Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Welcome to a new follower

Welcome to Julie from Maxine's Knitwear from Auckland.  Thanks for following! Julie says on her blog

"Since 2004, my husband and I have been involved in supporting special needs orphans in China. Many of the children we support became orphans due to poverty, and have been cared for by the New Day Foster Home in a small village outside of Beijing. You can read more about the New Day story on their website at www.newdaycreations.com/foster    Maxies Knitwear was born out of a desire to help these special needs children. For every item sold, 25% of the profit will be donated by us to the New Day Foster Home. So each time you purchase an item from Maxies Knitwear, you are contributing towards the needs of a small child in China. Isn’t that exciting?! "

The New Day Foster Home children's stories are amazing and will touch your heart.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

51 Weeks until Thanksgiving, Seriously?

Thanksgiving was a week ago and I still feel "stuffed".   I realized I've been so busy I forgot to share with you what I did Thanksgiving morning!.   My frirend Robin and her daughter Elsa and I participated in the Turkey Trot in Flemington, a 5K run and 2 mile walk to raise money for the Center for Eeducational Advancement.  I am told there were 4,300 runners.  I don't know what 4,300 people in one place looks like, but there were ALOT of runners and it took A LONG time for all the runners to pass before the walkers could start.   So I tend to believe there were 4,300 runners.   We had alot of fun.  It even started to snow towards the very end of the walk.   There were lots of people dressed up in costumes and some wore funny hats.  I forgot my camera and only took pictures with my cell phone so I did not take alot of pictures.  We had a lot of fun and will do it again next year.    

Robin and Elsa

Turkey Man and Chef
Start of the Race in front of Union Hotel, 4,300 runners


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Beauty of the Seasons

To know someone here or there with whom you feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts unexpressed- that can make of this earth a garden.      Johann Wolfgang von Goethe   

I emptied all of the ceramic pots on the deck of dirt this weekend.  I did not want the dirt to freeze and thaw and cause the pots to crack.  I had put off this chore because I believe I was in denial about the fact that it was late November.  But now it's done and I heard that snow is in the forecast for this weekend!  The deck is so pretty when the flowers are in bloom. 
Oh, Lots of Snow.  I CAN'T wait!

And now it looks sad now with no pots or plants.  I am grateful for the seasons and know that the deck will be beautiful buried in snow and again renewed and bursting with color when April comes and I can plant flowers ‘till my heart’s content.