Saturday, December 29, 2012

Taking Down Christmas

Although all the physical evidence of Christmas was gone from my home on the day after Christmas (my usual de-decorating day), I am going to try really hard to keep that wonderful feeling that I have had in my heart and in my home for the new year.
Before I am completely done with Christmas this year I really wanted to share some of my favorite things about my Christmas.  There were so many really great things, it was hard to choose.  But, I do have some favorites.
First of all, because of two of my very clever grandchildren I was finally able to master my mom's recipe of her date roll candy.  Don't mean to brag, but it was perfect and it brought back sweet memories of Christmases of my youth.
Secondly, we had a wonderful Christmas day with our family, minus two children and their families, whom we missed so much, and our extended family.  And I received a most wonderful gift, a hand knitted pair of socks from my daughter-in-law's mother (she does beautiful work).  Along with the socks I got all the supplies that I will need to make my own socks.  Well, except for that prettily wrapped box with the much needed talent inside. But, I'm feeling confident that I can learn.....I'm not paying any attention to that "old dog, new tricks" saying.
Third and best of all we got the gift of a new grandchild.  A big, beautiful, and healthy baby boy, who looks just like his big brother....lucky boy.  Mother and son doing well!
So, now I am really and anxious to start a new year and do better then I did this year.  I love the feeling of being able to start all over again.
Post Script:
Icing on the cake:  Our lovely niece, whom we adore, is going on a mission and has been called to serve in the Arizona Tempe Mission, where she will be able to teach the people there in Spanish.  Congratulations Shelby, we love you.

Thursday, December 20, 2012


I am a pretty simple woman with a pretty simple life, but every once in a while I like to change things up just a bit.
So, I was indulging in one of my favorite Christmas pastimes watching Christmas movies on Hallmark and Lifetime.  I was watching one movie where the family had a really pretty house, no, the family wasn't homeless in this particular movie.  The mother was coming down the stairs and I noticed that on the bathroom door was a pretty, oval shaped , silver plaque that simply had the initials WC on it.  I loved it!  After the movie was over I immediately got on the Internet and found an identical one on Amazon and ordered it.  Well, it came today and it is already gracing my bathroom door.
Now my husband is totally confused, he's wondering why we have  Winston Churchill's initials on our bathroom door.  I've decided just to let him keep wondering for awhile before I tell him what WC actually stands for.