"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

27 November 2010

Catching my breath...

I'm finally able to catch a few moments today where I'm not running around looking all crazy and with a million things to do.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Ours was quiet and much appreciated.  We have so much to be thankful for.  I wouldn't even know where to begin.  I'm just grateful for everyone and everything I have in my life.

Instead of dragging myself out into the insanity of shopping on Friday, the day was spent making sure all the Fall decorations were gathered up and put back in their bins.
 All the Christmas boxes and bins were pulled out of the attic so the house could be decorated with all the well loved decorations.  I think we finally stopped at about 7 last night and decided that the rest would be finished today after breakfast.
 The girls woke up to a wonderful surprise of snow.  It visited us on and off all day, leaving all of its beauty for us to enjoy.
 My little snowmen greet me every time I walk into the living room.
 Glenn's hat was finished in time for him to wear it to work on Friday.  I'll share pics of it when I have a chance to take one when he is home.  For now there are other little projects already being created.
 The girls snow monkey (which turned into a bear and then a pig)
 has turned into something totally unexpected.  
Wasn't expecting this at all.
You know I just don't ask anymore.  :)

For now, I am going to sit and watch the snow fall amongst all the pretty Christmas lights that brighten up our yard while having a yummy cup of hot chocolate.  Nothing better.  At least in my book for the moment.
Hoping the rest of your weekend is a great one.


  1. Glad you had a lovely holiday, Kar. Oh, that poor snowman. **I now am pausing for a moment of silence.**

    Looking forward to seeing Glenn's finished hat and the other lovelies you're working on. :-)

  2. Goodness, you can come and have some of our snow!! I am so tired of shoveling :) I am all decorated up for Christmas; I am now sitting here with my tree all lit up, candles flickering and just enjoying it all with a glass of red.

  3. WOW!!! So many boxes full of decorations? WOW!!! Please show us next time some of your christmas decorations.
    Thanksgiving is such a wonderful tradition. Did you make a turkey?
    Many greetings

  4. Ours was not quiet but it was wonderful. I can't wait to get our "first" official snow fall. I totally love the snowmen.

  5. Yeah, I never take part of the crazy early morning mad grab on black friday.
    I look at the ads and there is never anything I want bad anough to brave that craziness.
    Love the snow men!
    Real and stuffed:)
    Our thanksgiving was nice, it was with my inlaws, so of course I missed my fam:(
    But, it was good!
    Have a great sunday!

  6. Hello Kar,

    Wow .......snow......have not seen any here in New England (Massachusetts) but it sure is cold! Wow that is a lot of decorations....I use to go all out when the kids were little but now that they are grown and we have to share them with in laws etc.....we don't do the house up with decorations...just little touches here and there. You will have to take some pics after you get the xmas decorations up and share them with us. Great works as always.

  7. Poor snowman....I'm overwhelmed with Christmas decor. My kids are putting the pressure on. You're one step ahead of me.

  8. ***snow*** whoohoo!
    We have to drive up into the mountains to see snow. How great it must be have fresh snow while decorating for Chrstmas {{{sighing}}} Oh my looks like Mr Snowman had a rough one. Look at all those boxes you go girl. Looking forward to seeing your decoration and your hubby's hat.