Monday, December 31, 2007

reflections:0) of the past year...

Well my on-line name says it best reflections:0).... I have been on-line with the name reflections for a really long time 10 years now... It all started out because, my husbands business name is Wildlife Reflections... I thought that, that is truly what crafting is for me a reflection and that is how the name came to be... If you asked most of my on-line friends what my name really is they may not even know it...:0) I am total fine with that....LOL

If you have known me for any length of time you would know that this has been my siggy from the start... I wrote it and I try to live by it too...

We all need a little time to reflect SBing is the way that I have found to reflect my past, present, and future...:0) © By: reflections:0)

But it is not just SBing it is all crafting for me...

If I pick up the cookbook it brings in the past for me and cooking with my grandmother as a child... Grandma does not cook a lot any more but, I remember how great a cook she was when I was a kid... She put so much love into all of it that I too love to cook now... Thank you, for that gift grandma....:0)

If I pick up the paints I think of DH's granny and how she loved to paint and that it too rubbed off onto me...:0) Thank you and god bless you we miss you Granny....

If I am making cards for the troops I think of most of the men in my family because, most of them have served and or, are serving... God speed little brother come home safe...

Thinking back over this last year I have learned a lot and made a lot of new friends... I thank all of you that have touch my life in some way... Your imprint will live on forever in my heart...

We went on a great two week vacation that start out in Reno at the World Taxidermy show, I did say my husbands business name is Wildlife Reflections.... He did well for his first time at a world show and the fact that hie fish had a last minute issue... We got to Reno and it was so cold out it snowed on us and when he went to get the fish out for judging the resin fin broke just from the heat of his hand... We then went on to Vegas to catch up with BIL and SIL for the second week... I also got the chance to met up with my Aunt whom was in Vegas from MI. to be at a reunion for my uncles Navy time... I had seen her just a few short months before when we lost my uncle to cancer and I had flown home...

The adopted in-laws came home and we where happy to see them all tan from being down in AZ....

We went to a nieces wedding and it was grand... She is one luck girl she got one of the good ones...:0) Our wish for them is a long and happy life full of love...

We had fun trips to the beach and to my sisters beach house... Which we saved from burning down... We just happened to have stopped by on a day trip to the coast and I wanted make sure our key worked because the next weekend we had to ourselves just the two of us... The two weeks before we had bad storms and the gas and power had been out... This is just her families fun place so, they do not live in it full time... She had talked the gas co. into using the hide a key and going into the house to turn/lighting the gas back on... Well they did but, they left all four burners burning on high in the kitchen... It had been that way for almost a week by the time we got to it the house was really hot and the mini blind in the window behind the cook top was sagging...

Another niece graduated from high school and her little sis graduated from kindergarten...:0) We are so, very proud of both girls... The oldest is now in beauty school and the baby is in first grade...

A friend talked me into starting my own blog... TY, Stacy JBgreendawn.... {HUGZ}

We had many fun outings with family and friends... Fourth of July was hot but, a great time was had by all the family and friends at BIL and SIL house...

Thanksgiving was not the best for me because, I woke with awful nerve pain in my neck and went to the E.R. at 4 a.m.... I spent the day on the sofa in pain while DH worked... We miss out on a chance to be with either side of the family...:0(

Christmas was grand and so was my birthday... DH and I spent Christmas at my sisters and her families until DH had to go off to work and I stayed and played all day with them...

My birthday was great as well and you can read about it just a few posts down...:0)

Most of you do not know this but, I am a BIG drag race fan and this year we lost a great one to young 33 and to soon, a really bad crash took Eric Medlin he will be missed... The same team which is a family favorite in this house had a few set backs other than losing Eric... John's daughter Ashley was in a accident that looked bad but, she walked away from... Then John Force was in a bad accident that end the year for him... He spent some time in the hospital and is on a long road back to walking and everything else.. We hope that he makes it back this next season if not to drive to be there for the rest of the team that drives for him...

This past year has been grand and I hope that the next year is just as great...:0) As always I am reflecting on what has been, what is and what will be...

Happy New Year everyone....

reflections:0)

TFL

4 comments:

ThatOtherSharon said...

Flexie, such a wonderful post. I must remember to add something to my blog tomorrow -- I have to think it over first!!!

DRAG racing??? I'm amazed!!! My sister and I were queens of the county in high school out on 'Pig Farm Road'!!!

Hope you have a wonderful Holiday, and that we all get to catch up in chat real soon.

tos

Wife2TJ said...

Hope you have a blessed new years. Hope it is a wonderful one for you and your family! - Samantha

Linda M. said...

What a lovely surprise to read your blog entry for today. I need to some "reflecting", too.

I am surprised as well about drag racing. I do like to watch it on TV ( closet watcher ), but have never seen them IRL.

Thank you for sharing your reflections of 2007 with us.

Penny said...

That was a wonderful post to read. I wish you a really good 2008!