Sunday, December 30, 2007

Lang May Yer Lum Reek!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Wishing you all the very best this new year!!

(Lang may yer lum reek!
A Scottish salutation wishing long life and prosperity. Literally, long may your chimney smoke.

Thoughts to Ponder

"We are what we believe we are."
-C. S. Lewis

"Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact."
-William James

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Winter Wonderland, and will this hike never end!

Well, we're back after our first white Christmas in a long time. We went up to the Eastern Calif. Sierras for the week to play in the snow. The kiddies had their first experience snowshoeing in 3feet of powder and with the wind chill at the top of the 'hill' to about 0F/-20C. Needless to say they were quite happy to be back at the truck, and then back to the cabin for some hot chocolate. (I was quite thankful for the groomed trails that were part of the trek, and to return to my Mammoth Mountain, hot chocolate, Baileys, brandy...ummm, yummmm!!! ;D)

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Lighting the candle of hope

Well Christmas is upon us once again. I've read many a good post lately at various blogs, some funny, some reflective...all good in their own way! :) A good story of doing the 'what if' may be found here :

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Gandhi

"...'it is more blessed to give than to receive.'" Acts 20:35

Thursday, December 20, 2007

The 12 step Christmas Programme

Well, here we are...everyone in the Christmas spirit?...or are we saying bah humbug at all the franticness and empty wallets...and, we're not going to do Christmas this way again, ever, or at least until next year...

thanks for the laugh goes to Lins and Scots for the 12 step Christmas programme...we all can reform ourselves now!!!! :)

Van Morrison with Raglan Road

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Are you navigating on course?

Every once in a while, it's good to stop and check to see if you're on course, staying the course, need a course adjustment...if anything, this vid is worth a good laugh!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

A Worshipful Song

This is another one of my Christmas song favorites, whether it's sung in English, Irish Gaelic or German. The video was filmed in the Cathedral in Dublin, I believe, definitely adds to the ambiance. (there's another version of Enya's singing with Irish and English subtitles Enjoy! :)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Rockin around the Christmas Tree

This song is a favorite. I love a white Christmas, but I can't say that I love driving in the snow!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

We've all been there...

Sometimes Days are like the above quote, the attitude is great and it all just seems to flow!! Then there are the other days....

Thanks for stopping by and posting....though I've been absent. This homeschooling working mom with a busy husband/career just needed time off. You've all given me a smile and as always, I appreciate your comments!!! :))