Monday, January 4, 2010

Let the Happy New Year Begin!


(I see they have changed the way they do images on here, and it is messing me up! But I'll soldier on.) Christmas was warm and my roses were blooming their little hearts out. It is cold now, supposed to be between 30something and 50something all week. They said we haven't had 12 consecutive days below 70 degrees since 1935, but we might break the record over the next two weeks.

My head cold is nearly gone, for which I am grateful. I didn't get bronchitis this time, but I couldn't sing Christmas carols without coughing. My husband sings so beautifully, though, that I just enjoyed listening to him instead. (See my Schnozz, up above? Isn't he a hoot? He was a gift, and I love him to pieces.)

Christmas was lovely. I still have the poinsettias across my table, but I am trying to decide whether or not to plant them. I keep hoping I can keep one growing long term. I have a new location in the yard to try out. As for the previous post, all the things say Merry Christmas, obviously, in the following languages: Spanish; German; English; French; Hebrew; Swahili; Russian; Thai; Slovak; Bulgarian; Greek; Italian; Estonian; Portuguese. No, to my regret I don't speak all those languages. Only English, and a smattering of Spanish. I borrowed these from my youngest son's Facebook page. He's a missionary. No, he doesn't speak all these either, although he knows some German, and has been to Greece and Bulgaria.

Christmas was lovely and full of family, beauty and good food. And good news! Thanks to our oldest son and his lovely wife, I am going to be (or rather, as my husband pointed out, I already am!) a GRANDMA!!! The baby is due in late June. And we are EXCITED!!! I've been practicing on all the babies at church.

Our middle son sent us to see Avatar at the movies as one of our gifts; we saw it in 3D, naturally. Although I did not care for some of the language, other than that I loved the movie! It was beautiful, actually stunning, to watch, and an entertaining story as well. Pure escapism with a visual element that was amazing!

Well, for some reason I always do spring cleaning right after the new year, so I gotta get busy. Also, I didn't make resolutions this year as I have not yet gotten the good out of last years' so I will be Gardening, Exercising and Writing. Oh, one more thing. My hubby set up a google reader for me, so I can read all your blog posts in one central location a lot sooner. The only down side is that I can't comment there. I am reading your things, and as soon as I can, I will swing by and say hello. May God Bless us this year and I ask that He give me an even deeper love of and obedience to His Word.

10 comments:

Cherdecor said...

Your Schnozz, up above is a hoot?
I am sure glad that you didn't come down with something else after all that coughing. Take care and hope all is well.

Protege said...

Glad you had a lovely Christmas; it seem to be colder than usual even in Scandinavia. The sea is freezing to ice here, something that happens VERY rarely.
The poinsettias are stunning, we call them *Christmas Stars*. And they can not grow here wild, so that is very exotic to me.;)
Congratulation on the new coming addition to the family, I bet you are excited!
And all the best to you and yours in 2010.;)
xo
Zuzana

Connie said...

Love the schnozz!
I am so excited that you are expecting a grandchild! Woohoo!

nikkipolani said...

Heeeey, is that McCartney rose? Your Christmas celebrations sounds wonderful. And congratulations on your upcoming grandma-ship!

Sara said...

Love that Schnozz! Unique!

So glad you got The Dean's Watch and enjoy it so much. It is one of my favorites, as I guess you know. I never tire of reading it.

Happy 2010 to you and yours, may it be full of blessings.

Merle said...

Dear Tracie ~~ Thanks for your comments and for reading my blog. Glad you enjoy the jokes and stories. The google reader sounds like a good idea. Take care, my friend. Love and Hugs, Merle.
Your roses are lovely.

Jenny said...

Ahhh! Congratulations, grandma! And tell your husband I like the way he thinks. You've been grandparents since the moment that little darling was conceived. Praise the Lord. Happy New Year! Glad you're feeling better!

thedailydish said...

CONGRATS! You are going to be a wonderful g'ma!! Young and full of life. Heard on NPR this morning that Florida is in the deep freeze - Miami in the 30s.. wowza! Hope your roses make it. Wrap a scarf round em if need be. xoxo

Putz said...

since bob w plauge is coming over here, i thought i would try, you can't kill me, can you///???, so nothing ventured nothing gzained, YOU SEEm to be almotst normal, i"m not of course

rhymeswithplague said...

Tracie, where are you????

Do not let Putz blame himself on me.

I agree with him, though. Nothing ventured, nothing gzained....

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