Friday, January 5, 2018

Happy New Year!!!

Hello Everyone!

I'm back and I plan on blog posting once a week, hopefully on Thursday or Friday.  I've been behind, just saw my last posting was back before Thanksgiving.  Gosh, I missed wishing you all a Merry Christmas, but we are still in the Twelve Days of Christmas through tomorrow and in actuality, January 6th is Epiphany; therefore, the Wise Men haven't arrived in Bethlehem yet, nor has Jesus been baptized by John the Baptist, so Merry Christmas is still a viable salutation!

Weather here in NW PA has been cold, blustery, snowy, wintry, just plain old nasty!!  We have been in the single digits most days, oh wait!!  we had a day that was 22, a "tropical heatwave."  It is pretty  though, but the unfortunate thing is that we haven't gotten to spend our yearly Christmas gathering at our home with Bryan and Jess yet!  Last weekend was terrible driving and this weekend isn't looking much better.  So we maybe still celebrating Christmas for a long, long time until we get to gather.  This photo is taken out past our driveway looking down our road.  It's a Winter Wonderland!!
We are to get 1-3 more today, already got that and it is still snowing, 3-5 tonight and 1-3 again tomorrow.  Lucky for me I didn't have to work today.  We have about 10" or so on the ground right now!

So, I guess I should tell you all, if you don't already know, I am working at the Senior Center when I usually enjoy quilting.  Let's just say that I enjoy the work and leave it at that for now!  I am working 5-days a week, 5-hours a day.  Last week, I worked two full days as my boss lady took off.  They actually entrusted me to run the center for two days without supervision!  Oh my, I think most thought I couldn't handle it, but heck, if I can run three post offices, I'm sure I can handle a senior center.  Anyway, everything went well, I didn't burn the lunches, and I pulled off a New Years Party as well!  All was good!!  One of my first assignments was to decorate the Christmas Tree, so here it is.  I did it in blue and silver and several of the ladies asked if I was for hire!!  Ugh, NOooooo!

Since we had nothing to do on Christmas Eve Day!  We decided to make sugar cookies and make them fancy with the Royal Icing.  This was the first time Bernie and I tackled this and we made two batches.  I made a mental note, next year, make only one batch!!!  We had too many cookies to bake and decorate taking us seven hours to complete.  They did turn out really well and I'll be doing this again for Valentine's Day for sure.  We had fun doing it!

We did go to Pittsburgh on Christmas Day and visited Bryan and Jess for a bit before heading to Bernie's parents.  It was a little snowy start, but by the time we got half-way to the Burgh the roads were good.  We had a very nice time visiting with everyone.  Here is a picture of our tree in our living room with the new tree skirt underneath.  The village is a plastic canvas village that my Mom and I made many years ago and I still love putting it up.  The plastic church in the far left bottom corner is one that we had every year growing up.  I just always called it our Dad's Church as it winds up and plays Silent Night!  This Church is well over 60 years old.  Maybe Bill or Peggy could tell how long they remember it being under our Christmas Trees!  

Here is the completed tree skirt that I quilted.  I just love this and will be making more of these as I still put up more than one tree in our home.  We have a tree in each of the bedrooms, and one in the office, and a small one in the kitchen.  So I need many, in different sizes for sure.

So, I will leave you with this pic of me that Bernie took when we were opening up our gifts to one another and he got me this very pretty necklace, which I have already worn to work and had so many compliments on it!  Doesn't go very well with my "Meyer Family Christmas 2016" sweatshirt.

So wishing you and yours a Very Happy, Healthy, Prosperous and Blessed New Year!
Be back next week!!  Stay warm!!



  1. Beautiful post. Bitter cold here too buut no snow - you can send some (or more) and I would be thrilled. If it has to be THIS cold - then I want snow.

    Happy New Year. Hugs to Macy Kate ♥

  2. I will happily send you some snow as we are supposed to have more snow all day tomorrow. Happy New Year to you also, Joyce!!

  3. Happy New Year Debbie! Wish we had snow!!! xx

    1. Happy New Year, Joy! I’ll send you some snow, we have plenty to share!!