Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

I guess it's time to get back to the real world and tend to business. I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and are on your way to a fabulous 2009!

The last week and a half has been busy and a lot of fun. On the 23rd we enjoyed visiting with friends at their annual Open House. On Christmas Eve we had Mom over for a simple meal before we headed to Church and then to some friends for a casual get together. Christmas Day had us driving to OKC to see the kids and have dinner before we headed home with Cameron for a couple of days. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but all he really wanted to do was stay home and play with his new Wii games!

Then on Saturday, they drove here and we picked up Mom and went to lunch to celebrate Kim's birthday (which was the next day). After that, we came home and had our family Christmas here followed by cake that Cameron and I made on Friday for Kim's birthday.

They took off in the late afternoon and peace descended on the castle again! Whew! I don't know what you peeps who have a million kids and family do!

We had a quiet New Year's Eve. Didn't make it until midnight I'm afraid to say. And today is restful and quiet, too. I ended up in the Urgent Care center yesterday with an ear infection and PINK EYE!! I have NEVER had that in my life, but here I am at 58 years old!! What's that all about??? Fortunately I don't feel bad, but I'm being good and trying not to expose the entire city to it. We have a couple more Holiday Open Houses to attend in the next few days, so hopefully it'll get under control quickly. Heaven knows I don't want to miss a thing!!

I want you to know that I followed through with that baking thing and I have pictures to prove it! We made the best new cookie recipe. Just 6 ingredients and they were kind of like shortbread or wedding cookies. Just delicious!

Then of course we made Bill's favorite, Oatmeal!

And finally we did the best Caramel Corn. So easy and good!

I also wanted you to see the little Charlie Brown tree I always put in my kitchen. It's actually my favorite!

So that's it for us! The orders have been pouring in with the Free Shipping, too! So cutting and packing have been on tap for us as well. That will be over after today, so things should slow down a bit. I'll be listing more stuff next week on Ebay and Etsy I hope.

Have a Happy and Healthy and most Blessed New Year ever!


Jackie said...

Happy New Year, Glenna!! I am so glad you had a wonderful holiday. Sorry to hear about the pink eye. That is a bummer! I had it once when my son had gotten it, I didn't enjoy the itchy redness. Oh well, it will be over soon enough and you can get back to normal life. The cookies and the corn look delicious!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Happy New Year, I am tired just reading your post, we are having the whole family over today for a Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings, next, the the tree, village and the rest will all be put away until the next Holiday season!

Melanie said...

Happy New Year Glenna! I've heard that conjunctivitis (pink eye) is highly contageous. If one person has it at school the whole class soon get it. Good news it soon clears up with antibiotics.

Lovely looking cookies. my you had a lot of travelling around over Christmas.

Well done for doing so well selling your fabrics.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Happy New Year to you Glenna. Sounds like you had a great holiday.
I'm sorry to hear that you've been sick. I have had several ear infections and they hurt bad! Pink eye........never had that one. So stay away. LOL!! But seriously I hope your feeling well soon.
The baked goodies look yummy!!

Cheryl said...

Merry and Happy back to you!!! I hope this is a wonderful, wonderful year for you.