I didn't think I would ever get in the Christmas spirit this year. Not sure I ever really did.. at least not the way most folks do. God has a wonderful sense of humor. Christmas Eve night I slammed my foot.. little toe to be exact... into the leg of a chair and did a bit of damage... swelling and bruising commenced... I was certain it would be fine by Christmas morning. Nope! Couldn't walk on it at all. So I spent Christmas and the day after sitting with my foot propped up ... being waited on others. I say often that I want a day like that... I lie! LOL! I got tired of it quickly and then it hit me..... like so many things in my life, it is about control. I wasn't in control and it was driving me nuts. Could my husband and son really bake the brunch casserole (which I had made the night before) as well as I could? Would we have all the foods I planned? Would it be done "right" (which means done my way)?
Guess what... we had plenty of food and it was great... it was a lovely day and whether it was done my way or not, it was right. It ended up being one of the most relaxed days I have had in a very long time. That was the best Christmas present ever, just wish I could have gotten it without the pain in my foot! LOL!
As always, my husband decorated the house in and out... it was magical... here are a few pix....
|Mia loves to chew on our coco mats! We have tried so many things to stop her, but nothing has worked. See her handiwork on the bottom corner?|
This next photo has nothing to do with Christmas. It is just so rare I get a good photo of Mia. I think she is an Amish dog and fears taking her photograph steals her soul! I caught this shot of her truly by accident.
Mac stood at the front door while I took pictures. He couldn't understand why I was outside without him! LOL! Look at that sweet little face watching his Momma.
My husband will tell you he doesn't care for wiener dogs... he prefers big dogs and wants a chocolate lab. Ha! I have evidence that he spoils them... he is giving them a sausage and cheese ball (actually a pinch off one not a whole one each!) They both adore they Daddy!
On a different note... I do a word of the year each year... well, I have for the past 3 years. My 2010 word was Change and it has been perfect! There have been a lot of changes in our lives... 1 child graduated from High School (I homeschooled him all the way.. no more homeschooling is a big change!)... and he started college... the other graduated college. She was headed to grad school in another city.. ended up staying home.. is working.. and seeking God on what she needs to do next. Lots of changes with my level of activity at church (all good!)... changes in income as retirement deposits and insurance premiums have gone up.. but also changes on deeper levels... and with priorities. So it seems fitting that here at the end of 2010 I would make a big change. When I was a little girl I had long blonde hair... then in junior and senior high I went short.. Dorothy Hammil Wedge! In 1996 I mentioned I needed a hair cut. My husband said "Let it grow" so I did. Over the years I have had small trims and given hair to Locks of Love twice.. 10" once and 12" another time. On Dec. 16 I donated 14" to Locks of Love and then got about 2" more cut off to create the new do.
Here is a before and after of the back of my hair:
I am pretty sure the friend who cut my hair added all that gray in the process! I don't remember it being there! LOL! Maybe that is another one of those 2010 changes! Wonder if 2011 will bring more...
Happy New Year Y'all!