Oh goodness, I've been delinquent in my posts. I've gone 2 days with no Gratitude posting and still have today's post to think about. I almost wish I could blame the Power Company again, but really, it would not be worth it to be without power for even an hour! I am still trying to get over 2+ days with no power! I'll admit, I'm a pansy.
Anyway, lack of posting does not constitute lack of gratitude. I promise.
Day 25 - Help
Saturday was our "take down the Christmas decorations and put up the snowmen decorations" day. This is probably my family's least favorite day of the year. It's such work!
We take down 5 Christmas trees, but leave 1 tree up, through January. This tree becomes our Snowman Tree.
which is not really so much a Christmas Village
as a winter village
and I thought it would be fun to enjoy it for another month.
Plus, I love the lights.....that's just how I roll. :)
Other little cute, wintry things also get left up, like birdhouses...
Oh, and I can't forget my snowman tree skirt (please ignore ALL of the dog and cat hair!)
Day 26 - Downtime
On Sunday, I was just grateful for a little downtime. There wasn't much, mind you, but it was nice to relax after church, make a made to order lunch for everyone and even take a tiny nap. I did a little needlepoint
|Needlepoint pillow for Maddie's room|
and ran one child to soccer practice. My better half had the job of running another child to an audition, coaching a basketball game and grilling steak. I feel just a tiny bit guilty that I had more downtime than he did, but still, I'm grateful.
Day 27 - A finished project
Today, I'm grateful that I am finished with two, custom-ordered dolls. The first was to be done with blue eyes and in a Western Style....
She also has her very own quilt.
The dolls are for two sisters....
So, next in line (besides more gratitude for an extremely blessed life) is finishing up the doggie needlepoint and a baby quilt for a dear friend's new "grand". Lots to do!
Until next time,