Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Home for the Holiday?


I got to thinking today how many people are staying home for the holiday this year. The way the economy is, I wonder how crowded the airports will actually be. How many families will not be together this year? Is it because of distance, a lost loved one, or a loved one in the armed forces? How will you be spending your holiday this year?

For me, I will be staying home, and celebrating with my husband and 2 children. I have 2 brothers who live in different states. They have their families now too. And we all have our own traditions. Even though we won't be together physically, in our hearts I truley believe that we are "home" on Christmas. Our memories never leave us of the times we've shared. A phone call that day or sometime that week will be spoken with love and best wishes for spending it with our families. I look forward to that phone call...

My wish for everyone is a peaceful day no matter where you are. I think of the homeless, the ones who are fighting for us right now, ones with no family at all. But one thing we all have are our memories. And rather than be sad, we need to feel those memories and know we are "home", no matter where we are. All of you who will be hustling and bustling around going from home to home, I lift up my prayers to you for safe travels.

I pretty much have everything done now. All the baking is done, and what a wonderful day that was spent with my daughter. It was a tradition I did with my mom, and now I have it with my daughter. Even told her that I hope she continues it with her children. A lot of laughter went on that day. Made a few new things, and Nicole even said about the gooey bars that it was a new addition to our annual baking. They were really good.
Today I spent some time with my friend Vicki and showed her how to do punch needle. She is one fast learner. A real natural. She will finish her projects in no time at all. Can't wait to see it!

Tomorrow I will go to a few more stores, and I'm really hoping that will finish it up. The hardest one is my husband, and knowing him, I may be out till the stores close on Christmas Eve buying for him LOL. His last day is Friday, so I'll wait till then to "hound/nag" whatever it is that men say we do (not me though), to find out what he wants or needs. He's been really busy at work, so I didn't want to bother him.

I have my dye group to go to on Friday and I'm looking forward to the relaxing time spent there. Just love those gals!! Will make sure I take my camera for that. I miss not posting pictures on here. Just haven't had anything to share/well that I "could" share because they were gifts.
Enjoy the rest of your week!!!

5 comments:

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I'll be stayin home like we always do...everyone comes here on Christmas day. Michael and Corrie will be staying with us and so will Jennifer and her boyfriend so it should be a houseful till right before Christmas eve:)
Rondell

Jill said...

I am super excited for Christmas this year, with Isaac now being 2, i think we will see the excitement when he opens his presents. When i plug in the tree ..he gasp and says OH MOM! AND BY THE WAY.....PUNCH NEEDLE!!! I have all of the stuff not opened, now i know someone to teach me :-)

Joanne said...

Oh, there's no place like home for the holidays,
?Cause no matter how far away you roam,
When you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gaze,
For the holidays, you can?t beat home, sweet home.

I met a man who lives in Tennessee,
He was headin? for,
Pennsylvania, and some home made pumpkin pie.
From Pennsylvania, folks are travelin?
Down to Dixie?s sunny shore,
From Atlantic to Pacific,
Gee, the traffic is terrific.

Oh there's no place like home for the holidays,
?Cause no matter how far away you roam,
If you want to be happy in a million ways,
For the holidays,
You can?t beat home, sweet home.

Take a bus, take a train
Go and hop an aeroplane
Put the wife and kiddies in the family car
For the pleasure that you bring
When you make that doorbell ring
No trip could be too far

I met a man who lives in Tennessee,
He was headin? for,
Pennsylvania, and some home made pumpkin pie.
From Pennsylvania, folks are travelin?
Down to Dixie?s sunny shore,
From Atlantic to Pacific,
Gee, the traffic is terrific.

Oh there's no place like home for the holidays,
?Cause no matter how far away you roam,
If you want to be happy in a million ways,
For the holidays,
You can?t beat home, sweet home.
For the holidays,
You can?t beat home, sweet home.

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Rondell, sounds like lots of memories to be made! Enjoy..
Jill, anytime you want to learn punch needle, let me know. I'm here!
Joanne, I'm impressed lol. Could just hear you singing it too!

Joanne said...

Kathy - iffen it would have been me singing that song you would have run for the hills - joanne