Saturday, December 25, 2010


MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone ~ we made it!  Sonny and I  power shopped on Thursday and Friday ~ combined with various stops along the way with friends and family ~ had our famed Fraizer Builder Christmas lunch yesterday (that consists of Sonny and his two employees ~ son, Brian, and me ~ Brian's wife and Tad also joined us) ~ and we went to a holiday party last night at our friends, Margo and Cliff's!!!!  We wrapped gifts yesterday afternoon ~ a little more to do this morning!

I baked another black forest cake yesterday and will assemble it as soon as I write a few more words!  Sonny made a pumpkin pie, an apple pie and a fruitcake yesterday afternoon ~ Dora domestic is at it again!  And at 4 p.m. yesterday, I found out that the online shopping that I did for 2 granddaughters WAS NOT SHIPPED (that was the one that offered free shipping and guaranteed Dec. 24th delivery)!!!!!!!  So along with an apology and a promise of Tuesday delivery,  the girls will get some nice wintery scarves that I'm going to the sewing/hooking room to make as soon as the cake gets put together!!!  I'll show you pictures after they're done ~ out of  felted sweaters and odds and ends ~ hopefully, the old girl can pull this off!!!  Welcome to Alice's world!!!!!!!!  Shopping early may have avoided this little debacle ~ but it would take all the fun out of it!

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My Christmas wish for you is that you're surrounded by lots of people who love you ~ lots of good food to nourish you ~ and lots of fun to make you laugh!  My Seattle son and family are in Montana having Christmas with my daughter-in-law's family and they all attend church together on Christmas Eve.  Both of them sent me the same picture, from their phones, of the beautiful altar ~ one with the caption "Jesus is the reason for the season" and Coni's had a stream of light that beamed down on the altar and hers said "God is watching".  I wondered if each knew the other was sending it ~ it was very beautiful and touching to me to be included in their thoughts.

Enjoy the day!   Alice 


Kim said...

Alice, I didn't make my goal to finish shopping by the 20th either. I was in the last store just before noon yesterday. Oh well!
Sorry about your shipping problem. I hope it arrives Tuesday.
Have a little egg nog today and Merry Christmas to you, Sonny and Tad.

weaverpat said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!
May your day be filled with joy!!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Alice ~
Merry Christmas to you and all your loved ones. I am truly blessed to know you both in blogland and in person ~ lucky me!
Hugs :)

Myglorystars said...

Merry Christmas To you and your family Alice!!

Jacque. said...

Alice...I still have 3 gifts to finish. Can you believe that? Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Cathy G. said...

I can't wait to see those scarves Alice! Sounds like you will need to rest up after the Holidays! :-)!
Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!
Cathy G

Kim said...

Merry Merry Christmas, Alice! I hope you had a wonderful day!!!