Hello Friends ~
Well Happy Tuesday! Lol I didn't even really pay attention to what day it was until this afternoon. And then I thought I would still post something quickly to join in for this week. Partly holiday brain. But a lot still kind of recovering from being so sick. The sickest I have been in many years. While Scott and his daughter were here the last weekend - I thought I was having a bad arthritis moment. Well later Monday I got full body aches, then fever, chills, bad headache etc. Needless to say it was a really rough week. I had congestion in in my lungs and it would hurt...but yet my head and nose were so dry I was getting bloody noses. Even with humidifiers. Just weird. I went a got test for covid and it was negative. And thankfully my kids and Scott and his daughter are all fine. It has been a horrible flu. And I had my flu shot this past Fall too! I have finally been feeling much better the past few days, but just trying to catch up on my life. I feel like I completely lost a holiday week of getting things done. So I pray you are all doing well. Staying healthy and able to enjoy this wonderful season much better than I have lately. I am so grateful to be feeling better though. I will grab groceries soon and have some traditional baking with Annie planned this week. Thankfully I did so much of my shopping early so i'm pretty set there. A few packages should finish arriving this week and I have a bit more wrapping. But since it will probably just be the kiddos and myself, it's not too stressful. My Mom may come for a little bit on Christmas and we'll wear masks. I have been cleaning and sanitizing everyday. And since it wasn't covid I feel a little better about it because we will take all precautions around her.
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING
toast, jam, and peppermint hot tea
HOW I AM FEELING THIS MORNING:
I had a bit of a headache this morning but feeling much better as day went on. Getting lots of things accomplished to catch up around the house
ON MY MIND:
Thinking about the coming holidays and how different it will be for most people. I hope everyone can still focus on the love of the season and get to spend it with some of their family or friends safely.
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE
I have all the Christmas lights on even though it's early evening. Always a favorite about this time of year....when it changes into the twilight of evening and glowing things on timers either pop on or I plug things in. The glow is just so pretty.
Christmas at Holiday House by RaeAnne Thayne
ON THE TV TODAY:
HGTV shows, holiday baking shows, Greys Anatomy, Mad Men, Great British Baking Show (holiday one too), The Bachelorette, The Crown, Hallmark movies, Escape to the Chateau on HGTV
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
MONDAY - 2 cheese grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup, apple slices
TUESDAY - need groceries - probably frozen pizza & veggies & dip
WEDNESDAY - waffles, fruit, bacon, breakfast potatoes
THURSDAY - ham, baked potatoes (the kids like it better than cheesy), garden salad, fruit salad, corn, crudite, dinner rolls, *desserts
FRIDAY - leftovers
**For desserts for Christmas this week: Annie and I will be making my Gram's cut out cookies with cream cheese frosting and sprinkles, we'll make chocolate dipped marzipan balls with sprinkles, and a frozen chocolate peppermint stick ice cream pie
TO RELAX THIS WEEK I WILL:
holiday baking, take a long bubble bath, snuggle under a blanket and read, chat with Scott on his break, zoom with my gf's
FROM THE CAMERA:
Ruby and I have done a TON of napping over that sick week. Some days I couldn't even leave bed because I was so tired.
And the snow fell and it was a world of pretty sparkling white again and Ruby was in her element. "Throw me another snowball Mom!" One of her absolute favorite activities. Catching and eating snowballs. Lol Looks like it's going to get even prettier as more snow predicted tomorrow. The northwoods will definitely have a white Christmas.
I think sunsets are extra enchanting when the trees are full of snow ❄️
A sweet bestie sent me some goodies - including these northwoodsy cordial cherries. Too cute to eat....well almost. 😉
My Christmas card holder is getting full. 😊 Another one of my favorite parts of the season. ♥️
Yes, that's baby Yoda. Lol My son's gf of many years did a gift exchange with Aaron the other day and one of the gifts she gave him was this adorable baby Yoda. I teased them both by wrapping him up today and sending this pic to them and told them I was taking good care of the grandbaby. 😂
It was snowing again today and looked so pretty out my window.
I pray for an end to this virus. For peace, healing and unity in our world. I pray for anyone sick, suffering, isolated, and afraid - for their peace and comfort. Please Lord give strength to those fighting the virus on the frontlines. 🙏 I hope this vaccine will be safe and effective and the beginning of the end for this virus. I pray for everyone to have a very safe, peaceful and happy holiday season.