Good Friday Mornin' Yall,
I do hope everyone had a great Thursday and ready to start a new day. It is 39 degrees here with no windchill. It is raining outside as well. They say the rain is suppose to be moving out be noon. I haven't even looked outside yet. I just got up at 6:15a.m. I had to call hubby and wake him up. I am just now having my first cup of coffee. Would you like to join me on this cold rainy morning with a cup of coffee? I would love to have you visit with me.
Today is Show & Tell Friday. The last 2 times I did the Show & Tell Friday, I didn't go by the rules. I'm sorry Kelli. So today, I would like to share with you my Christmas Villages. I just took the pictures this morning. Like I've said before, the only camera I have is on my Cell Phone. The first picture is the left side of my Villages. I know, it's on the dark side. Maybe you can enlarge it and see it better. I have alot of Christmas Tins as well that are in the back part. To the top left is one of my Nativity sets. In this set, the Baby Jesus is missing. I don't know what happened to it, but I still put it up anyway. It is sitting on top of one of my Christmas Tins. The picture doesn't do any justice.This second picture is of the middle section of my Christmas Villages. I have a very small tree sitting on another big Christmas Tin. It doesn't have a star or anything on the top of the tree, but I do have an Angel that is actually an ornament that I hung from the top. Like I said, the pictures doesn't do it any justice at all.
The last picture here is from the right side of my Villages. You can see some more of my Christmas Tins as well. Do you see the littel Train Set? That actually came from a kid's meal from Burger King several years ago when our girls were smaller. It is a replica of a Christmas Movie from that year. My mind is blank right now and I can't for the life of me remember what year it was or the name of the movie. Maybe some of yall will know. If you do, please let me know in the comment section. I have little figurines standing all around the Villages as well. I'm sorry I don't have a camera to show better pictures, but I do hope that you enjoyed looking at my Villages. So today my friend, this is my Show & Tell Friday. Kelli@ThereIsNoPlaceLikeHome is hosting this week's Show & Tell Friday. If you want to join in the fun, go by and visit Kelli and she will have all the details on how to participate.
I would like to let everyone know about a Giveaway. Jo@NeereAnDearCreations.com is hosting this giveaway. I don't have a picture to show you what will be given away, but you have a choice of what you want. You can either have some customized cards or a pillow all designed by Jo. All you have to do is drop by her blog and leave her a Memory or Tradition of yours. It doens't even have to be about Christmas. You will then be entered in the Giveaway. Next, if you want your name entered again, link back to her on your blog. Also, if you tell her who sent you, you will get your name entered again. The limit is 5 times to be entered. The contest is open until December 31, 2007 until 12:01a.m. EST. The winner will be announced on January 2, 2008. Trust me yall, go visit Jo at the above link, and you will see what you can win. There are some beautiful pictures to choose from. Be sure to tell her that you came to her by me. "Thank You" so much. Good Luck to everyone.
Now, I want to ask for some more Prayer Request's. First off, alot of yall know Dawn, of Call Me Grandma Dawn. Well, her Daughter Kristen is expecting Twins. Kristen has been on bedrest for the last couple of weeks per Doctor's orders. Kristen had to go the other day and have a shot to help improve the Lung Functions of the Babies. She was suppose to have went yesterday for another shot which was the most vital effect on the Babies Lungs. Please keep Kristen and her Babies as well as Dawn and all the Family in your prayers. If you have never been to visit Dawn, please if you have time, go by and visit with her and show her some Love and Support. Another Blogging Friend of mine, Betty, of Betty's This and That is going in the hospital today for a shock treatment to her Heart. It is to put her Heart back into rythmn. It is a one day precedure and they will sedate her while the treatment is being done. She will have someone to drive her home after the shock treatment. If you have never been to visit Betty, stop by when you have time and show her some Love and Support as well. I "THANK YOU" in advance for these prayer request's.
Yesterday morning after hubby left to go to work, I was sitting here at my computer. I started getting cold and I noticed the heat wasn't coming on. So, I went to turn it up a bit, and wouldn't you know it, it wouldn't come on. It sounded like it was trying to come on, but it wouldn't. I went and got back in bed under the cover's and told the girls to stay in bed under the covers as well. I called our Landlord and he sent one of his maintenance guys out here around 11:00a.m to check it out. There was something touching something in there and it wouldn't let it come on. The guy hit it with a screwdriver and it started working. "PRAISE GOD" it has been working ever since. He told me to keep a check on it and if it quit working to let him know. Knock on wood, it's still working. GOD IS GOOD, ALL THE TIME GOD IS GOOD!!!! I'm just glad it wasn't nothing too serious for us not to be able to have any heat.
I didn't do any laundry yesterday. I wasn't feeling too good all day anyway. The girls wanted to go spend the night with my Parents. I took them to Rivervale, AR to meet my Mother. Rivervale is about half-way between Caraway and Lepanto. Since I wasn't feeling too good, my Mother just met us there. I came back to town and had to stop at the local Dollar General Store to pick up a few necessities. Well, while I was there, they had all of their Christmas stuff marked down 50% off. My Parents had given me and hubby some money for Christmas. So, I used some of mine to buy me 4 Chargers to go under my Poinsetta China. I bought 2 Gold Chargers and 2 Red Chargers. They were regularly $2.00 a piece, but I got them for $1.00 a piece. I also found a set of Santa Dishes in a box. It was a 16-piece set. There was 2 bowls broken in the set and the lady let me have the set for $5.50. I thought that was a great bargain there. Now, I have 2 set's of Christmas Dishes for next year. Those Chargers look really good under my Poinsetta Dishes. My Poinsetta Dishes are trimmed in Gold around the edges. After I left the Dollar General Store, I came back home and stayed in the rest of the evening.
Hubby left yesterday morning going to Meta, MO. He made it there fine and got unloaded. He had to go up to Mexico, MO to pick up another load. Well, while he was at the place there in Mexico fixing to get loaded, something happened to his truck. He had to call someone to come and fix his truck. It was some kind of air line thing that had blown off. Anyway, he got loaded and drove almost to Springfield, MO and shut down for the night. He is having to take this load to Springdale, AR. From Springdale, AR he goes to Fort Smith, AR to pick up another load and delivers it in Newark, AR. After he has unloaded there, he will come home. He said it may be tonight or in the morning before he gets home. I do hope it will be tonight tho.
Well, I guess that's about all for this Friday. I think I will go and see who is up and I can have coffee with this morning. Take care my friends and have a great Friday. May God Bless You and Yours.
LOVE & HUGS,