Sunday, December 05, 2010

Glad we have rain…

Christmas_fireplace Ah, the days, they are a-flying by!  The holiday will be upon us before I even get the decorations up, at this rate.  Luckily for us, our Navy boy, Sean, will be home for Christmas this year, so we’ll have the family all together for the first time in YEARS!  That’s gift enough for me. 

I’ve been tuning and tuning like a madwoman---thank goodness for the work!  People have been so generous this year and for that I am truly thankful.  The Christmas Spirit seems to be stronger this year than in the past.  Perhaps it is due to the economic status or maybe because folks are discovering that Christmas is a time for GIVING rather than grabbing.  Or maybe, I’m just lucky and can put all that greed out of my mind for the time being.  Since I am NOT sending anything out via post office or UPS this year, it all seems…well strange.  For years I’ve mailed tons of stuff and been so relieved when it’s all done and I can concentrate on just our family here.  This time, that stress has been lifted and I can look at the season through different eyes.  Besides, I’m MAKING most of the gifts this year (that’s my excuse for not blogging more!), so I have plenty to prepare for. 

Just got a call from Sean, who says he’ll be driving up here on the 23rd and leaving for Washington State around the 27th.  It’ll be great to see him again!  Enjoy the weekend. 

(The Girls say HI and are still laying 5 to 6 eggs a day!)


GreatGranny said...

Happy that you'll have all your family for Christmas and Sean home for the holidays a bonus for you. The girls must be growing fast. Tell them GG said HI. They are cute.I just love animals. I hope Charlie is being a good boy these days.

CAROLDEE said...

Good news the boys will be together and the family intact, how fun that will be! I know what you mean about the shipping things is a great relief to NOT have to worry about it all. Have fun.. be glad you have eggs still they have been high priced here!

Lo said...

There are so many people who are doing the same as you Sue ....Not sending xmas cards through the post myself included, i am sending all E cards, it is much cheaper i am doing it through jacquie Lawson .com it was only 7€ for the membership for a year and you can send as many as you want
Glad the hens are still laying...egg nog all round then ?

JennyD said...

Man, Lo was really on top of the game when she said "egg nog all around", lol. Oh YESSSSSS, I'm there!
Sue, I think it's the same most places today, meaning the giving rather than grabbing aspect, and I'm glad. There are too many out there that really 'need' and it's important that people remember that and try to fill the void. It's like that old saying, "There for the grace of God go I".
Hey, don't worry about not blogging too much right now. Shoot, I hadn't been around for days and days either and now I'm trying to catch up -- NOT an easy job since I read all the entries that I missed. Whew, but worth it :)
Keep warm, eat fudge, listen carefully for that flat C, kiss the kids, pat the chicks, and I'll check back :D xoxoxo