Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas....Eve....

I so....enjoy...playing with Old...Toys...this time of year....
I dug the Tiny......Mid 1800's 'For a Good Girl'  Child's cup....
out of The Old Cupboard... that came from the Farm...Dad had lived at....way back...in the day....
and plopped an old...Bottle Brush Tree in it...
I can't explain it...
but there is...'Something'... something...
about these...Old...Well Loved... Pieces... that seem to 'Ground'... all of the Chaos...in life...
I get lost...in them...
they...take me...away...to another...place...and time...
They remind... it's the Little Things...in Life... that mean the most....
 
We have received... Lovely...Gifts...from Dear Friends...over the last week.... Rick and Karen...Pegadoo...and Mike....Ed...and Michael.... Tom...and Sweet Loraine! {Her Award Winning Fudge....a Huge...Box of That...oh my....} Allyson...{she baked a Lovely Herb Bread...from a a recipe...that was in a Cook Book...I had given her... oh my...: ) }
Our Wonderful...Neighbor...Bob...brought us a Lovely Batch...of Home Made Goodies...that his Granddaughters...had made...{Holy Smokes!} and...Loved...all of the Beautiful...Cards... we received....
This...is the Beautiful...Loaf...Allyson made... It looks....Too Good to Eat...
{almost...: ) }
John...had bought this Santa...at Jan's Sale...
I was...not happy...about the things...he bought...when he purchased them...
We struggle...so...financially...and...what he buys...he won't let go of...
 {I...will sacrifice... most anything...when the chips are down....even things....I dearly...Love...}
{When my Friend, Jan...stopped by...the House...the other day... she had me put her name...on something...that if...and when...I'm ready to sell...I have to call her...
Done...
I have names...on Much...in The House....
and...have had to make calls..over the years...and...let go...}
So... it was difficult...looking at these things...when times have been ruff...of late...
But...I have to say...
Those...things...{there are only a few...} he bought...have brought me...the most Joy...
This Holiday Season...
The Carousel Horse...and...this...Santa...
Maybe...it's knowing...in the back of my mind....
These things...shall stay...and...are solid...
and...I can actually...count on them...being here...no matter...
These...are Off the Table...
when it's time...
to make...the 'Cut'...

 
I have been so...busy....and under the weather... for so long...
By Yesterday...I had Zero Shopping done...
but...managed to get it all done... in a few hours.....
Guess...attending all of those Estate Sales....having to think....Fast... and weave through crowds...
have been good training...
Christmas Shopping...was a Walk...in the Park....
compared to those Mega Stressful Situations...
Then...came home...and collapsed....
Fixed myself...a Olive Ladened....Bloody Mary....
Listened to 'Merry Christmas....from the Family' ... {Robert Earl Keene's version...: ) }
{over and over...}
{I know...it's such a silly song...but...for some reason...it Totally...makes me Laugh...
that...in itself...is such...a Wonderful...Gift....: ) }
Mom..is still battling...the Crud...  I just called her...said...I wasn't coming in...
They told me to stay Home... {she doesn't need more Crud....}
We always have Oyster Stew...together...on Christmas Eve...or...Christmas Day....
I told her...it will have to be New Years Eve... this year....
She was More...than agreeable....
I had...something...here...that a Dear...Neighbor... has wanted....all Year... I was going to keep...
I thought...she'd asked and asked...about it... it was waiting for her....
I called her...and said...to swing by..Santa said...she'd been such a Good Girl....
he had something here...for her....
She was....Elated....
I cried...
What a Gift...it is...to be able to Give...
Give...something...that You Know....
will be...Much...Loved..
Guess..that's why...I Love my Job...
Tho...I can't always...'Give'...things...away...
{sure...wish...I could...}
Just...putting....things... into hands... that will Love Them...
That...is a Gift....
Putting a Smile...on a Face....
What better...of a Gift...is That?
There isn't...any...
That...is Priceless....
Love to ya...
Merry Christmas....Eve...
Barb C.

6 comments:

sue in mexico mo said...

Merry Christmas, Barb!

Betty G said...

Merry Christmas, sweet Barb. May God's blessings be yours this season and for always! Love to you~Betty

simplyiowa said...

Merry Christmas...Sue...
Hope The New Year...is Very....Good...
to You...and Yours..
God Bless...
Barb C.

simplyiowa said...

Merry Christmas...Betty...
Hope You have a Most...Lovely Christmas...
and...The Happiest...New Year...
Love...to ya...: )
Barb C.

Anonymous said...

Barb, as I unwind from a whirlwind weekend, and think about all my blessings, getting to know you well enough to call you a friend is one of my top new blessings this year. You are a God given blessing, a true treasure, and a gift to all who know you! You give so much of yourself, your creativity and your heart! May you someday know how much you're loved. Merry Christmas to you and your family and of course Mom!

simplyiowa said...

What a Lovely...Gift... of such...Kind...Heartfelt...words...
: )
I Wish You...
A Merry Christmas...and a Most Happy...New Year...Filled...with Blessings...
Love...
To You...
Barb C.