But retirement beckons. I have 10 more days of work! Losing the stress of a job that could keep two or three people busy every day will be a positive thing. I love the wonderful folks I work with and will miss them dearly, but not the stress and the never-ending feeling of never being caught up on my work. I'm planning to do something FUN on a part-time basis, something crafty and creative. I have a few ideas that I'm tossing around.... Stay tuned...
We had a great Thanksgiving. Every holiday gets a bit easier, the whole "sharing the kids with the ex on special occasions" deal. Here are my two sweethearts hanging by those Thanksgiving turkey cupcakes that Kait and I made. Those two love their chocolate!
Now for me, on the other hand, it was that luscious Berry Chantilly Cake from Whole Foods that was calling my name. I've given up sweets (cancer loves sugar) but sure did indulge in a big slice of that yummy cake after dinner. YUM!
I gave the girls a "Santa in a Box" kit that included a hat, glasses, beard, and Christmas book and they had fun with it. That's Haylee with Kait.
And here are both girls, Haylee with the Santa hat and Brooke wearing Kait's LSU Santa hat. Kait graduates in May!!! Woohoo!!!!
Thanksgiving got packed away and out came CHRISTMAS. I kept the same color scheme for my tree this year except I added some white garland to tone down the bling a bit. I love how it came out and sure wish a picture would do it more justice. The lighting in my family room isn't the best.
I've been yearning for Night Before Christmas plates to match my salad plates but just didn't see room in the budget to buy them. So Johnny bought them for me!! Of course, I have to wait to receive them so I'm using my plain white china with them. I'm still without napkins, haven't found any just like the ones I envision anywhere, so will probably make some. Here's what I have so far....
So what do you think? I'm thinking a plaid red and green fabric for the napkins. Or maybe solid green with berry napkin rings.....
Here's my promise to myself. I WILL get out of bed every day and thank God for his mercies. I WILL not dwell on the what ifs..... I WILL enjoy my good health and work toward ovarian cancer awareness in every way I can. Knowledge is POWER! Merry Christmas!!