Sunday, November 15, 2009

~In The Spirit~

I am so ready for a little spirit in my part of the world. It has been way too long since I last posted and I am sorry for that. It has been really trying around here. I will get the sharing of my life out of the way first. The past couple of months have been a whirlwind to say the least. My DH has been really sick with hospital visits, dialysis appointments, doctor visits, ambulances to say the least. We went through about six weeks of him feeling quite weak and fatigued. With so much going on with his body, I didn't know which way to turn,..heart, kidneys, diabetes, blood pressure, etc. Why is it that we want to fix everything for someone and when we can't we just crumble. It is starting to get a little better but still we just have to take one day at a time, literally...hoping that the next day will be better than the last. God only gives us what we can handle but some days I don't know how much I can handle. Anyway, enough about that for now. Sorry to bore you with that!


So, with that being said, I need a little spirit in my life...ya think. Don't get me wrong, I am very very thankful at this time of year and always for all that we have. I am very thankful that I have a job to have help pay for all this help that DH needs. We just got the explanation of benefits for the past few months from insurance and the dialysis was in the 5 figures per month. I planned on trying to retire in three years but alas I think I need to rethink that one.


I need a little spirit in my life so that is the reason for the new header of my blog. I am trying to get in the spirit sooner than later. I am going to burn my candle, Mistletoe Kisses, to get the house in the spirit. Little by little I will decorate here and there. I purchased a new German Twig tree this year and hope to decorate it with as many handmade prim ornaments as I can. This will take a while as these are not inexpensive and you can't do a whole tree all at once.


In the spirit of Thanksgiving and on a sad note, we will not be able to return to Massachusetts for Thanksgiving (Cousin Cathy I will call you). DH is not able to travel that far and I would be afraid if he got in trouble, doctors up there would not know how delicate his health is. So we will be having Thanksgiving here with the kids and grandkids.


One of the brighter notes in my life is the fact that I have rented a booth back in the shop that I once owned, Pilot Mountain Peddlers, in Pilot Mountain, NC. Tammy owns it now and she is doing so well with it. This outlet lets me purge some of the items from my home that I was ready to part with and lets me go out and look for new "old" items to sell. Once in your blood, always in your blood they say. Here are a few pics of parts of my booth.

Just a few things I brought in for their Open House last Friday night which turned out very well.

I was able to get to the Open House Friday evening and everything looked so good. Tammy have a lot of fresh cedar around the shop, many many primitive handmades from various artists, snowmen, Santas, antiques and all great Christmas items. I was able to get the lighted candle in my header from her. The Santa I had purchased at Sturbridge last Thanksgiving at the annual Christmas show. Love him.

If you are ever in the area of Pilot Mountain, do stop in and see all the primitives that everyone has. You won't be disappointed.

On that note, I will close and leave you with the hope of you getting "In the Spirit" whenever you want. Thanks for stopping by......Sherie


  1. I'm glad to see you are doing the right thing by trying to get in the spirit:) Your booth looks so neat and I do love that candle in your header. BTW where did you purchase your German Christmas tree? I'd really like to buy one this year but I'd need a tall one:)
    Hope your days and DH get better everyday!

  2. I will pray your husband will continue to's so hard when we watch someone we love hurt and go through this and our hand are tied on the 'healing' end of it. BEING THERE SUPPORTING HIM IS HIS 'HEALING' FROM YOU.

    You may find staying home this Thanksgiving will start a NEW tradition with your family and maybe for the better. Less traveling stress and close to home.

    Your booth looks wonderful! I love the angel sitting in the basket on the cute!

    Have a wonderful day.

  3. Rondell and Karen, thanks so much for stopping by. I really appreciate it. It is so nice to know that even if I am away so long that there are sweet and kind bloggers out there that will take a minute out of their daily lives to give such encouragement. Thanks again.

    Rondell, I got my tree at the shop, Pilot Mountain Peddlers, but I think she is already sold out of them (so soon). I know they are hard to find..I will keep my eyes and ears open though for you.

    I hope you both have a grand week...Thanks again, Sherie

  4. I will keep you and your husband in my prayers! STaying home with your children and grandchildren might just be what you all need. Wishing you peace, laughter, love and good health! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours ♥

  5. Thinking of you..and praying that you find some 'spirit'!
    Your booth looks great! Do you still have the jar-jug lamp shown in the pic?
    Thanks for taking the time to share and will say a prayer for your DH.

  6. I am feeling the spirit some what. Love all the little touches of Christmas can't wait to see everything completed.