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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Happy Holidays

Christmas has come and gone and what a great day it was! Christmas eve my family and I went to Midnight Candlelight Service at St. Peter's. It was a beautiful service. We got up Christmas Day at 7:30 a.m., opened our stockings which were full of absolutely nutritious CANDY. Nutritious?! Not really, but yummy anyway. Plus my stocking also had hair accessories, lotions and other fabulous goodies. We had a nutritious breakfast of ham and eggs before we started opening gifts. It seemed to take forever for everyone to finish breakfast, but the important thing was to eat before opening presents. I got spoiled with new videos and clothing and accessories and cool dancing and singing penguins. I made a lapghan for Mom this Christmas and a knitted vest for Dad. I also made a felt snowman for my brother that had the chef's hat and gingerbread man and candy cane in the pockets. I made crochet covers for some Christmas ornaments that I gave to my brother as well. We had a scrumptious turkey dinner with all the trimmings which tasted absolutely delicious. And as soon as lunch was over, my mind started spinning on everything that I wanted to start working on for the new year. AAAAAAH! Too much, too fast. Then I sat down and started working on a cross-stitch lapghan and completed two sections. It's the most I've completed in six months. It's actually starting to look pretty good - if I do say so myself. We then relaxed the rest of the afternoon and evening watching new videos. Well, then if that day wasn't excellent enough, my brother and Mom got up yesterday and baked cookies. The smell of spices permeated the house. It was incredible. To all, I wish you a happy and memorable holiday season and a healthy and prosperous New Year.
Talk to y'all later.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

2 Weeks to Christmas

It's 2 weeks to Christmas and I'm almost ready. It's been hard keeping the Christmas spirit this year. I can't believe how close Christmas is. We've had 2 deaths in the family in the last month. For me it wasn't as difficult because I wasn't close, but they were special to my Dad, so I can see him hurting.

I have almost all the Christmas gifts ready, I just have to finish for 2 more people. This year has been a homemade Christmas, but I shouldn't need to rush the last two, they won't take too long to finish.

We had our Christmas party at Heritage Crochet last weekend and it was a special time. I gave out my Christmas cards and received five more for the card string. We had a potluck lunch - turkey with all the trimmings. We then had a class on wreath ornaments and lots of laughter and story telling and remembering. It was a relaxing time that felt like only a few minutes though it was part of the morning and all afternoon. The exchange gift I received was a necklace with a handmade charm and a hand-dyed hankie. It was a pleasant surprise. There were hugs and best wishes all around.

I was also told at the Christmas party that I have been designated as the Chairperson for the Santa Claus Parade 2008 Float Committee. Our first meeting is in January. All I can say is - IT'S ABOUT TIME! I'm so thrilled that Heritage Missisauga will be putting a float in the parade next year and that we're getting a head start on the planning.

Got to go and get back to work. Can't wait for what comes next this year.

Enjoy the holiday season.
Talk to ya'll later.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Mississauga Santa Claus Parade

This was the picture taken before the Santa Claus Parade. I have to say, it was a long wait for the parade to start, but once it started, it was over so quickly, I couldn't believe it. The shawl I'm wearing is the batwing shawl I made the week before the parade. I thought with the festive colours it would be perfect for the day. It turned out better than I thought it would. I was concerned the pink would clash with the red, but the more it worked up, the more I realised it looks like candy cane striping.