Archive for December, 2011


Your Attention Please

You know the moment I’m talking about.  When the orchestra is playing or the choir is singing, they come to the end of a movement, the conductor holds the baton in the air, the audience holds its collective breath, and just as it’s time for the music to continue into the next movement, some poor […]

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Church House

From the very first week in 2011, when we broke ground on the first project of the year, I knew what our Christmas gift would be.  It was a great pleasure to build a beautiful church building in Portales this year… complete with a lovely white steeple and wonderful stained glass windows.  I always love […]

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Greetings From Father Christmas

From our barn to yours… Merry Christmas! ~

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Holy Days

I love words.  Love to know their origins, how they’ve changed through the centuries, which ones are identical or similar in other languages. I seem to cringe a bit at little jingles or cards that say “Happy Holly Days”… even though it is a cute little play on words.  I love the word “holiday”, and […]

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Peanut Brittle

Some lifelong friends of ours moved into our neighborhood a couple of months ago.  I was out on a glorious winter walk this afternoon and stopped in to see their Christmas tree… and besides… I hadn’t seen their home since they got settled in.  There they were, cozy as you please, little grandchildren scurrying about.  […]

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Christmas Gift

Does your family share this tradition on Christmas Day?  My great-aunts and uncles always did, and I have one uncle in particular who carries it forward.  When we greet one another, it’s a game to see who can remember to say it first.  I believe if you’re the first, you’re supposed to get the other […]

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Reader’s Digest Santa

I have this Reader’s Digest Santa.  I’ve looked over the internet at various photos of this wonderful old craft project… and I do believe mine is the best.  (Imagine that!)  My Nana made this one, and he came out every Christmas along with quite a variety of her handmade decorations.  She loved Christmas crafts! I’m […]

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Our Courteous Romance

We just loaded boxes and boxes of very heavy flooring into the back of the truck – the love of my life and I.  Of course he thanked me politely and drove off to the job site. I’m sitting here thinking of how courteous he is to me, and I to him… and I’m thinking […]

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My Favorite Ornaments

One of my very favorites!  Hee hee!  I truly laugh at myself.  I say this so often.  I had just written the little piece about the blue truck ornament the night before I decorated my tree.  And I had said that this ornament was one of my very favorites. As I spent the day placing […]

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Decking the Halls

The garland is where it belongs Bing Crosby is singing his songs This staircase of mine Is looking right fine With Christmas, you just can’t go wrong ~ I hope you’re having a grand time decorating.  I know I am!  Deck the halls! ~ My Field Days on Facebook ~

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Holiday Hostess

I was delighted to use my old snack sets on my Holiday Happening table today. You can read about them in the “I have this…” category.  Here’s a link. Hostess Snack Sets And I’d love for you to see the entire photo album I added to My Field Days on Facebook. Holiday Happening Photo Album […]

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Hap-Happiest

It is, indeed, the hap-happiest season of all!  I’m so excited to attend one of my favorite events in the whole wide world… The Holiday Happening. What could be better?  So many things I love all rolled into one special day.  A light snow on the ground.  I’ll be wearing a holiday sweater.  I’ve set […]

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