Saturday, December 26, 2009
I'm just getting into good sleeping by 5am! ;)
And when 9:30am came around and I hobbled out of bed, he surprised me with a camera case from Walmart that I needed to go with my camera. He thinks of everything. I wish I could be a morning person like this but I am what I am.
We actually had a very good Christmas Day. Interesting day to say the least.
Very quiet and it ended with a fireplace and cozy warmth. Insomnia was not my friend as usual and I can't believe how much R and R recharges the body and mind.
We watched the Weather Channel over coffee this morning and decided to go to Pigeon Forge tomorrow for a couple of days! I'm so excited! I've got my Immodium ready! LOL
We boarded Ren at the Vet; however, they are very used to him after 8 years here and get excited when we bring him once or twice a year. We are taking Miss Abbie with us. Hopefully most places we go will accept pets and she will be bundled in her pink jacket and scarf. She is right now curled tightly in her blanket from Santa after scouring the kitchen floor for any possible Chex Mix crumbs.
I'm just lazing today and watching all the weather pictures of all the snow in many parts of the US. I just watched on TV a man leaping over the rail of his house and flipping in the air, landing in the snow drifts by his house. Doesn't snow just bring out the kid in all of us? ;)
My camera case this morning from BG's morning shopping. He said the store was not crowded at all. Now, I won't be afraid I will drop the camera. I have done that before and oddly, it was at Pigeon Forge last January......strange sounding as I write it......but I dropped it on a kitchen ceramic floor in the hotel and my Kodak never worked again. I cried but the damage was done.
Friday, December 25, 2009
In the email late last night, I got a surprise Secret Santa certificate for a website I've never seen before! I was soooooo thankful and so intrigued by who in the world did this. A 25$ gift certificate to use here:
Mary Kathryn Handcrafts Online
Check it out. I spent 2 hours browsing through this wonderful site and dreaming of how I could use this Secret Santa certificate.
I decided to use it to buy a Blackbird Design book that I have been admiring a long time! The book is called A Fine Collection and has 13 designs in it.
A BIG Thank You for who sent this to me! This was so thoughtful and I thoroughly enjoyed looking through this site and now, I will be able to get this BBD book I've been looking at all year!!!!!! You know it's driving me crazy the mystery of this kind soul but I do thank you, thank you, and more thank yous! ;)
This afternoon was quiet and peaceful. We didn't cook.......again. Found a local restaurant open about 3pm and ate lunch/supper. Then we came home, ate Chex mix by the fireplace.
I played with my new camera.
I used some fabric I had in my stash. 28 ct cream Irish linen. I basted it to my scroll frame and started the border.
I counted 87 stitches in 2 rows and counted another time. And another time ..........until I was sure.
I have most of the DMC colors called for but there are several specialty threads that I do not have yet. We will be going to Pigeon Forge a couple of days this coming up week, so we will definitely stop by Dixie Darlin' Cross stitch store for those threads.
And the animals are attended to first.
While I said goodbye to this! (even though I thought it was a great camera over the one I had before).
Oh, I have so much to learn with all those buttons and stuff.
Santa also left BG a laptop case.
And the exact drill bits and tool box he wanted. That whole shopping experience a couple weeks back was another story. But, as I know nothing about tools he had to write them down for me on his wish list.
Closeup pics are much better with the new camera...........if I didn't shake with excitement so much.
Santa also left some nice shirts for BG. He always leaves a flannel shirt for Christmas.....just a given. ;0
While visions of sugar plums/dog treats, dance in their heads..............Ren had his treat and breakfast and is sleeping through the excitement. He says, Man it's my 17th Christmas, let me sleep!"
Look who is attending the gathering and peeping through the windows this morning? They know their treats are just a minute away! Thomas is sitting on our chair outside and peeping in. When he is ready to eat (about 10 times a day now) he just makes the rocker bang on the window for our attention. Raven and Ruby are also taking their stances. Ruby is keeping her distance as usual and my girl, Raven, is lounging in a mud puddle.
She enjoyed one of her little bitty dog treats and is now taking a little nap. She says, "Have too much junk mail in your house? I'm the paper shredder......in minutes I will shred to prevent identity theft"
I hope each and every one has a peaceful and safe holiday.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Blogging every day was so much fun. But, there comes a time when you realize that all you do is cause pain and sadness and just being alive is a problem.
There are many blogs out there that really inspirational and I appreciate all who read my blog and thought it was worth the read. That's probably the most respect I've ever received in my life. Circumstances have shown me this week that I usually hurt those lives that make contact with mine. I am retreating back into my own world so that I don't ruin anybody elses's.