Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

March Madness

Sunday, April 10th, 2016


Two months. I made it two months. It’s a record actually. I kept a New Year’s Resolution for two months. Technically a little over two months if you’re keeping track. You may remember that resolution, the one that said I was going to blog at least once a week from here on out. Well it lasted two months and then I descended into “March Madness”.


Mission: Possible (Code Name: Hampton Inn)

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Wednesday, Dec. 09, 2015, 09:53 hours: Mayday distress call received from South Dakota via text message.

Transmission is as follows: I have an emergency request to have someone put the attached words on a board. I won’t be in Henderson until a week from tomorrow and our Friesen Christmas is on the 19th. My son is shipping the board he made from Austin, I should have it Friday here in South Dakota. Is this something you can fit in?


Hello 2016

Friday, January 1st, 2016


So I’m sitting here in the waning hours of 2015 thinking about what a horrible blogger I’ve become. I just cracked open my iPad case for the first time in almost two months and realized my last post was in October… AND IT WAS ABOUT AN EVENT THAT HAPPENED IN JULY!!!! So bad. So, so bad.


This Land Is My Land…

Saturday, July 4th, 2015


A post on the 4th of July? Sure, why not. I’ve already enjoyed a solid day off of work and the weekend has just begun. My full-time job, ye old YNT (not sure why I just started talking like a pirate), saw fit to give us the 3rd of July off since the 4th falls on a Saturday. And for the first time in my almost 15 years of employment, no one in my department had to pull holiday duty. You see, we don’t have a paper on major holidays so everyone gets the day off, well almost everyone. Those of us that actually assemble the paper and send it to press always have to work “on” the holiday in order to build the next days issue. Bummer right? Well not this holiday. No siree. Leave it to ‘Merica to solve that age old problem. I don’t have a paper to put together until Monday so bring on the holiday!


Dear Darla, I hate your stinking guts…

Monday, February 9th, 2015


We interrupt the never-ending Texan Adventure to bring you some Valentine greetings on this the week of Valentine’s Day. I think I’ve stated this before… I’m not a huge fan of V-Day but I am a fan of seasonal decorating and what else are you supposed to do during those cold and bitter months following the holidays? Once those Christmas decorations come down the place just looks depressing. As a side note… why is it I’m perfectly happy with my every day home decor all throughout the year but once I un-deck the halls in January I feel I have nothing to fill all those empty spaces with? Where did all that stuff go? Did I just forget where everything went? It’s a mystery. Anyway, since it’s still a little too early to start digging out the Easter eggs I’ve resorted to hearts, well not too many hearts.


10 Hours and Counting

Thursday, January 1st, 2015


I miss MZ BNZ. It’s 10 hours and counting and the walls of the Durango are closing in on me. The new vehicle is definitely not as user friendly for 13 hour car trips as the old golden bullet was. It could have something to do with the fact that we have crammed five fully grown (some of us extra fully grown) adults into a medium sized SUV. Since sleep is apparently not going to happen I might as well update you on the trip so far.


Harvest Market Days

Thursday, November 27th, 2014


Hey there it’s me, still alive a kickin’ but just barely. The last two months have been a bit crazy and don’t look to slow down anytime soon, especially since “The Holiday Season” has officially hit. I say it’s officially “The Holiday Season” because I’m writing this post on Thanksgiving Eve, is that a thing? Thanksgiving Eve? I say it is and I guess it doesn’t really matter since it will be Thanksgiving Day by the time I’m done writing. And since in my mind Thanksgiving still falls under the “Fall” category I can sneak this post in under the wire about our Harvest Market Days Sale.

If you remember from one of my last posts (a long, long time ago) I promised to give you all a peek inside my new endeavor, Willow Station.



Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Chalkboard in progress

It’s that time of year. Those striped circus tents have been popping up all over the place. “You’re One Stop Spot for all your Fireworks Needs” one of the signs said. And last night here in my little burg you would have thought it already was the 4th with the large number of fireworks going off. I was sweating away all evening trying to make some order out of my mess of a garage and was able to step outside numerous times to take in the show.


He Is Risen

Monday, April 28th, 2014

1 Lily construction

Determined. That would be the best word to describe me in the week leading up to Easter. I was determined to take a positive step forward in my neverending quest to get the church bulletin boards up to date. I have been in charge of five bulletin boards gracing the walls of my church for more years than I can remember and so far I have failed miserably in my quest. Those seasons just roll around too fast. I’ve tried the “create a general year round bulletin board” approach but that’s just boring. The holiday ideas come so much more easily. I had one a year ago at Easter time but of course never got it started so I filed it away for the next year. Well Easter was rolling around once again so I pulled out that idea and dusted it off.


Halloween Care Package

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

First Pumpkin

The last time I left you all (which was again, way to long ago) we had time traveled back to October to check out “Revival”. We’re going to stay in October just a bit longer because I have to show you the amazing “care package” my sister concocted for out great-niece Sawyer.