Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas

Still, still, still,
One can hear the falling snow.
For all is hushed,
The world is sleeping,
Holy Star its vigil keeping.
Still, still, still,
One can hear the falling snow.
Sleep, sleep, sleep,
'Tis the eve of our Saviour's birth.
The night is peaceful all around you,
close your eyes,
Let sleep surround you.
Sleep, sleep, sleep,
'Tis the eve of our Saviour's birth.
Dream, dream, dream,
Of the joyous day to come.
While guardian angels without number,
Watch you as you sweetly slumber.
Dream, dream, dream,
Of the joyous day to come.
I am wishing you all the peace and joy of Christmas
and a shower of blessings throughout the New Year.
love, Lynne

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Little Bird Tree

Birdchick asked if any one had any fun bird ornaments so I thought I'd share a few of mine. We have two Christmas trees, and this little one in our family room holds most of my bird ornaments.
I like this little chickadee peeking out of a mitten. It's really heavy though and is always threatening to fall off the tree.
I found this downy woodpecker at Target last week. She's my favorite new bird.
I bought this funny fat chickadee last year. His feet swing on fat rope legs.
This ornament has two cardinals and a birch log house. One of the cardinals bounces on a spring. Pardon the wren butt!
My honey Art took Monday and Tuesday off work this week. We shopped Monday and wrapped yesterday and we are DONE!!! The house is clean (pretty much...) and the decorating is done. We seem to decorated less and less every year and that's just fine with me. We seem to clutter up pretty quickly at our house and I'm making an effort to change that. We haven't sent cards in a few years either and so far no one has disowned us. As far as baking goes, there are some pretty good bakery cookies at Costco! I do plan to do some baking with the kids during vacation after Christmas. I work nights Thursday through Saturday but I'll get home Sunday morning Christmas eve day and then I'm off! I haven't been off work on Christmas in 4 years. (Why do I work in health care again?) The weather forecast shows freezing rain this afternoon changing to light snow this evening. We really need some snow here. Clean, white snow.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Maybe Color Will Help

I've been in a bit of a funk for the last few days. I worked my stretch of nights last week end, felt kind of puny, too tired, busy with kid stuff, and welcome to the Northland, it gets dark at 4:30PM! How about some hot-pink asters? And fuzzy bees?
No, it's not blooming now, but it does bloom last in my garden. On really chilly nights, the bees snuggle in and the flowers close up around them!
In the morning all you would see were little bee butts poking out from the petals!
I'm envisioning myself tucked in an aster...
nothing showing but...
STOP!!! (shudder!)
next blog entry- "Maybe Medication Will Help"

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Christmas Meme

There is a Christmas meme going around!

1. Eggnog or hot chocolate!
2. Does Santa wrap present or just set them under the tree?
Santa's presents are wrapped, but in paper different from the others.
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
Colored on the house, white on the tree.
4. Do you hang mistletoe?
5. When do you put your decorations up?
We start the first week end in December, finish by Christmas!
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding desert)?
7. Favorite holiday memory as a child?
The first time I attended midnight mass. The music and candle light was so beautiful.
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
One of my brothers told me when I was about 10.
9. Do you open gifts Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
Christmas Eve. Always.
10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
The kids do all of the tree decorating, I clean up the mess afterward! It's fun to listen to them tell the stories behind the ornaments, and all of them have stories.
11. Snow- Love it or dread it?
Love it. (until the end of February)
12. Can you ice skate?
Yes, but it's not pretty!
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? (as a child)
Yes. My brother gave me a metal Slinky, wrapped in the corner of a triangular box. I had the BEST time shaking and guessing on that one!
14. What's the most exciting thing about the holidays for you?
I love watching the excitement in my kids. Personally, I especially love church this time of year. It is such a holy time.
15. What is your favorite holiday desert?
I love kringle. Oh- and spritz cookies!
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Driving with the family at night, looking at Christmas lights.
17. What tops your tree?
An angel.
18. Which do you prefer- giving or receiving?
My first answer is giving, but when I think about it, happily receiving a gift makes the giver feel good too.
19. What is your favorite Christmas song?
Still, Still, Still
20. Candy canes?
Maybe just one, with hot chocolate!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Bad, Bad Blogger

Blogger is being very, very stupid.