I received a beautiful beaded Christmas tree ornament in the mail from Dee (Little Stone Schoolhouse) on my sidebar. Isn’t it lovely? Thank you so much Dee. It’s hanging on the tree where I can see it often.
I’m currently working on a nine patch square. I think I have nineteen squares done and I’m now knitting the border on this one. They are quite time consuming and it’s all I have worked on since I last posted.
I thought I would share some of my favorite Christmas decorations and ornaments with you and why they are important to me.
Many of you have seen these decorations before as I talk about them often because they mean so much to me.
First of all is the ornament I got when I was five years old from my Sunday school teacher. It always gets pride of place on the tree. It’s been on the tree for 54 years now!
The star is from the very first Christmas tree after Dennis was born. His Mom gave it to us when we first got married for our tree, so that makes 63 years for the star! I cherish it.
This nativity in a jar is from Teresa, (Teresa Kasner) on my side bar, she made it for me several years ago and I love it. I received the card this week from Sharon who is (calligraphy cards-Shaz in Oz) on my side bar. She makes all of her own cards and does an amazing job. Isn’t it beautiful?
I have a few more I’ll be sharing with you over the next couple of weeks.
Alex’s flight yesterday morning was canceled, he never did find out why they kept delaying it and delaying it and finally just canceled it altogether with the result that he was left for an extra day in Omaha. Tara‘s flight did take-off for New York City and she was already at work in the afternoon when she sent me a message. The airline paid for a very nice hotel room for Alex. He took an Uber to Grandma’s and spent the afternoon and evening with her. He said it actually was a wonderful gift and he’s glad it happened, although he had to do quite a bit of juggling on his schedule because he was scheduled for meetings in Tokyo today. They really enjoyed their time together. As I write this, he is about halfway across the Pacific Ocean.
The kids have all been gone for a week and I thought I was prepared for them to be so far away again. But as I type this, tears are falling again. I know. I sound like a whiner. Goodness, I do miss our kids. I think having had such a wonderful time Thanksgiving week makes me realize how much I miss those days of being together. I know life changes and the days move on and for heavens sake, we’ve been empty-nesters for 12 years now! You would really think I would be used to this. Goodbyes never get any easier though do they? I am so proud of all of our kids and I wouldn’t expect them to change their lives and I hope I never feel make them feel bad for the choices they’ve made. But, I would rather have the tears when they leave than to not care at all. Don’t you think so too? I think it’s a normal mom thing. At least that’s what I tell myself! Ha!
I hope you are all having a wonderful Tuesday and enjoying the preparations for Christmas without having too much stress. I’m enjoying watching a lot of YouTube knitters/crocheters as they do what is called Vlogmas. Short daily videos of their Christmas preparations. Lots of fun.
I will leave you with a photo of Alex and Tara at the Grand Canyon at sunrise last Wednesday. Aren’t those colors beautiful? He sent me a photo this morning when he flew back over the Grand Canyon on his way to Los Angeles. The two different perspectives are amazing.
From his flight this morning.
“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people.” Galatians 6:10a