Sunday, November 27, 2011

Gearing up for Christmas

I can't believe it has been a whole month since I last posted. For the last week and a half, I have been struck down by what feels like a speeding truck but is more likely some combination of the common cold and/or flu. Suffice it to say, it has taken a bite out of me and I have done very little except to lay around and feel sorry for myself. I am still not back 100% and today was the first day I have felt a little more approaching normal. On top of the cold, the bursitis is back in my knee (Good God, could I sound any more ancient?), most likely from all the healthy walks I have been taking over the past couple of months. Apparently, if I sloth around, my knee should be fine.

Since Christmas is fast approaching, I have got busy with a couple of projects. I love this card and the traditional Christmas colours. The Jolees wreath is all sparkly and doesn't need much adorning as it pretty well stands on its own.

For years, I have gone without a Christmas tree mostly due to an unfortunate incident we had shortly after I got Kenya. That year, I had spent hours putting up the tree and trimmings, only to have a young Kenya knock it over in the space of 10 minutes sending everything scattering. This year, I finally gave in and bought a small pre-decorated, pre-lit tree that will hopefully remain upright for another month. Kenya has been an angel and sleeps peacefully for hours "under the tree". Kona just looks at it and walks away. Fine by me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the tree!!!!!! the card is lovely---I like the combination of the polka dots with the wreath. that gives it a comtemporary feel but it is still clasic. Great job.

IL Friend