Friday, December 28, 2012

Whirlwind Week!


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of my blogging friends!!  It was a wonderful Christmas in the Comfort Zone.  We spent the morning watching the little ones open their gifts and play with each one and/or ooo and awww over them. I call the picture “Aftermath” because it looks like a Texas tornado hit DD’s living room.  The adults agreed to forego gift giving this year and give to a charity of our choice instead.  I love the fact that some very worthy groups benefited from the Christmas shopping we didn’t do:  M. D. Anderson Cancer Hospital (where a friend of ours had cancer surgery today), Wounded Warriors, Building Homes for Heroes, Toys For Tots and so on…. 

I did receive a gift that I will say without fear of contradiction is my all-time favorite gift—a quilt embroidered with DH’s and my name and anniversary surrounded by squares containing the name and birth date of all of our sons, daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Every member of the family is named on a square, and when I wrap the quilt around myself I feel the love of each one of the people represented there!!  I may live with it wrapped around me!!

Also, nurse-photographer son has said for some time that I did not have a “proper” camera so the Canon S100 was in my stocking.  I love it and hope to learn to take respectable pictures with it!!

When we left DD’s house there was snow beginning to fall and by the time we arrived at home it was accumulating and finally ended at about 2 inches.
I still can’t believe it.  In Fort Worth, Texas!!  The temperatures dropped drastically over the next few hours so we snuggled up with tea and Christmas movies.  
BTW if you haven’t ever made tea with a tea press I recommend that you think about buying/trying one.  It is the best infusion of crystal clear tea I have ever had!

Well that was our day this beautiful Christmas of 2012.  The years seem to go by faster and faster, so I expect to start knitting/planning for Christmas 2013 sometime next week.  Can’t let it get ahead of me.

Life is good!!


Nancy said...

Personalized quilts are by far the best quilts to receive. Enjoy your blanket of love!

SissySees said...

What a wonderful Christmas! I've suggested charitable giving a couple of times here, but it's always met with resistance. Sigh...

Enjoy that tea press!

Grace said...

i got Calm Tea from hubbo for christmas---think he is trying to tell me something//

Merry Christmas

kathy b said...

What a HAPPY HAPPY CHristmas. Your room of unwrapped looks like a kiddos dream!!!! Have you discovered AIRHOG toys yet? Maybe the kids are too little for them yet? They are our favorite toys to give.

Zach worked at Tazo Tea awhile so he is the tea infustion expert. He always uses looseleaf teas in his infusers....enjoy them!! He likes red teas best which aren't true teas...

I Love your Knit buddy! SO glad Santa brought you a real WHITE Christmas...such a cheer!