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The Depths of Winter – In Illinois!!

Posted: Friday, January 29th, 2010 @ 12:09 pm in Maiden's World, World of Holidays | No Comments »

Did you know that last Monday – January 25th has been declared the most depressing day of the year. I suppose that is due to the fact that it is usually so cold – it’s been a month since Christmas (which to me can be an extremely depressing time) and there is still two months […]

The Visit of the Christmas Elves

Posted: Sunday, December 13th, 2009 @ 10:11 am in Maiden's World, World of Holidays, World of Quilts | 1 Comment »

Since I am having my knee surgery done tomorrow and I will be very busy with exercises and physical therapy, I had decided to forgo the Christmas decorations – the tree, the nativity scene, the tinsel and all of it. Anyway, my granddaughters visited Friday and spent the night. Yesterday, they came – together – […]

Catching up!!

Posted: Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 @ 10:31 am in World of Holidays, World of Quilts, World of Words | 4 Comments »

Do you ever feel like your playing catch-up. Kind of like your life is going on without you and you have to run after it. I’m sort of feeling that way right now. It has been a difficult year, but I tend to block out the worst of the events in any given time space, […]

Birthday All Week

Posted: Sunday, May 17th, 2009 @ 6:38 pm in Maiden's Garden, World of Holidays, World of Quilts | 1 Comment »

I have to say that this has been one of the nicer birthday celebrations I can remember. It started last Monday when my aerobics class all went out to lunch and I received a card shower – that was a lot of fun. Then I got a wonderful card and note from a friend I […]

Countdown to Christmas Part IV

Posted: Monday, December 22nd, 2008 @ 9:46 am in Maiden's World, World of Holidays | No Comments »

I cringe when I hear someone wishing for a white Christmas!! I’ll tell you what – I’ll trade places with you for the month of December. It is -7 F outside this morning – we’ve been under a wind chill warning for 3 days now – meaning you can get frostbite in 10 minutes or […]

Countdown to Christmas Part III

Posted: Thursday, December 11th, 2008 @ 9:13 am in Maiden's World, World of Holidays, World of Photography | No Comments »

Well here it is this much closer to the holiday and I haven’t had a migraine yet!! That is wonderful news – it means my new approach to preparing for the holiday is working. What am I doing different this year you might ask? Well I’m not getting all upset about it for one thing. […]

Countdown to Christmas Part II

Posted: Saturday, December 6th, 2008 @ 3:06 pm in Maiden's World, World of Holidays | No Comments »

Well, actually Christmas has come to my house. My dear hubby gave me my Christmas gift the other day – a new Kitchenaide Stand Mixer and I’m so excited!! I am going to throw away all my old mixers – I think the newest one is 25 years old and they are all dying!! I […]

Countdown to Christmas has begun

Posted: Monday, December 1st, 2008 @ 12:03 pm in Maiden's World, World of Herbs, World of Holidays, World of Words | No Comments »

Winter arrived with a vengence!! It is cold and dreary outside and depending on which report you look at, we got between 4 and 6 inches of snow. Most of that melted yesterday as it was warmer – but there is still snow on the ground and my car and the road. It is only […]

Happy Thanksgiving 2008

Posted: Thursday, November 27th, 2008 @ 7:49 am in World of Holidays | No Comments »

Well The Holiday season has begun. The Christmas decorations are going up all over town and I’m feeling the depression settling down on me again. I think I’m going to see if I can find some soothing, mood elevating herbs to make tea from and use them this season. My house is fairly clean, living […]

Pumpkin Thinking

Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2008 @ 12:12 pm in Maiden's Garden, World of Holidays, World of Photography | No Comments »

When I think of Autumn, one of the first things that comes to mind – after colored leaves – is pumpkins. Pumpkins in the field in September, Jack-o-Lantern in October and Pumpkin Pies for Thanksgiving. Pumpkins are believed to have originated in North America. Seeds found in Mexico were dated to between 7,000 and 5500 […]