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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Christmas Mess

Hi Everyone,

Well, I got busy making one heck of a mess at my house yesterday!  There is now Christmas stuff spread out all over.  The decorating process has begun!  The purging continues!  I am at the point where I'm highly motivated because I can't stand the mess much longer.  We still don't have any big trees up yet, but that is okay.  The tree ornaments haven't come downstairs yet.  I've been working on getting out the other stuff--the santas, snowmen, nutcrackers, stockings, garland, etc.  When I empty a bin of decorations, I fill it back up with the regular stuff that sits around all year long.  Hopefully by next week I can share some pictures.

I worked on my Schnibble yesterday, as well.  It is almost complete.  The blocks are done and I've started working on getting it in one piece so I can do borders.  I'm liking it so far.

I know that I have mentioned him before, but today I am going to share this with you all again.  Please pray for this young man and his family and for the officials (whomever they are) that have the power to negotiate to get him back.  Yesterday it was 3 years, 4 months, 3 weeks, and 4 days ago that he was taken. 
The Army family is a small one.  Back in 2007 I worked at a Rec Center for soldiers when we lived in Alaska.  Bowe was a customer.  I knew him then.  I also shared here about how my father was shot down over North Vietnam and we believed he was a prisoner for several years.  He is actually Missing in Action, so this is a pain that our family has shared and endured.   I hope and pray that there is a happy outcome!
Have a great day everyone! 


  1. Sgt. Bergdahl is in our prayers. Other than your posts, I've not heard a word about him (or others) being held captive. I can't imagine how there are not efforts being made to get them back.....but I'm sure we wouldn't know until they are bringing him home. I just can't imagine being held that long. What a hell!

  2. I will be praying for Sgt Bergdahl, for his safe, immediate return, and for his family who waits...