Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Eve eve

For those of you who have been long-time readers, you've seen this room before.  This is our fireplace room.  When I took this photo, our fire wasn't roaring, but it is roaring, now.  We bought this little pre-lit tree a few years ago when we had the Christmas that wasn't.  Doug's dad had just passed away and I was sick.  I asked Doug if he wanted to get a tree and he said no.  So I went to Kmart and found this little four foot tree, pulled out my favorite ornaments and it has been our tree ever since.  We are having a quiet Christmas this year.  We had Bradley & Dino here for Thanksgiving and I was just out to Maryland to see my girls last weekend.  Two of Doug's sons are local (the third is in AZ) so we will see them, but not until next week.  (Everyone has so many people to see and it was fine with us to wait.) 
With helping out at the shop in the fall and travel and guests, I haven't had a free weekend in a very long time.  This is the most laid-back I've been about Christmas in quite some time.  I have always sent cards and as my talent has grown, my cards have become more intricate and I just didn't get them all finished this year.  Last night and tonight I've spent the evening in front of the fire.  I'm tired.  I want to tell you all about my trip with my girls, but I have some news that I'm sharing in person with friends and therefore waiting to post on my blog. 
I will head out tomorrow to finish my shopping- just a few more items to purchase.  We will go to the movies on Christmas day, it is kind of our own little tradition.  Ever since the year Doug took me to Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street I have gotten to pick. (It was disgusting, not festive and I had to come home and watch Little Women staring Winona Ryder and Susan Sarandon to purge the thoughts of plunking heads and (people) meat pies from my brain.)   Not yet certain what we'll see this year. 
Hoping you are feeling restful and at peace.  I'm certain I should be stressing about something but for now I'm lounging by the fire.


Holly said...

I certainly hope your Christmas is relaxing and you get to just put your feet up and enjoy the fire. Your tree looks beautiful! Have a Merry Chrsitmas Dear One.

Heidi said...

Merry Christmas, merry Christmas,
Hear the music, see the lights,
Frohe Weihnacht, Frohe Weihnacht,
Merry Christmas allerseits..

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Chatty Crone said...

I wish you the best Christmas!
Merry Christmas to you - have a blessed Christmas.

Donna said...

Well, I cannot wait to hear the news when the time comes! A little verbal gift to open.
Glad you are feeling so comfortable and fine at home. Sounds like you are relishing the down time. Enjoy.
I do NOT recommend "The Descendants." Ben and I went to see it and it is nothing like we thought. Zero humor. No one likable, including the wife in the coma, with the exception of George. You won't leave feeling festive, only that you had been through someone's family trauma and come out with it still going on. Blah! Why it's an Oscar contender I sure don't know other than it's George Clooney.
Merry Christmas!

Brian Miller said...

hehe on taking you to see sweeney what are you picking this year? traveling tomorrow to my fam after santa is here in the morning...hope you have a great christmas!


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Kris said...

Hi Cheryl. Hope you had a great visit with the girls! I can't wait to ear your news. Enjoy your Christmas!!!

Karen said...

The tree looks great! Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy, peaceful 2012 to you and yours...

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