Monday, December 29, 2008


Yes, only a few days after getting my computer back...our internet service went down. Can you believe it!
The guy came to fix it on was working....then slowed to a turtles pace...slower than dial up! So he came back to day..and finally I can blog again!
I have been having serious withdraws!!!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas....and since I could not post my pictures before Christmas here are some now. This is the back porch....

In the kitchen...

A little Christmas in my sewing room.This is Christmas morning concert with "ROCK BAND"!
We are having a blast with it!
I had my first trip to the chioprator today...she is realining me. My neck is straight were it sould be curved and my back is curved where it such be straight. The medical term is "backasswards" I think! She said I would be sore... but she will be able to help me. I think my body is crying for ice packs now!

It is great to be back!

Sunday, December 21, 2008


I wanted to let you know that I am still alive!
Remember a couple of weeks ago, I had that close call with my lap top and Joey managed to bring it back from the dead. happened again and he could not bring it back this time. It was my motherboard.
Joey contacted HP...just to see what they would say. It is less than 2 years old. They said they would send a box for us to send the laptop to them....they did. I thought they would respond saying they could fix it but it would cost us. Friday night Fed Ex bought it....completely repaired...and I did not loose any data, pictures....everything was there! No Charge!!!!!
I am cleaning house today, getting ready for a girl friends gathering here at lunch tomorrow.
I plan to post my Christmas Decoration Pictures too. I am gonna catch up on some blog reading then I gotta get busy!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Liberty Hall Christmas Tour

On Saturday night we went to Kenansville (about 25 mins. away) for the candle light Christmas Tour at Historic Liberty Hall.It was built in the early 1800's, restored in 1964 and has been open for public tours since 1968. I loved many goodies to see, I snapped alot of pictures but some of my first ones were to dark...but still a lot to see.It was cold and rainy....the Confederate Soldiers are guarding the Kenan House.We first entered the music room....every Kean child was expected to play at least one musical instrument. We sang along as a lady in period costume played the piano.We next saw the The ladies parlor which was pink...this is where the ladies would come after dinner to have tea and cookies and gossip I am sure!This is one of the Keanan girls wedding gown.Lot of greens were used in Christmas decorating....they were easy to get, freshen the house and most important ...the fresh greens were believed to keep out evil spirits.A child's high chair.Ribbon was hard to come the more fruit and ribbon you showed your wealth. This was a working plantation, so there was lots of food and during the holiday season...plenty was prepared for the guest. Above is a warming closet made into the side of the chimney to keep food warm. They also had these to put the ladies wraps and hats in so when they left to go home they were nice and warm to wrap up in.The main house was very nice...but I loved Martha's house. Martha was the family cook...and they say she could make a biscuit that would melt in your mouth. Martha came as a slave but was later given her freedom but stayed with the Kenan family. Because she loved them and they loved her. I love her little house...this is the inside. It was rainning so I did not get one of the outside >The well...The soliers gather by the fireDo you have some holly leaves....dry one and throw it into a roaring fire. It is said that all your troubles will wash away and your sins of the last year. This is what our tour guide told us as we stood round the fire and he passed the basket of holly leaves around for everyone to get a leave. I had only one thing to say "bring that basket back to me ...I need more leaves!!"

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.