Heaven, I’m in Heaven…

by Stefani on 27-December-2007

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.

Oh The Crick in the Neck She Must Have!

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.

Fred and Ginger

On the very same day, I received my first movie (my all time favorite old movie, Top Hat – click here for a sweet bit of it) and a box of goodies from Tracy.

Surprises in the Mail

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.

She Sent Me Cookies Too!

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.

Boxing Day

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.

Sarah Jackson December 27, 2007 at 8:36 pm

Sounds like your post Christmas lull is just what you needed. And what a nice gift from Tracy!

Those box rivets would revolutionize my son’s life. I don’t think I can let him see them, since my home is already a maze of box forts.

Amber December 27, 2007 at 10:01 pm

This post is just pure fun stuff! 😉

sherrieg December 28, 2007 at 3:31 am

I love, love, love that picture of the boys! They look so boy-ish. 🙂

Molly December 28, 2007 at 5:34 am

“I want a box!”, says Grace. Oh, the box fort, such fun.

Tracy December 28, 2007 at 5:44 am

Oh, I like you too. I like you alot too.

And what a great way to spend Boxing Day!

Lynn December 28, 2007 at 7:31 am

I love the box!

erin December 28, 2007 at 7:35 am

i am glad you were finally feeling better for christmas! it looks like you had a perfectly wonderful celebration.

Valerie December 28, 2007 at 11:38 am

What a cool thing! Thanks for the tip on the rivets – will be a dream come true for my boys!!

Amy December 28, 2007 at 11:39 am

Glad you found the silver lining in getting sick before christmas — but more glad you are all feeling better and back at it. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Lina December 28, 2007 at 4:45 pm

Love that pictue of you! Hello!

Jade December 29, 2007 at 7:11 am

Sounds like you are doing exactly what you should be doing on your holiday. Everything looks lovely!

kcb December 29, 2007 at 5:34 pm

That’s a great picture of your boys toting that box. They were so proud of their find, and my guys loved building with them!

kcb December 29, 2007 at 5:34 pm

That’s a great picture of your boys toting that box. They were so proud of their find, and my guys loved building with them!

Molly December 30, 2007 at 9:09 am

Ah, lounging… I’m really enjoying a bit of that myself this winter break. 🙂

Molly December 30, 2007 at 9:10 am

Ah, lounging… I’m really enjoying a bit of that myself this winter break. 🙂

molly December 30, 2007 at 9:35 am

“and my heart beats so that I can hardly speak” Happy hibernating with old movies! I feel like sleeping ten hours a day and staying in my pjs when I finally do rouse. Enjoy your winter break.

emily December 30, 2007 at 6:03 pm

such a good perspective you have – on how not every single holiday will be right out of a storybook.

and the boxes! my mom arranged, a few months ago, for my kids to have a refrigerator box. it’s been hours of entertainment as a space ship and all sorts of other things. boxes are such fun. i’ve often wondered whether we really need the stuff that comes inside!

molly December 30, 2007 at 7:52 pm

i’m feeling the same way these days…like i don’t have much to say. just kind of wandering through my days lately.

and i still can not get over how cute that last picture is…probably one of my faves of yours.

Anita January 2, 2008 at 1:56 pm

Hello! I found your blog while blog-hopping, and I just had to tell you that you have a wonderful blog, and I LOVE “Top Hat” too! 🙂

Lasso the Moon February 29, 2008 at 9:27 am

That box picture is EXCELLENT!

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