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Friday, December 11, 2015

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Joseph Addison

It has been a long while.  Loss is always hard to cope with.  I have been married to a wonderful man for a little over a year now.  He helps me, he loves me.  He is my soulmate.  He talks to me, he hugs me.  We do everything together.  From the beginning, we agreed to never fight, life is to short.  I am so blessed!

This man loves Christmas!  I mean he really loves Christmas.  I have teased him for years about his 'blow-up dolls' that decorate his yard.  He has Santas and snowmen, he has angels and stars.  This year, thanks to a wonderful woman one town over, I have helped him branch out into vintage wicker.  He restrung new lights inside this little guy and he is marvelous!
He even has a sleigh and a few reindeer.  We added a little lit squirrel to the porch rail.  We have been blessed with unseasonably warm temperatures, we are still pulling turnips, chard, carrots, beets, kale and salad greens out of the garden.
For the first time since I was alone on the farm back in 2005, my nativity is up.  Our nativity.  He was excited to see each one as it came out of the box.  He was my photographer. My ladies, my Christmas present from last year, look like they are rejoicing.

I am in a wheelchair full time.  It took a while to knit my last sock.  18 months.  How hard was that? Thanks to Rox over at YouTube, I have learned different way to use my fingers to knit.  I believe this second sock will only take about 3 months. She also has a group over on Ravelry, Rox Rocks. It has an unbelievable amount of tips, hints and instruction.  Grab a cup of tea (or coffee or cocoa) and set aside some time for interesting reading, 

We are all settled in and we are all happy. Life is better and I want to start journaling it here again.  Time to start over.

God bless and Merry Christmas.


Qutecowgirl said...

I am so so happy for you. I know it's hard to knit sometimes. I can't even tell you when the last pair of socks in fingering yarn were made. I can't really go below size 4 needle.

Have a very very Merry Christmas

SDQuilter said...

I was really happy to see your name show up in my email! My husband says I have plenty of yarn, can you imagine? Of course, I do still have quite a few of yours. I hope life is good. :)

SDQuilter said...

Merry Christmas!

curtis03 Lewis said...

This post reminds me of our Christmas party. It was just fabulous. We decorated our venues with lights and candles. Everything was looking really pretty. You know that party was best among all previous parties I ever organized.

SDQuilter said...

That sounds like a wonderful memory that will last a lifetime. Funny how decorations can have such a large impact. This was one of my best Christmases ever. I am happy I could trigger that memory for you. Thank you for bringing mine back.