Friday, December 23, 2011

It's Christmas time!

And I'm all ready!  I didn't think that I would be able to pull it together this year.  We had a wonderful time in Ottawa.  We had out appointment on Friday morning and were basically finished in an hour, then we had the rest of the weekend to explore.  I took lots of pics that I have to sort thru and then I will post some pics.  The only sad part was that I didn't even think of getting in touch with Dani and we could have arranged to have a lunch of something.  boo hoo!!!  Dani...Next time!

Got home from Ottawa...worked two days...and then came down with the flu!!  Yep full blown flu.  I thought it was just a cold.  I took Wednesday off because I felt like crap quite frankly, and still not feeling great got dressed and went to work.  One look at me, the Doc pulled me into an exam room, and I was diagnosed with flu.  Was told to go home, with an rx for Tamiflu and antibiotics and lots of liquids.  Temp that morning 103.3! 


I just watched the calender as the days ticked away and nothing was done.  The only thing...thank goodness...was that my shopping was done, and I had my village up before I left for Ottawa.  But I got it done.  Got the main tree up and trimmed.  Then pulled out the stitching tree and got that one all done up.  And then the new small one with the smalls and our family name ornaments on it.  I didn't bring up even a quarter of my Christmas stuff to put out this year.  My energy level is still a little under par, but I did get some nice pieces out, so I'm happy with how the house looks. :)

The trim and the ornies...
 The Main tree....our live Fraser Fir...it's glorious!

 The village...better known as "Barbi-ville"


 The nativity that my hubby surprised me with...gorgeous!
 My Stitching Tree!!!!!
 The stockings were hung...along with my reindeer collection.
 The smalls tree.
 the next two pics are actually close ups of the ornies the I stitched with I was 12 years old.  The drumming teddy and the candycane teddy...the were needlepoint kits that my mom got for me one year...after that...all bets were off.  I still treasure these. (as I treasure all my pieces)  but these ones were the first :)

 The view from my desk

6 comments:

Kaisievic said...

Barbi, it all looks so wonderful - I am in awe at your Christmas finesse. You are so talented.

Merry Christmas, Kaye xoxox

Robin said...

So glad you are feeling better! So many of us are feeling under pressure and overwhelmed at this time of year. We need to all be kinder to ourselves in the new year and keep ourselves rested and healthy!
Happy holidays to you!

Carol said...

What a wonderful post, Barbi!! I love your giant trees--both of them and how cute that you have ornaments from when you were 12!!

And "Barbiville" is just darling--can I come live there just for a day?

Merry Christmas to you!!

Ranae said...

Pretty decor!
Merry Christmas and Happy 2012
Ho!Ho!Ho!

Edo said...

Barbi Its is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! Merry Christmas!!! I wish you and your family all the best!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

OMG look at all those stitched stockings!!! If you're ever in this neck of the woods (or even Montreal or Kingston) please let me know and well work something out.