot to post a picture of the tea, but I have already been enjoying it and have it in the cabinet. Thanks again Shirlee for your kindness, but most of all for the friendship we have through blogger. If you haven't visited Shirlee you can find her at http://farmhouseponderings.blogspot.com/ I will say it again as I have already so many times, you are all some of the best friends one could ask for.
Now on to the unwelcome visitors. We built our house on the property where my parents old home once stood. There were two huge old pecan trees on the property. Sadly years ago lightening struck one of them and had to be cut down. The one remaining has never yeilded pecans. Over the years you would see maybe a dozen lying on the ground. But for some reason this year the tree was loaded. Pecans everywhere. Are we going to get any to use?? I doubt it seriously. Why??? Because of these....