Friday, December 27, 2013

A perfect Christmas !

It was a perfect Christmas. I do not think I have ever said that before,but this year I was able to enjoy it without all the stress I usually have. Christmas Eve I had all my family here and Christmas Day visited dear friends at the beach. The last 2 days I have been sitting back relaxing and enjoying this wonderful time of year and thinking about all the things I have to be thankful for and looking forward to a brand new year with many more "Simple Pleasures" and making more wonderful memories.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The tree is decorated,the gifts are wrapped,cards are mailed,baking has started and I am relaxing and enjoying it all! So far I have not stressed out about having the right gift for each one,or that someone may have more than someone or any of that silly stuff that I usually worry about. It is going to be a simple but wonderful Christmas this year. Sunday will be the Christmas celebration at church,Monday I will cook all day and enjoy every minute of it. Tuesday will be my family celebration at my home. Christmas day we will visit the Grandchildren to see what Santa brought them and the next day we will visit friends at the beach.Enjoying it all but remembering that "Jesus is the reason for the season"

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Secret Santa Gift Exchange

I mailed my Secret Santa gift and received mine the same day. I really enjoyed shopping for my S.S. even though it is a little difficult shopping for someone you really do not know and that have different interest than you,it is nice to search for just the things you think they will like. I posted a pic of what I received. I just love the little joy garland with minature clothes pin and angel wings as well as the minature mason jar,so cute and of course yankee candles are my favorite. Thank You S.S. and thanks to Suzanne for hosting this exchange each year,I know it is a lot of work at this busy time of year, it is another added pleasure for this time of year and I enjoy participating in it.

Monday, December 2, 2013

It was a wonderful day !

It was a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends! I was exhausted though when it was over! I did not get this tired preparing holiday meals before. I do not know what is up with that,maybe be 60 now. I had planned to go shopping Thursday night when the stores opened but I could not get up off the sofa so I did not go shopping until Friday and the malls were crazy,lines from one end of stores to the other,children sleeping in the floor. I got out of there and went to Marshall's, TJ Max,Belk's and Kohl's and then home to finish up on-line. I am now almost done,so I can relax and just enjoy the season.