The excerpt below was nation wide news just days ago. And it was all true. Not one bit of it was hype or pumped up for dramatic effect. This really happened. I live here in ATL so I am still in "what the heck!!!" mode. They say a picture is worth more than a thousand words so here are a few pics to show you what I am talking about. I shot most of them and a few are media sites. I am not a snow hater but it won't break my stride one bit if it disappears totally for a few years. Just sayin, I need some sun. At this point just the thought of Spring makes me light headed and giggly. Can. Not. Wait!
"Forecasters had warned of a freak Southern snowstorm, but schools and offices remained open Tuesday. Mass chaos and gridlock ensued when offices closed early and an exodus of midday commuters headed home.Less than 3 inches of snow brought the city to a freezing halt. Children camped out in schools or on buses. Hundreds of motorists were marooned for hours on highways and onramps; some abandoned their cars and walked home through the snow. Workers spent the night in their offices.
One woman delivered a baby inside a car stuck on a frozen highway, aided by her husband and a police officer. She named the girl Grace.
Georgia National Guard troops delivered military meals and water to stranded motorists. Other troops and police rescued children from schools and delivered them to firehouses and other sanctuaries. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said all students made it home safely by Wednesday. But another hard freeze was predicted overnight."
Last year was a year that came wrapped in challenges and surprises. Some of them good and some of them I wish I could forget. Along the way though, I have grown stronger, wiser and that much more grateful, especially for the little things. Little things like watching the sunrise or watching a movie with my dad and son. In actuality, these are not little things at all but the real substance of life and our most cherished memories.
My Dad (left) and Brother
When My father fell gravely ill the latter part of 2013 I finally understood how precious and fragile our lives really are. We are all here but by the grace of God. My dad is doing better now but I am forever changed by his near death experiences and stories. I am convinced that there are lessons to be learned in everything, even in the painful moments that are hard to get through. It is because of those moments that we can appreciate happy moments and joyous occasions. This year I will savor the good times,.... and when bad times come I will take away whatever I can learn from it.
Happy 2014 lovelies and all the best for the new year!
I've always had a soft spot for blue especially baby blue so when I came across these gorgeous examples of how magnificent the color can be in a space, of course I just had to share. I am so inspired, hope they inspire you too.
There is only one word that describes last week. Unpredictable.
When my father suddenly became critically ill, I found myself thrown into a world wind of activity and life and death decisions. Everything was coming at me at warp speed. In the midst of this, my bestie, Pauline who was trying to reach me unsuccessfully by phone sent me a beautiful package in the mail. (she lives in Florida and I in Atl)
The angel is inscribed "Be strong and courageous for the Lord
your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:4
Amidst all the caios this wonderful package arrived with the most fragrant exotic tees and lovely thoughtful gifts. (most of it not pictured here) It really touched my heart especially considering what was going on in my life at this time. A lovely reminder that someone was thinking of me. Ride or die does not come close to describing this amazing woman. Thank you so much my friend and thank you to everyone else who called or prayed. God bless you all.
I have a home office and there are always papers and odds and ends that I need easy access to without digging in a drawer.
With that in mind I decided to make a cute organizer to keep those items contained in a way that has a little style to it. I am a serious craft head so I decided to make my own.
I took a nice and sturdy box and covered it with burlap.
I am not a gal who measures everything so I just guess-timated it all and let my hot glue do the rest.
Once I had covered the box completely on the outside I needed a trim so hmmmmmmmm, what do I use? I could have used ribbon but decided to use an old belt I no longer wore. I cut the belt in half and buckled it in the front. It was not long enough to go all the way around but it did extend down both of the sides and that was good enough for me.
I think it adds an element of surprise and if I must say so this came out rather nicely. Hope this inspires you to try one of your own. If you do, let me know how it turns out.