Saturday, December 26, 2009

I hope everyone's Christmas was happy. Ours was wonderful. We dragged our gift opening out as long as possible and then we just ate, visited grandma and watched movies. Perfect.
Of course, just like many of you, we still have some family parties to attend. Tomorrow is our party with Earl's family and it is one of my favorite events. Earl and I always host Thanksgiving and his sis usually takes Christmas.  Since there are so many of us, we have let each other off the hook for the most part on gifts. I made a few things for the nieces and I put together these cute mittens for a sweet step-niece and her family.  FIlled with dipped pretzels and candy they are just a little token that says we love them.  I got to use my new sewing machine to embellish the edges;>) Yay! My upper respiratory thing is just hanging on so I am napping, and watching movies in between little projects.  I plan on doing very little in the next few days and hoping I can get better. Why can't I be sick when I'm not off work, that's what sick days are for right? lol. I'm off to do a little more playing and a lot more napping. I hope you all do the same. Christmas isn't over you know!  There are still lots of good things to enjoy:>) I hope you are enjoying them all. 


  1. Little somethings that say "we love you" - how perfect is that? Exactly what this season is all about!!

    I'm sorry that upper respiratory thing is hanging on -- you are doing the best thing..relaxing, napping, taking in fluids...

    Glad to hear that your Christmas Day was such a delight and you have more festivies to look forward to!!

  2. What a pretty little gift. You always have the sweetest ideas.

    I had to go check out the story about your glasses. I'm finally giving in and will get reading glasses the next time I go in. Enjoyed your cute photos, it's nice to have a face to put with the name and blog.

    Feel better soon!

  3. Kathy~~~

    I am so sorry to hear you are sick. So many bloggers are...I hope it isn't catchy! ;-)

    I love the mittens. The fabric looks so soft. You have a new sewing machine? How wonderful! You will have SO much fun...and soon I will too!

    We are finally finished with parties and I am finally finished with cleaning and cooking. I slept late today and my husband said I needed it. That is a compliment! And as long as my tree is up and twinkling, it is still Christmas for me!!


  4. So glad you had a nice Christmas but sorry you are still under the weather! Enjoy your family time tomorrow. Get as much rest as you can and get well! ~Adrienne~

  5. Hi Kathy.
    What a lovely time you have had. We are finished with our traveling and now settling in for the remainder of winter break at school. Oh how I love this time of the year. :o)
    Your sweet little gifts sound perfect!
    I hope that you will feel better real soon. I snickered at your comment about being sick on days you can take "sick days." Ironically, my sick times fall like yours. :o)
    Good night. Tricia Anne

  6. Soory you are still unwell but sounds like you have the right recipe for a cure.
    Take care

  7. The pretty mittens filled with goodies are such a sweet little gift. I hope you are feeling better. laurie

  8. Happy Boxing Day! Those little gift filled mittens are darling! You must be a joy to be around!
    Get better!
    ~TattingChic ♥

  9. Your Christmas sounds very much like ours. Adore those mittens, will have to borrow that idea for next year. Your photo is gorgeous. So sorry you're not feeling well and hope you're all better to see the New Year in. I'm on the tail-end of a nasty respiratory thing too, which has left me with coughing.

  10. Oh how busy we are at this time of year! Merry Christmas and I hope you have a Happy New Year!

  11. Love the mitten idea. Maybe for next year. I'm looking forward to the next few days of just hanging out and eating leftovers. Oh, and trying to stay warm...Hope you can do the same. Mimi

  12. Sounds like a lovely Christmas...

    Take care of yourself with that upper respiratory thingy still hanging on.



  13. (((Kathy)))

    I am SO glad your Christmas was merry and spent with loved ones... I enjoyed all of your beautiful holiday images - you are a gift that keeps on giving and please know how much we all cherish you.


  14. Hi Kathy!

    Aww...I wish you were feeling better friend, it is so extra yucky to be sick at Christmas sorry. I'm glad though to hear you had a wonderful Christmas and that the celebrating continues! I hope you get some rest and have some guilt-free-do-nothing time to just *be still* does a body good!

    LOVE the spiffy stitches in your sweet mitten looks so adorable...excellent photo BTW!

    Thank you for all the joy you bring to Blogland...and to are a treasured friend!!

    Hugs & Blessings,
    Becky S.

  15. I am hoping you are feeling better each day.
    Glad you had a good Christmas. Aren't we all so blessed!!
    hugs, bj

  16. Those are such sweet gifts! I'm glad you had a nice Christmas, we did too. Hope you feel better soon!


  17. Kathy,
    Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas with your family. I hope you are feeling better soon. I stopped by to wish you and your family a Happy New Year.

    Kathy, you are always the very first blog that I visit, thank you for filling your blog with sweetness and joy all year long.


  18. Your Christmas does sound perfect. <3 It makes me want to have it be Christmas Day all over again, lol. And those dipped pretzels are SOO CUTE!!

  19. You have been sick too long.:( are you taking anything for it? Get well, glad your holiday has been happy despite your illness. Blessings!

  20. Oh Kathy ...take care of that upper respiratory thing! Hope you are better soon! But it does sound like you had just the perfect Christmas Day!

    Have a Happy New Year! I love visiting know that! Your words are always wonderful to read and your photo's are gorgeous!

  21. So sorry you've been sick!
    I love the mittens for the neices :)
    How did your daughter like her quilt?

  22. Hi Kathy! It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas :) But so sorry you are so sick :( My son Dylan has had something similar. It just isnt fair to be sick at Christmas!! I love the picture on this post, it is gorgeous!

  23. K

    I hope you have a very happy New Year!

  24. Hi, Kathy, I've been thinking about you, off and on, all day. Sure do hope you are feeling much better by now.
    Did ya'll get snow? We did...
    I hope your new year is filled with health and happiness.
    Love, bj


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