Thursday, November 29, 2018

Christmas Decor From The Past

I always have a vague idea of how I decorated the previous year.  In the 
past, I decorated most of the rooms.  I am less interested in going to all
that work this year.  It's fun going up, but a real chore to dismantle and
put away.  My knew motto is "take it easy".  

I plan to keep the interior decorations to a minimum.  We will have a
live tree filled with all the Christmas memories of the past.  The difference
is that I used to put up a tree in the living room and one in the family room.
Now it's just the family room.

I will however, spend a lot of time decorating the She Shed ...

because who doesn't want to see a little cottage all dressed up
for the holidays???

I sure do!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Monday, November 12, 2018

Social Media Can Be Cruel

I am hard at work on my book right now, but I wanted to take a few minutes
to discuss hurt feelings that can be caused by social media.  Here is my
question, have you ever been unfriended by anyone on social media?  I
am not talking about someone you have never met personally, or
someone with whom you only have a limited friendship.  I am talking
about someone who you have corresponded with regularly, or worse yet,
a relative.  How did this make you feel?  Were you hurt, or were you
angry?  Did you have any idea as to why you were unfriended?  

This happened to me just last week.  I am curious to know your 

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Monday, November 5, 2018

Why I Woke Up in a Panic!

Last night at about 4:30 AM, I woke up in a panic!  I had a very scary
dream.  In my dream it was Christmas morning, but I looked around and
realized I never put up a tree, or baked any cookies.  I walked around the
house saying to myself .... How could it be Christmas already?  I thought
it was still November!  

I noticed that David had already brought in the newspaper.  When I looked
at the headline it read ....


No coffee cake for breakfast and nothing for dinner.  I had not been 
shopping and the pantry was empty!

No fire in the fireplace.  No filled Christmas stockings.  Nothing at all
to celebrate the holiday.  

When I woke up from this very scary dream, I looked at the clock.  
I checked the date on my phone.  Yes, still November.  What a relief.
Falling back an hour on Saturday night has me all mixed up!  But
I am taking no chances.  I think I will head outside today and start
decorating the She Shed.  At least one spot will be ready just in 
case, lol.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Hallmark Christmas Movies Made Me Do It

I have always had a rule for myself, no Christmas decorating until
after Thanksgiving.  So far, I have obeyed my rule.  However, this year
I started thinking about Christmas decorating much sooner than usual.
It's hard not to notice the Christmas decorations that have been out at
Hobby Lobby for some time now.  I tried to avert my eyes as best I
could, but well, I caved, and a couple of things just happened to
creep into my decorating closet.  Partly it's because I don't want to 
miss out on the things I like if I wait until after Thanksgiving.  I am
quite sure that the marketing department has me pegged and is 
appealing to my weak nature.   What can I say,  I am putty in their
retail honed hands.

But it's not just Hobby Lobby is to blame.  A big source of 
of the problem is ....


I will admit, I am an addict.  Some of these movies I have seen several
times.  It doesn't matter!  I love them and will watch them again and
again.  Pretty soon the Christmas theme and scenes are whirling around
in my head and I just have to start planning my own Christmas decor.

Today I was outside for a while with Bentley.  I walked over to my
She Shed and started dreaming of turning it into a Christmas Cottage.
The ideas started coming and now I can hardly wait to start the

It's too late now.  Full speed ahead!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley


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