Thursday, January 22, 2015

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

May 2015 turn all of your dreams into reality and all of your goals into great achievements.

A new year, a new beginning.  Enjoy it!

Friday, December 26, 2014

While I Have Some Down Time

Well the big day is over.  I am exhausted but fulfilled.  Thank goodness I still have another week to catch up on rest before it's back to the grindmill.

Christmas Eve with my family was another joyous moment for the books.  There was lots of laughter, singing, dancing and good conversation. The best part was that I actually got to enjoy my company from the first arrival to the last person to leave.  All thanks to prepping and cooking all my dishes the day before.  That was a first for me as I am usually still cooking on Christmas Eve.  I had so much time on my hands, though, before guests started arriving that I didn't know what to do with myself.

On Christmas Day I went to my moms and spent the day with her and my stepdad.

Today as I lounge on the sofa, I am already thinking about Christmas 2015.  But first I need to do my debreifing for 2014.  You can find the form and many others on Organized Christmas.  The best part is you can fill it out on the computer, then save or print it to keep for future references.

Well I had better get started while everythings still fresh on my mind.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Cards

I love receiving Christmas cards in the mail. It's like getting a special treat each day in December. These were sent to me from my friends over at Magical Holiday Home.  Great group of women (and a few men).

Monday, December 22, 2014

Gifts and Giving

One of the things I love about Christmas besides being with family is giving gifts.  When I am able to give it just fills my heart with so much joy.  Each gift is a representation of the person receiving the gift.  And so far, every gift I have given has been well received.  I am so glad as I put a lot of thought into what I give.

Today I was the recipient of a nice gift.  There was a knock at my door and when I opened it, there stood my neighbor with a big bag in his hand.  First he thanked me for the gifts and treats I gave to him and his mom, then he handed me the bag.  My neighbors know I am a big Christmas nut and so every year I get something really nice to decorate my little palace with.  This year it was singing snowmen carrying a Christmas tree, from Hallmark.  This makes the third one I have received from my neighbor.  I found the perfect spot for it right in front of the television.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Yup, just 5 day til Christmas.  For me, I have 4 days til my family gathers at my house for our annual Christmas Eve dinner.  

I have been up since 6:00 this morning and am getting a lot done.  First I went to the mall to pick up the last of the gifts.  Macy's opened at 7:00 this morning.  They have a spectacular sale going on.  I found a nice men's watch, three ladies tops, a ladies sweater, two mens dress shirts and a wallet.  Everything came up to only $97.  The lady at the register commented how I sure know how to search for bargins.  I told her, "Indeed I do." 

All that's left to do is little tidying up: clean the bathroom, vacuumed, put away clean laundry and clear off the dining table to get ready for the party.  That shouldn't take much time.    My baking is all done, food is purchased (will start preping on Monday), gifts are bought (will wrap tomorrow).  I even have some down time to take a little nap before I head out this evening for a Christmas party.