Monday, December 26, 2016

The Day after Christmas

I love the holiday season and want to have everything ready for so many people. But, I just seem to wait to the last minute to get it all done.  From November 1 through Christmas, I wake each morning with such a list of "must get done" that I can not think straight.  I can not tell you how many cakes, cookies, and bread I have baked in the last month. There were many sewing projects but I did not even slow down to take pictures.  I forget that as I get older working fast does not happen .....then I am fully exhausted.

Christmas was wonderful.  Got to spend time with all the kids/grandkids.  Some things I had planned did not get done, but if you never tell anyone what you are planning.....they never realize it did not happen.  Hope I remember next year to start in June.

Today was great!  Sadie and I made a 2.5 mile walk in the was so actually felt good.  Sadie then got a bath.

Then I started in the house. Cleaning. Had hardly touched the house other than pick up and required cleaning since Thanksgiving.  Worked all day.  Vacuum, Dust, caught up on laundry, got all the bedrooms with clean bedding.  Scrubbed and polished the granite counters in the kitchen.....they look so good.  Bathrooms are clean.....

I did sit down tonight and finally put the label on my Christmas did not get used this year......but is now ready for next year.  I created a storage bag using a binding of some of the fabric.....easy to locate in the closet with all the others. It is all put away until next year.

My daughter had asked for special bags to be made for the twins.....for Christmas.  Time ran out and both of them did not get made.  This one was almost complete.  I finished it tonight and it is hanging in the closet.....Birthday will be soon and I will get the bag for Lola before then.

Oh how wonderful it will be to wake in the morning feeling relaxed and no pressing items on the daily agenda.  I feel like I have caught up in the house and the sewing table is not loaded with unfinished projects.

Ready to start again.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas 2016

Nothing can be more special than spending Christmas with family.

This is my Mother(88 yrs ) and my youngest granddaughter(10 mo.)

I hope that everyone had a wonderful day with family and friends.

Merry Christmas!!