24 December 2012

Merry Christmas

In many ways, it's been a great holiday season. My house is lightly decorated. It was so much easier! My mantle is decorated just how I like it. There's touches of Christmas here and there. I wouldn't mind keeping it this way all year long! Sparky the dog has tried to touch, but everything is just out of his reach. Hahaha. I hosted my book club holiday party early in December. I'm so glad to know such a great group of women. We talk a lot, eat a lot, and talk about the book a little. This time we read "gods In Alabama" by Joshilyn Jackson. Everyone loved it. I had my family over for the "9th" day of Hanukkah. It was my first time making brisket and not knowing how much to buy, I made enough to feed a football team. The get-together was so much fun and the start of a new tradition. I stayed strong and resisted the urge to throw my big holiday party. It was the right decision for this year. I hope next year to be excited about it.

I'm off work till after New Years, for the first time. SO excited. I have lots of coffee in the foreseeable future, and if you know me, that's exciting! I'm headed to the mountains tomorrow for a much-needed vacation. Looking forward to gazing into a fireplace, reading a few books, soaking in the outdoor hot tub, eating good food, snow tubing, and making memories with family and friends.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas!


Leann said...

Enjoy the time with family and friends. Wishing you the very best in 2013!!

pattycakes said...

nice to see you back again , love reading your blog and seeing your pics of places you go. have a great vacation and great new year :)

Andrew said...
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Andrew said...

Cheryl, I got your card today in the mail. You, my friend, will receive a reply in just a few days. I need to hone up on my handwriting skills anyway. Thinking of you.

Lena said...

enjoy your time at the Mountains! Merry Christmas and a very happy new year to you and your family!

Josie Two Shoes said...

Your getaway end-of-year vacation looked amazing, Cheryl, so beautiful and I'm sure so many happy memories made. I'm delighted you got to do that, wonderful way to recharge your batteries for the new year. Wishing you all kinds of happiness and new adventures in 2013!

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