Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Happy Day After Christmas, dear bloggers. I know I have been very lax in writing anything. This Christmas has been luxuriously different and I have no good reason for being a bum. (Ha, Ha -- this made me think of my Dad. He used the term "bum" in an unusually endearing way. If he sent a card to one of us, sometimes he would sign it, "Love from your old bum.")

Ken and I are staying home for the entire holiday. This is a first since I can remember. On Saturday we drove to Kent Narrows in Maryland to meet his daughter and son-in-law and grandchildren at a restaurant which is halfway for all of us. We had a nice visit. Other than that, we have not had to drive or fly anywhere. It did feel strange to not see Beth and Dale and my grandsons, but I was just there on Halloween and Thanksgiving. They gave us the BEST gift, though. A Webcam! It was pretty easy to install and we were able to visit via this on Christmas Day and also today. I think Beth and I will make good use of this. It is almost as good as a real visit. This was the best present.

Christmas Eve we went to church and Christmas Day I made the turkey and everything for the two of us. We were invited to have dinner with some friends, but opted to stay home - just the two of us -- and also, of course, the three cats and the poodle. It has been a very nice Christmas and I hope yours was just as nice.

Here is a picture of our little tree. I decided to get a real tree this year and saw this little one and since I love little trees, it was just right. She's a little crooked at the top and needed trimming, but she is what she is.

Since New Years Eve is just around the corner, I have added the new music. I hope you enjoy it.

I'll be spending tomorrow catching up on all of you!


kookiejar said...

Sounds like a lovely Christmas. I need to spend time catching up as well. Sooo much reading to do. :)

Happy New Year.

Willow said...

Ours was a small quiet Christma, too. Just one son and the two of us. However, in a few minutes, more kids and commotion will descend on Willow's Cottage. Total will be three children, one daughter in law and one friend. A full house :)

Rosehaven Cottage said...

How wonderful! I love just staying home for Christmas. It sounds like you did too. It's really fun to have a special turkey dinner for just the two of you, isn't it? Happy New Year to you both as well!

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

BClark said...

Well I tried earlier to say hi, but did not work. Looks like you have had a wonderful holiday, good for you. Don't worry about being behind the 8 ball, me too,lol.
Thank you for the comments on the book, I will have to see if I can find it. When you are still thinking of it days later, it must be worthy of a read. A wonderful New Year to you my blogger friend,

Karen said...

Christmas Day was busy, but this week has been slow and easy. It's so nice. We got lots of snow this week, so it's been great weather for curling up with a book, just relaxing around the house.

Your little tree is so cute. It reminds me of a Christmas song by Nat King Cole -- "Little Christmas Tree."

Happy New Year to you!

Lynne said...

Sounds like you and Ken had a nice Christmas. It's a shame that Beth and the boys couldn't come down to be with you, but the Webcam was a great gift!

Are you staying home on New Year's Eve? Time for champagne and caviar.

Linda said...

Your Christmas sounds lovely to me. You are going to enjoy your web really helps keep loved ones closer. I have to tell you the violet in your banner always make me smile. I have love violets and have a small patch in my yard...violets always remind me of my gramma's garden. Linda

Tristi Pinkston said...

Webcam! You scored!

I know Christmas is about more than the presents, but dang, when you get a good one, it's hard not to be happy about it.

I got a digital camera I've been wanting for a couple of years.

I'm pretty pleased about that!

Sandra Evertson said...

Happy New Year!
Sandra Evertson

kris said...

Your Christmas sounds nice - I love your tree!!

Our son gave us a webcam - our new baby will be in Seattle - a long way from Minneapolis - so a very thoughtful gift. I'm excited to have it. I'm going to email you once I get caught up on blogs - I'm guessing you can give me some helpful suggestions for keeping in touch long distance!