Tuesday, 19 December 2006

Tuesday 19 Decenber

Donna's frozen rose is lovely ,we have had freezing fog the last two days ,and it has turned cold ,I took my library books back this afternoon ,and posted some more cards and it was very cold,my ears were stinging ,and I have just waved Maurice off to work,and  I could see my breath ,he will work tomorrow night then three days off ,then ,yes he is working over Christmas!

Well the cards are done and posted,the tree dressed as you can see from the pictures,every thing wrapped phew,I started last evening after Maurice left at about five thirty ,I was just about done at nine thirty,with a break for some supper ,but when you think I have nine Grandchildren there is plenty to wrap!

You will also see,a (blurry picture )of the Santa sleigh ,that came around the other night ,it was the Rotary club again ,and the President was the man who knocked on our door to collect, he told us this year that the money was to go to  Diabetes and Dr Barnarnos this year ,I mentioned that we all had the collecting boxes when we were young ,and that I had seen one when we visited Bodsey house in the Autumn,he said the man that lives there is a Rotarian ,and was himself a Barnardo boy !so in spite of him having a hard start ,he has done well ,as so many of them have .

My son Derek is coming up from Dorset ,on Thursday night ,he will stay over ,and we will all meet up ,a lovely family get together ,well as many as are able ,so you can imagine I am getting excited .I will have to get the batteries charged up ,for my camera .So now I am going to have my supper ,So have a good evening every one With Love From ...

Thankyou Donna,for my graphics today .

33 comments:

jeanno43 said...

Lovely pictures Jan, it all looks so pretty.  We just had the rotary club come here, about five minutes ago and Mike got about 30 seconds video.  Mind you there are only two children down this street and I think they missed them. They do a great job.  Well done on getting all that wrapping down.  You sound so excited about your son, I know you will have a lovely time.

lanurseprn said...

Hi Jan. Your house looks so pretty all decorated up for the holiday.  Your tree is so pretty and I love your fireplace!!  
Glad you're getting your wrapping done...enjoy the day.
Pam

astra1547 said...

Hi Jan...

loveley pics and graphics, we hav'nt had any santa round the streets this year as yet. sounds like your going to have a Merry Christmas Jan, with all your family around and i know you will enjoy their visit...God Bless and i wish you a Merry Christmas!

Astra!

lindaggeorge said...

Have a lovely Christmas Jan, thanks for the card, hope mine got there. Things will be getting very busy here from tomorrow, so may not be in J Land too much, I'd like to get an entry in before Christmas though...we'll see.

Mike will be working over Christmas as usual but most of the time I will have visitors for company, hope you won't be lonely when Maurice is away from home.

Christmas hugs,

Linda x.

astoriasand said...

Well Jan you have been busy havn't you.Shame Maurice is working over Christmas.Awwwwwwwwwwww!! Still the party with as many of your family will be great for you.I too am excited as I am going over home to be with mine this yr.A late invitation they are all getting together except for my Son in Dallas.Like Maurice he cannot have the holiday this time too busy at work.The pictures are lovely even though blurred a little.I always feel kids with poor starts in life always seem to do well.Hope you enjoy your supper LOL!! The weather here has been a little foggy too and you are right it is very nippy indeed.Your decorations you have done so well with lovely.So my Central Heating on full blast.Brrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!! Take Care God Bless.
Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

sarajanesmiles said...

I'm waving at Father Christmas... he was at J's school today, certainly gets around doesn't he ;o)

Looking forward to seeing the pics of your family get together, have fun won't you!
Sara   x

sugarsweet056 said...

Wishing you lots of beautiful "new" memories this year! :)
Hugs, Sugar

irisclyde said...

That's a lot of presents with 9 grandchildren, but a lot of fun I bet. Shame about Maurice having to work, but I'm sure you'll find a way to enjoy it anyway....or knit?! :o)
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labdancer51 said...

Hello Jan,

Lovely photos of your tree and the resident Santa.  Jim is working Christmas Day too but luckily he`ll be home at 1pm. We won`t be opening presents until he gets home so he won`t feel left out.  I hope you have a great time when your son arrives with his family, no wonder you are so excited. :o)

Sandra xxxx

jmoqueen said...

Great pics Jan :-)  At least you won't be lonely on xmas day what with Maurice working.  Good job you've managed to get all the presents wrapped though.

Jenny

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jmoqueen/MyLife

sazzylilsmartazz said...

Nice photos and hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
Dianna

marainey1 said...

There was a white frost on the ground here this morning, but we are still above normal temps for us this time of year.  This afternoon the sun came out but it didn't warm up very much.  I know what you mean about have all those gifts for the grandchildren... they sure make Christmas  more exciting. All of us here really enjoy the children.  We do love to have them come for a visit. Your family get together will be a few days sooner than mine, I'm looking forward to pictures and I'll take plenty of mine too !  'On Ya' - ma

faircolleen said...

There was Frost here this morning Jan. . .then some lovely Winter sunshine all day,it was lovely.Sorry Maurice is working ,will you have your dinner somewhere else?

jlocorriere05 said...

Well done on getting the pressies wrapped Jan, there must have been a lot with all your grandchildren! Have a good time with Derek. Sorry Maurice has to work but at least he'll be there with you in the day even if he is half asleep! It's been lovely and sunny here today! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/

madcobug said...

Sandra said in her journal they had freezing fog also. That will be nice having your son spend a few days with you. Your dressed tree is pretty and your other decorations also. I haven't decorated my computer screen but have put some decorations on top of the computer desk. Hugs, Helen

lsfp1960 said...

Sorry Maurice has to work on Christmas Day.  It reminds me of when I was little and my dad & grandmother worked for the railroad and unless it was their regular day off they had to work.  My dad worked the afternoon shift always and my grandmother worked the all night shift.  So sometimes we had dinner at 11am or 12 noon before my dad went to work. This year I'm cooking our family dinner on Friday (the 22nd) so will have the rest of the weekend free. Say Jan...I got an idea..lets go to a movie this weekend, one afternoon after Maurice goes to work.  Let me know..Linda in Washington

plieck30 said...

Too bad Maurice has to work over Christmas but I guess you can celebrate anyday and have the same meaning. Wishing to a nice one, Paula

mariealicejoan said...

Sorry Maurice has to work over Christmas!  :-(  Looks like you are well prepared for the holidays though.  Love all the graphics and pictures.  Have a Merry Christmas Jan!
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

salonrose123 said...

Your tree is pretty.  I never thought of tarting up my computer with decorations.  Would have made the place a bit less bare looking!  
Hugs,
A xxx

susanebunn said...

Hi Jan, the Rotary came to our house too with a lovely little display.  We fill up Pringle cans with loose change for just that occasion.   So sorry that hubby has to work over Christmas.  That's not fair!  That's pants!

Susie
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stijoan said...

lovely pics mother. hope you have a lovely xmas. love Joanne

frdbrow7 said...

Santa on his sleigh always takes me by surprise and by the time I've found my bag and fumbled for change, dragged open my front door (which always sticks this time of year) the sleigh has gone :-(
Saw him in Ramsey at the weekend though and wondered if you had taken a photo Jan!
You must take one of the crafts/flower shop window if ever you can catch it when there's no condensation obscuring the view,  it is so beautiful.
Was just going to pop into Huntingdon - (it's Market Day) but the car won't start! :-( Brrr - it's cold here today, so here I am catching up on the Computer instead.  
I received a card today, all the way from Sussex, without a stamp on it - good old Postie :-)
Freda

oddb0dkins said...

There's nothingquite like a family gathering. Have a nice time. B. x

jaymact1 said...

We had the rotary Christmas parade round here on Sunday night it is always very festive. LOve Joan.

blpltt said...

Phew, Jan.  All go isn't it ?  Your house looks lovely decorated, and I'm glad to see your trusty computer has not been forgotten.  Thank you for your card this a.m. Poor Maurice, I hope this is a one-off short straw.  Bunny xx

ally123130585918 said...

Jan I love the pictures of Santa in his sleigh ~ and the other decorations love the baubles on your computer lol ~ What a shame Maurice is working over Christmas ~ does that mean he gets New Year off ? ~ It will be lovely for you to have your son Derek home can imagine your get together will be wonderful ~ look forward to seeing the pictures ~ Ally

gabreaelinfo said...

Love the graphics.

Merry Christmas!

Gab

moordykspot said...

Sounds like a good old fashioned Christmas for you Jan with family and everything.Jolly Good
Take Care
Dave

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan your tree looks good what a good idea to decorate the computer ,I like those little white oraments of the angel and Santa.Lovely photos,of Father Christmas on his sleigh.Its a bit foggy here this morning but hoping it will clear before tonight ........Love Jeanxxx

jacksj989 said...

Hi there Jan,

Sorry that I have not been able to get back to you before and I am ever so sorry that Maurice has to work over the Christmas period; please send him our fondest regards.

I hope that you and your family have a wonderful time, over Christmas, and that fond memories are recalled.

All the very best to you, for the festive season and New Year, John and family.  

wldconnie said...

I hope you have a wonderful family gathering at Xmas.I wish you and all your family the best for 2007. Love Conniexx

cacklinrosie101 said...

I'm reading backwards.  You must have been disappointed that you didn't get to see your son but in December the weather can never be predicted.  I got your card today, Jan.  It was lovely!  Thank you so much for thinking of me.  I swear next year I will get my cards mailed.  Love xx Chris

lindachapmanuk said...

Jan Im doing catch up again! loved your pics even if santa is blurry lol so bright and lovely and your pc! that was so cute! Linda xx