Wishes for a safe, Happy, and Blessed New Year to all of you....
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Had nothing else on the agenda for today so I spur of the moment decided to just go ahead, do the dreaded chore of putting away all the Christmas decorations. Nothing is out now except my small Prim tree in the living room that has nothing but the candles and a string of small silicone tip lights on it. Everything else is put away and oh how bare it looks in the house.. I thought I would be missing it a lot more than I am when I took it down, always sad to do it, BUT, I knew I wouldn't get motivated to get anything else acomplished moving forward as long as I still had all the decorations out. This is actually the earliest I have ever taken down my decorations..LOL..Now maybe I can focus on patterns for spring and many other things I need to do.Supposed to be down in the 30's next several nights so I have my fleece PJ's on, getting cold in the house already.There is a College Football Bowl game on so I think a cup of hot cocoa and the ball game sound like a nice treat for the evening! Sweet Dreams and lots of Happiness to everyone..
Monday, December 26, 2011
My precious Grand doggies Lyra and Lysha.. came with Celena to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with me.....they were being Naughty on Christmas Eve, always fighting over the same toy, they are as bad as a couple of two year olds!
Corky wearing her Christmas present, it is actually a collar with the Bulldog scarf attached!
Lysha giving me Christmas Kisses as they got ready to head back home Christmas night, Celena had to be at work early day after Christmas.
Lyra and Lysha getting ready to go home. I just love them to pieces!
Celena and Me Christmas Day, and of course always a doggie in the pic, this time it is Bristol
Celena and her Dad Christmas Day. I always invite him over for Holidays if he has no where to be, I know Celena appreciates it too.
Christmas Eve night, waiting for Santa (hee) Celena cutting up apples for the Apple Crisp she wanted me to make so badly, then when it was ready for the oven she dumped the whole pan in the floor! There is not a China shop in the world that will let her w/i a 100 yards of it. She has that natural gift of being a cluts. LOL. And of course as I said, always a doggie in the pic.. this time it's Corky!
Lysha, the rescue Husky, has become soo spoiled. They are banned to the back porch while eating... She is holding one of her Christmas toys in her front paws, she has placed the other toy in her food dish while she lays down and eats her Christmas Dinner out of her paper plate! Guess this way she can guard everything from Lyra and my doggies... Now that is a thinking dog!
Saturday, December 24, 2011
My baby made it here after working this evening so everything is better now! We are busy making cookies and deserts and a few things ahead for tomorrow's dinner. Having a good time. She of course brought her pups, Lyra and Lysha!
Friday, December 23, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
A few last minute doll orders that were finally shipped off earlier this week. Glad to be done with everything now and able to just enjoy the next week b/f Christmas.
The Dollar Tree had these adorable hats and collars so I picked one up, Corky didn't seem to mind modeling it for a couple seconds just long enough for a picture. Guess she deserves a nice juicy Doggy Bone from Santa for her patience!
Monday, December 12, 2011
Lyra giving Miley a Christmas Kiss!
Just a few more pics I had taken around the house. This little wooden Santa and sleigh, one of my very favorite things, I bought when Celena was about 6 years old. We had gone to the mountains for a vacation that year in October, actually I think it was the month and year that Sandy and I first met, been friends ever since!
Another ugly very prim santa that I just love! It is from the lady Sandy and I call the "Rag Lady" b/c she does all these really great super prim dolls. I believe Sandy bought this one from her for me as Christmas gift.
The big Christmas Ball is from Tucker's Farm booth and the santa tucked in the wooden cheese box is another one that Sandy made while I was visiting with her a couple years ago. We decided to do a project while I was there, she did the santa and I did a Caroler.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Celena, my baby.Always a dog in the pic around here too....
Lyra and Lysha and me....Celena spent the night with me last night and we went to a Christmas party tonight. Afterwards I changed into my nightgown ready to settle in for a night of Hallmark Christmas shows..LOL.. Celena changed and got Lyra and Lysha ready to head back to her house in Albany.
Friday, December 9, 2011
I ran across my Chrismas bowls and platters today so I set them out. Only place I could find for these poor bowls was in the dish drainer sitting in the sink!This tiny little stocking I just had to buy, was only like $2.00 but soo cute. Bought it at a wonderful little gift shop in Sylvester, nearby town, the shop is called "BarnYard Creations". Barbara, the owner, has the most awesome smelling jar candles, been buying them from her for several years now. Went there with my sister and her hubby when they came up for Thanksgiving last year and again this year, she loves the shop too. It has become a tradition for us to go there now during their annual Thanksgiving visit!
This is hanging on a stepback cupbpard,the Red and white chicken hanger hook was purchased from Hobby Lobby a couple years ago.
I used to have these short white picket wooden fence pieces across my front yard by the dirt road but they got knocked down so much so for about a year they have been just stacked together leaning against a tree by the road so I hauled them into my fenced area on the side of the house yesterday. I am going to attach them to the fence in this little area and get them straightened up so they look better. I have wanted to make that area into a little nicley decorated flower garden or something that I can step out my bedroom door and enjoy.
Was rather cold today, Corky stayed in a lot. I had the heat going all day and oh yes, still going tonight! My fingers are still freezing!
The olde white Farm Table in my kitchen. These are some Christmas platters I have had for soooo many years! I keep forgetting about them most every Christmas, they stay put away so that is probably how they have survived for so long. I set them out today and remembered just how much I do like them.
Curly, alway wanting his face in the camera....see any buggers in there???
His hair is really growing fast again. He will need to be sheared by early spring as soon as the chill in the air goes away. Otherwise he could catch a cold.
Took this beautiful picture out my back door yesterday afternoon. This tree is so pretty, still shedding it's fall colored leaves. Was rather windy and the leaves were blowing off in big showers of leaves every time the wind would kick up. Was a gorgeous day, very cool and windy. I just loved it. Sat outside for a bit and just looked around at how beautiful it is and thought about how blessed I was feeling. Was so peaceful and quiet. I really love it here, especially this time of year.
Just enjoying the time after the rush of shows being over. Finally can walk outside and "smell the roses"...so beautiful out there. Cool and cold days lately, beautiful trees still losing the Fall colored leaves. My backyard covered in leaves from the pecan tree that has already shed all it's leaves. I love the sounds of the crunching leaves when the dogs are running around out there all frisky from the wonderful cool crisp air! Curly comes running from the Barn to greet me every time he hears me let the dogs out, he knows I am out there too so I hear the sound of the big Jingle Bells around his neck jinlging as he runs, especially love that sound in the cold night air.. ahhhhhh, so magical sounding. I love the Christmassy time of year, everything about it. Took a few pics the other day, one of the trees still losing it's leaves. It is so pretty. Curly of course always poses for the camera, and I finally got my white wooden fence peices brought to the side of my house where I have a smaller fenced in area. I am going to get them set up this week hopefully, want to attach them to the taller wire fence to help keep the dogs from getting through there. Normally I take the dogs out in the bigger area out back where Curly is, but sometimes I let them out on this side area. They will always look for a hole in the fence to get through if you turn your back for a second! So I hope the picket fence will put a stop to that.