Nov 8, 2009


Hello dear friends, thanks for stopping by. Our sermon this morning was on giving thanks for everything. I do have to practice that a lot more than I do. This past week I have still been stuck on the early Christmas thing. (Get a life Martha!) I went into my basement today, which is not easy, to pull out my Christmas. Instead, I found 6 bins of Thanksgiving that I pulled out. I just could not do it. I guess old habits die hard.

Did you notice my new blog? Isn't pretty? I just love it. Debbie did it for me again, she just gets me! Her button is on my side bar, in case you are interested. I think she just works magic! So, my blog is ready for Christmas. I think part of the problem I am having is, that I seem to be always tired. I go the the doctor at the end of the month, but that does not help the now.

On Saturday, I forgot about the PS post, I just forgot! I did go shopping to buy our church a new Christmas tree. I went to Stats, in Pasadena. If you live in Southern California, that is a must stop at Christmas time. You see the best of the best there. It is so hard to just pick one thing. It is pricey, so you have to practice some control.

I also found this great little creamer at an estate sale. Did I tell you I collect, old lady teapots? This will go just perfect with my collection. I have also begun to change out my pictures to winter and Christmas pictures and plates. Maybe the trouble is I just have too, much stuff? You think?

My daughter, Monique, is going to have surgery on Friday, the 13th. They are going to remove some tumors. She wants so much to have another baby, my prayer is that this surgery does not end all hopes for her. We do have Maya and are so thankful for her. Monique is young and her desire for more children is so strong, so please pray for her. I also have a dear blogger friend who is having surgery on the 16th of this month. So it is a little stressful now.

My neighbor, Paula, has offered to help me take my Christmas bins out on Tuesday. I really would like her help. I just think she might say I have too much stuff for Christmas. I don't know why that bothers me, but it does. I know I have too much stuff! What is up with me? I need prayer!

However, back to the sermon, I will give thanks to the Lord for all things, even tumors! Please pray that I can have the strength I need to do what I so desire to do. Blessings, Martha


Abatevintage said...

Martha I will pray for your daughter that the surgery goes well, and that she will be able to have a wonderful gift from the Lord for the holidays.

I sure do love your knew look on your blog and I love your teapots.


CC said...

What a pretty new look you have..I just love it. I'm here late visiting for Pink Saturday,,,I too am running late. I will say a prayer for you Martha..sometimes when we are so tired, we feel helpless. And that's where many friends and many prayers come into play..I wish the very best outcome for your daughter and for you. Hugs from Texas...and a belated Happy Pink Saturday.

Bunnym said...

Martha my dear,

A couple of things...You have a stats? We used to have one 2 cities over but they closed that store. You have a basement? Some of the older houses here in Cali have bomb shelters. I will definitely say a prayer for your daughter...I will keep her in mind this week...promise! ((((hugs)))


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Martha,

First let me say I love your Christmas look to your blog. Very beautiful.
Also I love all the treasure you have shown ~ the plate with the boy and girl and Christmas tree is pretty. I will say a prayer for your daughter for the 13th and hope that everything will go well for her.

Happy week

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Love the new look of your blog dear Martha and all your collections are wonderful! I've always wanted to change everything with the seasons, the holidays, but that takes a lot of storage space and planning, and I don't have the space where we live or the organizational skills to do it. Glad to hear you have help to sort through it all. Sending prayers and blessings your way -- for your daughter, your friend, for you! All the best always, :) Tammy

Mami said...

Your collections are so nice.
I like your blog makeing over-red ribbons are pretty.

I will say a preyer for your daughter.Everything goes well.

Arts and Herbs said...

What a funny teapot that is, I never saw anything like it, and you have more of them !! Please show us.

I think you feel tired from worrying to much, when everything turns out for the best on Friday, I'm sure you'll feel better. I'm sending you and your daughter some positive energy and prayers. Take care.

Unknown said...

My best wishes and love to your daughter, you and your family. I will send out good thoughts for you all. I love you your new look for you blog. Big huge hugs from me to you. suzie xxx

Joan said...

Great Christmas blog look! I love the white textured look. I would like to see a post on all your teapots sometime! I hope you feel better and good luck to your daughter.

LuLu Kellogg said...

Love the new Blog look!

I will keep your daughter in my prayers my dear.

Happy Monday,

Claudia said...

Hello Martha,

I am always happy to see some of your collections! I love the new look of your blog, too.

My thoughts and prayers will be with your daughter.

Unknown said...

I am sorry to hear about your daughter. I hope everything will go well.
You blog design is beautiful. I love the header.
Take care,

Bettyann said...

I love your new look..sending good thoughts for your daughter..take care of yourself..

Unknown said...

Martha, where DO you keep all these lovely things! I thought I had a lot of stuff, but I think I've met my match! Hahaha! Lovely stuff and I adore the rose teapot in your previous post.

OH, come and sign up for the current give-away!

Unknown said...

Hello Martha, I never see a teapot like that. It's so pretty.
My prayers will be with Monique.

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

I have been meaning to stop by your blog since you became a follower of mine a few days back. First let me say I'll pray for your daughter and for a quick recovery. mentioned Stats in Pasadena...I know that you must be in my neck of the woods!! Neat!! We have similar likes...mainly Estate sales!! Woo Hoo! I am busy looking for great finds to keep and or to sell in my newly set up etsy store. It's not quite ready..but soon. Also, another thing...I noticed in your previous post a pretty teapot with a rosebud on the lid! OMG! I have that teapot too! What a small world!! LOL! Well... just wanted to say hello and welcome you to stop by and check out my anniversary giveway! Take care! Hugs!

Unknown said...

Hi Martha! I will pray for you and your daughter...blessings to both of you!

And yes, I did notice your new look and I just LOVE it! Your blog looks awesome!!! You must be so happy with it, it really does look nice :)

:) T

GwendolynKay said...

I sooooooooooo love your new page and header! So pretty for the holidays. That little tea pot is adorable! Blessings!