“The RoseBouquet”

About and FOR friends of Ruthe’s Secret Roses


“The RoseBouquet”
Christmas Week Accomplishments

Yes, despite the car troubles I did have some Christmas week accomplishments. Not everything I’d hoped to get done, but I take heart from the progress I did make. It just means I’m still doing some of those things this week. But hey, thanks for letting me have last week off from writing the RoseBouquet; […]


Running Out of Time

Running out of time too? More projects left to do than there is time to do them before Christmas? I’m singing that old refrain too, these days. I’m looking for things to tighten up, thinking about priorities and deciding which things to leave to last in case I won’t get to them. Isn’t it amazing […]


December 19, 2017, At My Place... Running Out of Time
Did You Get My Christmas Letter?

My Banner Year Christmas letter is done! I gave you a link for it last week, but just in case you missed it, or didn’t have time to read it, I’ll give you the link again. You can read (or download) my Christmas Letter in just seconds. I’ve also provided as a separate document my […]


Recipe for Snowballs

If it should happen that you realize there will be an extra person or two at your Christmas celebration and – GASP! – you have no gift for them, here’s something you can make quickly, put ‘some’ into a mug or fancy little dish you rarely ever use and can give up, and wrap in […]


Gift Exchanges

Have gift exchanges started happening in your life already? I thought I still had two weeks to get ready. Then yesterday, Rita, my neighbour who goes walking with me around a few blocks about twice a week, called to say she had a gift ready for me. I was pretty sure it would be baking, […]


December 12, 2017, At My Place... Gift Exchanges
My Banner Year Christmas Letter

Yes, my banner year Christmas letter is done! If you know me, you are aware that my biggest Christmas project is to get my annual letter done, and usually I design a Christmas card and make big batches of them. However, I have realized that I really do NOT have the time for that this […]



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