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.


Diane J. said...

Hello and goodbye it seems, Connie. Hope you have a wonderful holiday, and a happy and joyous Christmas season. Have fun! ;o)

Love and hugs,


Gwen said...

Hi Connie.
Just popped in to wish you and yours a Merry Chritmas.
Love Gwen xoxo

Tammy said...

I'm so glad you stopped by again, Connie!

I have to mention...we have a family I recently met in our home school group who moved up from Australia...actually their originally from England, but they lived several years in Australia...and every time my girls play with their girls, they leave talking with these charming accents! ;)

A very Merry Christmas to you and your family!

PEA said...

Hello dear Connie, thank you so much for dropping by:-) I would like to also wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year!! xoxo

Susie said...

Hi Connnie,
So glad you stopped in to say hello :)
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas!

Deb said...

Wishing you JOY, LOVE and ALL GOOD THINGS, Connie.


Autumn said...

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

Jeanette said...

Hi Connie, Have A wonderful relaxing time at Bonnie Doone,.. Once again I wish you all a very merry Xmas..
Ps I just posted Gwens 50th wedding Anniversary today... Take great care hope to catch up again in the new year....

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Have a wonderful Aussie Christmas... I am looking forward to getting back to OZ in January... take care...

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Christmas Blessings, Connie!

May Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love be yours!

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hello dear Connie, I hope you have a wonderful relaxing holiday (I'm sure you will). I, too, am having a Christmas on Christmas Eve with a Dutch family. Then I'll have the family over on Christmas Day.

A very merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours, Connie and may 2008 be all you wish for.

Hugs xoxo

Clare said...

Hi Connie
I hope you have a lovely Christmas and look forward to hearing all about it.
I've got my parents coming for Christmas in London this year .. eek!
Enjoy the holidays.

dragonflyfilly said...

i knew there was something missing from my life recently...and now I remember, it is my daily dose of "what's new pussycat".

hey there girls, what's MUST e-mail me your address so i can mail you your prize (sorry, but I lost it when my computer crashed last time, and I can't find last year's CC...

anyhoo, you sound busy as usual, enjoy the break from work, and look forward to chatting more in the new year.

Happy Christmas,
cheers for now,

Renae said...

Hey Connie !! Happy Holidays!! All the best to you and yours for a Meey Christmas a nd a Happy New Year!! ((((hugs ))) Cheers !

Granny said...

A very Merry Christmas to you and yours, Connie.

Enjoy your trip and stay safe. If the Australian highways are anything like ours, it will be a madhouse.

At least you won't have to contend with snow.

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

Happy New Year!