It’s Beginning to Look at Lot Like Christmas!

December 15, 2008 at 9:22 am 5 comments

I’m starting to see the carpet again around here…nothing is CLEAN, per se, but order is starting to emerge if you squint your eyes real hard-like.  I hope to keep on that today.

I managed to survive yesterday with The Hub working all day, the kids needing to be in several places, dressed in several different ways, chocked full of party food.  I won’t go into all the childish detail that occurred during the performance, but let’s just say that all that will go down in Mommy memory forever…never to be forgotten.

Friends invited us to several events yesterday which I only dreamed of.

We were moving the last of the summer furniture to the barn late last night before the first ice storm, getting all the flower pots under cover, and moving the old sofa and TV downstairs, getting ready for company.

I still didn’t get my out of town cards ready for mailing this weekend, hopefully today.  And if I could find where I sat my floral wire down, I would be very happy about that!

Well, off to try to empty some more boxes and get them moved outside before the ice storm hits!

I need more peanut butter fudge!

Entry filed under: Everyday.

Better, or Worse? The Ice Storm

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. ~E  |  December 15, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Text problem has been corrected — only the “It” in the title of this post is missing. I like the new font too.

    When is the new furniture arriving?? I am working on some housecleaning projects getting ready for guests too — cleaning the oven, cleaning the fridge, and hopefully will get around to cleaning blinds. Hubby took off today and wants me to watch another movie with him this afternoon.

    I have been distracted from my chores by BooMama’s Christmas Tour of Homes. I have found a couple of easy recipes I am going to try for upcoming parties. I think DoodleBug will enjoy helping with them! I did not intend for this to be such a long comment. I should have just e-mailed — or better yet, called!

  • 2. cassandra minton  |  December 15, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    love the new look

  • 3. Holly @ Crownlaiddown  |  December 15, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    How pretty! I love the Christmas on your site, Maggie.

    Praying for you and your family!

  • 4. Maggie  |  December 15, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Probably better than “my look” this morning when I showed up at the school! Thanks for taking care of my girl this AM! What a blessing you are!

  • 5. Maggie  |  December 15, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    The “It’s” shows up on my screen friend. I don’t know what to suggest, except that you might update to the latest version of Internet Explorer to see if that helps. Sorry for the troubles!

    I LOVE long comments…especially from dear friends who always have an encouraging word, as you do!

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