Friday, January 27, 2012

A Stormy Friday Night Ramble..

Happy Friday Evening to you all..

It is a stormy day here in Eastern Canada.. 
Schools were closed and banks and such closed early.. 
First there was snow and then freezing rain.. 
Oh my.. 

Terry and I are snug here at home, though. 
The wind chimes are tinkling and the bird feeders are swaying to the music of the wind but it is cozy and warm inside.. 

Thank you for all the well wishes.. 
I am blessed that it is only a cold.. 
Nothing serious.. smile..

I thought I would post this pic of a craft we made at Keepers of the Home quite a while ago.. 
Nice for Valentines Day if you like the prim look.. smile.. 

What are you sweet ladies working on for Winter projects?  
I have several unfinished crafts that I need to get done.. All in the by and by.. smile..

There go the salt trucks..

It must be icy out there.. I phoned Shonda to make sure they were all home safe and also talked to the Tammy ( our daughter-in-law) and Dustin (our youngest)... 

What is it about a mother on a stormy day?? 

Even when your children are established in their own homes and their children are 6 feet tall she is wondering about them.. 
Are they home yet?  
Oh, God keep them safe.. 

It is so great that we as Mamas can put their safety in the hands of the Lord..

And although you are wondering how they are your heart has peace.. 

I think I am sounding kind of sentimental  tonight for some reason..

I guess I missed my husband this week and am just glad he is home and napping on the couch.. grin.. 

I did want to share a funny little story with you.. smile..

A few postings ago I shared a POEM with you from Edgar Guest.. right? 

Well, yesterday as I went through the old recipe box of my mother-in-laws I found a little surprise.. 

Gram (that is what I called Terry's Mom in the last several years that she was alive.. Up until I started calling her Gram I called her Mrs. Henry.. smile.. That is how I was taught growing up.. She used to say that I should call her by her first name.. I just could not.. But as the kids grew and started calling her Gram then I did the same..) had cut this out of the newspaper..

Send Her a Valentine   Edgar Guest
Edgar Guest

Send her a valentine to say
You love her in the same old way.

Just drop the long familiar ways
And live again the old-time days
When love was new and youth was bright
And all was laughter and delight,

And treat her as you would if she
Were still the girl that used to be.

Pretend that all the years have passed
Without one cold and wintry blast;
That you are coming still to woo
Your sweetheart as you used to do;

Forget that you have walked along
The paths of life where right and wrong
And joy and grief in battle are,
And play the heart without a scar.

Be what you were when youth was fine
And send to her a valentine;

Forget the burdens and the woe
That have been given you to know

And to the wife, so fond and true,
The pledges of the past renew
'Twill cure her life of every ill
To find that you're her sweetheart still.

by Edgar Guest..

Isn't that a dear poem?.. 
Who would believe that Gram and I liked the same type of poetry.. smile.. 

Anyway, I am finished my ramble for tonight..

I know that some of you will read this through.. And I know a few men who do..
They told me.. grin.. 

So.. dear gentlemen ... be sure and give her valentine.. smile..

I will leave you with this little item I found on Pinterest before I knew how to pin.. 

Sweet, eh..  
I would love to make one similar..

I do not know who to give credit to for this.. Sorry.. If you know please tell me and I will link back to them.. 

Don't forget about the little HEART GIVEAWAY..
Thank you so much for dropping by.. 
Welcome to the new followers, too.. 

Looking forward to hearing from you all on this stormy Friday night.. smile.. 
Love ya..



  1. A sweet post. Love the valentine poem. Great minds do think alike.The hearts are adorable.
    I still check on my grown children. I just heard of an accident on the highway and text the kids to make sure they were ok.Once a mom, always a mom.Stay warm and safe. ~Sara

  2. Hi Faye, I am glad you and Terry are comfy cozy at home. We had heavy rain today but it was in the high 50's! Such strange weather for this time of year. I am grateful though. We took a wallop last year. The poem is lovely and the garland you found on Pinterest is so sweet. I would like to make one too. xo

  3. It sure is stormy and windy here too! I made sure all my chicks were safe too. We are all snug and warm as you are.

  4. Love the sweet hearts and the poem.
    Sure we are not related? We have so many likes. :)
    Hope you are feeling better soon Dear Faye Henry!
    Hugs & JOY

  5. Hi FAye,
    It was a lovely day today. The only thing I am working on right now is getting ready for the arrival of the new baby. Cleaning, washing, packing the bags for the hospital stay. Looks like it may be next week. Doc is going to make a decision on Wednesday. That's if the baby doesn't come before then... I am hoping! Hope all is well with you and Terry.

    Love Ya,

    P.S. Are you sure that wasnt the ice cream truck, instead of the wind chimes that you heard.... LOL!

  6. It sure sounds like a cozy evening there, Faye... my Hubby will be going back to work next week and I'll miss him so much, even though he gets home from work at 4:30... *grin*
    I loved the poem, it mede me smile and tear up at the same time. I'm a softie and a hopeless romantic and that's a bad combination. *ha*
    I thought of you yesterday~ Hubby and I took a little trip to see some friends who live near middle Tennessee, and we took some wonderful backroads and came across a beautiful field FULL of sheep- 30 or 40 ewes and their lambs... sorry I didn't get a picture but I was driving and nearly ran off the road trying to see them. :)
    Stay warm and snug, dear friend...

  7. Faye, that is another lovely poem by Mr. Guest. I think that it's so neat that your mil had a fondness for his poetry too. I like the sweet garland from Pinterest and think I could make one easily. We've had snow, ice pellets and now freezing rain at this late hour. Quite a nasty day it's been. Take care. Blessings, Pamela

  8. Greetings from the coast of Maine, Faye!

    We are sitting husband just popped some popcorn for us...listening to the rain on the roof. I am sewing on some dollhouse dolls...and God is so Good!
    We have had snow, rain, ice, and sleet...all in one day! A great day to get indoor projects done. Hope you're feeling much better real soon!

    Sweet blessings,

  9. Hello Faye-
    What a Lovely poem. I Love those hearts you made.
    So Sweet, and i Love the way you displayed them.
    Have a wonderful evening!

  10. The hearts you made are very nice. Thank you for the sweet poem. I enjoyed it very much. I'm working on my Polly Daggett sampler. Only about one third of the way along the design. Have a beautiful evening, Faye.

  11. Love all the hearts, hope you stay safe and have a wonderful weekend. I posted your giveaway on my blog!

    I always check up on my own as well!!

  12. Hi Faye.....We had snow overnight ..then today it was rainy, dark and gloomy. Strange weather for January here in our area. Many times I notice that we have the same weather although maybe a day or two apart.

    I really enjoyed the poem by Edgar Guest. After you posted a couple of days ago about him...I looked up Edgar Guest on Barnes and Noble's website. You can still buy copies of his poem books. And there was a picture of him on the cover of one of his books. Very interesting. Thought you might want to check out what he looked like.

    Tonight we were at our daughter's and son-in law's to play games with our 12 year old granddaughter. We all play and have so much fun.

    My project this year is to remodel our kitchen. Want to get it done by spring. My needlework projects are a cross stitch ornament and quilting a hot pad for a hostess gift. I have been reading quite a bit while the leg is getting better.

    May you and Terry have a wonderful and glorious weekend. Glad you are feeling some better.


  13. Sweet Post ... Love the Poem both you and Gram liked. Glad the two of you are home safe, sound and snug along with all your Loved Ones.
    Blessings & Hugs ~ Connie xox

  14. glad you are all home safe and sound and have a wonderful fire to keep you cozy and warm to chase away old man the woolie hearts too:)

  15. Hi, Faye, I hope your cold is getting better. Quentin has had one and he sounded much better this morning. The night before last he took a dayquil at 2 a.m., and it kept him up until he had to leave for work at 5:30. He needed company during those hours too! :) Your heart craft is so sweet! Such a sweet Valentine poem that Gram tucked away for sure!

    Have a wonderful weekend.


  16. I love hearing the "tingkling" of the wind is a favorite sound..and is so simple and joyful. Stay warm and toasty..we have snow here in NE it should be for January...Have a wonderful weekend.

  17. and where are the male commenters?!?! LOL

  18. Hello sweet lady,
    I hope the storm left your area by now and has left everything in tact. I love storms, but I hate to think of those who are stranded in it. I know what you mean about being a mom, when the roads are bad here, I think of my 6'3" son and wonder and pray that he is well. He was raised on bad roads, he knows more about them than I do, but still...I'm a mom.
    I love the poem, it's so sweet.
    Love and hugs, Cindy