Friday, December 24, 2010

I don't really feel very much like Christmas right now.My spirit took a major hit last Monday night when my son and his girlfriend were attacked and beaten in this little bar/restaurant near his home. No one helped his girlfriend or him when they were attacked, no one called the police. It wasn't a few punches it was a beating totally unprovoked and the male person bit part of my son's nose off. Now he faces months of plastic surgery and healing, both physically and mentally. No one helped, they didn't even call 911. It has rather dented my faith in the goodness of people. I know there is always a reason for things that happen so now I will await the outcome. Tomorrow will come and we will celebrate the day without this child and his girlfriend but they will be with us in our hearts. They have chosen to curl up at home and have a very quiet day, something they would not have if they were with us, and something they need. So tomorrow we will celebrate the day and delight in our grand babies and say many thank you prayers that this child and his girlfriend are alive. Merry Christmas to all

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


In my shop window, for Christmas, we had this wonderful old sideboard that we refinished, and painted white. It even went to Junk Salvation, but came home. So for Christmas it went in the window with the black re purposed dish dresser and a Christmas tree on top. Figured it was a safe bet. It wouldn't sell before the holiday, yup the perfect window for a Horatio's Christmas. Black, white, silver and pinks, just really perfect. Sold that sideboard today. It's going home at the end of the week with yup, a big pink bow. So, tonight we were supposed to get our tree, but instead we're at the shop pulling the side board out of the window and resetting about half the shop floor. Gotta love the new arrangement. It's all in woods now except for the tree. I'm just delighted that moving the tree went so easy. We are talking a fully decorated Christmas tree here with not one broken ornament. Happy dance for a good day. As for the tree at home, well maybe Wednesday. Because of our own version of itty bitty kittens,we now have three Nigel, Fitch and Gilly Hicks, I'm not sure this tree will have many decorations. They certainly are busy. Peace and Joy to all

Friday, December 10, 2010


The time this year has most certainly gone too fast. It seems the older I get the faster time goes. We just put Christmas away and now we are dragging it all out again. It is so fun to unwrap and find all our decorations. It is like finding old friends. This year I had some expert help from our two youngest grandbabies. They enjoyed the stories about the where and when and why of some of the inherited Santas and Grampy's nutcrackers. We had to get some of the family albums out so they could see pictures of their great grands who had these Santas before. So we decorated and had family history 101 on a very simple level. I do wonder how I used to get everything done when my five were little though. When their parents came to pick them up it was fun to see their faces as they too remembered the decorations and those who came before. Merry Christmas to all