Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A New's Update.

Our Christmas was FABULOUS!!! For one I felt GOOD! First miracle, my hunny bought me an AMAZING Christmas gift, 2nd miracle, and our church adopted Jen's children and they had an amazing abundance of gifts, 3rd miracle. Truly Jesus makes a much better Santa we were mind blown.

I have NEVER seen so many presents. They were piled all the way around the tree stacked up and spilling over. There were just tons of them, not literally but it felt like it. That is the first christmas morning that actually took some TIME to get everything opened. Yep another miracle.

Somebody really wanted a bike and he got one!

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care and stuffed!!!

  Bay blades the new rage for boys. Some ole hillbilly made his millions with the basic top. Papa knew all about playing with these and even won a couple of rounds. Boys will be boys no matter what age and this was Pa's favorite. He liked it much better than new slippers. I need to work on that next year.
This is not a flattering picture, but my daughter took a picture of me blowing some leaves and I actually put in one small box of irises by myself. I am SO much better!!! I can dress myself and can cook again.
I have not been able to chop an onion for 6 months. No hand work. I am getting there, my arm does not raise up but I am working on it HARD! I WANNA GO BACK TO SOME KIND OF WORK!

This little bee charmer just may end up really spoiled, could you resist this?  I told him when the girls start calling we are going to lock him up! Lawdy he is a doll.

This is my real smile. Remember that? It's been a while since it's been around. I know because my smiling muscles can feel the workout, tee hee.

These need no explanation. This is what kids do. They table train cats to join them for a snack.

 Puffins has got the hang of it too.

 Yep definitely got it.
 Will you look at that little pink tongue, kitty has got his groove on.
 and so does the charmer.
and yeah she was in on the whole thing. We have all lost 19 pounds now. That happens without any Christmas baking. I love Christmas baking. Next year I'll bake my cookies and get fat.

Just a bit more news. Roman is on a hunger strike. He has been demoted to plain dry dog food. When you have a lot of people to feed the dog loses his fancy status. He still will not come. Stubborn!! You may see us on the dog whisperer yet.

I started the New year out by deleting practically the whole computer, nearly having a stroke or heart attack, because ALL my pictures were gone!!! Don't ever say blondes are dumb. My daughter recovered all my files and all my photos, and I was UBER impressed! I was trying to clean up the computer and get ready to do some posts. After that "shock and awe" I had to take a break. My other nerve wrecker is that Kayla called to say,"Don't worry we are in a nice warm tent and sleeping bags." Yeah right, camping in the snow is so good for your health. FREAK!!!

Every day has been so busy. I'm coming back from the almost dead. I'll try and post a bit more often. Just how did I post every day anyway? Now it seems like there is no time, and that is without cooking. I haven't baked any bread yet. My starter is trash I think, but just some simple whole wheat sounds so good. My therapy appointments are often in the middle of the day and it breaks up the day, into a more non productive use of time. Keeping the main thing, the main thing the therapy is the most important "thing" I do right now.
My hand has stopped shaking and jerking too. Typing still makes my wrist sore and my fingers aren't too happy but I think at this point it's actually good for them, so we are back in the saddle again.

I feel so excited and happy. I hope you're all doing well and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU!!


Laura~peach~ said...

been missing you so glad you are making a come back... and yeah he is a doll :)

Michelle said...

Glad to see that you are feeling better AND that you guys had a good Christmas together.

farmlady said...

Happy New Year to you too. So glad that you were feeling good enough to enjoy Christmas.
Keep up the physical therapy and the wonderful frame of mind. This is a new year and things will get better.
Love the cat photos.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I'm so glad you had a great Christmas! That makes my heart smile.

Just wanted to let you know that gorgeous lady in pink on my blog is my friend Claudie. LOL! Not moi. But I wish it were! LOL!


Sheila :-)

joanne said...

It is so sweet to come here and see everyone so HAPPY! and healthy! Whatever is going on over there you better keep doing because it is working wonders. Happy New Year..;j

Bluebird49 said...

What a wonderful post--you and Jen look a lot alike!! The grand kids are so cute, and your Christmas looked warm and delightful. It's so good to know that your church was giving, and that you are feeling so much better. Who wouldn't with the wonderful, loving care you're getting from Hunny and Jen!

I'm so happy to see prayers answered--for someone as special as you. YOu deserve so much love!

Flea said...

Happy New Year, woman! The boy looks just like you! And I LOVE the shot of the boy and cat at the table! Rock on!!!

Angela said...

I am so loving the new banner..just too precious Karen. Sounds like you guys had just an amazing and wonderful Christmas, God doing more than any of you could have asked, imagined or prayed for. Ephesians 3:20..awesome about the weight release for both of you. I love that pic of your daugther, she is radiating!!

Unknown said...

YEA! There's the cheerful lady we all love. Happy New Year!

LDF said...

That's good news! (I won't share the kitty snacking at the table pix with Miss Boots though) Happy New Year!

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

Well, what a miracle you have had. The Christmas tree and packages were beautiful but you know what I loved the most? The pictures of Puffins. That is so funny.

Glad things went to wonderfully for Christmas. Have a great year!

Anonymous said...

It's good to hear from you, Karen. Love these beautiful pictures with so much joy.

Yes, I had written about saying goodbye to blogging but then I wrote how God led more specifically. Basically, I don't go around making 40 comments and participating in too many blog-hops anymore. And I write as He leads.

Looking forward to visiting. Happy New Year to you and your precious loved ones.

Kat said...

Yay!!!! What a great way to start out the new year! Sounds fabulous! So glad you are doing better and that y'all had such a fabulous Christmas! :)

imbeingheldhostage said...

This was such a great post, you nearly had me in tears. So glad you are feeling better and for the super Christmas you all were able to enjoy. I am extremely happy for you!!

Well done daughter-- that would be horrifying to lose it all off the computer!

Heidi said...

I have missed you!! Glad I stopped by to visit!! LOVE YOU!

Bluebird49 said...

Hi kiddo-just wanted to tell you----I've locked my blog for right now. A friend of both my families just found me, and I need to figure out how to do it by invitation only!!