It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The day after…

But wait, I haven’t had my Christmas dinner yet.  We are having our gift exchange and our big Christmas meal when we can all be together on Saturday.
 
I have received gifts so far that I have opened already.  I received an iTunes gift card from my Twin.  I am so  innocent that I had  no idea  how to use it.  After a tutoring lesson I discovered the delight of buying from iTunes.  Thanks Twin!!! From another dear blogging friend I received a beautiful photo album which is filled with photos of the lovely sights in the Boston area. Thanks Paul!  I will treasure this and get so much enjoyment from it.  I received many lovely cards from blogging friends.  Thank you all.  From my sis in West Virginia I received gift cards from Red Lobster and Amazon and several lovely wrapped gifts including a container of her lovely handmade chocolates.  Thanks Rae, I love everything.
 
I delivered the goodie trays to my neighbors on Saturday morning.  I have taken care of the mail man and the paper carrier.  I even sent a huge tray of goodies to my rental office even though I am still cooking in a dark kitchen.  I miss being in my little town at this time of the year where I knew everyone and had some very good friends.  I have made a couple of good friends here and I am thankful for them.  Thanks Sally and Debbie!!
 
The weather this morning is bright and sunshiny.  The temp is fixed right now at 20 degrees but it is to reach the 30s today.  A very nice change from below zero temps that we had a couple of days ago.  This has been a bitter winter with way too much snow and cold to suit me.  However each morning when I  get up I thank God for another day!
 
I will start food preparations today for Saturday so I will be kind of busy for the next few days.  I will stop by and visit you all as I can.
 
Stay safe and be happy!!
 
Beth

28 comments:

  1. sounds like some good times to come, I think its lovely to stretch the holiday out over a few days, more time to savor the fun and the blessings

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  2. Beth,sounds like you have been very busy. Glad you can all get together this weekend.hope you have a wonderful time. Blessings to you hope you and your whole family. Merry Christmas. Prayers always for you.XoXo

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  3. Sounds like you got some great items and more fun to come!! Love, sandie

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  4. I see the old tree is still standing. Why are there flags on the picnic table? To measure snow? It's snowing here today. Love the snowy scenes! Nice gifts!!!

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    1. I have no idea how the flags got on the picnic table. That is a different tree than the one I photographed all of last year. The tree in the picture is actually beautiful.

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  5. enjoy the anticipation of the family get-to-gether. :)

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  6. We celebrated on Christmas Eve morning, so our festive meal was breakfast.:-) It is good to have the anticipation of a family gathering on Saturday! Perhaps my Christmas card will arrive by then!;-) Always lagging behind on those.

    Hoping all goes well with your preparations.

    xo Nellie

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  7. Hi Beth - so glad you had a nice Christmas! You are so generous to others! Sounds like you got some fun things for yourself. I know you are looking forward to your big gathering on Saturday. Stay warm.

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  8. Sounds like you have gotten some wonderful gifts already! Enjoy Saturday with your family!

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  9. Dear Beth - your picture of the outdoors looks a lot like our area. Snow, snow, and more snow! You are fortunate that you can spread Christmas out over the period of a week. I know you'll enjoy every minute of being with your family on Saturday.

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  10. I too have had to move Christmas days ahead or later...working. You will love every minute. xoxoxox

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  11. Sounds like you got some great gifts. Have a happy new year.

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  12. Enjoy your day with your family! Itunes is fun, isn't it? Especially with a gift card-lol!

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  13. It's overcast and a bit chilly here. I had a lovely Christmas with Willy Dunne Wooters and Favorite Young Man.

    Love,
    Janie

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  14. ohhhh beth, it looks like you have a "lil" snow!! itunes is awesome!!

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  15. Merry Christmas Beth, I hope you have a great time at the weekend. Up until now we have had good temps and no snow, in fact very little frost either so I will have a go at sending some better weather your way.

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  16. Sounds like a great Christmas for you. : )
    Love your snowy header!

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  17. Sounds like you've had a nice Christmas filled with many blessings. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Beth.

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  18. Christmas is much different for most of us when we are older. But we have our memories and love in our hearts. Enjoy your Saturday celebration, Beth. Hugs. Bertie

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  19. Lovely presents you have received. A my, all that snow but it does look lovely.

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  20. What nice gifts! I hope your family celebration is the best! Hugs!

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  21. I-tunes card! Perfect, I love buying music and wouldn't consider any holiday complete without a card for i-tunes! We hit nearly 50 today then back to 20s tomorrow with snow...weird.

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  22. My word, you have been busy Beth, and what lovely gifts you receive in return. I'm sure as time goes ny you will soon integrate totally seamlessly into the community you are now in. That is a real wintry scene for your header. Take care nad keep warm Arlene XX

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  23. I think what matters most about Christmas is spending it with those we hold dear even if we have to wait a couple of days after Christmas till do so.

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  24. Hi, Beth! I see you are having a very busy days, well, it's normal at Christmas time, and everywhere, of course. Hope you have a happy new year, for you and yours.

    Be happy and stay well.

    Greetings!

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  25. Happy New Year!!! iTunes is great......so easy to use:) Glad you are staying busy.....it keeps the mind and body active:) All my best! Chris

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  26. Sounds wonderful! Happy New year! :)

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