Do you like the summery look? This picture is from a delightful morning on the deck... I think last May.
Well, I have most of the Christmas items packed, all except the tree ornaments and the tree. However, it appears this cold was much worse than I originally thought and it has been quite slow going. I pack and rest... pack and rest... etc.
Hopefully by tomorrow afternoon we will have everything nicely packed away and I can do some much needed dusting, vacuuming, and generally getting things put back in their proper pre-Christmas order.
Hubby and I did get out this afternoon to have a cup of coffee and stop by Borders. One of his Christmas presents from me was to pick out a calendar for the office and Borders was having their 50% off sale. There was one calendar left with our University's football team pictures... sigh... that was what he wanted.
He also had to stop by the library so while he was doing a little research, I drove over to a favorite antique shop nearby and perused all the goodies there. I had a little Christmas money left so I was delighted to find a teacup and saucer similar to those I display with the Mums... only this one had Christmas holly on it. Very, very cheap so I felt absolutely no guilt. :)
I brought back a stack of Homeschooling Today magazines from the library and I have a few Christmas magazines I had received but not read, yet. So in a very little while, I will snuggle up on the sofa with a throw over me and read lovely magazines. I continue to have the chills and a fever... do I have a cold drink or a hot drink... or both?
I want everything to be neat and clean again. I want to feel much better again. Rest and perhaps some chicken soup?
Oh... my friend from Muscatine... my friend who is more like a SISTER... the only friends (she and her hubby) we invited from our side of the wedding to attend Stephanie's wedding and reception... I haven't felt well enough to write back, yet. That's not feeling well at all. However, I am SO thankful that you "found" Stephanie and then "found" us. :)
I'll write more later about our lovely, lovely Christmas season (thanks to God's provision) and next week I hope to write more about deepening the pantry and such. As for now... I have the chills and aches. Back to the sofa...