Monday, December 28, 2009


Christmas Eve was a very quiet one for my DH and I, with no company around. We reminisced about Christmas when our two boys, Sandy & Dale, were young and indeed about our own many years before. We enjoyed Christmas Day with my 91 year old mother-in-law, who lives in a Long Term Care Facility. Had a lovely dinner with her and chatted about "Old Times" , which she enjoys immensely. It is the first time in 40 years that I didn't cook a turkey....missed that part.......

HOWEVER, today our company arrives......... Our son and his family , all four of them and am really excited about seeing them, especially the grandchildren {of course} Alena, who is eleven years old and Liam, who is seventeen months old. It is as if I am waiting for Santa now. Family is what makes Christmas and I'm sure we will enjoy the next few days to the fullest......

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tipp's Eve

Well, here I am again....sneaking back after such a long absence. I missed blogging and reading my friends/followers blogs as well. I took too many orders for mats this year and was "bogged down" in hooking, which I did enjoy immensely even though I was terribly rushed.

As my Title says: Tipp's/Tibb's Eve is here. For those of you who are not familiar with this event before Christmas begins, just follow this link and you may find it interesting:The origins of Tibb’s Eve | The Southern Gazette.

This may be difficult for some of you people to understand, but I DO NOT have my tree decorated yet. I bought a pre-lit one two years ago and last year had to take it down a little early or it would have toppled to the floor and stupid enough today to think that it had improved in the box over the year, brought it out of storage and began to put it up when Lo and Behold, down it heavy. So off I trodged with it in box and took out the one that I had bought before which I have to decorate with lights, not a job I am good at; So it is in the corner staring at me as if to say : "are you going to do something with me?????"
Well, now being that it is Tipp's Eve, I am about to try some of my favourite liqueurs that my hubby has made for me and probably I won't know anything about the decorating until tomorrow morning comes and I'll bet you it will be a perfect job.....Wish me luck!!!

Here's wishing Everyone a "Very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year". I am so pleased to have everyone check in on my blog over the year from all over the world and that makes it very exciting. Hopefully, this will happen in the New Year, as well.