Saturday, December 22, 2007

Documenting the first of my four day holiday--- It was wonderful. I received a gift from a friend on Friday.
I think she knows me pretty well.
I have just about memorized the New Zealand quilt magazine already. I have this thing about old keys. She gave me a rubber stamp of an old key along with paper stamping ink and Santa Claus Kleenex’s.
I feel like my Christmas has been pretty special.
Today—what did I do? Absolutely nothing….Chelsey and I played with the new stamps and ink in our PJs till after 9am. I picked up the house a little and Don and I went Grocery shopping and a little furniture shopping. Just stocking up groceries as we are scheduled for a snow storm after midnight. Chelsey had to work today, but we didn’t want her driving, not knowing when the storm would hit. So we picked her up after her shift and took a nap. Naps are great. After we got up, Don the kids and I did experimental cooking. Practicing for Christmas, we made a test round of Stuffed shrimp, tons of laughing and picture taking.

I better close. It’s 37 degrees outside and I have a pot of coffee going. Ransom and Don and I are about to have coffee and sit outside on the Covered Porch.
It’s dark now and the tree on the Porch is just beautiful. As we drive up at night we can see it through the woods. Don has it set up on a timer and it welcomes us home when it gets dark so early. The temps will be dropping soon, but we’re all snug at home.

9 comments:

Juliann in WA said...

Sounds like a lovely day. Your crafty gifts look like they will provide hours of fun and entertainment. Enjoy.

Linda said...

Mmmm stuffed shrimp, what times Christmas lunch?....lol....Love your goodies, how sweet.

Carol said...

Your tree on the porch is just beautiful...what a nice welcome home. YUMMY! Stuffed shrimp! what a brave girl you are.

Marcie said...

I LOVE your tree on your porch! What a pretty sight to come home to!

Patti said...

What a nice Christmas gift for a quilter! And the porch tree is magnificent1 What a great idea - putting it on a timer.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Sounds like you are having a wonderful holiday. The tree is pretty!

Marilyn R said...

I love the tree and snowman on your portch. What a welcoming sight!

Karen said...

Oh, that's such a pretty picture.

Merry Christmas!

Lisa said...

I love the tree on your porch. That is going on my list of things to do next year :o) Happy new year.