Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Goodness! Been a whole week again!
We had a dusting of snow for Christmas Eve.
Not enough to cover the brown lawn, but it was a semi-white Christmas, anyways. I was happy to see some snow.
And my backordered new red Thermos mugs finally arrived on Christmas Eve!
Yes, you will be seeing new mugs for 2015! Whoohoo! I absolutely love the taller black and red one. All the ladies over at T-Stands For Tuesday, I've even done a coffee mug red facelift--LOL!
Karma and I had our own little Christmas miracle! I went to plug in the dead musical string of lights to see if maybe the music box still worked (because I had turned the sound off and Ian seemed to like the tinkly music) and--lo and behold--they lit up and blinked again!! TaDa!
Karma and I hung out (notice she'll go anywhere I move her stocking and the tiny tree skirt--LOL!)...
...and had a relaxing, quiet Christmas just the two of us.
I got this basket of goodies delivered from Janie!
And Tori sent Miss Karma some cat treats and me an audio version of The Hobbit!
I also got some Amazon gift cards (one from Patricia, my BFF from high school!). I just have the best friends!! And members of my family sent money, too! Thanks so very, very much! For each gift, each card, each kind word...you made my holiday so special! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas (those who celebrate it) and may we all have a marvelous coming year!
Let's see, what else. We've had a lot of cloudy days.
I washed up all the fabrics Leah and I bought at Joann's. Now just waiting to receive and wash up the other fabrics I bought on Amazon. Supposed to all be here by the 6th. I have little post-it notes to tell me which fabrics are which--flannel, velour, minky, suede cloth, etc.
I got the sewing machine working again! Had to take a tweezers and dig around to pull out the jammed thread. Couldn't even come in sideways with a butter knife and get to that screw to remove the plate. I have a 4-way screwdriver picked out to order in January. ;) But--so far so good--tada!
Right after Christmas I ran across 24 Hours of Happy!!
I know I'm probably the last person on earth to know this website even exists but I love that song because it does make me HAPPY! I've been playing it and watching a little every day since I found it. (The pics are Steve Carell doing a cameo "Happy" appearance on a bus.)
This morning we're seeing some sun again.
Been seeing sunshine for a few days and it is very welcome. Was one degree yesterday morning. Right now it is "-4 feels like -22 F". Crispy.
This has been such a year!!
This little guy has changed our lives! :):)
(Photo from Mama)
Little Ian has recently caught the cold/cough that's going around. Poor guy has had trouble sleeping unless it's upright against Mama's chest. You get this crud and can't breathe when you lie down. Sending healing thoughts...all over! So many people have been down with this or other illnesses this winter already.
I usually post over New Year's and likely will this year, too. I love greeting the New Year and saying goodbye to the last one. How can you not get all warm and gushy and contemplative on New Year's--LOL! It's the perfect time for reflection and examining your life so far. See you then!!
Meanwhile, I dare you to click on this Happy link and not at least crack a tiny smile. I am listening to it as I am writing this. Just want to share the joy. Can you hear me clapping?! :):)
“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”