Monday, December 29, 2008


just a quick fly-by tonight
I am having a wellness day with rest
and reading one of my three books
I wanted to list some of my goals for
my new beginnings
--stay connected to God's word-
--care for my mind by filling it with God things
--be kind to my heart- - keeping it swept clean
--focus on giving of myself to others
--simplify my life
--finding balance in sorrow and joy
there are other odds and ends that I will focus on but
right now this is a start
for Meme to begin again
huggles me, Meme

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

celebrating Christmas

one more day until Christmas and YES, I still need to do the shopping- I like to go to the dollar store
for stocking stuffings for the grand children
did not do that today but I still have tomorrow
found some cute little bags at another store for 40 cents each so I will use them for stockings
it is just a fun thing for everyone
I get little things they use during the year--I save change the last few months
so that it does not come out of my
normal living-expenses-

Yes, I am celebrating Christmas- I think that as a Christian it is nice for me to have a day of celebration
for Jesus who came to give me and you eternal life- we know that it is not his real birth day as far as days go
but it is a day for us to reflect his coming as man to live here with us in order to later give His life for us-

I am not more sad about papa missing Christmas here than any other day as I miss him every day
but happy to know I have this special day to remember why Jesus came and because He came
I will see Him and papa one day.....
I do see a lot of sadness this year but it seems to be a money issue of guilt of folks thinking
that they are not giving enough - because we tend to get sucked into the world=s idea
of gifts and celebration= What we need to give is ourselves
parents could give their kids a special time for"" you ""---- often we say we have more time than money so we could
give some of our time to family and friends-just some ideas that would really bring families together
again as families :-)

Papa and I were into the thing of giving too many gifts at one time until we discovered Jesus and who and why and how
we can celebrate Him-I think it would be a honor to Him if we could keep Christmas in our hearts
every day and take and give time to our families
and friends

Have a very Happy Christmas and keep the day in your heart all year long-
Happy Birthday, Jesus

Huggles me,
Meme aka Oma

Lord, grant that I may seek to comfort rather than be comforted.(Mother Teresa)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Meme is not lost in space but

  • but I have been missing a few days blogging here
    it is just a hard month for me to be in ------------
    as it was last December when our world came tumbling down
    memories that I do not want but will remain
    with me
    as they are a
    part of our history
    I am ok other wise
    cept for our frigid weather
    we are still in the high minus below zero temps
    right now it is minus 32 with calm winds
    the calm winds are a blessing as we did
    have some very wind chilled days
    I will be back.........and will keep posting
    memories and some new memories too
    huggles me
    Meme who thinks she should move to a warmer climate

Sunday, December 14, 2008

a quote to cheer you


May you have a bright and merry week and I will be back soon-
huggles me, Meme

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

this and that-------

  • checking in - had a busy few days and I stay off the computer until evenings as I get more work done in less time :-)
  • we had a little more snow- but it was also melting today so our white world turned dirty quickly- with the sand mixed into the snow :-)
  • I saw this verse today:
  • we can use our tongue to bless others, comfort others in sorrow and spread cheer
  • or
  • we can use our tongue to curse, hurt others and gossip.
  • I also found this proverb by Anon.
  • A wise old bird sat on an oak---the more he saw the less he spoke---the less he spoke the more he heard;---Lord, make me like that wise old bird.
  • we can encourage others just by what we say and what we don't say-
  • So often I want to say what I think and do not take time to think how these words will wound or heal someone-
  • I am asking God to make me wise in what I say and when I say and how I say and why I say and where I say-- and to hear others.
  • huggles me, Meme aka Oma

Saturday, December 6, 2008



I. Thou shalt not be perfect, or even try to be.
II. Thou shalt not try to be all things to all people.
III. Thou shalt sometimes leave things undone.
IV. Thou shalt not spread thyself too thin.
V. Thou shalt learn to say "no".
VI. Thou shalt schedule time for thyself and for thy family.
VII. Thou shalt switch thyself off, and do nothing now and then
VIII. Thou shalt not even feel guilty for doing nothing, or saying no
.IX. Thou shalt be boring, untidy, and inelegant, at times.
X. Thou shalt not be thine own worst enemy.
(author unknown)

I wonder if we could follow these little rules for us - would we have more time for the Lord
and more joy----maybe we do to much doing- rather than just being-

hugs from MEME

Friday, December 5, 2008

cheese please

  • today I shut my finger in a door
  • and it still hurts.......
  • how can a tiny bump on the nail
  • hurt the whole finger
  • a good way to see how a
  • little sin of mine can end
  • up hurting the whole body of Christ
  • I know that sometimes we think that
  • our sins are our own but not always
  • sigh- and yes, we can go for forgiveness
  • and receive forgiveness but all sin still
  • has consequences that can ripple on
  • I know that sometimes it seems to me
  • that my sin is so automatic and with out
  • any thought and perhaps that is why
  • we need the word written in our hearts and
  • memories so that we will think before we do
  • I am not perfect but I must strive towards
  • perfection not for my sake but for Christ's sake
  • -----------
  • it is snowing here and everything
  • looks so white and clean
  • Dogman likes to run out into the snow
  • and make tracks all over the balcony
  • then he runs in
  • and makes tracks all over the floor
  • taking my finger off to bed
  • count your blessings and not sheep
  • smiling through an ouch
  • huggles me, Meme aka Oma

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Meme is tired -----

  • just wanted to stop by and say good night
  • the day was ok and not quite as cold as yesterday
  • but I am wore out early
  • if you have time stop by this blog
  • and pray with and for this lady
  • please do---
  • I ask because cancer is so close to home for me-
  • and I know every word of encouragement and prayers
  • blessed papa David and I so much
  • good night,
  • huggles me, Meme

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Freeze your own bread dough for another day

--sharing from an old blog= I like to do this now and then so I have some thing if the grand kids come = gives them some thing to do but with a bit less mess-- I only use the basic white or brown bread recipes to freeze so not sure how any fancy recipes would work-- --------------------------------------------------------------- hugs for you----------

Make the bread recipe all the way through the first rise, punching down and forming the loaves or rolls and placing them in the prepared pans. Now instead of allowing the dough to make the second rise, wrap it with plastic wrap tightly and place in the freezer. I take the loaf or buns from the pans once frozen and wrap well to avoid the burn----
When you want to bake, you need to plan ahead. Take from freezer, remove the plastic wrap and set out at room temperature to thaw. It will take about three to four hours for the dough to thaw and another hour or more for the dough to reach the desired rise Then just pop it into the preheated oven as directed by your recipe. (grease pans) = if in a hurry - I will set the pans on top of pan with hot water but do not do the oven raise until thawed=

The kindness you spread today will be gathered up and returned to you

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

some not sure thoughts

  • I am tired today- perhaps the weather or maybe an over do yesterday
  • it is cold and windy with bits of snow falling- the wind is what makes the day not quite so nice
  • I woke with the feeling that I must start to prepare saying good bye to dear hubby so that my heart can move on ------his death has taken so much of me away----and although I rejoice knowing that he is home with his Lord- my heart wants him back-
  • when I woke I felt on my heart that the Lord is asking me to say good bye, my poppy- until- we do meet again
  • it is just that I do not know quite how and so I pray that the Lord will show me more about this- it was not a dream but I suppose - it was that still small voice that we often miss hearing
  • perhaps I will talk more of this as the days go by here....I keep thinking's that if I can just get through December I can start the new year with a healing hopeful heart---last December was a black month for us both as it was the beginning of the end- sigh-
  • huggles me, Meme