There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.
I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
~ Jane Austen

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Snowing here...

It is snowing here today. It actually started around 2:00PM. They were only calling for 3-4 inches by Sunday morning. Right now we already have about 4"-5" and it is only 6:00PM Saturday. This is the most snow we have had this winter, but this area doesn't really get much snow mostly ice snows are the norm. I have included some photos of DH getting the mail this evening and our neighborhood.
I am putting together my March blog give away this weekend for posting next week. I think this will be a fun give away. So please visit this week and please tell your blogging friends!
Cheers, Sharon

Friday, February 27, 2009

BLOG CANDY ALERT! The Farm Chicks blog give away

Go over to their blog and enter their blog give away! You might want to take some time to read through some of their old's a great blog!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Would have been....Christopher Jeremy Edson

It would have been my son's (my only child) birthday on February 27th. It is still very difficult for me grieving the lost of Jeremy. He was killed in auto accident on May 27, 2007. I have posted the following before on my blog, but I wanted to post again. So please bear with me on this blog post.
A passage from the book The Woman's Book of Soul
Forgiving the Mother We Were

I forgive myself for my past mothering. I am the best mother I can be. I lovingly support all children in my care. We are so vulnerable about mothering abilities. It's all too easy for us to feel guilty. Have we done too much or not done enough? Are we too strict or too permissive? Questions such as these can haunt us whether our children are fourteen days old or forty-seven years old. But in order to have peace of mind, we need to forgive the mother we were. This takes great courage, particular in the face of society's attitude of "it must be the mother's fault" no matter what "it" is.

When my first child was born, I was young, inexperienced, and unhappy...and not too great a mother. I wanted to be good. I tried to be good, but wasn't the kind of good mother I eventually became.

Before, I could relax and be the mother I wanted to be, I needed to forgive the struggling young mother I was originally. I did that by picturing myself in my early twenties, acknowledging my loneliness and confusion, then assuring myself that I did the best I could at the time. And I had.

If you need to forgive the mother you were, allow yourself to close your eyes and see the young woman to the past. How does she feel, and how do you feel about her? Try to understand what motivated the actions or attitudes that you now need to to forgive. Understanding fosters forgiveness.

We all do the best we can at the time. Knowing that helps us to forgive ourselves and, in a climate of forgiveness, we can become better than we were. If our relationships with our children are secure enough, after we heal our shame at not being a perfect parent, we may eventually, want to talk to them about our regrets and ask for their forgiveness.

Happy Birthday Jeremy. We miss you!

Monday, February 16, 2009


I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
This weekend I sorted through some of my vintage postcard collection. I scanned a few vintage Easter postcards for your personal use. I would greatly appreciate these images are not reproduced for selling as collage sheets. I offer free images for your creative inspiration!

I will be adding more free vintage Easter images in the next few weeks.
If anyone knows of any Easter swap...please let me know as I would like to join the group.
I want to thank you for visiting my blog. I will be have a blog give away will be something for Easter. Made of images I will not be sharing on my blog. I have some wonderful vintage postcards that I haven't seen on the Internet. So I think this give away will be very special!
I hope you have a great week!
Cheers, Sharon

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine's Day.
Remember it is not always about the commercial gifts but most importantly telling everyone that is special in your life that you love them. Also giving a hug doesn't hurt either.

Hope you have a wonderful and safe weekend!

Cheers, Sharon