My laptop

My laptop went nuts yesterday, no clue why but while Geek Squad was working on it the wifi quit working. 🤒Took it to Best Buy and it worked fine so it will be there for a few days. 😷Interesting enough my IPAD, which I am using right where I used the laptop, is working fine. 🤔Looks like I will prolly be getting a new laptop. 👌😃I’m ticked but I have learned quite a bit about troubleshooting and other stuff on my computer through having to use Geek Squad so much! 👍

 

Starting new Traditions.

This year things concerning the holidays have changed . During Thanksgiving my husband and I cook just for us and my son if he isn’t working. This year he will be working at his new job in another city and his brother lives in Paris, France.

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Sometimes we have had some people come over but most are busy. This year a friend is opening their home to anyone for Thanksgiving dinner so we decided we would cook up a side dish or two and go their.

Then Christmas. Hubby and I will do the Toy’s for Tot’s, we do that every year, it is fun!

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This has drastically changed. For the last 20 something years we have gone to a Christmas Eve party – the highlight of the year.  For the past few years she has been saying that she was ready to stop this party because she is tired and it takes so much out of her so this year she decided that she was no longer having the party. I am glad for her because it is time Christmas was a relaxing time for her. Now we don’t know what we are going to do that night.

The Christmas day, we stopped giving gifts years ago, , some couldn’t afford to buy the gifts, others didn’t know what to get each other, etc etc etc. As for Christmas dinner… hubby’s family always go to their spouses’ family house, my family doesn’t live anywhere near me, and now this year my youngest son has moved due to his new job. So it is just hubby, the cats, the dog, and me. Usually friends spend the time with their family. And being as youngest son moved he will not know if he will be working or not and my oldest still is living in Paris we will be  doing our normal just us dinner and watch Christmas movies etc.

 

It will be a Merry Christmas, after all! Yes, I know Jesus wasn’t born on Christmas day and the holiday was Christianized so Christians would have some kind of celebration while all their neighbors were having holidays, we, as Christians, are still Happy to celebrate the birth of Christ! Hey, how many of us have celebrated our birthdays on different days to fit in with scheduling?

 

 

An Angel Paying it Forward

I’m a believer in Paying it Forward and do it as much as possible. Today someone blessed me out of the clear blue! I have a habit of when I smell someone that is wearing a perfume or scent that I like I always ask what it is. This is a wonderful way to open the door to bless someone. I was in Ollie’s checking out the Amish Books (yes I love Amish stories…. I read them then I donate them to Virginia Oncology so people will have something to read while going through chemo) and I walked up to look at some books and there was a lovely lady standing behind me that smelled sooooo good so I asked her what she was wearing. She said it was “Acqua di Gioia”, said she always carried the perfume with her. She reached in her purse and pulled out a big bottle that was half full and she handed it to me and said I could have it, that she got it real cheap: $84.    Cheap? I insisted she didn’t need to give it to me, I just love to find out what beautiful scent a woman wears. So as she put it back in her purse she suddenly says “Oh, I know, here.” She pulls out a roll on of the same perfume that hadn’t opened yet. She said she always carries extra bottles with her to give to someone, she loves to share that way. Now how can you say no to that, right? She gave me a big hug, said “God bless you and have a good evening.” She turned and walked away. I looked up and said “And God bless you, too!” She was gone!

I’ve never had an angel give me expensive perfume before!

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A New Thing I’ve Done

Well, I did something today that I have actually never done before! Yep, the clutz did something new: when I opened the front door to go into the Drs office I scraped my arm on something on the door, something no one could find but as a result of the scrape I had to get a tetnus shot because I couldn’t remember when the last time I had had one.

Really? Yep, welcome to the world of Mersea!

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Finished WIP: January Angel

Thinking of making a Calendar of Angels, here is January. this is the original sketch before I got started.

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A finished WIP: My Guardian Angel

Often on my Facebook Fan page I will share a WIP. Here is one that I did called “My Guardian Angel.” Honestly, I think there are some of us who need more than one so this could be just one of mine! 😀

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Seasonal Art

I love to design pictures that encourage love for all the seasons of the year.

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