Good Morning , it's another single digit cold morning with no snow here in Ohio. I hope this post finds each of you warm, healthy , and happy. I want to THANK all of you that commented on yesterday's post, Your prayers are greatly appreciated and your friendship treasured ! But PLEASE don't worry yourselves over my health , though it can be very alarming and scary to read , to me it is just life as I have come to know it . I take each day as it comes and make the VERY BEST of it that I can , and though good days seem far and few between lately , they do occur and I then get up and attack the day with all I've got ! :)
Yesterday was one of my non-productive days , I walked Princess to the bus stop and had to come home take my pain meds and crawl back in bed ,which is where I stayed until 30 minutes before walking to the bus stop to bring her home ! So since I was in bed , I don't have anything "Exciting " to share , so I thought I would share a few odds-n-ends of randomness and lots of snowmen since we can't make any real ones around here yet this winter , not that I'm complaining.
First, I had a few decent( or shall I say highly medicated ) health days right before Christmas which was a GREAT thing because in my family we draw names for Christmas and I got my sister Rachel ! Rachel has a new home , and loves prims and snowmen and since I am pretty much broke all the time , I needed to be able to make her a few things for our gift exchange. So over several days , working at very short intervals , most of which were done standing up , I pushed myself to work through the pain and I did manage to create a few things , not what I had originally planned , but gifts none the less! I am very fortunate that I have a family that welcomes and encourages thrifted ,repurposed, or handmade gifts , not many do that ! Does your family have any fun Christmas traditions or how do you handle gifts ?
We also gather with my Aunts family Christmas Eve and do a "white elephant " exchange, which in our family is quite hilarious and can get downright ruthless , but I was also able to create two items for that exchange ,one gift was a small wooden snowman sign with a letter stating that the recipient had just won Christmas Morning Breakfast, a pan of Cinnamon Roll Casserole ready to bake .
I also thought I would share a few of the gifts my sister gave me , she spoiled me rotten ! I got lots of cool scarves, new leggings, gloves too many things to list ! But she did get me a super sweet Belsnickle and painted me a repurposed cabinet door which I absolutely adore !
With the extra chilly weather the past two days, Princess and I have been sipping on lots of hot cocoa , Princess loves LOTS of mini marshmallows. Me , I prefer white chocolate or carmel ...mmmm . What's your favorite flavor?
We have also been doing lots of snuggling under our favorite fuzzy blankets , but once Princess goes to bed blog kitty Fudge crawls in bed with mom and wants to snuggle and have his face rubbed , but the past two nights he's wanted to be extra close...practically laying on my face and wanting to sleep that way all night! The only problem...he won't snuggle unless I lay on my left side ( I know he's a weirdo) and that's my bad side so I can't stay that way long , so needless to say he is NOT very happy with me as he feels he is being neglected ! lol
Last but not least , we managed to put away most of the Christmas décor before the birthday party , but I chose to leave the non holiday snowmen out for a bit longer . Do you put your snowfolk away after Christmas ?
I decided after laying in bed so much that I would also leave out my lil 4" tree in my bedroom , it's special to me as it is covered in handmade ornies from all my amazing , talented friends , it sits in an old nail keg and has multi colored lights . Instead of leaving all the decorations on it, I only left the snowmen and am thinking I will try to just make a few seasonal ornaments for it and leave it out year round or at least until I find me a nice lil twig tree dirt cheap . Do you have a year round tree ? If so, I'd love to hear where you have it and how you decorate it .
Well , I reckon that's enough rambling nonsense for one post , I appreciate you visiting and until we meet again ...I'll always be ...just a lil raggedy . hugs
|I painted this burlap garden flag for my sister's outdoor lamp post|
|I forgot to take pics of anything after they were complete , but this was a board I painted for my sister to hang or sit , before I stained it|
|this is also in progress photo , but this snowman was a white elephant gift and in between the stars I drilled holes and added a strand of 20 ct multi colored lights ...pic before stain , but it was a popular item|
|My sweet familiar snuggled up on mommys face|
|Carmel hot cocoa care for a sip??|
|My Awesome new Belsnickle from my sister , hes a biggen.. I love him|
|My new snowman door painted by my sister Rachel|
|This is my favorite tree that I think I shall leave out year round|