Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Perfect Ornament...for me

My mom always finds a perfect ornament. I could search high and low for a goat ornament and not find one but my mom can not only find one but it's a fancy glass one to boot. I will even forgive that it's a pygmy because I'm sure next year she will find a Nigerian Dwarf.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


My motto, since coming home one afternoon after an earthquake, has been "simplify". I have gotten rid of most all my junk and nicky-nackies and even cut out most bills to the bare minimum. I only have a few TV channels as compared to more than I need. Hubby only watches 1 minute of every show so why pay for more. We have even simplified our food, eating no processed foods and hardly any sugar. This simple measure took about 30 pounds off me...which tells you how much sugar I was eating!
So when I received this package in the mail after entering a contest over at The Simple Life I thought the sign very fitting. The package arrived at school and was sitting on my chair when I came back from lunch (thanks to a mail lady that knows where I work). The scent of cinnamon filled my small alcove with the smell of Christmas. I opened the box and put the sign on my desk.
It is there to remind me to simplify at school as well as home for no matter what fancy curriculum they come up with it really comes down to the basics.
The package was filled with wonderful organic herbs and spices that I have been using in my holiday baking.
Thank you Tonia for reminding me of the simple pleasures in receiving a package in the mail that smells like Christmas.

Friday, December 17, 2010


When I picked George up in my arms at only a few days old and promised him I'd find him a perfect home I didn't know it would be me. He has been sold twice but both times the deal fell through so George remains glued to his mother's side.
He is messing with my "keeping no more wethers" policy.