Wednesday, December 30, 2015

What's Going On

Here's what's going on -

Our 21 year old son was shot at Sunday.  He works as a bartender two days a week at a local pub while in college for engineering.  He and a friend who works there as a waitress opened the door and walked outside because they heard a woman screaming.  She was being robbed in the parking lot at 2:00 p.m..

Someone yelled at the robber to stop - our son is not sure if it was him or not.  The robber walked away from the woman and looked right into our son's eyes and fired two shots.  He missed our son but hit his friend in the legs.  She's ok but won't walk for quite a while.  She was only able to get the most basic medical attention because she doesn't have insurance.  They sent her home with one of the bullets still in her leg.

We had a long talk with the policeman who came to our house.  He's against guns. He's against people being shot.  He's against people being shot by cops.

 He said the stupid argument in favor of guns "if someone there had a gun they could shoot the robber, etc"., is ridiculous and only ever results in more of a mess. This was the third random (as in the people don't know each other) shooting of his shift.

He told us that the open carry law that will go into effect January 1st in Texas will probably be repealed in about 3 years after many shootings and lawsuits but, in the mean time, he expects the police will be 'picking up body parts'.

The policeman had a lot more to say and I don't know what else to say...

Sunday, December 20, 2015

It's All In The Details

Cards and letters from family and friends

We three kings of Orient are...

A tree for the kids and a Christmas village (at their height)

Beautiful old bulbs all lit up in a trifle bowl

A vintage Christmas curtain hides the TV

Presents wrapped and ready

Two thrift shop wise men waitin' on a friend

Santa's coming to town!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Boho Chic Kitchens

Some of my favorite non-traditional kitchen decor ideas - all from Pinterest...

Color outside of the lines!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Holiday Decorating Inspiration

It's time for holiday decorating!  I'm really feeling the need for lots of light on these gloomy days when it gets dark so early.  My inspiration pictures from Pinterest -

Candles and pine cones are the theme...

Love and light!