Saturday, December 12, 2015

Inside Out Wrapping With A Sharpie.........................


Holy Crap! We are creeping right up on the middle of the month!

Yup, it won't be long  and all of my kids will, once again, be under the same roof, at least for a little while. I'll take it. I know how lucky I am that they all can, and do, make the effort to come home for Christmas.

Will it be a scene from a Norman Rockwell painting? Highly unlikely, as it is a "come as you are" occasion, which generally means if not jammies, something that is a close facsimile.

Will the gifts all be wrapped in ribbons and bows as though Martha Stewart herself did it with her own crafty hands? They will be wrapped. The names and Merry Christmas wishes will be written on little pieces of inside out wrapping paper using your basic sharpie. This will most definitely be done with a loving, if not so craftily gifted hand.

Will the meal be served on fine china, each dish plated with design? Ummmmm, gotta say nope on that one, as well.  The food will be killer, if I do say so myself, and plentiful, but it will be served buffet style and plated on the same mixture of Christmas and not so Christmas dishes that has been used for years.

Will there be someone to quietly gather the dishes and take them to the kitchen for cleaning? Well, there will be several someones, and I can guarantee it won't be quiet. It will, however, be fairly quick and efficient.  We've had a lot of practice in this particular department.

Will there be a lot of conversation, smart ass remarks, laughs, questionable humour, music, games, kids running around and other crazy shenanigans? Absofreakinlutely!

Wouldn't have it any other way.

Like I said, I completely get just how lucky I am.

As for the past few days?

Thankfully still very busy at the shop.

I wasn't able to get any writing in,.........dang it...........

There was much gratuitous grandbaby squeezing.............

Errands aplenty.............

Date night with my Honey................

Was able to get some baking in the freezer!!! Yay

As for the next few...............

Working at the shop..........

Do some Mom/Grandma errands...........

More baking................


Until next time........ with so many around the world displaced by the horrific acts of humankind.......

May you have the comfort of somewhere warm and safe to lay your head, sleep peacefully, deeply, your only dreams, soothing and sweet.
May the horror which chased you from your home fade quickly from memory, crushing terror in defeat.

May you find kindness in all new faces, arms open, ready to embrace.
May you find this, for it's what is right, regardless of religion or race.

May you find the side of humankind that lives up to being both, instead of it's evil twin.
May you find a life of happiness, in your new home, for if you do, we beat them, we all win.

Have a great week!

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