Sunday, December 25, 2016

The Year We Had Lima Beans for Christmas Dinner

And Grandma forgot the Christmas crackers, and the cats ruined the tree,
and we were sad without the kid's daddy and sad without Granddaddy and sad without
Great-grandma, and sad without Aunt Emily, Uncle Brian, Uncle Ray and Aunt Alicia.
But we had lima beans and a lovely time.
Actually, the reason for the season came alive as Evan lighted a candle for Granddaddy.
Lynsey composed a Christmas song which she played on the piano that she cannot play.
She said a grace that she learned at Aunt Brandy's house.
We all said words of gratitude.

 Santa must admire two brothers getting along on Christmas Eve...
Eleven and six years old.
Voila, the family I did not have...
Looks like I had been  looking at my thunderstorms
instead of my rainbows...three children, my sister and niece
My DIL and future Step SIL??
Finally Grandma got out of her sad recliner to  make Christmas cookies
and fudge.  I am glad that I made the effort.
My DIL decided that lima beans and Bagel bites pizza were not Christmas Eve
material, so she brought steak...I cooked it...It was perfect.
She persuaded Evan that the mini pizzas were better on Christmas Day and he agreed!!

Lynsey was in charge of arranging the sweets for dessert.
We all ate too many of them.
DIL is spending the night..
Santa has come and sleep is coming for the grownups.
Oh, Dear me..this is no longer a Christmas Eve post.
It is now Christmas Day.
Merry Christmas everyone.!!
I have to include a sewing project:
A sewing project for Stephanie for Christmas.

Plastic Bag holder tutorial
This tute is close to the one I used.
I did not line mine and I did  not quilt mine.
Really, I used Muggs', cutting piece 20x25.
Using elastic on top and bottom.
6.5 inches on bottom and 11inches of 1/4 inch elastic
I also used just plain cotton..Stephanie wanted Ball teams for hers
Muggs gave me one years ago for Christmas and we have forever used it in the pantry.
Now, another Merry Christmas and to all a good  night!


Alcea Rosea 31 said...

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. I wish you good health and a peaceful 2017.

Karaquilts said...

Merry Christmas Dear One! May you have a day of peace and surprise pleasures. And be blessed with the gift of Hope for tomorrow.

Unknown said...

Merry Christmas, friend!🎄🇨🇮

smazoochie said...

I love your blog!
Grief, chaos, disaster -- all with a deep undercurrent of LOVE.
It is all about LIFE!