Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Count down to Christmas !!

Hello friends !! Although I haven't posted in awhile, I have been busy visiting your blogs, wrapping Christmas presents and decorating for the holidays. The presents were sent by Greyhound yesterday to lil bug in Calgary. She and her parents are off to Toronto for Christmas. We are hoping to skype on December 25. This time of the year is hard on me as I usually get depressed, probably SAD but also too busy and I hate crowds etc. This year after a wedding and a new grandbaby, we spent too much money. However,I have had time to spend reflecting on what I am grateful for...happiness in a marriage, new beginnings for my son and dil, new birth for daughter and spouse..most of all that I am healthy, loved and look forward to each day. I am blessed by my parents, ages 86 and 87, in my life..plus my dear MIL, 89, friends of+40 years of loving and who still like me with all my warts and quirks...so all in all I have a good life of love, caring and creativity. Although, I can still feel envious with people who are better off fiancially..life is good. Thank you my blog friends for words of encouragement, laughter and sometimes just a "swift kick in the pants" as my Dad would say.....Here is the latest picture of my lil bug..she is 6 months old..Her face is blurred as she never stops moving..how cute her hair clip...tata..


Lorrie said...

It's true that sometimes we just need to be intentional about reflecting on the good things in our lives. And there is a lot, as you've mentioned.
I hope that this season will be one of quiet joys and contentment for you.

Naturegirl said...

Bettyann Christmas should be all about cherishing our many blessings. You are very blessed in reading your list of what you are grateful for. Things can be replaced but family well you know.Merry Christmas to you and I know that you will have the best as you continue reflecting on what's really imortant at this time.hugs Anna
PS SNOW in my area...if only you knew how much!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my goodness what a cutie. Blessed indeed. I too am singing Blue Christmas but trying to muster up a sprinkling of Fa La La's.

Love spritz cookies!

Jan said...

She is too sweet!!

Serena said...

Bettyann, but for a few differences, I could well have written this post. I so understand about the costs of a wedding and new grandbaby. Like you, I hate crowds and this time of year is just crazy at the shopping centres...I dread going out into the fray as it makes me feel claustrophobic. Your little bug is gorgeous!!! It's so true that we are blessed with richness in so many ways other than money and that's what really counts.

Great post!

Love and hugs,
Serena :)

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Awww Bettyann, what a cutie pie baby!!! I get SAD this time of year too :( I have to force myself to do things :( It sounds like you have a lot of blessings and people to be thankful for! And that is a GOOD thing :) Much better than money :)
Love ya sweetie,

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Bettyann: I think that when we count our blessings, we find that we have so much more to be thankful for. I know that things always look greener on the other side. You did as the song says, you counted your blessings, named them one by one. We can then see what God has done for us. I think we all need to do what you did. Blessings, Martha

T's Daily Treasures said...

Wanted to drop by to say hello, hope all is well, and to wish you and yours the happiest of holidays. Merry Christmas! Tammy

Jan said...

THANK YOU for the sweet Birthday wishes :)