Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I've always gotten a little amused, because on this special day lots of folks "claim" some Irish descent. I happen to be among them-LOL! From what I was told as a child, there truly is some Irish blood on my Mother's side of the family. Now that I have 3 redhaired children, they could certainly pass for having Irish heritage! ~ When I taught kindergarten, St. Patrick's Day was always a fun time with the children. A leprechaun would "visit" my classroom while we were on the playground, and he would leave little notes for us---along with making some harmless "messes" in our classroom. The children loved searching for him, and then discovering the "gold" he left for us (chocolate candy wrapped in gold foil). ~ I have also enjoyed reading the history of why this holiday was started, and the Christian heritage of St. Patrick. Whatever you're doing on this day, I hope you're having a blessed day filled with sunshine. * I'm including a picture of Sweetums as she celebrated St. Patrick's Day last year!*

Friday, March 6, 2009


I've just finished reading another book by Christian author, Kim Vogel Sawyer, and LOVED this story! A Promise for Spring is set in Kansas in the 1870's and tells the story of a young English woman trying to adjust to life on a sheep ranch. Her fiance asks her to stay until spring; if she's still unhappy then, he will pay her fare back to England. ~ As she always does, Kim Vogel Sawyer writes in such a way that you are drawn into the events of the story and feel the emotions of the characters. A Promise for Spring also shows amazing ways God can work --touching a hardened heart and using situations that appear hopeless to result in a positive outcome. ~ Kim Vogel Sawyer was already one of my VERY favorite authors, and after reading this book I am once again reminded of why I love her writing style. If you are a fan of historical romance, you should read A Promise for Spring by Kim Vogel Sawyer. HIGHLY recommended! : )

Sunday, March 1, 2009

The "Babies" are One Year Old!!

I cannot believe it's been an entire year since a stray Calico cat had her four kittens on my front porch! Animals are much smarter than many people realize....this Calico knew whose porch she needed to use as a "maternity ward". Anyone who knows me at all knows I am the "ultimate CAT person" - LOL! Even though I already had several cats, I certainly couldn't turn away this sweet Calico (now named Patches).

The original plan was to keep one kitten and find excellent homes for the other three....but after tearfully placing one white kitten (Simon) with a loving owner, I just never found homes for Levi, Delilah, and Moses. SO.....Patches and the three remaining kittens happily live in my home now - - along with two older cats. Yes, they're a LOT of work (especially the litter box cleanings) but they are so worth it. I cannot imagine a home with no kitties now! Happy Birthday Babies!!