Sunday, December 30, 2007

Christmas in Williamston, North Carolina

This Christmas was very special because I got to spend time with my daughter Andrea and the two sweetest grandkids, Caleb and Taite.

Cliff and I traveled very early on Christmas day to Louisburg, NC to take part of the Christmas Breakfast at the other grandparent's house. We were treated to a delicious breakfast. Travis read the Christmas story from the book of Matthew and the children waited with excitement in their eyes to open the gifts.

Cliff left the day after Christmas but I got to stay to play and get my share of hugs and kisses - this is a wonderful gift and blessing in itself. Caleb did pick up a bug on Christmas day and I witnessed a lot of washing of sheets, floors, carpets, etc... Oh Caleb also fell back from one of the riding toys and had to be taken to Emergency. Luckily the wound required no stitches and healed quite fast. What a week!! Sure to be remembered.

Riding the train back from Rocky Mount was a new experience for me. I got a lot of knitting done. It was actually very relaxing and the trip took around 5 hours.

My daughter's christmas tree.
Taite loved the Clementines.
Father and Daughter sharing a sweet moment.
Taite doing what one year olds do...He's too cute.
Caleb love opening presents--sounds so sweet.

Riding the train was nice - I was on the Business Class so I was very comfortable and even got complimentary coffee and water. The Cafe car was right behind me and I ate supper there.Knitting on board Amtrak Train

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Secret Santa - Tricky Santa

Joined my coworkers from the Mint Hill Library to reveal the Secret Santa identity. We all had drawn names and gave small gifts to a co-worker after Thanksgiving.

At the party all in attendance brought an exchange gift and we played Tricky Santa. Some people call the game Dirty Santa. We all took a number. Each person takes turns picking a gift from under the tree. The tricky part about the game begins when after opening a gift a person has the choice to keep the gift or to steal another gift that has already been opened.


My secret Santa was very generous and blessed me with Starbucks Holiday Blend Coffee, snowman magnet, and a Hallmark Snowman ornament. I actually have been matched to the same person the past two years. Also received other wonderful gifts like the Hip Knits book from Donna, gift cards to Caribou and Starbucks Coffee, a unique Candy Cane Ornament, a Pampered Chef mini prep bowl filled with delicious mini cookies, mittens, a snowman door knob holder, etc...etc...


My friend Connie is a blessing. She and I enjoy very much getting together to knit. She surprised me last week and showed up with some Dunkin Donuts Gingerbread Latte and a beautiful gift, the cutest sheep earrings. It had been a very cold day at the library and I took the coffee with me while I did some shelving. Drinks with lids are allowed.


Chris loved choosing this gift from under the tree but she did not keep it for long. Someone stole it. In the end this gift was not really for the Tricky Santa game. It belonged to another co-worker who received this gift from her Secret Santa. No wonder everyone loved this gift it was a Willow Tree ornament figurine. We all enjoyed our time together.

Monday, December 03, 2007

'Tis the Season

I've been busy knitting trying to finish all my gifts. I managed to get some decorating done just inside the house. I love the magical season of Christmas but it sure takes time to get it all ready.

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This cute Santa Ornament is for one of my co-workers. Every year we all give each other a little something...a merry christmas little gift. I found some neat ornaments during a visit to my daughter's house while she was still living in Ohio. The ornaments came from The Parsley Pot located on 697 County Road 1302 Rd-2 Ashland, Ohio. I will have to see if they have an online store.

More ornaments which will make my co-workers smile...I'm sure.

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My very skinny tree.

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The Mini trees on the mantle also came from the Parsley Pot. I'm using some mini ornaments that belong to my daughter Andrea. I'm taking care of them for you.

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Joy to the World - The Lord has come - Let all the earth rejoice.

Lots of Books Piling Up.....after Thanksgiving

The day after Thanksgiving our Horizon Network went down. As a result we could not check in any books. Saturday came along and still no computers. When I came back on Monday we had three tables set up to hold books. It doesn't take long for the work to get backed up when this happens. We call it the mess.