Thursday, December 22, 2011
Hi...Today's blessing is Family..and I'm realy anxious to have son come home for early Christmas tomorrow!! We get to meet his new girlfriend too.
I cleaned like a mad woman today and the house is pretty spiffy if I don't say so myself, I left a few things to do tomorrow since they won't be here until lunch...I did up the bedding and several other loads of laundry, mats too, etc. I left the quick swipe of the bathroom and washing the floors in the porch, kitchen and bathroom.
I did the last of the decorating..since I have an artifical tree I like to take a little saw out to our fir trees and trim a bottom branch off and put little sprigs on the tops of some pictures and mirrors and top that with a bow that matches the ribbon on my tree :) Makes the house smell like Christmas..yum yum!!
We have two bedroom doors leading from the livingroom and they are painted white and wrapped with ribbon to look like presents..then I put my Christmas cards on diplay there.
I put my just painted porch back together and decorated it with a western theme..a string of rope lights looks like a lariat and I have lots of cowboy ornaments.
Hubby and I just finished sharing Christmas drinks..rye and 7 and we're watching hockey (no I'm watching hockey and hubby is asleep on the couch)
Back to the Blessing of Family..this is a hard one for me..family is very dear to me..both my parents have passed away and my only brother, too. I have 2 sisters and I don;t usually see them over Christmas..oldest sister lives in Saskatoon and has 7 adult children, most married and some with children. My other sister lives in Regina and we are very close..she has two kids and they live in Alberta and the daughter will be home for Christmas.
Since my 3 kids have moved away from home most or all have spent Christmas here or at least part of the holiday. This year I'll be feeling blue because not only is my daughter from Alberta not coming home she is upset and not speaking to us. Hubby's parents always spend Christmas with us since hubby is an only child.
I am very happy that son will be home for early Christmas and oldest daughter, her boyfriend and her 2 little girls will be here the New Years weekend..this is the year the little granddaughters have to spend Christmas with their Dads.
I'm determined to follow this quote.."Let us choose to remember the love in our lives, all that is there in our lives, rather than what is missing" happiness.org
..and remember it's best to look at what we have instead of what we've lost....
Well..the hockey game is almost over so I should wrap this up..it feels good to breathe a sigh and know everything is all ready for Christmas..we may go to Plentywood for supper tomorrow or else I'll make a beef roast..the turkey is for Friday and the cabbage rolls, too.
Thanks so much for dropping by..I appreciate all the comments and encouragement!! I hope you all have he very Merriest Christmas ever and keep on Sparkin'
I saw this on facebook..not sure if this will work??
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a son g I ven
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authori T y rests
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This didn't work as planned..the letters for the word Christmas was lined up but they didn't stay that way..oh well...you get the drift.....
PS if I'm MIA it's cuz I'm busy enjoying my FAMILY