I want to tell you, before I go into the candle tutorial that I have planned where I have been for the last month. My honey has been diagnoised with NHL. Life happens and sometimes sitting in a room in front of the computer by yourself just isn't the place to be.
My plan was never to be absent from daily posting, as you can see by having a professional page designed just for me. This cancer is treatable and we can live with that. One thing that has always been consistant with us is we don't give in and we don't give up. Give me a fight and fight I will. I'm not pretending that at times tears don't stream down my face as I look at the path set out before us, they do. But God quietly assures me He is with us and not be afraid. A beautiful friend of mine has been texting me my "Do not fear" text for the day. Her Mom points out that the phrase "do not fear" appears in the bible 365 times, that's one for every day. So obviously God knew we would deal with fear.
I do not intend to turn this page into a daily blog about our ups and downs, but then I never really had a plan except to see if I could write, so maybe it will be what it has always been about - our daily life.
So all that to say this - Our God is Big. Really Big. and His world is beautiful. Tuesday I took some cool pictures that I will put up tomorrow (frozen spider webs on a fence), if I can wait that long. It looks like I may need to have a little planning and have some post ready to go ahead of time as we deal with the doctor appointments and treatment day and meal planning and just hanging out together.
And so ... "Our Salty Christmas." With the affairs of the day, I have decided not to put up a Christmas tree this year only because, I'm tired and I don't want to. But the Nester's Christmas tour and my desire to participate has encouraged me and given me the energy to push through and get it done.
Here are some candle sticks that I have had for a year and never put a candle on. Why, you ask? The reason is simple - they have one of those big 'ol spike things coming up out of the middle and most of my candles had that metal thingy so it never worked. This year, determined to make it work, I picked up some candles without the metal piece.
However when I plunged them down on that big 'ol spike thingy, they broke. The picture isn't very clear but they just cracked right up the side. ( ? hum sounding a little like life - cracking up the side)
What is a crafty girl like me to do? Put a little paper on it. I love scrapbook paper.