Can you believe it? Christmas Eve already! I’m not completely ready yet but I’ll get there. I’ve got last minute cleaning and baking to do today and just one more gift to wrap. The final gift I had ordered arrived in the mail today. The Post Office and all the various delivery people have had a hard time of it this year with Christmas and pandemic mailing combined.
I received a special gift from a dear blogger friend couple of weeks ago. Connie from Far Side of Fifty writes a wonderful blog about their life in snowy Minnesota. She and her husband are talented wood carvers and every year they carve over one hundred Christmas ornaments as gifts. She has a drawing each year for a few of them and I was so fortunate as to have my name drawn! She also sent me one of her beautiful homemade cards and a very handy little dish scrubby that she made! Thank you again Connie! I love my beautiful, original ornament!
|Here's the beautiful hand carved ornament on the right!|
We will be able to see one of my two sons tomorrow and his family. Chris and his family are the ones we saw Thanksgiving and they will come to our house tomorrow. Saturday we will drive to a nearby town and deliver gifts to my younger son, Sean, who due to health is isolating during this pandemic. I feel blessed to be able to see them even though we’ll only see Sean at his door.
I hope everyone is well and enjoying these special days. I know it is not the same as usual and many will not be able to see their loved ones. That is hard I know, especially for parents and grandparents. It is important to remember that we are still blessed in many, many ways. I am thankful to have our home and family and even though our health may not always be perfect it could certainly be much worse.
I send a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all my dear friends. Thank you all for your friendship and kindness. I appreciate you!