Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Taste of Louisana

Snow came far to early in Alberta

I was warm and cozy reading by the fire, my favorite place to be when it is cold outside and it is!

The doorbell rang and looked what I received......A parcel from Miz  Mollye

I was so excited, Mollye included everything. The small saucer and teapot was her mother in law's, can you see the snowman and the perfect book for especially for this time of year.

Can you see the Reindeer pin? So cute. Also included were Cajun Country Long Rice, Hot Sauce, Cajun Seasoning, Gumbo Mix and even a desert - Cobbler Mix. I wish I could pick out a favorite but I can't I love it all. Thank you Miss Mollye - thank you so very much,  you are truly a special friend.

It has been a couple of weeks since I have posted and so much has happened, I have been really busy but I think that is what this time of year is all about. Visits from family, friends, Christmas parties and one really special Christmas Tea.

I am just about ready for Christmas, and this year is going to be my best Christmas ever....it already has been a wonderful few weeks - our small town is brightly lit with Christmas lights, our church looks absolutely beautiful this Advent season with trees, boughs, wreaths and sparkling lights. I love Christmas!

I have a busy 3 weeks ahead of me, I don't know why but I couldn't seem to say no to anything this year and this Cinderella's dance card is full.......I am so blessed and every day I am so thankful. Ah life is good my friends. I am wishing you all a wonderful Christmas Season surrounded by family, friends and much love. Love  is all around us, we just have to reach out and touch it.

Hopefully I won't be away as long as I have been but I think you all know you are in my heart and prayers as I try and visit all of your blogs daily. Until next time God Bless and many, many hugs.......:-)



 

50 comments:

The Retired One said...

Sweetie,I can't believe I am first to leave you comments this time..I am sooo behind in my blog reading!LOL I am also very happy that you are having such a delightful holiday season. And what a generous and sweet friend you have to have sent you that wonderful gift.
Someone like you...as I am sitting here wrapped in the loving arms of your Snuggie!! We had 12 inches of snow overnight and are in the midst of a full blown blizzard here in the U.P.!! We have about 2 or 3 feet of snow on the ground now!
We just got back from babysitting my two grandkids (Nathan, 8 and Miranda 3) for 5 days...had so much fun! We made Xmas cookies with them and watched them decorate their tree.Unfortunately, none of my grandkids or children can be home for Xmas this year..but we saw them last week and hope to go south again for a week in late January to see our Kim, Nick and baby Nicholas...so that thought will sustain us over Christmas. I am sending you peace and love this holiday season, by friend!! xxoo

Sheila said...

Hello Bernie - I'm glad to see a new post from you and even happier to know that you've been enjoying a wonderful Christmas season. It sure helps to have places to go to meet friends and share a few treats or just an hour of friendly conversation in this kind of weather. i haven't been blogging either - I have been concentrating on mailing away parcels and Christmas cards. Hope you enjoy every minute of Christmas - you deserve a happy holiday.

Barb said...

Is that your little yellow car buried under all the snow, Bernie? Thank goodness you are cozy by your lovely fireplace. I'm glad that you're keeping busy and enjoying every minute, Bernie. Being with people you love is what the season is all about. Stay well and enjoy the Holidays!

Rebecca said...

Oh, how good to hear of your "full card" and warm fire! Take good care of yourself and enjoy all the festivities and friends that the season brings across your path, Bernie!

As I comment, the snow is still falling here & the wind is blowing it into all sorts of drifts! Wonder what the morning will bring?

Cherrie said...

That's a lot of snow! Nice basket of gifts too. I wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Debbie(single;complicated) said...

what a beautiful package..and beautiful fireplace and beautiful sentiment! SO glad you are having a wonderful christmas!s

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Sure hope you are not snowed in. It is snowing right no Sunday evening. HH just made vegetable beef soup and I have been painting a crocheting up a storm. What a nice gift from Miz Mollye. Love, hugs and prayers to you dear sista in Christ. See my new header. I just painted that Madonna and Child today.
Blessings
QMM

Anvilcloud said...

Sounds like you're having fun, so keep doing it. Not much snow here yet. Freezing rain last night and more like just rain today.

Cinner said...

Bernie, I am so glad you are feeling so good. and that your so busy, that means how much your loved. Your package was lovely, such a nice gift.
I can just smell the gumbo you will be cooking. Thank you for visiting my blogs today, I thought yeah Bernie must be feeling better and getting over your cold. hugs to you. I do hope you have the very best Christmas. It is supposed to warm up to 0 tomorrow. won't that be awesome. love to you. enjoy

Silver said...

Thinking of you and wishing you lots of warm hugs and wishes for Christmas holidays!

love,
Silver

Karin said...

Cool gift and just in time for Christmas! Very special and so glad for you! Good that you are enjoying life to the max. God bless!

MommaMindy said...

Your chairs looked so cozy by the fire, I was thinking about inviting myself over for coffee and Christmas cookies. :) Glad things are going so well for you, sweet friend!

Karin said...

Cool gift and just in time for Christmas! Glad you are truly enjoying yourself and keeping busy. Blessings to you as we near the HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Wanda..... said...

Well Bernie, I think Mollye sent you the perfect items to make a great warm "me" up meal. Cajun seasonings and hot sauce should do the job of keeping you warm. Your livingroom looks lovely with the chairs by the fire. Enjoy all the festivities you're attending over the Holiday Season, Bernie, will be thinking of you!

Donna said...

Bernie,
I have missed you! What a wonderful package you received :) You sound so happy and the snow you have! Stay warm and enjoy all the parties and get-togethers you can!
Hugs,
Donna

MOLLYE said...

Hi Bernie, I'm so glad you liked everything. Stay in and stay warm. Wish we had a bit of your snow without the nasty ice storms we're famous for having. Merry Christmas my friend, Love Mollye

Loren said...

LOVE that snow :) Even better is your cozy fire! What a wonderful package you got! You can see the Love from here! :) You have been missed but as you said "Tis the Season" Enjoy every moment Bernie! I pray each day is blessed and filled with Love and JOY in ALL l you do!


Love you my friend!

wendyytb said...

Have a wonderful Christmas,Bernie! God bless!

Living on Less Money said...

Wow! Look at that snow! It makes me cold just looking at it! :-) I guess it would be cruel to tell you that our California weather has been in the 60's! (that was bad of me! *S*)It would be fun to have a White Christmas!

I hope you will have a wonderful Christmas!!

Brian Miller said...

nice. sounds like you are ready and hope you have a wonderful holiday...and i would love to be by the fire...smiles.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Oh Bernie, that looks like A LOT of snow!

Great gift. Isn't it wonderful to get a package in the mail. So fun.

Enjoy your busy schedule and Merry Christmas!
Cheers, jj

Twain12 said...

all looks very cozy...have a wonderful Christmas ♥

Anne H said...

On one hand, take your time, and have fun!
On the other hand, hurry back to Blogland -
We miss ya!

GrandmaK said...

Oh Bernie, what wonderful treasures you received!!! Stay warm...I'm off to work. Take care!! Cathy

Gail said...

HI BERNIE-

Oh such lovely an blessed happenings in your world. Your Christmas festivities are so lovely, generous and full of promise, just like you. :-) I love how you wrote that your Cinderella dance card is full!!
Have a great week
Love to you my friend
Gail
peace and hope

Eileen said...

So glad to read all about your happy Christmas Season! It's nice to have 'busy Blessings'!
And it's nice to be Blessed with friends near and far. That was really such a nice package you received from your friend.
After the New Year please take some time to fill us in (in detail!) on all you've been up to.

Take care, Bernie. And enjoy this happy time in your life!
You are a joy to read here and on Facebook! I always enjoy hearing from you.
Love and Prayers,
Eileen

Valerie said...

How great to receive such a lovely parcel of goodies. I'm sorry you have more snow... our forecast is for more to come here very soon. Hope you have a wonderful time at all your events. Merry Christmas.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Happy Holidays indeed to you, Bernie. You sound so happy and I'm glad. Enjoy all your festivities.

Mary333 said...

We missed you, Bernie :)

I loved the pictures! Your house looks so warm and lovely!
We STILL don't have any snow :( I'd like a bit before Christmas if possible! I'm with you - I love Christmas! Enjoy your special basket, Bernie :)

A man called Valance said...

That nice warm fireplace... beautiful.

shadowlands said...

need to take abreak from the internet Bernie, for a while. Just wanted to say how I appreciate the love and prayers you have given me. I will be praying for you too. Hugs, Ros.

Nora said...

Your fireplace looks very cozy, Bernie. I wouldn't mind sitting there with you. I'm glad that you're having such a good Christmas season and that your dance card is full. Not many single women can say that. Have lots of fun. Hugs, XXXX

sarah said...

your positive attitude always makes me feel good. Love that you're having a great Christmas...that package is the best..we got just a dusting of snow...looks like most hit where you are. ☺ Stay warm.

Donna said...

Well, it may be cold up there like it is here, but you make it look warm, cozy and FUN!! Aren't packages great for friends of all ages?? I'm like a kid when I get them and enjoy sending them even more! Enjoy and keep warm!!!

Diana said...

Hi Bernie!
What a lovely and thoughtful gift! I can imagine your excitement. I am so glad to hear that you are well and busy! You sure did get a LOT of snow!

We had three inches and everything closes. It's crazy. People are so different in the south.

Things have been rough here the last few weeks but I am slowly trying to get back into a routine.

Love Di ♥

Valerie said...

Hi Bernie, in response to yours - on mine - I had to leave off the garters, they were far too tight. Still, it was nice while it lasted....grins. Our snow storm is due tomorrow, so they say. Stay warm, my friend.

Linda Higgins said...

BRRRRR Bernie, it looks sooo cold where you are! Stay inside and keep that fire burning! Lot's of good eats and movies and books. That is what I would be doing...

Janean said...

girlie, you made out like a bandit!!

the snow.....that's a LOT of it.

happy days to a sweetie. :)

chasity said...

what a wonderful gift to receive...
friends are such blessings.

your fire looks warm and cozy~

blessings to you bernie`

chas

Houston A.W. Knight said...

I'm late I know...but better late than never as they say!

I'm making me rounds today to say Happy Holidays Sweetie...I loved the post...the pictures are awesome. And I'll add a prayer for all I've seen here today on your sidebars!

Big hugs
Hawk

TechnoBabe said...

This is a busy time of year but also a happy time can be had too. Visiting with friends and family and keeping busy with projects for Christmas. It is cold but like you say, you are in a warm comfortable place inside. Have fun and let us know what you are doing when you have time. Hugs.

Jen said...

Mmmmm...gumbo...

I'm glad you are enjoying the holidays.

Just Be Real said...

Love the pictures. Love you sharing. So cozy. Blessings to you Bernie.

Kay said...

I ditto all that you have just said! Don't you wish it were Christmas all year round??? I am giddy with delight in getting things other than bills in my mailbox!!!

Busy time of year, is right!!!

Merry Christmas, Bernie!!! :))

Kracken said...

Wow Miss bernie there is sure a lot of love at your place! Happy Merry Holidays's to you!

Cheryl said...

Wow! You seem to have more than enough snow...but I know it is cosy and warm inside. I too have been so busy and I seem to be getting further and further behind in my blogging/reading. Please enjoy this magical season and savor every moment. I am so delighted for you that you are so very busy, healthy and happy! Merry Christmas!

Joey said...

God bless you, Bernie! That box is huge!

Have a blessed Christmas, and I'm so happy your dance card is full. You deserve it!

Love,
Joey

sarah said...

Merry Christmas Bernie.☺☺

Brenda said...

Hope you are still dancing.
Happy New Year!

Audrey said...

Hey Bernie! Happy New Year to you. I do indeed have another blog, and I would love if you popped over from time to time. I am now at
http://notthedestinationbut.wordpress.com

Thanks Bernie! I will continue to follow your blog - you are one of the most positive, supportive, incredible women I have had the pleasure to "know!"