Happy New Year to each and everyone one of you!!!! Last year we moved into a new home and now we are moving to a new bloggy home – Views from the Farmstead!! Please update your feed readers and sidebars/blogrolls as I don’t want you to miss me and I don’t want to miss you in 2009!!!!

Thank you for your support during 2008 and may you have blessed new year!!!



Dear Jerry Jones:

It was a win and in game and we didn’t win. Today’s game was beyond disappointing and I do hope that you are as saddened as I am by our performance. We have not done well in December since 1996 and to be America’s Team, I truly think that is unacceptable. Our coaching staff and players need their hearts checked because none of them had a heart today and how many more trips down the yellow brick road do we need to take before we admit that we have quite a few cowardly lions on the squad.

There is enough blame to go around and yes there is even some blame for you to shoulder as well. You have not always made the best decisions and prayerfully you will have a gut check moment and realize that it is time to thin out the pride in more ways than one. Our defense has allowed us to stay in the season to the point of the last game thus a lot of problems reside in our lack of offense. Our offensive schemes are known by everyone and until we ran that trick play today, we have been way too predictable. Jason Garrett may have been a great QB coach but let’s be honest, he stinks as an Offensive Coordinator. You pumped up his head and ego with the addition of Assistant Coach to his title but he is in way over his head. Some might say Wade Phillips is the problem but I think you hampered him with the elevation of Jason and that is a blame for you to shoulder. Wade is laid back and in the midst of all of the drama queens on the team, laid back is a good thing.

There are other problems as well, we need to do a better job on special teams, our punting squad needs McBriar back, and we need to stop thinking that Dallas is some sort of rehab center for spoiled, bratty, whiny, crybaby boys and realize that football is a man’s sport. I am pretty tired of us constantly being in state of rebuilding and would like to see our season extend beyond the last regular game of the season.

Bring back the glory and respect that we so rightly deserve. I am sure you are tired of losing as well so first thing you must do is not let the press keep you beholden to those words you uttered the other day. Everyone’s job should be on the chopping block right now and everyone should be worried about whether or not they will be in a blue and silver uniform next year. A few other things that you might consider are:

1) firing Jason Garrett;
2) trading Tony Romo;
3) trading up in the draft to pick up a good QB, please do not hire any more oldtimers like in the past;
4) promising not to hire anymore drama queens.

If you have any other questions or want any more advice, don’t hesitate to contact me.


A Fan of 34 years

Did you see this article in the New York Times on how how the recession has been good for crafters and crafting?

In honor of trying out the new poll feature….

Okay, so I admit that I am usually a bit late to most things. I have tried many things over the years and I must say that I am not as late to things as I used to be. 🙂 A dear friend that has been with me since middle school through college has been asking me to join Facebook. I have resisted just because I didn’t need yet another thing in my life. You all see how my blogging had slacked off and Facebook felt like another to do item on an already long list. Well last night after we talked and she was telling me of some of our high school friends that were on there, I broke down and signed up. I wound up chatting with a friend of mine that I haven’t seen since our 10 year reunion and it was so much fun!!! So, do you facebook?

The Prince has always had a penchant for being the object of a photograph but within the last 6 months, he has taken to being behind the camera. I am not sure if it is a phase or not but considering that he has wanted to be a preacher, large animal veterinarian, photographer, farmer and now photographer again. We know that he is not short on vision and goals…..but hey he is only 4 going on 5.

Recently one of the littlest cousins came over and the Princess and the Prince absolutely adore her so he took the camera and started taking pics.

The cousins

Just cuteness

Our Tree

Ornament #2

Ornament #1

His aunt was able to get the camera from his little fingers and she snapped this picture of our Santa photographer, isn’t he cute!

Little Santa

Of course you have heard how Caroline Kennedy has expressed an interest in the soon to be vacated NY U.S. Senate seat but have you heard the uproar about whether or not she’s qualified. The requirements for the U.S. Senate are spelled out in Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution. Key requirements are: No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.

In case you only know Caroline as the daughter of a famous former President, did you also know that she has a law degree? She is licensed to the bar in DC and in New York? That alone makes her a more qualified candidate than a certain comedian who has caused a vote-by-vote recount in Minnesota.

Is it her famous last name that causes the criticism? If so, I could understand if her life had been lived off of her last name like a Hilton heir but she truly has forged her own path. Surely, I hope it is not her gender but I don’t think some would have questioned her qualifications if she were a man as there have been several sons that have made advancements based on their fathers (Adams, Bush, Cuomo, Daley to name a few).

The last time I checked this was still the land of opportunity, so I think she should be able to throw her hat in the ring just like anyone and everyone else that meet the minimum requirements.

Every year my hubby’s family does a family reunion and each year a different sibling is responsible. Next year it is our year and we have picked Wintergreen Resort. Since I have married into the family, we have been to: Wildwood, NJ; Williamsburg, VA; Albany, NY; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Charleston, SC; Rocky Gap Resort near Hagerstown, MD; and Pigeon Forge, TN. The siblings can pick anywhere and they have been doing this for over 30 years.

We picked Wintergreen because it is an easy drive for most of the family. We did chartered buses to Boston, Chicago and Charleston but the last few years we have gone back to our cars. My hubby had been to Wintergreen for a golf vacation with the guys but I have never been there so we took a road trip with the kids back in November during the holiday weekend. We arrived in time to see the leaves as they were changing colors and what a sight it was, so here are some pics.

Hey! I tell ya, every time I come back to my blog, WordPress has made some changes, I have a lot of catching up to do. I had a crazy week last week in that my hubby went on travel to Arizona for work and he wound up calling me at 3:30 a.m. telling me that he felt like he was dying and he was going to the hospital. Of course, I was not awake at first but I did quickly wake up. He was rushed to the Mayo Clinic and was diagnosed with a 7 mm kidney stone.

He is back home now and due to the location of the stone, they were unable to shrink it in Arizona from the inside but they put in a stent which allowed him to travel home. We did go to the urologist today and surgery will be scheduled for this Thursday. I wanted to fly out there but hubby said he was fine and the doctor said he was stable, so I did the next best thing, I emailed my bloggy friend Karen and she was such a doll. While we have never met, I knew that she would pray for him and I asked if either her hubby or Pastor could go by to pray with him being that he was so far from home. She called and we talked on the phone and it did my heart good. She felt bad that they may not be able to make it to the hospital but I told her it was okay, just knowing that she was praying was a blessing.

Hubby is glad to know the cause of his pain and I am glad that he is home and that he will soon be free of his pain. We aren’t fully ready for Christmas as I just purchased my shopping cart on Amazon but we want them to fully appreciate Christmas for Christ’s birth and not for seeing how much they can get being that they are not deprived in their lives.

I have had thoughts to share on the auto bailout (I think Sen. Shelby rocks!!!), the ever increasing debt our country and the world is in, and the Hair Cuttery commercial that truly disturbs me so we will see if I can get back to blogging for the New Year!

I leave you with some cuteness


Happy belated Thanksgiving!!! I do hope that everyone enjoyed their holiday. I saw this on Elizabeth’s site and thought it was cute, so who are you?

Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz…

You Are a Katharine!

You are a Katharine — “I am happy and open to new things”

Katharines are energetic, lively, and optimistic. They want to contribute to the world.

How to Get Along with Me

  • * Give me companionship, affection, and freedom.
  • * Engage with me in stimulating conversation and laughter.
  • * Appreciate my grand visions and listen to my stories.
  • * Don’t try to change my style. Accept me the way I am.
  • * Be responsible for youself. I dislike clingy or needy people.
  • * Don’t tell me what to do.

What I Like About Being a Katharine

  • * being optimistic and not letting life’s troubles get me down
  • * being spontaneous and free-spirited
  • * being outspoken and outrageous. It’s part of the fun.
  • * being generous and trying to make the world a better place
  • * having the guts to take risks and to try exciting adventures
  • * having such varied interests and abilities

What’s Hard About Being a Katharine

  • * not having enough time to do all the things I want
  • * not completing things I start
  • * not being able to profit from the benefits that come from specializing; not making a commitment to a career
  • * having a tendency to be ungrounded; getting lost in plans or fantasies
  • * feeling confined when I’m in a one-to-one relationship

Katharines as Children Often

  • * are action oriented and adventuresome
  • * drum up excitement
  • * prefer being with other children to being alone
  • * finesse their way around adults
  • * dream of the freedom they’ll have when they grow up

Katharines as Parents

  • * are often enthusiastic and generous
  • * want their children to be exposed to many adventures in life
  • * may be too busy with their own activities to be attentive

Take Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz
at HelloQuizzy

Life Scriptures

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 Then I will make up to you for the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the creeping locust, the stripping locust and the gnawing locust, my great army which I sent among you. Joel 2:25

Something to think about…

"I never teach my pupils: I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn." ~ Albert Einstein

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