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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Almost Christmas

Well so far I still have the computer up and running, will be so happy when son #1 has time after New Years to fix it up for me. We have had such cold weather and blowing snow so have drifts all over the place, so far all animals have survived, you really wonder how at those temperatures. Have been busy baking goodies for the kids Christmas bags, I have to find time to bake something for myself as I can not have gluten.RH finally picked up a tree so will get it put up tonight and then I will be trying to keep the cats from dismantling it. We are going to be by ourselves for Christmas day as Son #1 is on call at work so has to be close enough in case of an emergency which always happens in the holidays, son#2 works in the oil patch so he is working over Christmas and daughter just phoned and said their van died and can not get it into the garage until after the holidays, the older grandson's have serious girlfriends this year so will be spending Christmas day with them so we will all get together later when everyone is free. So we are planning a quiet do whatever we want day with the animals, just hope it is a nice day and no one needs to be out shoveling snow.
I finished the scarf and hat and can not wait to make some more, love the way the colors swirl up on the scarf, the hat is a bit on the large side so might make the next one a bit smaller. Have been busy making small quilted Christmas ornaments for gifts, I sent them off and forgot to take pictures, have to remember to take pictures of the one's I am just finishing.
Son #1 had bought a digital camera last year that has settings galore but decided it was just too complicated for them and they bought another point and shot one so I said I needed a new camera so let me give it a trial run and I will see if it is what I want, the other day I got out the instruction book and it took me ages to even figure out how to turn it that a good sign or what!! The book told you how to turn it off but there was nothing to say how to turn it on. I did get it turned on and took a couple of pictures and actually got them downloaded onto the computer. It has a great zoom factor and I noticed the neighbors cows on top of one of the hills quite far away so went out and took a it was like they were just across the road!! I think I am going to love this camera!!....if I ever get everything figured out...have to do some cheat cards to carry with me until I get the hang of it. I took a great picture of our poinsettia with it so will post it Well better run and get things finished up around here or maybe just lay in a sunbeam with the is still twenty-eight below but you would not know it with the sun coming through the windows, better enjoy it while we can!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Betty quickly catching up on some blogs as its very late and I am about to watch a movie - hope you all had a great Christmas and that great camera is a must as I know youll have lots of great pics to share - take care - val :)

Eileen said...

Love the photo of your poinsettia, it's so beautiful and lush! Typically, both of mine immediately went into Operatic Dying Mode as soon as I got them in the house.

I also love the way the colors of your poinsettia work well with the hat and scarf, rendering the set Christmas-y even though it has none of the traditional colors associated with the Yuletide. Clever girl!!

Val said...

Seasons Greetings!
Sure has been winter hasnt it. Love the scarf and hat colors, gives me inspiration to do some dyeing.

Sanguiknity said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! Yes, I am really excited for all the yarn I got! I'm still trying to find good patterns for them (and yes, petting and admiring them in the meantime!). Also, I've never knit with lace weight before, so I'm going to practice knitting lace with some cheaper, but still beautiful, yarn I bought yesterday (I know I said I wouldn't buy anymore, but Michael's was having a huge sale).

Hope your holidays were fun - enjoy the rest of 2008 before the new year comes tomorrow!


Alpaca Granny said...

I haven't been over to visit in ages. Our weather has been very challenging for me also. Not nearly as horrid as yours though.
I spent Christmas alone and it wasn't nearly bad. Watched movies and ate chocolate. The dogs hunkered down with me.
We did our family together thing the following Sunday.