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My Christmas 'To Do' List!
Posted On 12/10/2019 23:34:32 by yourchoice
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My 'To Do' list is getting shorter these days... and writing a short blog will take another item off the list. I have been dropping by NOTH to see what's happening, visiting pages to admire Christmas decorations, and reminding myself that I need to change my page... enough with the "Winter" theme! 

Because I was a bit short on ideas for my page, I decided to share photos from of our Christmas decorations. We do tend to be somewhat "non-traditional" (not a Santa or an Elf to be found), but it is still fun. As our grandchildren were growing up, they loved to come to our home and play "Christmas" with the manger scene and the various figures. Nothing was breakable (the figures are carved in myrtlewood, and were a gift from a friend in Israel). They are all young adults now but I still assemble it every year. For us, that is what Christmas is all about!

When you have a spare minute, drop by my page and have a look!

When we had room for a Christmas tree, the majority of the ornaments were items that we purchased in our travels, and made them into a tree ornament. There are stories with each piece... a sail ship when we experience the Tall Ships in Nova Scotia, the felt 'Beefeater" when we watched the trooping of the Colours at Buckingham Palace, a glass ball made from ashes at Mt. St. Helens, etc. etc. We no longer travel or have room for a tree, but we still hang the ornaments. Our tree is now one that was made by a dear 'quilter' friend, which is just fine because our family have not exchanged gifts for many years. It was our two adult children that suggested that none of us need anything, and/or if we do need something, we don't wait for Christmas! As for the grandkids, we grandparents were instructed that it was to be ONE gift per child, and that didn't mean one big box with twelve items in it. Now we give "just because" gifts... at any time of the year. To take the place, we now look for a charitable project that we can participate in.

To add to my celebration this year... I have a date with a dental surgeon in two days, and will have multiple teeth pulled, and upper dentures installed. If I don't heal up in two week, it will be mashed potatoes with gravy, jello and pudding (but no pureed turkey) for Christmas dinner! I can hardly wait!!! Thank goodness that I will still be able to talk... and type, so you may hear from me again.

If I don't get back soon, have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!

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12/16/2019 14:24:14

How cool, I love the pictures on your page.  You did a great job.  I love the background also.  I love the stories you shared with some of your decorations.  So exciting to hear of your many travels.  I know we share the same, "reason for the season" that that in itself is the best "gift" ever.  I'm glad you are getting to have the dental work done soon and pray your recovery will go smoothly, painless, and over quickly.  God Bless you and yours especially during this wonderful season.  Merry Christmas my friend.



12/12/2019 13:11:13


momtocam wrote:

So good to read your lovely updates. This time last year, I had begun minor dental work (crowns), so can relate with the diet change. Christmas has been somber here. As I've gotten older, I tend to focus on more of what's truly special and meaningful in life. Faith, family, friends, and all that has blessed my life. Wishing you a smooth recovery with your upcoming dental work. Thank you for being so inspiring here. Many blessings sent to you across the miles -:) Lisa

Thank you Lisa for your kind words... I expect to back soon; NOTH doesn't involve any eating, so I should be good to go!!!!



12/12/2019 12:39:29


nightfall wrote:

May all go well with the dental surgeon. Merry Christmas to you!

Thank you so much... I'll be back!!!!!



12/12/2019 09:16:10

May all go well with the dental surgeon. Merry Christmas to you!



12/11/2019 19:09:31

Thanks for sharing photos of all your different decorations! I can just imagine all the 'stories'.  Good luck with 'recovering' from the dental procedure.  Take care of yourself!



12/11/2019 08:21:58

So good to read your lovely updates. This time last year, I had begun minor dental work (crowns), so can relate with the diet change. Christmas has been somber here. As I've gotten older, I tend to focus on more of what's truly special and meaningful in life. Faith, family, friends, and all that has blessed my life. Wishing you a smooth recovery with your upcoming dental work. Thank you for being so inspiring here. Many blessings sent to you across the miles -:) Lisa





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