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Friday, December 24, 2010

Blessings only come to those who notice……………

Isn’t that a wonderful thought? 

Do you know how hard it is to come up with something profound to say?  Especially when one is not particularly known for profound statements?  But even I have to say that “blessings only come to those who notice” is a good one. 

But how did I come up with it?  Good question.  One day (ok there have been more than one of those days, but I’m not admitting it here), I grabbed a “cup of Joe” – an old-fashioned expression for coffee that my mother used.  Even I am not old enough to have personally used “cup of Joe” but it somehow popped into my brain.  Things popping into brains, hmmmm, that could be another story. 

Well, back to “blessings”.  Sipping my cup of Joe, not doing housework, bookwork or really any work, I put my thinking cap on and I thought.  And I thought.  Then I thought some more.  Nothing was really happening in the thinking up profound statements part of my brain.  So I did what I always do when I’m stumped.  I grabbed a piece of chocolate.  I’m partial to Dove dark chocolate so I opened one of those suckers up, popped the little piece of heaven into my waiting mouth.  Ummm, I can taste it now.  Wait a sec. 

OK, anyway, I’m still thinking while drinking coffee and salivating over a piece of chocolate when I notice that I still have the candy wrapper in my hand.  Well, dang.  The Dove people have done it again because this one said “blessings only come to those who notice”!!!!  Ta Da!!  There you have it – my very own profound statement.  So for now and forever after when you think of blessings you will also think of chocolate – sorry about that. 

But even better is the fact that when you think (meaning eat) chocolate, you will always think of your blessings.  You’re welcome. 

(Kinda makes you wonder tho what’s happening in my brain that I can take a candy wrapper and turn it into a thousand word essay.)

I was reading someone’s blog the other day that mentioned she’d like to see snow for Christmas.  Be careful what you wish for girl.  It seems we get some snow a couple times a week and while it’s beautiful when the world is covered in glistening white, it is not a happy, gleeful, awe-struck feeling you get when you have to go out in it or shovel it.  Then it’s just a pain in the patooty.  Here’s last night’s offering:

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That’s a bench in front of the tree.  Care to sit?

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Still want snow?  Come & get it.  Free.  I might even pay you.

I thought I’d show a few pictures of my Christmas decorating attempts.  Don’t try this at home, you can do better!

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Merry Christmas with hugs to all my friends – both old and new!

17 comments:

JulieF1962 said...

What an inviting and cozy home! Makes me want to curl up with some hot chocolate and some stitching!

paulette said...

Absolutely gorgeous decorations and your furniture is beautiful!! I agree with Julie...pour that hot chocolate and let's start stitching!! Have a very Merry Christmas and all the best!!
Paulette

Darlene said...

I'm having a 'cup of joe' while I enjoy your Christmas decor. Thank you for sharing.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

katie said...

I really like your star tree skirt. Looks great.
I also like the pineapple quilt would love to make it. Do you have any information on it??
Just just got a dusting of snow in the last 24 hours.
Your house you beautiful and I'll be reading my dove chocolate papers from now on .

Karen said...

I really like the pineapple quilt!
No snow where I live. Enjoy your White Christmas.

Carol said...

Merry Christmas Faye!

Lorraine said...

Merry Christmas....! Yes...I would love to experience a white christmas...but know that to live with the drama of driving in it....shoveling it etc...might not be so nice.....but let me have my little dream...LOL....Perfect day here today....around 34C...fun in the sun!.....but still love the pics of snow....off to get a cup of tea and a piece of Christmas cake.....the perfect end to a wonderful day. Happy New Year to you Miss Faye...and keep the profound thoughts coming ..will be watching for new ones in the New Year....happy 2011 to you and yours!

Lorraine said...

Merry Christmas....! Yes...I would love to experience a white christmas...but know that to live with the drama of driving in it....shoveling it etc...might not be so nice.....but let me have my little dream...LOL....Perfect day here today....around 34C...fun in the sun!.....but still love the pics of snow....off to get a cup of tea and a piece of Christmas cake.....the perfect end to a wonderful day. Happy New Year to you Miss Faye...and keep the profound thoughts coming ..will be watching for new ones in the New Year....happy 2011 to you and yours!

Pat said...

Merry Christmas Faye. Your home looks beautiful.
Love the little quilts and the snow.

Linda said...

I hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas! I love the pics of your home! Just beautiful!

suz said...

Lovely thought, lovely decorations - and of course, lovely chocolate!

Anne said...

I agree with you about the snow. Enough is enough! Your decorating looks fabulous. Love that "Believe" wool/stitchery goodie!

Chris said...

Ooops, didn't see this until today, so I'm sending you wishes for a Happy New Year!! Love seeing all the pictures of your house, Faye, it's beautifully done! I could only hope to "do this at home" and have it turn out half so well!

I've enjoyed getting to know you this year and again, Happy New Year to you and your family!

Wendy K said...

Hey Miss Faye!
Love all your decorations for Christmas...can you come over and do mine next...Ooops this year??!! ;)
If you need any more Chocolate for those profound thoughts just let me know and I'll send you some proper English chocolate...lol!! Hugs Wendy x

Marie said...

Faye, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you and yours a great New Year! We got the White Christmas here in NC and it was the first time in our neck of the woods since 1947. All our family was together from across the US for the first time in 3 years and the snow made it even more special. Love your decorations. Your house looks so warm and inviting.
Love ya!
Marie

I'm Donna from said...

I couldn’t help but notice your profound statement so I guess that means I’ve got blessings coming my way! Yahoo! I will take a blessing any day of the week!

I was completely gobsmacked by the fact that you discovered that profound statement on your Dove candy wrapper! To think that all this time I have been looking for a profound statement on the wrong wrapper--a 24 roll package of Northern Quilted toilet paper! No wonder I got so many odd looks when I said, “Flushable Septic Safe” thinking it would profoundly console friends at a funeral recently! Oh and then there was the time, I toasted a bride and groom with those words! It all makes sense now! I think I’ll buy some Dove chocolates!

Let me tell you that your Christmas decorations were quite lovely Faye! Very pretty! Do you mind if I use them next year and tell everyone that it's my house?

Oh yeah, I would have taken you up on your offer to come get some snow but I NOTICED that we were blessed with snow two days ago! I love, love, loved it but it’s pretty much gone now. Please post more snow pictures so that I can live vicariously through you! In the meantime, I will be hoping for more snow here in North Texas!

julieQ said...

I was just enjoying your blog and reading back through...and noticed your Evelyn Sloppy quilt on the left side of one of your pictures!! I love your quilt!!