Saturday, December 19, 2009

Oh glorious SNOW!!!

It came! It came!!!!!!!!

They said it might & I was doubtful. I mean, they've been wrong before. But this time, by golly! They got it right!! We got OVER a foot of snow!!! Yippeeeeeee!!! I say it was THE PERFECT day to do NOTHING at all! Totally!

Okay, so I did do something--I baked. I had to make my nut & poppyseed rolls for Christmas Eve & Christmas dinners. And today was the best day to do them, while snow bound! I made two of each, & they are scrumptious! However, if I don't put them away now, my little Brittany just might have the nut rolls polished off before Christmas Eve on Thursday!

In the midst of baking, though, our kitchen sink decided that it would be a wonderful time to spring a leak. Ugh. I hate working around a mess in the kitchen. I need to clean as I go. So I stopped a while & waited while Jamie went to Lowes to get a new pipe & fix it. Not a big deal, really. Just a little kink in my plans.

One final thing... You have GOT to check out my friend Angie's new scrap space! It is to-die-for!!! Look at how Vintage/Victorian it looks! sigh... So cozy & warm & fully of prettiness!
Angie is having an amazing prize giveaway on her blog, so check it out & leave her some luv, cause she deserves it after all the hard work that went into her new space!

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Let it SNOW!

Been a while, huh?! Just thought I'd upload our Christmas card picture. I tried to take alot, but ya know, sometimes even 20 or so don't turn out. This one was the best of them all, but it looks blurry to me up close. Oh well. I had 35 copies made. No sense in wasting them.

So guess what happened today!!!! It started to SNOW!!!!! Oh, how I love the snow before Christmas. Now if I see it on December 26 or after, I'll cry. I hate the time after Christmas. I get so depressed & sad. I'm hoping the anxiety/depression pills will be work & I won't feel so sad. But I have a confession--I'm already starting to feel sad that it's going to be over in a few weeks. And Christmas isn't even here yet. Pathetic, right?

Speaking of feeling sad, have you heard this song, A Candy Cane Christmas, by Darius Rucker
I like it. But at the same time, it makes me feel sad. Sort of nostalgic or something like that. I don't know. Just reminds me of the magic of Christmas when I was little. And the magic my own kids feel this time of year. Or used to, I should say, for Sarah. Just sad. (sigh) It's tough, ya know. I love this time of year, because of the giving, the sharing, & caring. It somehow brings out the best in {most} people. And it's so magical. To see the twinkle in people's eyes, especially Brittany's. And it's sad that this might be the last year for that magic. Sarah lost that twinkle a few years ago, & let me tell ya, I took it hard. Cried for days.

Anyway, I'm very sentimental, so that's why I take things like that so hard. Silly of me, huh?

Ahem.. On to other things... We got our tree up a week before Thanksgiving. It looks so sparkly & colorful! Jamie had to buy new lights for it. Maybe it's because the lights are new that it looks so pretty. I don't know, but I love it!