Friday, December 26, 2014

Frazzled but Happy

Some of us might feel like the little fellow pictured above and below-----a bit frazzled but  still happy.

Christmas is like that.

Certainly all the glitter and hoopla are wonderful but so are the peaceful, quiet moments.

Like many, Christmas decorations will remain up around here  for at least another 12 days.

I like the s-t-r-e-t-c-h the holiday out as much as possible because it's such a beautiful, star-studded time.

I wanted to show you some of the gingerbread cookies made this Christmas. Aren't they pretty?

These last little guys, however, were left "naked."  By the time I got to them, I was  sick of decorating and called it quits. ha!

Also, here's a shot of our tree by day.

 And by night.

 It's a beauty, gifted by a dear, long-time friend who no longer wanted a big tree in her house.

It slowly revolves around and around, too, which is kind of a unique feature. 

 I am soooo grateful to my friend for giving us this lovely tree  several years ago and to my daughter for helping put it up and decorate it this year.



diane.stetson said...

My plan for this coming weekend is to rest and get well. I've been sick since last Sunday with a virus which dampened my Christmas spirit quite a rest rest rest is required to get well. Happy New Year to you and your family!

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

The cookies are festive; and the tree is beautiful. How neat that it spins. Hope you had a very Merry Christmas and that you enjoy the last days of the season.

Nellie said...

Love your cookies! That granddaughter will love joining you in the kitchen to "help" with them!:-) While the only Christmas "trimming" we leave up for 12 days is the Nativity scene, I've no plans to spend my week-end storing the other things away just yet.:-) Enjoy this day!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Your cookies are adorable. I didn't get a chance this year to make some. I did however make some goodies. Thank goodness for friends. The tree is beautiful. Merry Christmas and happy new year.
Our plans are to relax and take in a movie.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Your tree is beautiful. A belated marry merry Christmas, me sweet friend. xo Laura

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: this is a large tree. You're lucky. Your daughter did a great decoration. Beautiful Christmas decorations. I'll rest. Too much shopping and food. Keep in touch

Linda O'Connell said...

61 degrees today. I think I will go shopping Saturday.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Beautiful tree! So festive! I actually didn't make any cookies this year because people kept sending/bringing them over. Yours are adorable.
I'm knitting, reading, and playing board games with the family . . . and eating lots!

Chatty Crone said...

Those first two pictures look like me!!!!!!!!! lol

Your tree is perfect! Love it.

I know you had a wonderful Christmas!

agatek said...

I like your gingerbread cookies. Your Christmas tree is very beautiful.

Red Rose Alley said...

Your tree is so pretty, Susan. What a difference the trees look at day and night. I always take pictures of them at night because you can see the lights sparkle more.

I truly love you simple posts filled with so much beauty and appreciation for life....I just wanted you to know that, Susan.


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