Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas to all my faithful fiber friends...you are the I-cord of my life..even though I don't blog often..you're never far from me in thoughts..and always in my heart.

I hope each of you have had a peaceful, healthy holiday..however you chose to celebrate it..actually quiet is good at times..and much preferred by MOTH..than a huge fanfare.

It has been many years since I spent Christmas Day in the home that I was raised in and grew up in..you grow up, you move out..and you start your own traditions...but for the past many years..to make life easier on my nieces and nephews that have children..I've had Christmas Day at my home..many times including all of them but mostly just my Mom, MIL and my Sister if she was in town. I did this so that my nephews/nieces with children could start their traditions and have Christmas Day in their home..so that their kids could play with their toys and not be dragged to God Knows Where..*(like my house)..and not be able to bring all their toys along...The Great Nieces and Nephews are now getting older and are fun to be around..one is even married and is expecting his own little one in the spring.

This year was the year that you almost do nothing..you question putting the tree up..shopping etc..because my Mom was going through some horrible 'bleu stuff' since my Brother passed away..she was so negative about the holiday..non caring etc..and we were at a loss as to where to go with this...so I decided it was time....TO GO HOME...to her Home..and spend the day with her in her surroundings..rather than uproot her and bring her here..I think it was probably the best idea we could have come up with and she brightened up as the day went by.

So..today my Sister and I did Christmas at my Moms home..I did some cooking, she did some..and it all came together nicely...I invited MIL to join us and MOTH..and Amber..a cousins child that is very loving and attentive to Mom.

Then tomorrow evening we go to a nephews home for the entire fam damily..all 30+ of us..

I've been knitting my fingers off..because as of about Sun. I decided to do fingerless mitts for the kids..and I have 1 mitt to go...actually, the cuff is done on the last one..I can do it!!!

So..all in all..it's been a great holiday..because we went back a bit to basics..and dropped a bit of the drama that gets in the way of the season.

So..tell me..how was yours?

6 comments:

Julie said...

What a beautiful photo!

It sounds like it was a perfect day; sometimes simpler is better. I'm glad to hear that your mother cheered up a bit as the day went on.

As for the final mitt; there's no doubt in my mind that you'll finish it! Have fun with the whole fam damily!

Jadielady said...

But... I don't like icord! :P
Merry Christmas, it looks like your plan definitely helped to cheer your Mom up.

Spinning Lara said...

Im so glad that you got to spend Christmas at your Mom's :) Beautiful picture of you with her and your sister!

Marianne said...

Awww, beautiful photo, seriously beautiful. Your mom looks GOOD!
Your Christmas day sounds perfect, and lovely, and I'm glad to hear your mom brightened with the day. I know it's been so hard for her these past few months, give her some hugs from me, eh?
30+... **whump** You amaze me. in a Very Good Way :^) and just how many mitts did you knit? heee.
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

KnitNana said...

What a great photo! And you know? Each year, we make new traditions...this year? An activity with the boys while dinner finished cooking, and a train under the tree. Those things will change in years to come, too...

It's okay if you don't have a tree (I'm wishing for that myself soon).

Glad you had a good day!!
(((hugs)))

Dana said...

I have to repeat what everyone else said earlier. That is an EXCELLENT photo of you, your sister and mother!

It sounds like Christmas at Mom's was a great idea and just what everyone needed. I'm glad that you enjoyed yourself and she was able to enjoy herself too.

Have a wonderful New Year and MUCH LOVE, Dana