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.
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.