Weekly Quote

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.---C. S. Lewis

Monday, December 27, 2010

Images of Christmas

I love taking pictures of lights and of course Christmas provides lots of opportunities.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Still Raining

The weather service is saying this is a once in ten year rain event for California. Thank God.

Yesterday my back yard was under water.

Today the rain let up a bit. The lake in my backyard soaked into the ground. The river in the street subsided to a creek. The dogs went out for a much needed romp. And I'm going to venture out to get chicken feed and supplies to finish up my Christmas sewing.

I'll be so glad to see the sun on Thursday.

Hope you are staying warm and dry.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Rain, rain go away

It is raining. The torrential rain, river in the streets rain that hits southern California at Christmas time most years. I hate it. After one day I am grumpy and after two days I am grumpier. The weather report is prediciting rain through Wednesday; by then I will be grumpiestest!
If you are not from so. Cal you probably think I am a whinny wimp and you are right.  I am so conditioned to hot and dry that all this wet stuff is overwhelming and besides it makes the horse corrals stink.
Please...rain, rain go away!
So what is your weather like and how does it make you feel?

Monday, December 13, 2010

The stocking were hung....

Today I sent off my fifteenth cross stitched stocking (I stitched thirteen and my mom stitched two for me).  This one went to Jason's new wife Jaime.  All of them have been labors of love and have gone to family members.

The pattern is from Shepherd's Bush in Utah.  I love their primitive folksy designs. I stitched the first stockings, for my kids, in 1996; good thing they keep making new designs. I have made some of the patterns more than once but each time I change something--different colors, different border. 

Does your family hang stocking for Santa to fill? Do you open presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?