:: Lovely Christmas-y music playing on Pandora.
::Outside clouds gathering...snow might be coming!
::Chicken Stir Fry with veggies and rice for dinner.
::Clean and sweet smelling, just-washed sheets on the beds.
::A Giveway, over at Amanda's, for a lovely dress.
::Busy working on Christmas gifts...
::Claire's birthday today!
::Watching this neat video.
::Listening to these songs~so beautiful...

"People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway."
~:Mother Teresa
"God’s purposes are not for me to understand His plans: His plan is for me to understand Who He is."

"Maybe the hardest praying are the prayers that let go."

"To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless."
G.K. Chesterton

The Nativity....

Sparkling glasses, and candlelight...

Joe, keeping busy....

An afternoon tea party.

Porridge for breakfast....

potatoes ~waiting to be cooked into something tasty....


  1. I am a new reader of your blog, and I'm greatly enjoying your warm, homey posts!

  2. Such beauty, Rosie! Lovely pictures giving a glimpse into your life, and wonderful quotes that did me good. Thank you!

  3. Delightful, Rosie!

    Your dinner sounds so good - we are heading out to a tea this evening so it will be a light supper.

    Have a cozy day!


  4. Everything looks delightful!

    ~Karen Bean

  5. The photos are beautiful and this is just perfect:) I am seriously loving your post and your blog! It is so inspirational and informative. I think my subscribers would really enjoy reading this. I would love for you to come share it at Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on Frugally Sustainable (http://frugallysustainable.blogspot.com/2011/11/frugal-days-sustainable-ways-4.html). I really hope that you will put Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on your list of carnivals to visit and link to each Wednesday!

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