Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

What are your plans for the day tomorrow? My husband and I will be spending the day with his family. I saw my family yesterday to give them their Christmas gifts so that I could just relax today and do whatever I felt which was mostly watch Christmas movies.
One of the traditions that my husband and I do every year is watch The Christmas Story which starts at 8:00pm on Christmas Eve and ends at 8:00pm on Christmas day. I have to say I do enjoy watching that movie. Another tradition that my husband adapted from my family is opening your smallest gift under the tree at midnight.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I hope you enjoy the day with your loved ones.

Here are a few pictures of decorations this year and my favorite holiday decorations

Friday, December 3, 2010

Good Morning and Happy Friday!!!

I want to share with you a great give away at one of the blogs I read faithfully that is just wonderful! Please stop by Suzanne’s blog and read her great give away and how to enter

Life has been extremely busy for me with work and then I got hurt. I haven’t even felt like going into my scrap room and create anything which is a little sad as I have the beginnings of a card on my table that I have not been able to finish.

I LOVE to celebrate my birthday because that is really the one day of the year “IT’S ALL ABOUT ME” and trust me I take full advantage of that. I have a purple tiara I wear that was given to me by one on my friends one year and I have been wearing it ever since. I do an annual countdown every year starting on October 1st letting everyone know how many days I have left till my birthday.

Well, this year I did one email as I was swamped at work and was not getting home until real late every night and just wanted to get in the bed. Then four days before my birthday I hurt my back and was unable to really walk it hurt so badly when I moved and all I wanted to do was cry. I went to the doctor and got a demeroll shot which after words I could tell it took away some of my pain but not much and he also gave me a prescription for vicodin but that just put me to sleep and I need to go to work so I only took three of those pills. I ended up going back to the doctor the following Monday and he gave me a prescription for 800mg of Motrin which has helped but if I sit for too long it stiffens up on me but I was determined to get on my flight that Friday 10/22 to Chicago for a friend’s wedding. I am glad to report that I only have slight pain now if I try and do too much at one time like put up my Christmas tree but other than that I can finally sit for long periods

This is the birthday present from my friend Myra. When I got the box I opened it and at first thought she had forget to put the gift in and all I got was a card and a big purple gift bag. Don’t get me I love purple but I had to pat down the bag to make sure nothing was in it. I started to dig in the plastic peanuts and found this beautiful Scrapbooking tote. Can I tell you this thing is just beautiful!!!!

Here is my husband’s birthday present to me that I told him he got me after I had ordered it on I have not had much time to use it but I am hoping this weekend to sit down and play with it.

So, what are your plans for the weekend? I have to finish putting up my Christmas decorations and my brother-in-law's graduation from ITT is on Saturday and then I hope to get some Christmas shopping out of the way.