I don’t seem to have a whole heck of a lot to say these days. Seems I’m stuck in a slipper-wearing, coffee drinking, takin’ it easy kind of mood.
Here’s some stuff that’s makin’ me smile…
This shot, which just about sums up the quality of my Christmas-making this year. See how that poor angel is hunched over? We meant to trim the branch so that she could sit properly, but never got ’round to it. So, there she sits, with a horrible crick in her neck, cursing us from her lofty branch. Sorry, sweetums. It’s been one of those years.
I finally broke down and joined Netflix, because we got rid of our satellite ages ago and the selection at our local Blockbuster stinks. I need old movies, obscure period pieces and good old family classics like the Apple Dumpling Gang. Blockbuster just wasn’t makin’ the cut.
Out of sheer sweetness, she sent me two of her gorgeous prints (one of them is framed above, and one will be very soon!), her amazing calendar, a handmade black cherry candle, sweet handmade ornaments, and (wait for it….) THE MOST DIVINE GINGER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES EVER TO BE EATEN, along with a sweet sweet green glass teacup for sipping coffee alongside those delectable cookies.
Oh I like her. I like her a lot!
It was so nice, too, to have a little sit in front of a sappy old movie, eat cookies, drink out of my new cup, and just veg after all the nuttiness of traveling, shopping, sickness, wrapping, Christmasing. Very good indeed.
Oh, and we had a little Boxing Day celebration this year.
Of course, our version was a bit different from the traditional sort.
Some sweet folks down the street (have they really been down there all this time?), who have two boys, invited my guys down to make good use of all the post-Christmas boxes. A load of old boxes, + a bunch of Mr McGroovy’s Box Rivets = a whole bunch of fort building fun for a handful of little men.
Yep, smiles all around. Healthy, rested, quiet, content smiles. Life is good.