Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Several ladies from the PFATT EBay Group have come together for a special cause. One of our own is battling leukemia. This special feather tree contains handmade ornaments from lots of sweetheart artisians. Penny loves polka dots and red, so you'll see lots of that. The proceeds from this very special tree will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Alabama Chapter. Please check out the auction by typing in pfatt in the search bar on EBay. It will begin at 9:00 Eastern Time tonight. Happy Valentine's Day!
Posted by Bittersweet Pastimes at 1:43 PM
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I'm stuck in a Rabbit mode in my creations and may well feel like I'm stuck in a Rabbit Hole as we get ready for another big snow storm. If you can't reach me, you'll know why. Here's my offerings for the pfattmarketplace.com update late tonight. Have a safe and warm evening ~ Debbie
Posted by Bittersweet Pastimes at 1:38 PM
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Maybe you have to be young to appreciate the snow. That doesn't mean we aren't thankful to God for watching over us and protecting us through this winter storm. We have some storm damage, but things could be much worse. My grandson was excited about all of the snow! We got 32" here. The digging out will take awhile and I'll bet we're going to see the remnants of this storm for quite a while.
Posted by Bittersweet Pastimes at 8:44 AM
Saturday, February 6, 2010
We are getting hammered by a snowstorm here in the No.Va/DC area. It may look pretty but enough is enough! We woke up to no power this morning and it was getting pretty cold in here. While the power is back on, I thought I'd post some pictures of this snowstorm we're in. I took these a couple of hours ago and we've had more inches accumulate since then. Its only a little after 1 on Saturday and its not supposed to stop until tonight. Its a scary situation. We've got huge cedar trees breaking right next to our house. Its a frightening situation.
Posted by Bittersweet Pastimes at 10:14 AM
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I just love Groundhog's Day! It sounds like we're going to have another 6 weeks of winter and to celebrate, its going to snow here today. Me and Phil go back quite a few years. I have so many fond and fun memories of Groundhog's Day.
In my youngest years, I can remember the fantastic birthday parties together with my brother, 2 years older and his birthday is 5 days later than mine. In the photo above, I'm the one standing up.
I'll never forget how my elderly Grandaddy would call me up and ask me if I saw my shadow! The funny thing was, I was the only grandchild he would call on their birthday. I didn't know that for many years.
I remember when I was about 12 years old, my aunt took me on a bus ride to Clarendon. I thought we were going shopping and she thought she was going to surprise me and take me to get a permanent. She had waited until we got on the bus to tell me. Well, we ended up shopping because there was no way I was getting a permanent. She was special Aunt.
One of my most precious memories is of my Dad bringing me 40 long stemmed red roses when I turned 40. Boy do I miss Mom & Dad!
There was the first time in about 20 years that my husband and I took off, without kids for a weekend trip to celebrate our birthdays. His birthday was just 10 days ago. Since then we've tried to keep up the tradition.
There's so many more birthday celebrations to remember like lunches with friends and sweet phone calls from family and friends and who can forget the excitement on the face of your little ones when they hand you your birthday card.
Looking back at all of my fond memories of Groundhog's Day, I've realized the birthday memories were never about the gifts I received (although they were all nice and I wish I could remember all of them), but the memories are all about the moments and people I hold dear. :)
Posted by Bittersweet Pastimes at 5:33 AM