I apologize for not being around lately.
I did end up coming down sick.
Not the Flu, Thank God! But still enough of something to make me feel icky.
And during this time was the tragedy in Newtown.
It affected me deeply.
I was so sad inside for days. I didn't feel like being online.
I’m sure many of you can relate.
I still cant watch or read any news about it without tearing up.
Please continue to pray for all these families.
I did happen to get a few surprises in the mail that brought much needed smiles to face.
First was from sweet Tricia @ Hillcrest Home Prims.
I went out to the mail box one day and inside was the wonderful card from her and Ken.
Also tucked inside the card were these adorable stocking ornies.
They go perfectly on my Foyer tree!
A few days later I received this sweet card from Mary @ Marmmies, Mammies, And More.
Thank you so much for thinking of me, Mary!!
Thank you for bringing a much needed smile to my face!! :)
Later that day, the mailman left a package on my front porch!!
More goodies from Tricia!!!
Oh my goodness, Trish, you Spoil me!!
Look at these wonderful treasures she sent.
I adore this mustard dressed Santa!
He is an ornament but with my wood floors I worried the cat would knock him off and break him, so I have placed him here.
On the desk in my living room.
She also included this adorable snowman head ornies, which I have displayed on my Dining Room tree.
The peppermint, white chocolate I quickly displayed in my tummy!! :)
Thank you so much, Trish!!
I also wanted to let you know that I have sent you 3 emails and they keep getting returned unable to deliver.
2 came back, I hope you got #3. I don’t want you to think I’m ignoring you.
Thank you so much for you kindness, my sweet friend.
You gifts lifted my spirits more than you know.
Thank you for thinking of me.
~ Big Hug! ~
Lastly, I wanted to share a wonderful, old, white, stoneware mug I found the other day at Goodwill.
I love its handle!
I have put it in with my slowly growing collection in my breakfast nook.
Well, that’s it for me tonight.
It is almost midnight here in Southern IL. Time for Bed.
I’m not sure if I will be around much before Christmas.
Lots of stuff still to get done, plus we have tons of things planned starting the 23rd thru the 25th.
So, just incase…
I wish you all A Very Merry Christmas and Wonderfully Blessed New Year!!!
Take Care and thanks so much for stopping by to visit with me,