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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Merry Christmas and a Thank You!

Merry Christmas just a bit early to all of my friends in blogland!  I know I won't be posting again before Christmas day because I'll be a bit busy with my grandchildren! Yes, Jamie and the kids just crossed McDonald Pass on their way here today.  Two more mountain passes to go, so we're definitely praying for safe roads.  More snow fell yesterday and that translates into slick roads.  The skies are a beautiful blue today though, so hopefully travel will be safe for them and all others who are driving today.  I'm praying for any family members you may have on the roads this weekend too.

But I just had to stop in an tell you something.  I went to the mailbox yesterday and there was a surprise in it!  Look who came to stay at my house.
Isn't she sweet?  She was in a box from an Etsy shop with just a note that said, "Merry Christmas, Betsy!" and nothing else.  I have no idea who's flock she's from, but I am ever so thankful.  I suspect one of you sent her to me and I am just so grateful.  She even has a PURPLE heart on her side.  Thank you so much to whoever you are.

She joins a sheepy friend that arrived a few Christmas's ago from some other bloggy pals.  I'll soon have a flock of my own. :-)  I love them and they definitely make me smile.
I also received this sweet snowman card, handmade by Debra at "Araignee's Tangled Web" on my sidebar.  She makes the nicest soaps and lotions and shares them with everyone.  Instead of sending this out to someone else, I was selfish and framed it in a shadowbox.  He will stay out all winter and help brighten the long, dark and cold days.
 Piper had "pajama day" at preschool last week.  She wore her princess nightgown and so did her friend and her friends little sister.  Three matching sweethearts.  Aren't they precious?
This picture came by text yesterday.  Mandy and Piper were making Papa's favorite Christmas cookies.  Cut out sugar cookies!  Piper did most of the work herself according to Mommy.
It's a good thing yesterday was such a good day because apparently she woke up upchucking during the  night.  Is there a nice way to say that?  Anyway, we face-timed this morning and she asked Grandma what would make her tummy feel better?  I suggested sucking on a peppermint stick.  That's what we did with our kids and it seemed to help.  Hopefully it will help Miss Piper.  She has a busy weekend ahead of her.  There sure seems to be a lot of bugs out there this winter.

I also want to thank each and every one of you for your sweet comments and prayers this week.  My CT scan came back normal which was wonderful news.  Everyone who knows me made comments about really having a brain in there!  I had my regular eye exam yesterday and the eye doctor gave me steroid eye drops to see if that will bring the swelling down by my nose.  He said if it is going to work it will be by the end of today and it could be inflamed glands from my eyes that are next to my nose.  So far, no change, but at least I know it's not a tumor or something like that!  I still have a headache too, but nothing that I'm going to let stop me from having a wonderful time with Jamie and the kids.

I am so very, very blessed to have such compassionate and kind friends like you all.  Although I know the internet can be used for bad things, I'm so grateful for it because without it, I probably wouldn't have met any of you in "real" life. 

I have made several dishcloths since I last wrote to you, but haven't taken any photos of them yet.  I'll try to do that for my next post.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend of celebration.  If I don't comment much on your posts this weekend, it's because I'm busy playing and talking with my family that we see so rarely.

"She will give birth to a son, and you are to give Him the name Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins." Matthew 1:21

Merry, Merry Christmas to each of you.  You have truly been a wonderful gift given to me.

Blessings,
Betsy

18 comments:

  1. Well you are on your way to a full flock...the sheep are so cute. Its great having blogging friends. I'm so glad you CT came back normal...and things clear up for you soon. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and enjoy the time with your family. I've been trying to get over bronchitis for over a month...

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  2. Betsy I am thrilled to hear their as nothing sinister on your CT scan and even more delighted to hear your family are on the way. Have a wonderful time together creating some memories to treasure.

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  3. Prayers of praise for the good news about your scan. I hope the eye drops help.

    Snowing and cold here today, so I'm glad I don't have to travel anywhere. My nephew and his wife are on the way to Denver, so I appreciate the prayers for good roads.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours

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  4. I like your latest sheep! I bought a crocheted one that's around a tape measure. It's so cute and came from a store in my home town. Couldn't pass it up. I grew up with sheep on our farm. Good memories. Glad to hear the good news. Yes, you do have a brain. Will just keep praying your headaches go away. We have a man, Kurt, in our church, who has bad headaches daily. Lately its been a bit better then comes back. So maybe it will go away soon and yours too. Hugs and blessings!

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  5. Merry Christmas to you and your family sweet friend. Wishing you all much joy and good health and many blessings in the New Year, too. ((hugs))

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  6. You enjoy your family Betsy, we will all be here when you return. Little Buddy had pj day at school yesterday also. He loved it. We went to PT after school in them and the PT gave him the biggest hug, nothing like a little one in pj's. Merry Christmas to you, Dennis and your wonderful family. Glad the reusults were good, now hope the eye drops help.

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  7. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Betsy. I got the same great card from Araignee and gave it to the leader of our church Breast Cancer Support group who's moving after 16 years. She will be sorely missed.

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  8. I am using this quiet time to catch up with all my blog friends and like you I am so grateful for them! I wish you and your family the most blessed and joy filled Christmas with love overflowing! What a glorious time to be together and celebrate our savior's birth! Merry Christmas sweet Betsy! You ARE a queen! Hugs ~ Sam

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  9. Good Morning, Hope the kids make it.... We haven't had snow this week --but tons and tons of rain....

    Your post made me smile.... Christmas is such a marvelous time of the year, especially when families can be together.

    Have a wonderful Christmas my Friend.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  10. Merry Christmas Betsy! That sheep is the sweetest. I am so happy you liked the little card. That snowman stamp was so much fun to play with.

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  11. Merry Christmas, Betsy. Wishing you family safe travels so that you can all have a wonderful celebration together!!!!

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  12. Hi Betsy, to end the mystery, that little sheep with the purple heart was from me! The other one was from me last year. Gracie pitched in on it, too.. I think. Your blog friends in the Portland area miss you being able to join us in our get-togethers. I'm glad you don't have a worse thing in your nose and I bet that's part of what's causing your headache. I hope that medicine clears it up. Have fun with your son and grandkids!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  13. Your sheep are so so sweet. And I m sorry Piper had the up chucks. I havent' heard that term in a while. Peppermint sticks are just the thing . Betsy I hope the eye drops work fast for you. Its all connected their in our faces so fingers crossed.
    Prayers, peace and play!

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  14. We love sheep; your little one is so sweet!
    Hoping your grand daughter feels better soon! And you, too!

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  15. The sheep is super cute. What a sweet surprise (I see that Teresa cleared up the guessing game). Upchucking is about as good as it gets when it comes to describing the process of hurling your cookies (the latter is definitely not a good euphemism at this time of year with all the holiday baking :) Hope you are enjoying quality family time. Christmas blessings to you and yours.

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  16. Oh, dear Betsy! It is YOU who is a gift to all of us, precious friend! You have blessed my life so many times, and I am so grateful God allowed our paths to cross. You are right, we would never have met in real life, but just see how God has joined our hearts and paths through these blogs! I agree wholeheartedly that the internet can be used for such evil, but God has surely used it to bless the lives of fellow Christians, too. I am SO thankful your CT Scan came back with such wonderful results, and I just trust Jesus to heal whatever is wrong in your body. I am praying for you and Dennis and trust you had a wonderful Christmas day together! Sending much love to you. :)

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  17. Hi Betsy, I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas, and safe travels for all heading back home. It's not so much the weather that worries me anymore about traffic, it's the angry drivers! Your washcloth has a special place in my China cbinet, and I want to say thanks again. You have such a kind heart!

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  18. Hi Betsy, That is the kind of sheep to have! Enjoy and no work. My Dad use to raise sheep and I loved to feed the lambs their bottles when it was needed. I hope your family arrived safely and no one is sick. Part of mind leave for home tomorrow and some more leave for home Saturday. Always hard to see them leave but we have been having a busy time together. Glad to hear that your MRI was okay. Have a wonderful New Year! Nancy

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