28 December 2010

Words from Robert Burns

Should old acquaintance be forgot,and never brought to mind ?Should old acquaintance be forgot,and old lang syne ?

For auld lang syne, my dear,for auld lang syne,we'll take a cup of kindness yet,for auld lang syne.

And surely you’ll buy your pint cup !and surely I’ll buy mine !And we'll take a cup o’ kindness yet,for auld lang syne.
We two have run about the slopes,and picked the daisies fine ;But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,since auld lang syne.
We two have paddled in the stream,from morning sun till dine† ;But seas between us broad have roaredsince auld lang syne.
And there’s a hand my trusty friend !And give us a hand o’ thine !And we’ll take a right good-will draught,for auld lang syne.

24 December 2010

Merry Christmas!

“When I think of Christmas Eves, Christmas feasts, Christmas songs, and Christmas stories, I know that they do not represent a short or transient gladness. Instead, they speak of a joy unspeakable and full of glory. God loved the world and sent His Son. Whosoever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life. That is Christmas joy. That is the Christmas spirit.” Corrie ten Boom

"And so, in God's mercy, a happy Christmas to you all."
Winston S. Churchill
24 December, 1941

16 December 2010

Christmas Crafting

Bella, Adelaide, Noah and my friend Sara recently made a gingerbread house book and an art ornament craft with me. Each one turned out so cute! Bella and Adelaide graciously allowed me to take pictures during their crafting.

Here are the links for directions to these crafts from the Crafty Crow Blog:
Gingerbread House Book
Child's Art Ornament

14 December 2010


Knightly absolutely loves Noah. As soon as Noah gets here Knightly wants to lick him and play chase. Noah is a good sport about being covered in slobbery kisses and he plays well with Knightly. Yesterday Noah made the comment, with hand motions, "Big dog - little man." So true!

11 December 2010

09 December 2010

For Miranda

Theresa showed me how to make an adorable poncho and hat. For Miranda's Christmas gift I made a poncho and hat for her as well as for her doll, Helen.

Gluten Free Information

A handy book to have while traveling is The Essential Gluten-Free Restaurant Guide published by Triumph Cookies, LLC. Go to www.triumphdining.com for more information. While in Omaha I treated myself to an Omaha Steak at the Upstream Brewing Company, which is listed in the restaurant guide.

03 December 2010


My trip to Wyoming began with a stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska. The book The Lieutenant's Lady by Bess Streeter Aldrich begins at those two cities. Since it is a favorite book of mine I wanted to make those cities part of my trip. I spent time in the historic downtown of Omaha and walked the pedestrian bridge over the Missouri River.

On my way west I also stopped at the birthplace of John Wayne, toured Wind Cave and swam in a natural spring pool.

While in Wyoming I had a terrific time visiting Theresa and Emma. We went to Rapid City, SD to shop one day and also drove to Buffalo, WY to get a closer look at the Big Horn Mountains. However, mostly we stayed warm indoors and crocheted. For Thanksgiving Theresa baked a gluten free turkey and I made gluten free pies. A friend of Theresa's came with her husband for dinner. During my stay Theresa's husband repaired a foot stool of my mom's that Knightly had chewed. It looks brand new.

On my way home I stopped at Wall Drug and at the giant green statue. Those are places we stopped when I was eleven and my family went on a trip west.