Friday, December 19, 2008

The Winners, & my Holiday

The winners are Granny Fran, Quiltmom Anna, Scoobagirl Jeri, & Jane in the UP. I've emailed them & hope to hear back soon from everyone so I can mail out their prizes.
Yesterday we celebrated Christmas with my youngest, Corey & his girl Tasha. Both Warren & I will be working Christmas, so we did it while we could. I fixed Smoked Salmon Pasta & Pear Salad for lunch. I have bronchitis right now, & wanted to do something simple because I haven't been feeling very good. I only mention this because the blog is how I journal, & I want to keep track of such things.
Our tree is the same small one I've used the past few years.
This train is the one "new" thing that my DH couldn't resist buying. I told him we have to get rid of something because of it, but that will be decided when it gets put away.
The bears & friends are flanking the stairwell this year. When we added on to the cabin, & put in the basement, I had 4 feet wide stairs on the plans, but the carpenters apparently didn't read the plans, & only made them 3 feet. Grrr... it still irritates me. I wanted to put a teddy bear parade up the stairway at Christmas, but don't dare as they would be a hazard on stairs this narrow. My Grandmother's tree is in our bedroom. It used to play "Silent Night" via it's music box bottom, but the prongs have long since worn out, & it really is "Silent " night now!
In my studio I've been working on Christmas projects. Sorry I can't post them yet. Hope you all have a good Holiday Season.


Delighted Hands said...

How pretty all the decorations are!

Kay said...

I always love the way your place looks at Christmas. It's so warm, homey, and cozy, for real, not in a fake, decorator way.

Melodie said...

I had exactly the same problem with my builder!! I'll never get a wheel chair into my bathrooms!! Hmmmm......that could be a problem!
Everything does look cozy. I don't know how you do it with work, work and being sick besides! Perhaps you should slow down a bit and enjoy the cozy!!
I'll miss you at Christmas.....(I miss you the rest of the year too!)
I love you.......Both!

Rayna said...

Happy Christmas, Deb. I hope you feel better by the actual day; sorry you have to work on the holiday - but you've got the decorations for as long as you want them up.

My blog is my journal, too. Best for the new year ahead!

Steph said...

Sorry your sick Deb, I hope you feel better soon. Your place looks great, I have to agree very cozy.

Sorry to hear the contractors messed up your stairs. Hopefully it wasn't dad. Cause I'm pretty sure he pays attention.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Oh my blog is like a journal for me too.


Allison Ann Aller said...

Feel better soon, Deb!
I just love your grandmother's tree...;-)

Fran├žoise said...

Merry Christmas Deb!

Helen Suzanne said...

Hi Deb,
It's wonderful to see round you're home at Christmas. You decorate so well and it looks so warm and inviting :D

Hope you shift that bronchitis soon - not what you need right now eh!

jenclair said...

Love the decorations, especially that bear! Hope you are feeling better soon!

Anonymous said...

And a very merry Christmas to you and Warren, too. Your house looks lovely.