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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Wrapping...UGH!

So most people who know me would say I'm creative....crafty.  I think I am too if I do say so myself.  When it comes to Christmas I like to decorate, drag my feet when it comes to decorating the trees but have fun once I get started but wrapping??  I really dislike doing it!  I was thinking, as I was using up the wrapping paper, ribbon and bows from last year, that I need a theme....buy only what goes with my theme and wrap everything the "same".  I laughed when my cousin Jennifer posted on FB today that her theme was red, black, white and silver (I think) for her gift wrapping this year and I'm sure she's been doing the themes for years.....she has beautiful wrapping!!  Wish she wasn't 2000 miles away!!!  She could do mine!  LOLOL!!  I have most everything wrapped...the stuff I have.....so I'm good now.  

Here are the trees for this year.  I bought the skinny tree on sale at Michaels this year.....I was worried about how I was going to decorate it but most of the primitive/country ornaments I used have wire and it worked well.  I love this tree! Both are terrible photos....taken on my cell phone.


This tree is totally opposite of anything I have done in the past.  Glass ornaments!!!!  LOL  The ribbon is still burlap (gotta keep the country!) with some sparkle.  I like it at night....during the day I see the missed spaces.  I don't really like this Costco tree.....hard to decorate and smells like plastic!  Maybe one day I will get a real tree for down there.....not far to haul in and out so the needles will be more or less contained! (is that possible?)


As I decorated the trees I thought about how this was the 2nd year of no cats and how much less stressful it is!  hahahaha!  They are likely un-decorating Daughter2s tree!  

Twelve more days until Christmas.  My family is arriving on the 23rd.  Wow...where did this year go?  Why do we say that every year??  :oD  

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Our Visitors

Last weekend we had visitors!!!!  Jenna and Jude came down for a visit!  How lucky we are to have a daughter-in-law (not official yet!) who is comfortable enough to come down to visit without our son.   These two had a couple of visits.  It's funny what a difference 5 months makes in that first year but they are both growing and changing sooooooo much!!!!! 


We all went to the 30th Annual Santa Claus Parade here in town!  Here is the big guy!!!  Jude slept through a lot of it (all tucked in and cozy warm in his stroller) but Lyla loved the lights and music!  The wind was chilly so we headed for home right after Santa passed by!  


This little girl was hamming it up for her Mommy!  Getting ready to go have pics done by a photographer.....she didn't smile much once she got there apparently!  hahaha  Typical!


And this little dude turned five months old this month!!!!!  He has smiles for everyone!!!


My friend Sue came over for a sewing day this week.  We both worked on the same pattern....a free pattern from Fat Quarter Shop  Jelly Roll Twist pattern


I finished mine today....I wanted to add borders to make it a bit larger.  SIMPLE FAST FUN!!  Especially when sewing with a friend!


Can you believe there are only two weeks until Christmas??  I don't have our trees up and decorated and I have nothing wrapped....I still have a couple of gifts to get too......it always gets done so I won't panic!  We've had cold temperatures here....all of Alberta actually....so staying inside at home where it's warm really appeals to me!  No excuse not to get the trees done or wrapping!  Ahhhh this coming week it will get done for sure!!  I will need some time to relax and have quiet time before our home is filled with family!!  <3 

Health update:  My Dr appointment with the radiology oncologist went well.  I am going to be part of a study.  My biopsy slides will be tested for something (??) and if the levels are low I will only have to be monitored twice a year for 2 years then annually for 3 years.  I would be part of the study for 10 years!  NO radiation!!  Whoo hoo!  If the levels are high I will need radiation but there are a few options.....1) the usual, whole breast radiation for 3 1/2 weeks.  2) Radiation that focuses on the area only for 5 days OR 3) day surgery where they implant radiation seeds.  The surgery appeals to me the most out of those options but NO radiation is what I am hoping for!!!  All because my cancer was caught quickly and was so tiny!   I haven't been contacted by the study group yet....hopefully soon.  Continued or new prayers and positive thoughts would be appreciated.  :o)  Thanks to all who have been along with me on this journey so far!!  Words cannot express how much you are appreciated.  <3