Monday, December 03, 2007

Getting Ready for Christmas!

Hey, ladies, how's it goin'? Everybody ready for Christmas? LOL! Last week was pretty much a wash as I was super sick... stayed home and slept for two straight days and on the third day the boss sent me home at noon I was so sick... gah! Bad cold, courtesy of the grandkids, but I'll take it in exchange for a visit with them! I'm on the road to recovery, though. Yay!

I was feeling good enough that we got out the Christmas boxes. We have an odd assortment of ornaments and other goodies, everything from homemade to glitzy, so we decided it was time for a good sorting out. Glenn drug in the boxes and bins and I started sorting. What a mess! Glenn took this picture after several hours of concentrated excavating and sorting. Boy, do I have alot of snowflakes! Actually, it really isn't a huge amount of stuff, contrary to what Glenn thinks!
Now at least we know what we have! Of course we spent the remainder of the day decorating and trying to figure out what to use where. The plan is to decorate the house the way we want it and get rid of the stuff that doesn't work anymore. We'll see if we stick to the plan!

That rather strange coffee table you see above, under all those ornaments, is in the middle of being transformed from a coffee table to an ottoman. The legs and sides are from the kitchen table my parents got sometime in the fifties. My Dad transformed it into a marble topped coffee table about 30 years ago and now we are transforming that into an ottoman. Well, at least it's on the list of "Things to Do!" ;0)

This coming weekend is our company Christmas party. This year it is being held at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesen West in Scottsdale and I am so excited! I haven't been there yet and it should be really special all decorated for Christmas. In conjunction with the party, there is going to be a Gingerbread House competition so of course I had to join in on that. I've never made one before... always wanted to, just never did. We each got a lovely kit...
Fresh out of the pkg
to play with. I wanted to get going on it this past weekend but that didn't happen, so there may be some late nights this week getting it done. I'll keep you updated on the progress. ;0)

Anyway, between being sick and getting ready for Christmas, I've only gotten one lonely little seam done on my next block. It's still sitting by my chair, taunting me silently as I walk past. Ah, well... there are only so many hours in the day!

Oh, I almost forgot... we got 2" of rain on Friday! WooHoo! Getting 2" of rain in one day makes for some happy campers here in Phoenix... our yearly average is about 8" so Friday was a banner day. There was some flooding but I don't think it was too bad. We were fine but boy, do we have a yard full of pecans! The rain and wind brought them down like crazy. We picked about half of them up on Sunday, after it had dried out a bit, but there are still bunches of them. The mourning doves are helping us by eating as many as they can!

That's all for now, my lovelies... I hope everyone has a great week!


Debra Spincic said...

You definitely have plenty to do! Hope you start feeling better soon.

Susan said...

Have fun at the party. We had a school party out there one year. Everyone enjoyed it. I'll be looking for the gingerbread house decorations. No nibbling on corners. =) What a lot of lovely decorations you have!

Wasn't the rain wonderful? We probably got the same amount up here - we still have puddles. It just came down and came down. More may come in a few days. I'm hoping it will be the wet kind of winter we haven't had in years - the one that brings the spring flowers out everywhere!

Rissa said...

Have fun decorating the gingerbread house...while you decorate the real house. LOL

Rian said...

Hope you're feeling better by now. Being sick at the holidays sucks. There's so much to do! I have gingerbread house envy. One of these years, I continue to threaten. I can't wait to see yours decorated.

threadspider said...

Hope you are feeling completely better by now and looking forward to the company Christmas party. Sounds like it is going to be so good.
Seems like we are all getting lots of rain, but alas, ours doesn't wash down pecans! Just the last of the autumn leaves.

Allison Ann Aller said...

I must have the fewest Christmas decorations of all of us. Don't know why, because yours look enticing!
I don't suppose you can take pictures at your company party can you, so we can see Talisman West?

How about a CQ gingerbread house?

Have a blast, Marty...!!!!