Sunday, December 27, 2020

Word for 2021.......

 well,  first.... I hope you all had a Christmas to remember.  One filled with love, be it from afar, via zoom  or a phone call.  A Christmas filled with love and not loss.... a Christmas of fond memories made.  

Most often by now I have popped in at least a time or two to see if you've chosen a word for the New Year  I think I might be behind on that seeing we have less than a week before said New Year arrives!    

I have several that I'm still tossing around in my mind at this late date.  Sometimes it's just so hard to choose just one.  I'm sure many of you can relate.....  

My word for 2020.... Balance.  Had I only known that trying to make sense of that word in 2020, this year of abnormal....  Little did I know that I would spend the year feeling like a blind folded, one legged gymnast trying to conquer the balance, yes, balance beam, I may have opted for my second choice, that I can't share with you now because it may well be my 2021 choice.  After this year I'm almost thinking of changing the rules and allowing two words instead of just one.... just in case.  

How do you balance the loss of twenty plus people in your life?  Family, friends who count as family, close friends and others you've known your whole life.  Balance the heartache of seeing those you love, near and far go through so much and have no way to comfort them except virtually.  

Okay, I didn't start out with the intention of making this a post to bring you down but I know that you're all here with me on 2020, and I guess for me, I just needed to get this all out there before moving on.  Moving on to a new and better year.  A year of heartache and fear..... changes and loss.....  a year of memories, good and not so much.  A year to make us so want to move on to the new one that is just around the corner.....  and, although not life changing, a word for 2021.  And then again, maybe, just maybe the word you choose will be life changing.  Think about it.  Make a choice.  I have a feeling it will be a life change in the right direction.  Think positive as you make your choice.... negative rarely works and if it does, it's surely not fun!  

As we close out the year, my hope is that we will gather again soon, our losses will become fewer and our happiness be overflowing.  I will be choosing my word with all that in mind...... 

So.... care to share your word of 2021?  

thought this pic might give a bit of a lift to all..... makes me smile every time!

From the Lane.....


Monday, December 14, 2020

My oh my......

 where is this month of December going?  Flying by like a bullet for us it seems!  Keeping busy each day with all things Holiday keeps the days busy and move right along, I'm thinking.  

Seems the slideshow I posted worked well for everyone.... thank you all for your kind comments, so happy it was enjoyed by so many.  It sure made the posting much easier for me and hopefully more to enjoy for you all!  

I baked up some Frosted Gingerbread Bars this past weekend.... I had to hide them so we wouldn't just clean out the pan!  They are so, so good, even if I do say so myself!  Now mind you I don't follow a recipe much better than I follow a pattern, and I can't follow a pattern worth a darn, so.....  the bars I baked are a someone mixed up combo of three recipes I found and then I added my own tweaks right in!  

Here's what they look like.....

Now you'll just have to bake them up to see how they taste!  
I have the recipe typed up and ready to share with you if you'd like it, all you need to do is shoot me an email at and I'll send it right back your way with a few tips to boot!  

Although we aren't hustling and bustling around here like in prior years we are still making good memories and enjoying each day.  
We stay home to stay safe and keep others safe...... peeking at that much wanted sight of the light at the end of the tunnel.  It's coming and 2021 is going to be a good year!

I'll be popping back in with more Christmas photos and other news before the big day and maybe another recipe.  Starting to work on a few Valentine items and looking towards spring.  
Tell me what you might like to see more of here......  
I'd love to know so I can try and make it happen!

Until next time..... 
From the Lane,

Friday, December 11, 2020

Christmas on the Lane......

 something a bit different this year with our Christmas photo share.  I have always used our PictureTrail site but this year it has given me issue with uploading photos among other things, so.....  I put a slideshow together and we shall see how it goes!

This is a test.... crossing my fingers it will work.  Please let my know your thoughts in the comments here on our Blog.  If it goes as planned, it will be much easier to share fun things with you a bit more often.  

I hope this finds you and yours healthy and safe and enjoying the beauty of the season.  It has been a year of years for certain but we continue to count our blessings for all we have and look forwarder to a brighter, kinder and fun filled year ahead.

From the Lane....



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