Monday, December 7, 2009

YAY!!! Puter is Up/A Blank Canvas!

Top of the morning to you Sweeties!  Wow!  Can’t believe this puter is working again!  It’s only been about 12 days, but it seems like forever! 

I am running hard to catch up around here!  Was down with some sinus issues, and finally got my Christmas decor  from the attic, and got the tree this weekend and…and…and…


Don’t you just love foofing up your home for the holiday season?  Well, I do, although I am simplifying the process each year.

I find blank canvases very inspirational, and here is our LOVELY tree that we will be decking out today!!


Mmmm!!  Can’t you just smell the piney goodness of it all???  It is an 8 1/2 ft. tall Frasier Fir, and it does smell wonderful!!  Hubster always wants something underneath the tree, hence the sheet.  The tree skirt will go on top of it.

We can’t wait to decorate it!  Might do something different this year!!  Update to come!!

And who do we have here??  Oh Critta!!  Don’t get any funny ideas about that tree!!


You talking to sweet little innocent ol’ me?  How could you even think such a thing??


This handsome guy just LOVES to paw at the tree skirt until he uncovers enough of the base to sit and get a few refreshing laps of tree water!!  I am CONSTANTLY adding water, because as soon as it is inside, it becomes his personal water bowl!  Isn’t that a hoot??  Anyone else’s cat do this?

And here are some components I am using to make a wreath for my buddy, Jess.  I absolutely LOVE making wreaths, and I think I am going to redo mine in the next day or so too!  I’ll show you the end result after she sees it!


I sure hope you all have a delightful week, full of the JOY of the Lord and shared joy with family and friends!  We all need to count our blessings each day, and not get caught up in all of the busy-ness, ya know??? 

Love and hugs!


  1. Oh I'm so glad you are back!!! I've missed you!!! Your tree is lovely. We got ours this weekend also - a very pretty Douglas Fir. I would love to pop by and learn how to make a wreath!! Hope your day is wonderful!!!

  2. Glad you are back! Hope you are feeling better.

    Very gorgeous tree! Can't wait to see what you do with it. And the wreath!

    Have fun decorating Becky! Have a fun, great day!


  3. Your tree is just beautiful! I love a big full tree. So happy to hear your puter is working again too. It can be so frustrating when the puter & the camera goes down.

    Have fun decorating!


  4. I so look forward to seeing the finished products of decoration.

    Your cat had me cracking up as I read your words because your cat surely looks like, "Hmmm I think I'll have at that tree!".

    Love you Sister!

  5. Hi Beck,
    what a pretty tree!! Such a nice shape and bet it smells lovely. Glad you are getting things done. Looks like that is gonna be a pretty wreath, can't wait to see the finished product.
    Finally finished decorating the house this morning accept for just a few touches so I am trying to get stuff cleaned up and out of here so I can vacuum, then......enjoy the pretty decorations I have worked on all week.
    Still have to do the tree yet! Throwing snow on it and leaving it natural never sounded better! lol
    Miss ya girlie, hope to talk soon.
    Love ya, Nellie

  6. Hi Becky,
    I can't wait to see your tree all decorated. I do miss the scents of a fresh, live Christmas tree. We have the artificial trees because we travel to see family at Christmas. It's just safer for us. Your cat is a hoot! Be sure to share photos of your wreaths with us.

    Teacup Lane (Sandy)

  7. YAY...Glad your puter problems are behind you, and glad you are feeling better! Your tree is gorgeous, and yes I can definitely smell it. Uuummm soo good. I can't wait to see it all decorated. I am glad you enjoy decorating. I LOVE it decorated, but getting it that way may be too much work anymore. Your attitude is contageous though. I'm glad as always I dropped by. HAPPY DECORATING...

    Love and hugs,


  8. Hi Becky!

    Glad you are back up and running. Hope you continue to feel better, and that your Christmas decorating moves along well☺

  9. Hi Becky,

    Happy you're feeling better and have been able to get the big tree up and ready for decorating. Looking forward to seeing it finished!

  10. yay for being back up and running! have fun decorating :)

  11. Yay, your computer is working well:) Your tree is beautiful, very full and fresh! I know you will do a beautiful job and I can't wait to see it when you are fininshed. No, we didn't have a cat that did that, but we had to watch one cat we had when I was a kid because he wanted to eat the silver string tinsle we had on the tree! Yes, Mary loved watching our elf video dance. She wanted to it watch over and over and laughed every time. So cute how simple things amuse them for a long time:) Take care dear friend and happy decorating! Elena

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  13. Welcome back! I know you are happy to be off that Mac! I know what you mean though it is hard to get use to one or the other if you aren't on one often. I love my Mac and feel like I am on an old clunky typewriter when I get on Jim's PC or laptop. The laptop is the worst I hate that little thingy they try to pass off as the mouse. Crazy making!

    Anyway I am sure your tree will be gorgeous and that cat of yours is a funny one. They do get their little quirky habits, don't they? And it is like they never forget them either!

    Love you, Beck! Leaving for your favorite place in five days! I promise you I will be thinking of you while there!

    I will be back I'm sure but just in case things get really hectic, have a wonderful and beautiful Christmas!

  14. Hi, Becky... that is a GORGEOUS tree. Wow! Can't wait to see it all decorated and see the wreath as well. Glad your computer is fixed. YEA!


    Sheila :-)

  15. hey, becky! i'm glad your computer is back up and running! and, yes, my cat drinks out of our christmas tree stand, too. what's up with that? it must taste better or something :).

    i love your new blog topper - so pretty. i like how you are always changing it up :)
    have a great week! love you!

  16. Have fun with all the decorating...I am just getting started myself...I had sinus stuff too!

    Stay Cozy, Carrie

  17. Hi Beck ~

    That tree is magnificent! And picked for you from GOD's Hand! How precious that He gave you one to fit in your budget. =)

    Love you.

  18. The expression on the cats face is PRICELESS!
    I am really anxious to put up the tree but I am holding off for two reasons.
    One...we have a new cat in the house and two I have a precious... VERY ACTIVE 17 month old in the house. She is my great niece "Gianna" niece "Misty" teaches kindergarten and I keep the baby for her. I am enjoying that baby so much! But she is quite busy and into a I thought I would wait until the week school lets out to put up the tree. Gianna will get to see it..but it won't be as much work trying to keep it standing up. lol

  19. p.s. Your bog looks beautiful...I love the header!

  20. Becky, .... I love your crocheted snowflake your new friend sent! Ohhh what a treasure! She's so talented, and so are you! Your wreath is soooo pretty! You definitely have the touch!
    Blessings to you this beautiful day!


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