Saturday, December 5, 2015

26 days left of 2015

Can you believe how fast this year has come and gone? Only 20 days until the Jolly Ol' Santa comes and 26 until we will ring in 2016!! I went with my friend Jan shopping last Wednesday....just not in the mood (and no extra money either)...I haven't even thought about decorating with all the outside kitties running around, definitely no tree inside, nor have I attempted to address Christmas cards.  I did not shop on Black Friday, Small shop Saturday, nor Cyber Monday....I think maybe I need a adjustment to my attitude! ROFLMAO!
I just finished with putting my home in order, I even dusted the furniture and mopped all the, I can sit and play or watch TV or color or sleep all weekend if I want to! I even cooked a pork roast yesterday and made some potato salad so I don't have to fix anything else.
I did finish the wedding album I was asked to create for Jan's great niece.  I also got a few more pages created for Annabeth's and Calvin's ABC books! I got all my files backed up on all my devices and downloaded from a couple of Christmas blog trains so I can be ready for those photos too! Here's a few I did this past week.
This is Papa with 2 of his grandchildren, Annabeth and Calvin at the pond where they fish a lot.  It is behind their house.  Lance was there with them too.  Amy took the photos and sent to me so I created the page using freebies from Booland Designs and the stamp is by Marisa Lerin at Pixel Scrappers.
Maggie sent this photo of big sis Hayden with Wayne...isn't it sweet? Hayden is a little sweetheart and loves both of her brothers. I used freebies from Kimeric Kreations.
I couldn't quit smiling when I got these photos of Calvin and Wayne from Maggie...they are so adorable, I just had to make a page of them using papers from Miriam's Scraps Vintage Baby Kit.  The same with Miss Annabeth trying to feed Eliza...they were so darned cute I decided to make a double page...boys in blue and girls in purple!

Christina posted these photos of Jade, Ruby and Jayson ready for Jingle for Jammies Day at school, but Bud did not want his photo taken with the girls in their PJs...this page created using CheyOkota freebies. The schools will try anything to keep the kids interested I suppose...never heard of so many different dress up days for school! (But then I finished school 50 years ago...LOL!)
Not much news around here that is worth boring you with, just some dramas in the neighborhood, but I try to steer clear of all that.  I like nice and quiet and peace! Yep, I lead a boring life with just my fur babies to keep me company, but I LOVE IT!  I could almost become a hermit....LMAO! Just wish the arthritis would allow me to sit here in front of this computer and create more than I get to!  I created another free QP over at Miriam's Scraps if you want it. She has an awesome Mega kit she is giving away using the original Christmas colors!
Ok, I have to get up from here, fur babies are bugging me, I can't type with them clamoring to be in my lap or tapping me on the arm for attention....I think they want some treats....LOL! So I will hush for now and wish all of you a fantastic weekend making lots and lots of memories to share! Hugs! Mat


  1. Your scrap pages are wonderful. I have to agree with you. I like the peace and quiet best too. Thank goodness for Pogo and my outdoor birdies or I'd become a hermit.

    I enjoy being able to use my time as I wish whenever I wish. I'd like to be a bit more active, but I'm thankful for what I do have.

    I find the easiest way to stay ahead of the Christmas holiday is to make or buy my cards right after Christmas (although I make mine in the Fall) take advantage of store sales after the holidays and put things away for next Christmas, etc. I do this throughout the year so that it doesn't cost me so much come next winter. Just a thought.

    My Pogo is like your fur babies. When he wants attention, he is relentless about nudging me and crawling all over me until I stop what I'm doing and play with him. So I do. After all, what's more important than keeping our fur babies happy?

    We are enjoying some beautiful weather here in New England. It may not last, but I'm loving every bit of it. Today I'll put up my little tree, and tonight Pogo and I will enjoy the warm glow of the lights on it. I do love Christmas season.

    Now I'm off to finish packing a few mailer boxes. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

  2. Boa tarde, querida amiga Mat!
    Tenho estado muito ocupada esses últimos dias, também estou com um pouco de reumatismo no braço e no tornozelo direitos... É sinal da idade...
    Sua família é muito bonita e alegre, como você.
    Gostei muito da moldura que fez para o Natal, está muito linda e de bom gosto!
    querida amiga, um ótimo final de dia para você!
    Abraços, Neli.

  3. translated by Google.......
    Good afternoon, dear friend Mat! I have been very busy these past few days, I'm also a bit of rheumatism in the arm and ankle rights ... It is a sign of age ... His family is very beautiful and cheerful, like you. I enjoyed the frame that made for Christmas, is very beautiful and tasteful! dear friend, a great end of day for you! Hugs, Neli.

  4. Hi, I am okay, well, almost OL. You will all read it on my blog, cannot sit too long at the computer yet.
    Boring life van be so wonderful, yez!