Friday, December 20, 2013

Home for the holidays

  It's Friday, and we are staying home for the holidays......for a number of reasons.  Number one was the driving weather, and then the health of Sir Old Man's father has nose-dived this week with pneumonia and congestive heart failure.  Dad is back in the nursing home now and doing better.    And lastly, I have had the stomach bug that is going around.   Today finally, I can eat a little.  Not ready for chocolate yet, but soon I hope!

   The good news is that we will be here for nephew Remy's visit...and of course, the rest of the family ;)
I had word from a very reliable source that Remy was very taken with the Elf on the Shelf mystic.  So nothing would do, except to adopt one here.
   Mason Dinklejarrel arrived yesterday and made himself at home.  He prefers to be called Dinks and apparently loves mints.  I am so happy that Rudy was pleasant and agreed to share his space with Dinks.  I would hate to have them fighting.
   I know I am just a big kid at heart, but I love to see the wonder and delight in the eyes of those who still believe in magic.  So I am planning to have some fun with Dinks this season!
  Tomorrow begins the cooking ahead/baking time that I thought I would avoid this year.  But that is part of what I do and who I am.  So why fight it?
   There's a wonderful post from Wanda at Exuberant Color today.....her studios revealed!   You don't want to miss it.  Nothing like envy to make you want to get busy.
Happy stitching.

A little extra-----The Elf on the Shelf is magical.  He watches over the child and reports back to Santa each night.  When he returns the next day, he will probably be resting in a new place.  He often brings extra treats.  But you can not touch him, that could hurt his magical powers.  And he loves to hear how your day went and what good things you did each day.
  Imagine my 4 year old nephew up before dawn, using a flashlight to find his Elf!  We all need that little bit of magic each day.


Vroomans' Quilts said...

I had never heard of the Elf on the Shelf until you post it before - told my daughter about it and surprise, she already had one and her boys were enjoying the fun with their elf.

Janet O. said...

I just barely saw an Elf on the Shelf for the first time about 10 minutes on a Piano Guys YouTube video. How interesting that I come here and see another one. : )

Lynne said...

I think it's a great tradition, maybe one I need to start with my two grandsons! Pity that Christmas is nearly over for us; DD and family have been here since Tuesday and leave on Monday. SIL has to work on Tuesday so they will be home celebrating Christmas with SIL's parents. We had Christmas Day today so it's just about all over for us now.

Dana Gaffney said...

A 4 year old at Chritsmas! That's about as magical as it gets, thanks for explaining what the elf is all about, I've seen him everywhere, but didn't know the story behind him. Enjoy your baking :) I'm doing a bit of that today.

Impera Magna said...

So sorry the tummy bug caught you... and hope it will be a thing of the past very quickly!

The granddaughters love their elf Zitter... so much fun listening to them tell about his adventures...

Sheila said...

I hope everyone gets well before Christmas. I had not heard of the Christmas elf until this year and read about it on a couple of blogs. Sounds like fun.

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