Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry After

We had a wonderful Christmas, how could it be otherwise, our daughter came for almost 5 days, she left yesterday.  We're really not turkey people so the consensus was that we'd have lamb, and speaking modestly, I think it's the best lamb we've ever had.  Tons of presents were opened, all that wrapping was worthwhile, and there were many surprises along with the more practical gifts.
Our daughter left yesterday afternoon and though I'm use to there just being the 2 of us here, plus the cat, the house seems very quiet,  and that's strange because our daughter is a very quiet person so I don't know how having her gone should make this place quieter.  I guess I'm just missing her.  She's an only child and having her live nearly 600 miles away is hard.  We see her oftener  now that we're in Georgia instead of California, but not often enough.

It's time to take down the tree, put up the decorations and make plane reservations for our next trip to see her.


  1. It is a time to enjoy family and friends isn't it? I am glad you had a lovely time and your already making plans for the new year.

  2. Glad that you enjoyed your Christmas, we did too. 600 miles sounds quite close to me - my eldest son lives over 5700 miles away:) Hope you get to see your daughter again soon.

  3. The addition or removal of just one person from the household--even a quiet person--seems to make a difference. Glad you had 5 days together.
    Re aprons: my apron patterns are probably a decade old--I usually make the barbeque type apron with the big pockets, but there are fluffier ones included in the pattern. I think the ones with bias tape edging might get fiddly--not something I have patience with.
    I've seen aprons made by putting waistband and ties on a kitchen towel, but as I'm a mess-maker I need aprons that cover a lot of me.
    If every you want to make the pillowcases I showed on my post, e-mail me and I'll send you the directions--I have them in a word doc.

  4. It's nice that you were able to share Christmas with your daughter, and how nice that you're already making plans to meet up again.

  5. Rowan, every time I moan and groan about how far away she is I remember how far away other people's kids are
    Morning Minion, when the dust from Christmas settles I would like to get the pillow case pattern.

    Jo and Lyn, there is Nothing better than having our family together at Christmas.

  6. Nice new header!

    So glad you had a good Christmas with your daughter. New Year's always seems like a good time to start planning the next year's travels. It's exciting to think of a whole year ahead in which to visit loved ones (finances permitting).

    We had lamb for Christmas too - my favourite.

  7. How lovely to have had your daughter visit.
    Now you will have your trip to visit her to look forward to.

    Happy New Year

    Helen xx


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