Thursday, 4 February 2016

My Downtown Abbey Predictions


After watching Downtown Abbey last week my mind was full of so many what ifs. I found myself wondering if  Edith would find the love of her life and finally marry. I found myself wondering if Anna would make it to full term with her baby or not. Would Mrs. Hughes brush up on her cooking skills enough to satisfy Mr. Carson's taste? Well, I'm not really losing any sleep over this one. But I am honestly waiting in great anticipation for every episode now, just to discover what will happen next.
 Aren't you?
I've been imagining the possibilities of what will happen in the lives of the characters as Downtown Abbey comes to a close and I thought it would be fun to make a few predictions of my own and see how close I might come to being right in the end.
Would you like to join in my fun?

Prediction #1-I believe that Mary will discover that Marigold is Edith's true daughter and that she will soften her heart towards her sister.
Prediction #2-I believe that Edith and Mr. Pelham will marry.
Prediction #3- I believe that Cora and Isobel Crawley will win out in their quest to consolidate the local hospital, much to  The Dowager Crawley's objection.
Prediction #4- I believe that Mr. & Mrs. Carson will live happily ever after, even if  the Mrs. never does learn to cook like his dear mother once did.
Now that is all of my predictions for today. I have many more, but I want to hear what you believe might happen.
Do you think I've missed the mark on any of my predictions? Don't be afraid to tell me-It is all in good fun after all!
Now it's your turn. Tell me your predictions for this final season.
It will be very interesting to see just how close we all come to being correct!


Monday, 1 February 2016

Touching Base

Hi Friends
I wanted to drop by and let you know that I haven't dropped off of the face of the earth, that I'm still here plugging away. I just haven't really done anything very blog worthy, nothing very interesting!

My real reason for blogging today was to ask you to pray for John, NanaDiana's husband. He has been diagnosed with cancer and is currently undergoing  very intense treatment.
Deb at The Frugal Little Bungalow  has called for a fast today for John. Those who would like to participate can go to either Deb's blog or Nana Diana's to get more info. We all know what it is like to have a loved one ill and in need of prayer. How wonderful it is that we can turn to our friends in the blogging community for support.

Tim and I have been busy repainting the kitchen walls and cabinets. That's what happens ladies if you decide you want white cabinets, you end up re-painting them nearly every year or two!
Above is one of the two picture frames I found at the resale shop for fifty cents. I've replaced the picture with one more to my liking. Lambs, of course!

I am taking my time in deciding were everything is to hang this time around. I ended up having to fill over two dozen holes I had made in the wall before we were even able to paint this last time. Not good! I was happily amazed that my spackling job worked out and you can't see where I had massacred the walls previously. So I'm going to be good this time and not just hang stuff willy nilly.

I also purchased these four white measuring cups cheaply and would like to hang them somewhere.

Lastly, I'm spending my evening working on this latest cross stitch pattern that I bought for a quarter.
Can you believe it? I've only gotten as far as the wheat, but little by little it will get done even if it takes me years. Which it probably will......
I find myself getting all mixed up in my stitches though when I'm watching my programs too intensely. Take Downtown Abby for instance. I was sure that Robert was going to die in last night's episode-so glad he didn't. I had to ask myself though if an ulcer could possibly cause such a horrendous reaction. I found that amount of blood shocking.  And then I was really irritated with Daisy's way of expressing herself concerning Mr. Mason. She has yet learned how to reign in her feelings. I guess this is all just the sign of Julian Fellow's splendid writing technique, we are drawn in it .
I do want you to tell you that even though I haven't been blogging lately I'm doing my best to keep up with everyone's blog post. I rarely leave a comment, but I do visit. I don't want to lose touch completely. I've got  several projects going, but I need balance in life too. Visiting your blogs is my R&R! Anyway, I'm thinking of you and pray that this finds you all well. Back to the grind.....

Thursday, 7 January 2016

The Big Six-0


Hi Friends!
Would you believe me if I told you that I celebrated my 60th birthday on Christmas day and forgot to tell you?
It's true. I was kind of busy at the time with our oldest son visiting with his three little children for the holidays. And I have to confess to feeling a tad awkward  mentioning my own birthday when someone who is far more important than myself
  birthday is celebrated on this day too.
I did take the time on this MONUMENTAL occasion to put together a small pictorial of my life, mainly for my children. I thought I would share a few photos with you also.

Have I changed much?
Don't answer that please!
In all honesty, the road to to sixty has presented a few bumps and heartaches along the way.
Hopefully it has helped to strengthen me and caused me to grow.
 I believe that's Gods plan for our lives!
 I do feel I was blessed to have had the two most wonderful parents (in my book) a girl could have, lucky enough to have found a husband who I plan to grow old with, and pretty smashing in-laws to boot! Oh, and I don't dare forget to mention the four children and nearly ten grandchildren that have brought me so much joy, and just a few headaches too.
I pray this New Year has been a good one for each one of you thus far. I know that there are some who are battling with sickness and disease, and I'm praying for you. I know that there are some who are dealing with unemployment. I'm praying for you too. I also know that I'm not the only person praying......This is what is so wonderful about our blogging friends, they care.
I think I've done enough rattling for today. I'm going to try to be more faithful in posting. This is not a resolution, just something I would like to get back on track with again.
Good bye & blessing-Kimberly


Thursday, 24 December 2015

Christmas With the Grands


I truly feel rotten that I haven't been around much lately, but as you can see I have a very good excuse!
The grandchildren arrived over a week ago and our little house has been turned topsy turvy, upside down. My counters are cluttered with snacks, there is artwork in every window seal, on my bedroom dresser, in the office, on the frig, under the coffee table, practically every nock and cranny...What can I say, except we're having fun!

One day this last week the children decided they wanted Papa to show them how to make bread.
I thought when it came down to kneading the dough that the grands would leave that part of the bread making process to Papa, but they really got into it and worked it right through to the end.
The grandchildren love creating everyday. I have to tell you I'm pretty impressed with the little sculpties they've designed.

Conner's sculpty.

Every day Camden, Lexy, and Conner go to my MIL's apartment to visit where she spends time filling their tummies with cookies and helping them create even more artwork!
Yes, they are getting spoiled,  but not in a bad way.
In closing I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Having my grandchildren this Christmas has been such a gift and a great reminder to me of the most precious gift of the baby Jesus. He is truly the greatest gift I have ever excepted!
For more photos of the grand's visit please view here!

Monday, 7 December 2015

Let the Christmas Decorating Begin

Hi all!
As you can see, I am finally beginning my Christmas decorating. I put it off, thinking I had plenty of time. But I received a call from my oldest son this morning letting me know that they will be arriving next week. EEK! This is a week earlier than we had originally planned. So now I have a fire lit under me and I'm move'in fast ladies.
No doubt you are wondering why, considering all that I have to get done, that I am wasting time decorating a light with salt shakers.....
It was just a fresh idea I had (believe me I haven't had any of these in a long while) so I had to go with it.
I have also made up a hot chocolate bar for the grandchildren. If you'd like to see it you will find it on my other blog here. It was a quick and easy project and cute  if I may say so myself.


Sunday, 6 December 2015

Four More Cute Mug Rugs


This will be my final post on the Christmas mug rug swap. I will start with the sweet mug rugs that Tiffaney at Folded Gingham gifted to her swap partner Jean.

Next we have Jean from All Points of the Compass gift to Tiffaney. I love the rainbow of colours that Jean chose!

This cute Moose rug was made by Diane for Dolores. She does not blog, but wanted to participate and I'm so glad she did!

 Dolores went with a Christmas tree theme. Boy did she ever! Lucky Diane was her partner.
All of the ladies included gifts with there packages. I have only shown the mug rugs, but this was the only photo I had from Dolores so you can see all that she sent.
Again, thank you to all of the ladies who participated. We will have to plan for another Christmas swap next year!