Monday, November 28, 2016

A Little Different Christmas

this year the tree at 1515 won't be going up
no party 
no cousins PJ day

I had to have some major surgery last Monday.
I am doing fine, got great news but I am off work until January.
This is the first time I have had off more than 2 weeks in my 36 years working as a RN.
Since I can not lift things I know I need to stay home.

It gives a opportunity to enjoy the season at home.
Watching Hallmark movies and sitting by the tree.
I won't have to do everything in one day, I should be able to make cookies and bake.
My nephew is getting married on a Friday and I won't have to miss the wedding because I am working.
I have done cyber shopping today and I don't mind not dragging through the crowds.

Greta does not seem to mind, I will be home with her all day.
Hopefully next weekend I will be up to getting our tree.

But don't forget I have new kittens.......ugh
How will they treat the tree?
We shall tree they are really good kittens and do not bother things

I hope they keep sleeping for the month! HA!

Hopeful Mr can bring up my Christmas boxes from the basement and I can decorate.
I always start with my Hoosier cabinet, putting out mine and my Mom's aprons.

then hopefully the dining room, always love my vintage Christmas dishes on the buffet with the lights.

 my favorite thing is to turn off all the lights except the tree and the ones on the hutch, buffet, staircase and tree.

the twins are going to come down one weekend so we can celebrate together like we do the week I am 1515. But I keep thinking "is that at 1515?"
I think I still have cookie cutters here?
sprinkles? oh NO!

sorry Grandad 1515 will be quiet this year.

Of course I am hoping for some days like this!
just sit by the window by the tree and watch it come down.

So with my surgery and the kittens this year I will just have to adjust.
But I know I already had my blessed Christmas present, a clean bill of health!
What more could any one be blessed with.




8 comments:

Susie said...

Ann, I hope you heal quickly. That old 1515 will not be the same. I love your beautiful Hoosier cabinet and your mom's apron hanging with yours. You have good memories. Hugs to you , enjoy those kittens. You could squirt them with a water bottle to keep them from the tree...maybe. Blessings to you and all your family. xoxo, Susie

NanaDiana said...

Ann, I am so sorry you had to have surgery so close to the holidays...but glad to hear it is good news and you just need recovery and not more surgery/treatment. Love that you have kittens to keep you company. They should amuse and entertain you with their antics while you are recovering.

Sorry that 1515 just won't work out this year--but there is always next year! Blessings and praying for a fast and uncomplicated healing for you. xo Diana

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Ann, here's wishing you a quick and full recovery! Your buffet looks so pretty with the lights on and how you have everything arranged just so. I can tell Greta is very happy having you home so much, aren't pets just the best?
Take care and I'll be looking for more Christmas decorating in the near future!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm so glad you have a silver lining! And glad you got good news. Take good care of yourself! Those kitties better be good. I love to turn off all but the Christmas lights too. Gives me a thrill. I just have to say that you deserve a break after all these years. Take it easy. Happy Christmas!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Dear Ann, So happy to read you got a clean bill of health. Sorry you won't be able to do everything you usually do at Christmas, but sounds like you have wonderful plans despite recuperating. Always love seeing your photos. We had a 10 week old kitten at Christmas once, he just shimmied up the tree trunk knocking ornaments off as he went. Was 3/4 up the trunk when we finally grabbed him, lol. Use unbreakable ornaments. :)

Hope to get our tree up this weekend also. I am dealing with a terrible inner ear infection, sigh.

ann said...

I am thankful that you are once again healthy. Sometimes these medical necessities come at just the right time, so rest and enjoy the season and having the time off. Hopefully the kitties will behave.

Curtains in My Tree said...


Sounds like a good plan to me set in chair rest, play with the kittens and your beloved dog and wait on the snow.
I'm sure someone will bring you some goodies to eat until you can be up and at it again baking.
You have such a great family

Lottie said...

Oh, Ann, what a wonderful post and sweet pictures! What can be more special than a sweet little kitten at Christmas! We are not decorating the house in Talladega this year either. Family can not get off work in time to travel for Christmas and every one is going there own way this year to visit extended family! Glad you got a clean bill of health!