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Happy New Year!!!

 For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
~T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding”

Hope everyone in the garden blogasphere has a Happy New Year.  Did you make your resolutions ?  I am resolved to make none this year but to enjoy every day and appreciate the small things.  Sometimes we get so caught up in the day to day stuff that we forget to count our blessings and be grateful for what we have like our health, our family & friends, etc… From now on I will try to take time every day to say alittle prayer of thanks for the many blessings in my life.  Like all of you!  :)

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Nandina domestica covered in snow

I will be taking some time away from blogging to enjoy the holidays with my family and friends. Lots of baking and last-minute things to take care of before Christmas.  Hubby has to work Christmas Day, the Post Office is really busy right now.  However my youngest who is a senior in High School will be home for about 2 weeks and is looking forward to helping me make fudge, cookies and other goodies.   We will be doing our celebration the day before, but I’m thankful for the time we will have together as a family.    Hope everyone in the garden blogasphere has a wonderful, happy and Merry Christmas.  And I will see you all in the New Year.  So  from my family to yours hope you all eat, drink, and be merry and have a safe & happy holiday season.  :)

O’ Christmas Tree…

Our little tree...

For the second year in a row hubby and me didn’t feel like putting up our 6 ft. artificial tree, so instead we have this little 4 ft. resting on top of one of his speakers.  Are we pathetic or what, lol?    Now that the boys are basically grown I’ve lost my previous enthusiasm for holiday decorating.  

The mantle all decked out...

I do however enjoy decorating the mantle every year, changing it up a bit as I go.   We even had stockings for our furry children, the two dogs and cat.  And yes they are already full of goodies as you can probably see.   I left my old decor in place and just added some Christmas things like pinecones, garland and  poinsettas.  Our stockings are a bit outrageous, but they were all handmade minus the pet ones.  :)

note:  how do you all like my seasonal blog look, the header is a cropped photo from my tree and the background reminds me of wrapping paper

Early Christmas Presents

 Every year I make it easy for my family to find the perfect gift to give me.  It’s a no-brainer on what I want, it’s always for the garden of course.  This year was no exception either since I knew I had to have these natural compost bins that I saw in the  Gardener’s Supply Company catalog.  On cyber monday  they offered free shipping plus $10.00 off each by ordering 2 or more, so hubby said what are you waiting for?  Yay!!!  They came within a few days and I set them up this past weekend with the help of my oldest son.  No tools required, just a little muscle to help me get the unwieldy boxes out to the work area.  I love how they slot together like Lincoln Logs (remember those?)  Now to fill them up with all kinds of yummy things like leaves, coffee grounds, egg shells, green stuff etc….  Just think how happy my veggie garden will be next spring when I give it a layer of black gold.  I got my idea for this post from Dee @ Red Dirt Ramblings, she did an entire post dedicated to Gifts for Gardeners.  Thanks for the inspiration Dee.  :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life… a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year – and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God.  ~Ray Stannard Baker (David Grayson)

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving from my family to yours.  I’ll probably be out of the blogasphere for the rest of the week so eat, drink and be merry and have a safe and happy holiday weekend.  :)

note: I’m playing around with my blog theme again, so don’t be too shocked when you stop by.