Total Pageviews

Sunday, December 16, 2012

4-3-2-1- HURRAY

I'm on the big count down, four days until school is dismissed for Christmas. It will be a tough week as sugar filled, and Santa-crazed children will be galloping down the hallways. This is the time of year that The Chair is occupied by usually well-mannered and in-control students. Countless times the phrase, "Not YOU!!" will be heard from office visitors who will be stunned, even incredulous, by the occupant of The Chair. The Chair sits outside our stern, but loving Principal'S office. Once they move from The Chair to The Office, you will usually hear, "WHAT WERE YOU THINKING??? THIS ISN'T LIKE YOU!", all the while sobs and general hysteria will be heard from said occupant.   Ah, Christmas. 

We have lots of holiday cheer around the house. My house is tiny, and I don't really have a lot of decorating to share, but I will give you a little glimpse of the mantle and of two beloved cross stitch pieces. The top is one my sweet mother did, which my father gifted me with this year, and the other is a favorite cross stitch that I did for her with the first line of Silent Night. When she passed away I found it in her Christmas things. She had it framed and hung it lovingly every year. I think of her every time I see these pieces.

We've had some wonderfully cool weather lately, cool enough for a fire. You can see out the window, behind the Christmas tree, that we still have leaves falling.  The deck is covered, even though we have raked and blown leaves FOUR TIMES so far.  They are EVERYWHERE! I can't wait to be able to get the deck all swept and leafless. I have some greenery to use out there, give it a nice holiday look.

 I hope your plans are coming along nicely. Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Hi Leslie. Your tree looks beautiful and I love the hand worked samplers. What lovely stories of your Mom. I can remember when I worked at the elementary school just before Christmas vacation. Those little guys are all just full of it, but I look back on it fondly..Happy Weekend..Judy

  2. As the mean old principal, I completely understand the woes of the Christmas spirit. My office has had a line these last few weeks and my kids are teenagers. Oh well, this too shall pass. Glad I'm not the only one.

  3. Your Christmas tree is beautiful. I just love the stories behind the framed cross stitch pieces. So sweet. Very meaningful.

  4. Your Christmas tree looks so pretty. I love the colored lights.
    The cross stitch pieces are beautiful and the memories attached to them are priceless.

    I wanted to let you know that you are the WINNER of my giveaway. Please send me your mailing address and I'll have the package on it's way to you. Congratulations!

  5. Hi I've popped on over hear from Kim's Happy @Home. Congratulations on being the winner of her giveaway. : )
    Your tree beautiful and the cross stitches pieces are so pretty and nice memories to go with them.

  6. It won't be long now!
    The two cross stitches are lovely - especially your mum's.

  7. Hi Leslie, I forgot I did visit you the other day. I tell you, old age is not what it's cracked up to be..Hope you are having a good week still..Judy

  8. Link exchange is nothing else except it is only placing the other person's blog link on your page at appropriate place and other person will also do similar in favor of you.
    my site >

  9. Hey! Would you mind if I share your blog with my facebook group?
    There's a lot of folks that I think would really appreciate your content. Please let me know. Cheers

    Here is my blog post :: Http://

  10. Every weekend i used to go to see this web
    page, because i wish for enjoyment, for the reason that this this web page conations
    genuinely pleasant funny material too.

    my web blog stop smoking clinic

  11. Wow, that's what I was searching for, what a stuff! existing here at this blog, thanks admin of this website.

    Check out my web site Redhothull.Com

  12. Wonderful work! This is the kind of information that are meant to be shared around the internet.
    Shame on the search engines for no longer positioning this put up upper!

    Come on over and talk over with my web site . Thanks =)

    Take a look at my page :: finding business checks

  13. Oh my goodness! Amazing article dude! Thank you, However I am having problems with your RSS.
    I don't know why I cannot subscribe to it. Is there anybody having identical RSS issues? Anyone that knows the answer will you kindly respond? Thanks!!

    Here is my web page :: newborn halloween costumes

  14. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to say
    that I've truly enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. In any case I'll be subscribing to
    your rss feed and I hope you write again very soon!

    Here is my blog post; Modcloth coupon