Sunday, December 28, 2008


It feels good to be back, seems like I've been gone forever. I love Christmas but it seems like it gets harder and harder for me to keep up. We have the whole family here for Christmas Eve and it takes a lot of time cookin' and cleanin' and shoppin' and wrappin'...........

You know, I'm sure you do it too. I must confess, I didn't get very many decorations out and up this year. Shame on me. We have a beautiful 11 foot tall tree for our living room, but I only put up the 7 foot fiber optic one this year. It is a lot easier to deal with. I didn't put any of my other 6 trees up. I didn't put any outside lights out. I didn't bring down my Santa collection from storage. It's not that I wasn't in the Christmas spirit, I was, truly. I just kept procrastinatin' and before I knew it, it was Monday and everything needed to be done in two days!

On Christmas Eve, one of my sisters took me aside and asked if everything was okay and was I feeling alright? "Yes, I was just lazy this year."

The last few years I have done so much to get ready, that Christmas is here and gone and I feel like I didn't get to enjoy or savour it. So this year I did less decoratin' and more enjoyin'.

We had lots of fun and I hope you did too.

My daughter and granddaughter spent Christmas Eve night, as they usually do, and we opened our gifts to each other on Christmas mornin'. Our favorite gift that granddaughter received and which was enjoyed by all, were a pair of Moon shoes. We laughed and laughed at her jumpin' around all over the place.

I want to show you some of the photo's of her in action. Now remember when lookin' at these photo's that she is jumpin' and her feet in Moon shoes are completely off the floor.

My dad use to say after all the presents were opened and the floor was trashed with all the wrappin' paper and kids were all scattered about enjoyin' their gifts, that 'It's all over but the cryin'. Watchin' my granddaughter jump around in her Moon shoes is makin' me laugh so hard that I'm cryin'. Maybe that's what he meant.
Hope this made you smile a little.


My New 30 said...

Oh that is SO funny! I have never heard of those - sure looks like she was enjoying it. She is precious too!!

Rebel said...

It would be great exercise too, don't ya know!

Darlene said...

Those are so much fun and they are such cute pictures. Lexi got them last year and had a blast! I am glad you decorated less and enjoyed Christmas more! Sometimes a little difference is what it takes to enjoy something more!

I usually leave my decorations up a little longer but with the kitten they had to come down! It has been much calmer without trying to constantly keep the kitten out of the tree.

Jamie said...

I'm glad you did more enjoyin' than decorating! It's better that way than to be stressed! Your grandaughter is so cute and looks like she's having a blast! Hope you have a Happy New Year SITSta :-)

The Muse said...

Hey!!! I want a pair of those...LOL Wow...I wonder how they would work with all my farming, housework, designing...blah blah blah
She's having a great time to be sure!

And you know what Rebel...I did a whole lot less...and yet a whole lot more... :)

We are just getting SMARTER!

Jodi said...

I'm glad you had a nice Christmas. I have never heard of moon shoes either! Am I out of the loop?! :) I thought maybe they were like moon boots because I had those when I was a kid. But I guess not!

My New 30 said...

Hey Rebel - every time I see that grand daughter of yours boppin' along on those purple shoes I just have to smile!

Sorry for hijacking this thread for this but I've been trying to figure out how to get hold of ya for days and can't find an email addy on your blog. I needed a greens recipe to go with my New Year's Day stuff so I featured your greens on my blog, so I hope that was okay - if not email me and let me know mynew30 @ and I'll take it down and come up with something else. You might have missed it if you didn't click on the main blog link at the top of your blog roll. Just let me know!

Oh and if I don't talk with ya again HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!