Wednesday, December 7, 2016

~ Just a few things... ~

This gorgeous Santa wreath is the extent of my Christmas decor at the moment!  The girl that cuts my hair, and my daughter's, made this for me 3 years ago as a birthday gift. I couldn't love it more!!  I just love Santas and Santa faces.

I'm sure you are tired of hearing about my feeling depressed due to the holidays as well as my back. I had an MRI last week and I see the surgeon tomorrow for the results and hopefully, a resolution. I met a dear friend for lunch yesterday and then decided to take care of a few errands while I was out. By the time I got home, I could barely make it up the stairs. I fed Forrester, took care of a few things and then crawled into bed, almost in tears. No one told me that getting older was going to be like this!  :)

My birthday was the 1st and my mother's was the 3rd. Even though she's been gone since 2003, it still bothers me. We didn't have the best relationship but she loved celebrating birthdays and always made an Italian Cream Cake for me ~ my favorite!  My lack of interest in Christmas has been due to the loss of her as well as Abby. I can't think of anyone that loved Christmas more than those two and my daughter! I'm trying to get it together for them!

I'd like for you to take a look at an incredibly creative Christmas tree, gift wraps and more over at Rachel's blog ~ Trailer Trash Treasure TroveShe is extremely creative and talented!  While you're there, check out her Christmas decor and wrapping from last year!

I am so, so excited and immensely blessed as I won a beautiful Christmas apron over at my friend, Tina's ~ What We Keep. She's another that has amazing sewing skills!  Please hop on over and check out her blog!  Now, I must make Christmas cookies with my apron on! :)

We're supposed to have true winter temps tomorrow and Friday, like down to the 20's!  I don't think there's any precip indicated, at least I hope not. I have things to do both days and I just don't drive in icy weather.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I always appreciate it and will be visiting you soon!


  1. Well I hopped over and had a look at both Rachel's and Tina's blogs ... thanks for the links ... and the apron you won looks great!

    I do love your Santa wreath, we haven't put any decorations out yet, hopefully will get them out and the place looking festive this weekend.

    I'm so sorry to hear you are still struggling, I'm hoping you may hear something positive when you see the surgeon.

    Sending my good thoughts and blessings your way.

    All the best Jan

  2. Pat, that's one of the cutest wreaths I've seen this Christmas season. Love the Santa face. I know how you're feeling, dear. I miss my mom too, especially around the holidays. I hope you had a nice birthday, wow, a December gal! I do hope you feel better real soon, Pat.


  3. It is understandable Pat. I miss my parents SO much during Christmas and Thanksgiving. I must revel in the memories. Mother always told me that aging was not for the faint of heart. Feel better and know that you are loved. What a jolly wreath you have! Hugs!

  4. Sweet friend, I agree with's completely understandable. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sending lots of love your way, dear one!

  5. Please know that you are in my prayers. Thinking of you and sending hugs your way. I wish I could make an Italian cream cake for you. Those are the best! I love that cute wreath! I'll be sure to check out those links too. It's so windy today and we're supposed to be in the upper 30's by morning! True winter weather...well, for Texas anyway. :) xoxo

  6. Hi Pat,
    I so hope that you get some answers and then some relief from your's no way to live!
    I'm mailing off your apron this morning- hope it brings you a little cheer this season.
    Know that we are always here for you!
    xoxo, T.

  7. What a super fun wreath!! I hope it can bring a smile to your face, despite the sadness and pain in your life right now. Hugs to you - xoxo

  8. Oh Pat, I sure hope that the MRI shows something and that you'll be able to get some results. I so understand how down in the dumps you are feeling with your sweet Abby gone. Your Santa wreath must cheer you up when you look at it. Congratulations on winning the apron, and maybe before too long you'll feel well enough to wear it and make some cookies. Love to you, sweet friend!

  9. How wonderful to win a handmade special apron, will hop over to see after I finish this comment.
    Do know how it feels to have aches and pains, a year ago yesterday had right shoulder replaced so holidays were quiet for us by necessity, had Home health coming almost every day to check on my progress. Was easiest surgery had ever had, pain wise.
    Few years ago had knees replaced, right one in Nov. 2008, then left knee replaced on Dec. 14th., 2009. In between them had both eyes done for cataracts.
    Sure do hope your back problems aren't serious, have had to deal with that also, no getting old isn't for sissies.
    Think I remember when you lost your beautiful grand daughter, I cried for you. We lost our 22 yr. old grandson on June 8th due to recurring cancer, still very hard for me. Can't think how sad for my son, his father. His Mother wouldn't let us even send him messages on Facebook or go to his celebration of life, she has caused so much heartache in our family. My son had to call me to tell me we couldn't go.
    Hope you will get good answers about your MRI, perhaps some p/t and nothing serious. Life hands us some hard hurtles doesn't it? Will be praying for you. Hugs

    1. Hi, I don't have your email addy so I hope you return and see this message! :) I do remember about your grandson and I'm so very sorry. It's difficult when these young people are gone too soon. Your d-i-l sounds very much like mine...except now she's "former". I really don't understand how they can treat people as they do.
      You've certainly had your share of health issues! I liked the surgeon very much and now it's just the "when" as far as surgery. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  10. Pat, I hate that you are hurting so much. Have you seen those patches that have a stimulator in them. It's similar to the things at the chiropractors . I hope the MRI can find the answer for you. We never stop longing for our loved ones. You have to know that they would want you to go ahead and be happy in your life...because when we love people we do want them happy. Please try to be happy in your mom's and granddaugher's memories. Sending hugs and prayers to you. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  11. Dear Pat, I just love your darling Santa. Such a cute expression and what a unique wreath.
    I agree that being down is understandable. Things in life do change when our loved ones are gone but we carry on in their memory. My mom and dad have been gone since 1998 and 2000 and I think of them everyday and especially at this time of year. They loved Christmas too.
    I am so sorry you are in so much pain too. I hope they find the source and can address it from the MRI. I will be praying that better days are coming.
    In the meantime, take care, rest and stay warm this weekend. It's going to be very cold. I hope we don't have ice either.
    God Bless you with comfort and joy. Love xo

  12. Love the super cute wreath. Congrats on winning the apron. I hope it brings you a smile. I hope all is well with the MRI results. Merry Christmas Pat. xo


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