Well, It's over. I spent the entire day yesterday, boxing, sorting, labeling, and stacking.
I just wanted to share with you a few of my favorite gifts this Christmas. First, from Santa, my new garden wagon. Boy will this baby get used. I had one, and it mysteriously disappeared. I missed it a lot. And Santa knew!
Next were gifts from my oldest daughter Gennifer and son in law Jake. Just look at how pretty they are.
They also got me something that every good chicken farmer needs!
** disclaimer. It looks like I haven't dusted in a month of Sundays when looking at my mirror. But I could dust every day, and there would still be a fine mist of powder residue in our bedroom. I can't break the powder habit after a shower.
Next...my son Drew got me such a thoughtful gift. A pretty candle stick, and two skeins of yarn, and the new Sugarland CD!
My brother David got us a neat thing for the techie times we live in.
My brother Mark has gotten me a mouse gift at every Christmas since our father has died. My nickname is Mouse. Or it was, to my Dad. He got me a mouse for every occasion. You would not believe the mice I have. Some are small, some are huge. Many are Christmas mice. Mark has continued this tradition, and it chokes me up every year! Oh how we miss our Dad!! Anyway, this mouse was so cute. He is made entirely of scrap metal and nails. HEAVY!! I can use it as a weapon if I ever need to take out an intruder!
Being the creature of comfort that I am, probably my most favorite gift of the year was from my Mom. She has been with me recently when I was looking for a heated mattress pad. I have heard that they are wonderful, and so much better than an electric blanket. They are kind of hard to find, and a tad pricey too. So with the holidays upon us, it wasn't something I was going to buy any time soon. But what a great surprise to open up my Christmas package to find my very own! I could not wait to launder sheets and flip the mattress, and get that pad put on our bed!! I have had two glorious nights sleep!!!! I love it!!!
We had a very nice Christmas. But as always, I am glad when it is all tucked neatly away until the following year. Like just about everyone else, I will be cleaning and organizing. I have lots of projects to begin, and a few to finish. I have some great ideas for new products to work on for my hand mades shop. I have books to read, people to visit, and fun to have. As December winds down, I am reflecting on 2011, most of it good stuff, and anticipating 2012, hopefully, mostly good stuff too.
Happy Hump Day my friends!!!