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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Nearly MMXI !

I shared a wonderful Christmas with my sons and four others ~ lots of fun, food, gifts, family games, and laughter. Everyone has returned home; the house is back to some semblance of order, and the tree is left standing!

There are a few Christmas goodies left (I just finished off the last of the steamed pudding and custard), some turkey for sandwiches and soup or pie, and various little bowls of this and that. I even sent turkey and sandwiches away, and there is still more left. I don't mind :)

Tomorrow will be a relaxing day, and on Wednesday I plan on travelling to Victoria to see my brother and friends and relatives down there.

I also have to deliver a Persimmon tree to my son en route. In order for them to locate this present, I created a 'Treasure Map' and then cut it into puzzle pieces. Once they had remade the Map, we all donned our coats and boots, and followed the trail to find the 'surprise'. We didn't open gifts until after dinner, so we had to go out in the dark with a flashlight! What fun!


During the day, the dogwood tree was aflutter with tiny kinglets ~ my little ruby-crowned kinglet must have brought his extended family together for a Christmas treat. I was only able to capture one out of the front window.


By the way, I received an e-reader for a gift. I love books, (and also technology) so this will be a most interesting transition!

Again, I'm so happy not having to think about going back to work after the holidays. I think it's taken a year for this to finally sink in!

Soon we will be starting 2011! Isn't that just simply amazing ~ as the saying goes, "Instead of counting the days (weeks, years), make the days count!"

Here's to a terrific new year! All the best to everyone :)


  1. Seems like you had a great Christmas! And a great gift as well

    I hope you have the best happy new year too!

  2. It sure looks like you had a lovely Christmas, with more to come over the next few days!
    Lucky you seeing lots of kinglets.
    I'm in two minds about e-readers so it'll be interesting to find out what you think of them...happy e-reading!
    Happy New Year! Flighty xx

  3. Looks and sounds as though you had a great time Glo.

    I wonder which ebook reader you received. I bought a Sony a few months ago and it has revitalised my interest in reading. There are lots of free ebooks scattered around the internet. Two sites I keep an eye on are:

    Both have links to free ebooks. You just have to make sure which format they are in as there are many different ones. Some readers can handle several formats - one reason I bought the Sony.

    Wishing you all a Happy New Year

  4. Ah, yes, the joys of not dreading returning to work! Enjoy your new reader.

  5. Thanks fer! A very Happy New Year, to you too!

    Hi Flighty ~ Yes, it was a wonderful Christmas, and we all gathered again with my brother and one of my nieces. So far I really like the e-reader...I can take it in my purse or pocket, and if I'm waiting anywhere, I can read! I'm still getting used to it, but so far, so good! It's only about 1/4 inch thick and easy to read and manipulate.
    Happy New Year to you, too!

    Thanks for all the information, John. The one I received is a kobo, and I have accessed the links you included, so thanks again! It's fun having this option for reading, and I quite like it. I'm just learning the ins and outs of its capabilities... A Happy New Year, to you!

    Hi Nikki~ How did the pruning go?? Yes, it's lovely not having to go back to work ... I enjoyed my job, but this is much more fun! A very happy new year to you, Roomie, and your furry ones :)