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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wishes for the New Year.

Hello Dear Friends,
Here it is New Years Eve 2009, we are having a quiet little celebration at home just Sir Knight, Genghis and myself. But before the New Year gets here I wanted to take a few minutes to remember all my friends and wish you the very best for 2010.

This is my wish for you
By Charles Livingston Snell (1914)

This is my wish for you.
That the spirit of beauty
May continually
Hover about you
And fold
You close within
the tendernesses
Of her wing.

That each
And gracious
Thing in life
May be unto you
As a symbol
Of good for your
Soul’s delight.
That Sun - glories
Star - glories
Leaf -glories
Bark - glories
Flower - glories
& glories
That lurk
In the grasses
Of the field
Glories of mountains
& Oceans
Of little streams
Of running
Glories of Song
Of poesy
Of all
The arts
May be to you
As sweet, abiding
That will illumine
Your life
And make you glad.
That your soul
May be as
An alabaster cup,
Filled to
Overflowing with
The mystical wine
Of beauty
And love.
That happiness
May put
Her arms
Around you,
And wisdom
Your soul serene.
This is
My wish
For you.

I don't make list of resolutions, nope never have. I know that the best way to make things impossible for me to follow up on is to put pen to ink and then to paper - making them a chore.
So I refuse to set myself up for failure. Instead I found these wonderful things to remember and I will strive to remember them throughout this next year.

Things to remember:
....Marshal Field
1. The worth of character;
2. The improvement of talent;
3. The influence of example;
4. The joy of origination;
5. The dignity of simplicity;
6. The success of perseverance.

Hoping you all have a safe and happy New Year filled with more laughter than tears.


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Its over. But so much fun, while it lasted.

Hello Everyone,
It is I Genghis Khat, Yipee! I finally found the computer left on and the chair empty so I could post.

Well, Christmas is over - but boy was it fun - I got so many toys all filled with catnip (Santa was way generous cuz I was good all year (insert snickering here)). I think this is the first day my head isn't buzzing and I'm not zoning out. In fact I'm not sure if any of the kids stepped on my tail or not when they where here; but who cares!!!! We had fun.

On Christmas morning the space under the tree was so full of presents they were tumbling out from underneath. We open presents as soon as everyone got here - which was good for me cuz I was too excited to wait for them to eat first - everyone laughed and had such a good time. I even put on a couple of good shows for everyone by diving in the piles of used wrapping paper and in general making a fool of myself - but heck it was Christmas and your only young once - so i was living it up.

Here I am resting - the last couple days - trying to get myself in shape for the big New Years celebrations. (Get rid of that camera will you - I'm trying to get some sleep.)


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holly Happy Days! Decking the Halls

The tree in our living room done in Blue and White.

Tick tock says the clock - - -
Christmas is almost here.
Hurry, Scurry - - -
Things to do - to make things merry & bright.

  • Deck the Halls (finished)
  • Trim the trees (finished)

Our wonderful nutcracker collection on display in the living room.

The mantel made merry with a few Santa from Sir Knights collection.

When a tree is just too much - a small bowl of vintage ornament along with a pink Santa does the trick to bring Christmas into our bedroom.

Even our Northwoods apartment in the basement is decked out for the holidays with friendly bears and moose.

A small tree just right for my studio - with ornaments that allow for Genghis' redecorating at whim.

The tree in the Library has no lights - made festive with tags of book titles we have enjoyed.

Pastel Pink roses on tree in Kitchen - to match my Tea Rose Dishes.

A long view across the table to the wall which Sir Knight built for me to hold my kitchen stuff.
As you can see I do like plenty of stuff. My table set with my holly dishes which I use only during the week or so before Christmas. On Christmas Day I use my Tea Rose dishes ( which I have more of) with the matching Christmas serving pieces.

A close up of my teapot shelf, with Frosty and Santa taking center stage with a nice Candy treat.
I collect Snowmen while Sir Knight is the Santa collector. I like snowmen because I can leave them out longer and they make me smile all winter.

My buffet all decked out for the holidays.

  • Address the cards (finished)
  • Send out the packages (finally finished)
  • Bake the cookies
  • Wrap the presents
(Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggg! I cant wrap them if I haven’t even finished them.)

Come on get busy there is more to do -

Christmas will be here in 9 more nights.

Hello everyone,

Just thought I’d share a bit of my holiday madness with all of you. I hope you have all your holiday preparations in order.

The life of a procrastinator is especially harried at this time of the year. I really did mean to start these little gift projects earlier, but true to form here I am running around like the proverbial chicken with its head cut off trying to finish things up.

Which explains my being MIA here in blogland. So please my dear friends forgive a poor unorganized procrastinator like me. Have pity on me for my scarcity of posts and lack of visits to your wonderful blogs.

One day I do hope to be more organized - hopefully in this life but if not - the next will have to do.


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Happy Saint Nicholas Day

Hello everyone,

Well today is December 6th that means it Saint Nicholas Day - the day to find your shoe filled with treats from that very kindly bishop.

For me this day has always began the giving season.

When I was in Catholic high school and college we always planned to began our secret Santa gifting on St Nicholas Day, and then once a week there after you left a small token for your giftee, all done on the sly without them knowing; till right before Christmas vacation we revealed ourselves to the person we had been gifting and gave a slightly more expensive token of our love, friendship and well wishes for the holiday season.

For most of us our gifts were homemade cards & ornament so I have a box full of wonderful ornaments; most to fragile to ever hang on the tree anymore; but browsing through the box on these cold nights brings back so many wonderful memories of growing up.

Sir Knight and I left a shoe out last night - but I'm not gonna tell you what we found in them. Somethings are a bit to personal or weird to share with the world. TeeHee!

So did you leave your shoes out last night?

Blogger is giving me a fit and wont let me continue my post around the pictures, so before I have a breakdown and throw a big tantrum I best finish up this post.