Sunday, December 23, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007

A Final Post Before Christmas (maybe !?!?!)

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick post (or so I say now !) to say Hello to everyone, and to let you know what I have been up to, and where I am at !!

It has been a busy few weeks, what with work and Christmas preparations, but I think I am under control now. I worked my last shift on Monday, and am now on holidays until my next shift on the 9th January. Aaaaah, how nice, knowing there is no work (although in this case, no work means no pay, also !!). I have been busy, in my spare moments, doing Christmas shopping, and am totally done (all except one small item, which I will get in the next day or two). My Christmas cards have been sent (excepting those overseas ones, which I was too late to send). My tree is up, and the house is decorated. Chicky and I will be doing some Christmas baking tomorrow (Friday), after I come back from food shopping. A bit of housework is waiting, but otherwise ... I AM DONE !!!

We will be spending Christmas Eve with my parents ... being from German parentage, it is the way we have always done things ... it's nice doing Christmas in the evening. Christmas morning is for Chicky, who usually has a few things waiting from Santa (although she no longer believes, it is fun to continue what we have always done.

After breakfast on Christmas Day, we sort out our bits and pieces, pack the car, and head off to our caravan at Bonnie Doon for around 2 weeks. Aaaahhhh, I cannot wait. I am looking forward to a change of scenery, and a lot of serenity. Just sitting and reading, scrapbooking, swimming, sunning ... what a life !!

Sooooo, what are your plans ??

I have spent the past few days visiting all your blogs (well, hopefully, all of them). Huge apologies if I happen to have missed yours ... let me know if I have, won't you.

I just want to take this opportunity, once more, to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year. If you don't celebrate Christmas, for whatever reason, I hope you enjoy the holiday season anyway.

I doubt very much that I will be posting again for a couple of weeks ... so, take care everyone, look after yourselves and your families ... and, most of all ... have fun !!

Till next year ....

Take care, hugs to you all,

PS. I forgot to mention ... I had lunch today with two blog buddies ... Gina and Miss Eagle ... at Miss Eagle's place. It was a lovely few hours, and we seemed to all talk non-stop. Miss Eagle has a lovely house, with all sorts of beautiful goodies ... she also has another little house in the backyard, fondly called the Dolls House, with lots and lots of pretty things inside. Drop by her blog, and I am sure you will see many of the things I saw today. A big thank you to Miss Eagle for hosting us today ... it was wonderful, and it was a pleasure to finally meet you.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Take care,

Friday, December 14, 2007

Hugs & Best Wishes To All ....

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Wishing You All A Merry Christmas

Hi Everyone,

As has become the norm for me this year, I have continued to be a neglectful blogger. Not that I don't want to blog, I just cannot sit down here long enough to get around to visiting everyone.

Once again, I send out huge apologies to each and every one of you, and hope to get by and visit you all before Christmas.

Well, what have I been up to ....
  • Work ... generally 3 days a week.
  • Chicky's dance concert a couple of weeks ago ... it went wonderfully, and we pick up the photos next week. Prior to the concert, there were various rehearsals, which I needed to take her to.
  • Scrapbooking ... I went to a full day workshop last weekend ... it was great fun, and I am really hooked ... oh, to have the time to actually spend on it would be nice !!
  • Christmas shopping ... need I say more !!
  • Preparing for Christmas ... the tree is up (finally ... did it just this Thursday), and the house is decorated ... just need to do some final cleaning.
  • Christmas cards ... hmmm, they are printed (I always do my own), but I still need to prepare the envelopes and send them out. Seems I am probably too late for the Overseas ones ... looks like I have some emailing to do instead !!
  • Ferrying Chicky around to various things ... sports, dancing, parties, school ... yep, I've become a taxi driver !!
  • And generally just doing the normal stuff ... housework, washing, shopping, being a good wife (!?!?!), catching up with people (although that hasn't happened much, either!).

So, that's my life ... no time for the important stuff, like blogging. I do so miss you all, and I do, actually, peek into some of your blogs regularly via Google Reader, although, as I've said before, I don't often get a chance to comment.

Anyway, the purpose of this post is to say hi ... sooo, HI !! ... and to extend my best wishes to each and everyone of you in the hope that you have a ...

and a safe, happy and healthy New Year.

We are off on Christmas Day to our caravan at Bonnie Doon, for a two week break. Perhaps this will be our last holiday there, as the van is on the market to sell, and it may just sell over the Christmas break. Then ..... we will be purchasing our longed-for TVan ... can't wait. Then we will be off as often as we can, to various places in this wonderful country of Australia ... but, that's another story !!

So, as I mentioned, I will try to visit you all before Christmas, but I very much doubt that I will post again until the new year (hopefully more regularly than I have been this year).

Huge hugs to you all, and thank you for being my blog buddies throughout the past 2 years (oh yeah, I missed out completely my 2nd blogaversay in late November ... I'll have to wait till next November to celebrate again ... darn it !!)

May your Christmas be wonderful and warm, and spent with loving friends and family.

Take care & catch you in 2008,