Monday, December 27, 2010

And suddenly..... Christmas is over!

Goodmorning everybody!

Isn't it wierd how quickly Christmas is gone again? We are living towards it for several weeks and then there are the two Christmasdays(yes we have TWO) and whoops, now it's Monday and it is done with!
I hope everybody had a lovely Christmas time. And a warm thank you for all your wishes!
We surely enjoyed our Christmas days.
On Christmas eve Jan went for a moment to the cafe( there was the lotery, remember?) and I had a terrific evening! I watched among other things the "Miracle on 34 th street" on tv, popped in on a German channel and heard some wonderful Christmas music, then for a moment hopped behind my computer screen,  with a cd of Christmas music at the background, wnet back to the couch and watched some more great programs on tv. Then Jan came home and oh whee, for once he wasn't lucky with the lotery, no prize! I didn't mind too much, to be honest. As it was already past midnight, we decided to open out presents, waiting for us under the tree. We agreed not to buy anything for eachother, but there were still some presents, yeah! all the way from America, from my friend Edna! Soooo sweet of her.
 Here a picture of the things we received. The two scarfs really came in handy, we didn;t have real nice an good ones. And I can drink a lot of tea, big box with 100 teabags in ti, wow! in 4 different blends. And I just LOVE my mug with the rose print! Thanks Edna, you've made our Christmas eve!!!
On Christmas day we took it real easy. Jan registered a lot on videao and dvd and on tv there was a lot more to watch. So we had a great time watching it all. Then for dinner I decided we should have some smaller dishes, so we started with two plates with a little green salad  and on it some slices of smoked duck breast and some slices of graved smoked salmon. That was really Yummie. Then I had small medaillions of porc filet, with roasted potatoes and a green salad and a dessert after it. Then coffee and later in the evening we took some italian ciabatta(bread, I had to bake if off in the oven) with some French cheese and some left over slices of the salmon.  Yeah it was a real cosy day.
Second Christmas day it was also quiet, hoorray, outside it looked even not too bad, and snow and ice are still melting, for the moment the leak also stopped, so why not be happy?
I did some things at the computer Jan did his puzzles, later we watched a bit tv, and for dinner I had a pastry cup filled with a feral or wild hash (ragout) and then I made my potatoe salad and on top slices of smoked salmon!  Yeah, again the salmon, but we love that! So dinner was easy to pprepare, but very tasteful! I can say we had a great Christmastime together!
And now we have to return to the "normal daily life"again LOL.
There are some things to do now, I don;t know if I can manage it all today, but I have another day tomorrow.
I do have to go out, have to get me a medicin at the pharmacy(I've almost run out of one) and some little things to fill the fridge again. Oh there's still enough left in there, but I need some stuff to put on our sandwiches, some cat food, usual things.
It looks better outside for me, there still is some snow but much less than last week, so I hope it will be easier to carry around my shopping car!
Now that the weather is slightly improving here, I heard that e.g. in America and also in the area of my friend Edna there is  falling a LOT of snow, causing also problems, and in Australia, Queensland, there suffer from too much water, caused by heavy rainfall! It doesn't seem to be a great time when you speak of weather conditions, hey? Also in other parts of Europe they still have problems with the snow, so I hope for everybody in the world, tat a more"normal"weather will come their way!
Oh, there is an anniversaire to celebrate, the blog of Miram, from Miriam's Scraps celebrates it's 1st anniversairy. You might pop over there to congratulate her with that and at the same time you can snatch a lovely scrapkit she made and offers as freebie there!
Hmmmm, I think I covered all I wanted to write, I suppose, so it might be the right time to go to your freebie here. It's a rather big kit, so I splitted it into two parts, one part today, the other tomorrow. It's named "Memories are Golden"and it's a kit for all kind of pictures and occasions, I hope. I've kept it in a brown colour scheme with a few brighter accents. Enjoy it, I hope.
And have a marvellous day today!

Download    HERE part 1  or HERE


CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 1 post on Dec. 27, 2010. Thanks again.

Edna B said...

I'm so glad your Christmas so was so nice. Tootsie and I also had a very nice Christmas, thank you. She has hidden a couple of her little treats so that she will have something to nibble on whenever she feels like it. lol.

What kind of puzzles does Jan like doing? I love puzzles, especially jig saw puzzles.

We are still waiting for the snow plow to come and plow us out. But I am in no hurry, as long as he comes sometime today.

Hope your weather stays nice. I think I see the sun peeking through outside my window. Oh boy!!!

Have a great day, hugs, Edna B.

myrrhmaid319 said...

Lovely and I thank-you very much!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [28 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria