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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday 9 November 2020

An Early Snow, A Party, and Some Good News.

Every second brings a fresh beginning,

Every hour holds a new promise,
Every night our dreams can bring hope and 
Every day is what you make it. ~ author unknown

Good morning, bloggerettes! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend!

I got up the other morning, to see this white stuff on the ground. A little disheartening and far too early!

On November 4, we got up to see this. This is PEI in the Autumn. It has since melted but...Winter settles in too early and this is why there are so many snowbirds heading south every Autumn. I often wish I could join them!

The positive is that it brightens up the landscape.

As I mentioned already, I am considering hosting another NO PLACE LIKE HOME party between now and Christmas. If you are interested, please let me know in a comment. I would like at least ten participants before I commit to it. I will use the same format as last year so it will be a little more work doing it this way and I have to make it worthwhile.

Tea time is in red and white today because of the flowers. I love the red Gerber daisy.

The teapot is Valencia and the teacup is Mason's Vista of England. 

The muffins are bran muffins fresh from the oven. Most of my recipes you can find on my sidebar. Just print what you are looking for in the "search this blog." 

I went looking for some specific items for decorating this year. Our main tree will be in the family room this year so I wanted some red poinsettias, roses, gold mercury glass ornaments, a wide wired gold metallic ribbon as well as some gingham red and white.

The red and white ribbon is pretty but it is not exactly what I wanted. I will probably use it for something else.
I did find the red poinsettias but the roses were too small so I got hydrangeas instead. I have been into Michaels three times but merchandise is slim pickings this year. 

The stores are having trouble getting inventory, so I will have to make do with what I have. The poinsettias are flocked with just a bit of red sparkle on the edges. They are large and quite pretty! The hydrangeas are lovely too with just a touch of sparkle here and there on the petals. 

Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes. ~ Charles Dickens

I have some incredible news which I am allowed to share with you now. I had mentioned a few weeks ago that I had had some news from my son who lives out on the west coast. He has been offered a wonderful opportunity by the company he works for and he is going to be transferred to the east coast which is where we live. He and his family will be moving to my previous hometown in New Brunswick and they will be only two hours away from us. He will be very busy overseeing all four Atlantic provinces but that also includes the Island so whenever he comes over here on business, we will get to have a visit. But any weekend or holiday we can see them too. My youngest grandchildren will be closer to us and that includes my only granddaughter who is nine. Needless to say, we are over the moon excited about this! 
Twenty-one years ago our son left home to go out west to Bible College. He spent some time in the Ministry but left it for another vocation. Since then, I have been praying that he and his family might eventually move back this way. Just last year, I had given up hope when he told me that they were probably going to stay out there. Of course, I was very disappointed, but I just accepted that it must be the Lord's will for them. Now it appears that my prayer is being answered after all. 

They are hoping to move east in May, but the threat of a second wave of Covid could put a hold on things. So, I am praying that the second wave will not be as bad as they predict, for so many reasons, and my west coast family can move home sooner rather than later. 
The Atlantic Bubble is the safest place in North America to live right now and the sooner they can get here, the better. 

I am eternally grateful for this answer to prayer. God is an awesome God for he knew the cry of my heart and that of my son as well! I believe one must never give up on their hopes and dreams.

You can see by the photo, he is a big Cowboys fan! He just celebrated a birthday on Saturday.
His sweet little wife is a nurse and New Brunswick will be blessed to have her!

What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven't happened yet. ~ Anne Frank

Thank you for visiting today and be sure to leave a comment if you would like to party with me. Have a delightful week everyone!

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi