Greetings and Holykisses everyone!
Did yall have a merry Christmas? I sure hope so.
I was so dragonfly kissed this Christmas. And my heart is still all warm and fuzzy!
I think we were on the edge of the winter storm that so many were experiencing Christmas eve. And when we woke .......... Christmas morn, we definitely were blessed with a fresh dusting! The wind was blowing so hard, I think it blew most of our snow away but ... it was wonderful!
The kids came over later in the morning and we opened presents. It was alot of fun and we were all spoiled by one another. It's so much fun at Christmas to give little things to your loved ones isn't it? Especially those things that you know they need, or something they've had their eye on, or a little something extra special.
It's tradition at our house to have ham for Christmas and we've become very spoiled with ones that are spiral cut. If you've never tried one... well; do what you have to and get one! If you're a vegetarian.....; a ham like this might change your mind about all that. lol We like Tyson, and Petite Jean the best, and we hardly waste any. Tomorrow, even the ham bone is going into a pot of beans and our cast iron skillet is ready and waiting for cornbread!
My favorite part of our Christmas was the prayer before our dinner, .... and having my family sing Happy Birthday to Jesus, with all four of us leaning in and blowing out His one candle together. It just means so much to me, that my husband and children "know" the Lord and recognize that His birth is the true meaning of Christmas. (happysigh)
The rest of our day was spent at home, talking to long distant relatives on the phone and watchin the dogs play with their new toys. Even old Abe was acting like a pup with his new hedgehog.
~ Today, Myguy's been babyin me a little. I guess Trent shared the crud with me, and yesterday as the day progressed, my voice started leaving me just like his did. It's pretty much gone now. Started out a sore throat, and now I can't hear from my left ear either. I'm takin it easy, and have just been puttering around all day.
The boys came over at lunch to work on all the leftovers, and Myguy babied me some more by doin all the dishes! I'm so serious! Then he went out and did my outside chores as well. Now stay sittin.... coz I have even bigger news than the dishes to tell ya. Remember how I've been tiptoeing all around the "new cat issue" with him? Well, I was frettin and frettin over her because with all this bad weather she refused to go to the barn. Instead she stayed hunkered down UNDER our porch and would just sit there shivvvvering. I just couldn't stand it. It was so bittercold, and the wind was horrible. --It was plumb pitiful. So, I coaxed her out and carried her to the shed. Then I found a box and lined it with an old coat, for her very own warm bed and she acted oh so happy and thankful. Now get this: Today, Myguy went out to do chores, so I asked him if he'd open the window for her out there so she could come and go as she pleased. He looked at me sorta funny, but he went off to do it! Now that was really sweet wasn't it???... But guess what else he did? He said while he was out there, he picked her up and held her for a minute.* I'm so serious. -- ALL ON HIS OWN. I asked him if she started purrin like she was runnin open headers and he said, "Yeah!" -- He'll like her for that.* Oh yeah; that's a way to his heart for sure. Now, ... I just have to figure out how to break it to him that I think she's pregnant.
I'm gonna go sit by the Christmas tree and start a new book. Hope you're all enjoying a relaxing evening. It's hot cocoa time!