Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Hope all of you have a safe and wonderful New Year's eve!  Thank you all so much for a wonderful 2011, and here's to an even better 2012!
We're heading out to the Hungarian Club tonight, for dinner and dancing and ringing in the New Year with good friends.  It's going to be a great night :)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Last 2011 Ort report

Just a quickie as we're getting ready for our Christmas Eve festivities.  Family is coming over for shrimp.  It's become a bit of a tradition with our family.  Hubby makes to die for he's got 5 pounds of it to prepare.  I just sit back and enjoy.   My day will come tomorrow.

In the mean time here is the last ort jar of the year. 

Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!!

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'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

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I'm still alive!

...but barely!  I've been running around like a chicken with my head cut off.  Trying to get everything sorted at work, and then here in the house.  Getting ready for Christmas.  I have my village up, but nothing else. 
Tomorrow....leaving on a jet plane to go to Ottawa!
I'm excited about it but then again it feels like it's bad timing.  But oh well. 

So as far as stitching goes.  I haven't done much of it at all.  Mary Margaret has a head now, I was hoiping to post a pic of her, but I just don't have the time at the moment.  I will when we get home on Sunday.