Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Home Song

 Well, are YOU puttering around your house now that the festivities have died down a bit?  I am!  Before the big day, I had fun at Kelli's house.  I put a bandana on Millie's head.  Doesn't she look cute?
 Sweet Lizzy received a Jelly Cat duck on Christmas eve.  Her little hat was a gift from her Auntie Kelli.  Is three months old the BEST age, or what?  She's so lovely!
 Something I found in the Barbie piles at Kelli's house, the fairy godmother!  I need one.  I am heading to the Disney Store soon!
 I bought myself a bird poem book before Christmas.  Isn't it pretty?  Poems and birds = great combo!

 Jenny suggested we decorate cookies after Christmas eve supper.  Great idea!  Miss Bug is looking like a Christmas girl, isn't she?

 Ugh.  Limited sugar for this granny from this point on.  Apples, oranges, and grapefruit are just the ticket!
I was waiting for my iPod to charge before getting on the treadmill (SO MUCH WORK, that treadmill!) so I had a small ironing fest!  I pulled out all the "fun to iron" things from my overflowing basket.  Don't you love my peach face?  It was a gift from my amazing friend Jody!  The other linens were embroidered by my grannies.  The crochet came from my mother-in-law's stash years ago.
My mother-in-law also had a lovely collection of hankies!  Isn't this one pretty?  It's big.  Well, anyway . . . now a dent has been made in the ironing and I DID get on the treadmill (thud, thud, thud).  I took a long deep nap and watched a movie.
Oh by the way, the fruit cake was a HUGE flop.  It tasted weird and I remembered that I don't like fruit cake.  Hmmmmm.  I made a chocolate cake that I like a little TOO much and I did not make the pie because the sweets kept piling up and we just can't manage all of it.  We used to be able to, but not any more. We have leftovers galore in the refrigerator.
I wanted to check in and say hello.  I have a lot of photos to take.  My gift books are glorious.  I now have a bread machine! Woo hoo!  I have never had one before, so I have a lot of reading to do (and thinking) before I pull it out of the box.
Did I mention that I LOVE being home?  
Thanks for popping by!

46 comments:

Farm Girl said...

Well as always it looks like you had a lovely Christmas. I am with you on the apples and oranges and grapefruit. So sick of sweets. I didn't bake a single cookie this year, but the girls did so we were covered on cookies.
We have tons of leftovers too. Your babies are just so precious.
I only walked a bit, I need to be walking tons and tons. I liked that picture where you could see the back yard and there was still snow on the ground.
It is supposed to snow in the foothills around us tonight, so it will be very cold. The moon was already out and it was so pretty.
I can't wait to see lots of pictures of your new books.
I am glad you are home too. Have a nice rest of the week.

M.K. said...

Hmm. I just lost the comment I was typing. Well ... I laughed and giggled at your post. I'm over-sweeted too! I've thrown out the old leftovers to free up our frig. When I look at the adorable pics of your grands, and GJ's grands, and other ladies' grands ... I wonder: will I have the energy to do the whole grandchildren thing? I'll need to get up and bake cookies and teach little ones how to crochet, and carry them around, and read stories, and have sleepovers. Goodness!! How do you do it all? Enjoy your time at home, dear. A very merry Christmas after.

ann said...

Oh my so much going on at your house. I love the fairy good mother. I have a collection of the Disney princesses. How did I miss Cinderella's fairy good mother. Yes. It is nice to be home, isn't it. You seem to have plenty to do keep busy. I put my treadmill in the garage. With good intentions, of course. Happy New Year, PomPom and thank you for your wonderful posts and comments all year. Looking forward to more.

debbie bailey said...

I slept most of the day today recovering from yesterday. Plus I'm sick, so the fire feels nice and the hot bath I'm getting ready to take will too! Enjoy being home!

Bonnie said...

I've been enjoying the citrus fruit for the last two days. Love the Grapefruit...and I am coveting your grands..I know; it's a sin but I can't help it. They are adorable.

Betty said...

What a lovely family time you have had,you are a good granny. So glad for you to have a bread machine - they are brilliant - you can make pizza dough in it too - we use ours quite a lot. Look forward to seeing which books you have. Betty x

Reginas Cottage said...

hello,
it looks like you have had a wonderful christmas!! the cookies look wonderful,also the book.so glad for you to have a bread machine, i have a bread machine,too.i use my bread machine everyday.
wish you a wonderful time,
love regina

Lynn said...

Happy homey days :)
L.x.

A tale from toadstool house said...

Enjoy every second of Your home days Lovely Pom pom Xxxx

Nancy McCarroll said...

Too cute about the "do rag" on Millie. Those little dolls are too sweet.

Sorry about your flop on the cake; I flopped on making pasta this week and threw away the entire batch. Sigh.

Four more days for you to enjoy your holiday...do it up big with lots of cuddles with the girls and grapefruit because that treadmill needs a little time off, too.

♥ Tina said...

Oops, my last comment disappeared as I was typing! Enjoy your lovely home days Pom Pom! Such a happy post! xx

Pom Pom said...

I hope you DO get snow on the foothills, Kim! Yes, looking out my window I SEE the cold. My hands are all dry from the cold, too. I have such housemaid hands!
I can't wait to show you my new books, but I have to wait until the light is right for picture taking.
I'm off to see two little girls this morning.
I am going to leave my bunting tree up for a while because I love the sparkly fairies very much!
Have a great Thursday, sweet friend!

Pom Pom said...

Oh, you'll have the energy when the time comes, MK! Small doses is the key which is entirely different from mothering 24-7.
Yes, no more sweets. Today I am limiting flour and sugar. I am completely filled to the brim with holiday food. No wonder we never get too excited about New Year's treats.
Bill's on the treadmill now while watching the old BBC Narnia series. I love the sound of the actors' little voices.

Pom Pom said...

Hi Ann! Oh, thank you for your kind words!
Yes, Cinderella's fairy godmother AND Aurora's fairies are also available! Cheap! We need them, I think.
It is SUPER nice to be home. I am going to try to avoid the napping today. I wake up feeling sluggish.
The treadmill does take up a lot of room! Our house isn't THAT big!

Pom Pom said...

Debbie, take care of that cold! I hope you sleep again today!
Yes, I DO enjoy being home. It's a feast for my homemaking heart.
I am SO thankful for two weeks off!

Pom Pom said...

Someday you'll be a granny, too! It's FUN!
I can't get enough grapefruit these days. It's so good just now!

Simply Debbie said...

Hello PomPom,
I just started blogging again after an 11 month break. I wanted to drop by and wish you a belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year full of good health and much joy.
How are you doing PomPom...I still have you on my prayer list.
hugs and prayers sweet lady
my daughter-in-love has a bread machine and it has spoiled my son...he wants fresh bread every day and she makes speciality breads for the holidays....you will really enjoy it.

Floss said...

Oh, a lovely Christmas in words and pictures! Thanks so much for sharing - I shall be thinking of you with your bread machine! We have one, but hardly use it now we live in the land of fresh bread.

wayside wanderer said...

I love 3 month old babies, esp when my own were that age. Perfection! Your grands are all so cute and I love the way Millie is sitting in the chair. Good luck with the fruit eating. I just had a piece of pie with my breakfast. Sigh.

Pom Pom said...

I am looking forward to trying out the bread machine, Betty! Just now, we don't need any bread, but I'll definitely enjoy the smell and the taste!
I hope you are drinking lots of tea!

Pom Pom said...

Hi Regina! I hope to use my bread machine a lot, but I haven't taken it out of the box yet!
I'm still absorbing all the festive loveliness! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, too.

Pom Pom said...

Hi Lynn! Thank you! I am enjoying the pace of home very much. I hope you are having a fun holiday week!

Pom Pom said...

Hi Julie! Thank you! It's so nice to be home and stay close to all the creative materials, dear family (especially Bill!) and books! I hope your weather isn't too cold and that you are having fantastic time around the fire this week!

Pom Pom said...

Ha ha ha, Nancy! I'll keep that in mind when I look at the treadmill!
I actually have all of next week off, too! Hooray!
I have a lot of good quiet thinking things to do in the days to come.

Pom Pom said...

Hi Tina! I hope you are having a wonderful time with your children!
Keep warm and may your needles click soothingly!

Pom Pom said...

HI Debbie! I'm so glad you decided to blog again! I'll let you know how my first batch of bread turns out! Thank you for your prayers! How kind!

Pom Pom said...

Hi Floss! Oh how nice to live in the land of fresh bread! Bill and I don't actually eat a lot of bread, but we do like it!
I haven't tried it yet. Maybe tomorrow.
I hope you had a delightful Christmas!

Pom Pom said...

Pie for breakfast is perfectly lovely, Leslie. I didn't make the pies so no pie to tempt me. The chocolate cake that I like best is still on the counter and I had some for dinner last night. I should just throw it out.
Yes, I saw little LIzzy today and she smiled and smiled. Adorable!
Have a lovely restful holiday week!

Attic Clutter said...

oh POM ..The cute kids the cute peach-face love it all
Happy New year to you ~!!(:)

Pom Pom said...

Thanks, Patty! Happy new year to you, too!

Lisa Richards said...

I love Miss Bug's outfit. So Scandinavian! I agree that fruit sounds like a good idea after all of the sugar. Enjoy the rest of your break! :)

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

Oh enjoy being home. I just love those cookies...they are the best! Your granddaughters are just precious...and what treasure you have in your kitchen towels and napkins.
I love the kitchen table...it looks like my lazy suzy...fun!

quilterliz said...

G'day Pom Pom. Fabulous photos. Glad you had a great Christmas. Hope the New Year is a wonderful one for you and your family. Take care. Liz...

Susan B said...

So glad you enjoyed such a lovely Christmas! Your granddaughters are all so adorable!! Enjoy your break, and being at home. And have a very Happy New Year too!! :)

Pom Pom said...

Yes, Lisa! That cute dress on Miss Bug is definitely Scandinavian! Red. My favorite! I hope you are enjoying your break!

Pom Pom said...

Hi Janette! I'll tell Kelli that you like her tables. Sometimes I forget to label the backgrounds as Kelli's house, not ours.
I hope you have a relaxing weekend!
The cookie baking happened at our house, though.

Pom Pom said...

Hi Liz! I hope you are getting somewhat of a break and rest over the holidays! Thank you for stopping by!

Pom Pom said...

Thank you for stopping by, Susan B!
I hope you are having a lot of fun with Parker!

Gumbo Lily said...

Look at all that Christmassy goodness! Your grands are so cute and festive. I have only just a few stray cookies hanging around. Soon I'll have eaten them up with my coffee. I'm not doing much sugar these days either. Happy Home-y-ness!

Pom Pom said...

HI Jody! You must have people around to eat those cookies! Yay! I've been sort of nappy of late! I am hoping for surges of energy next week!
How's that baby?

Flowers in the Window said...

Merry Chrismas Pom pom! I always love reading your blog - it's so homely.Millie looks so adorable in her bandana and Lizzie so cute in her new hat. Bet you had fun decorating those cookies together! Maggie xx

Pom Pom said...

Thank you, Maggie! I am starting to take the decorations down, FINALLY. Instead of putting my hanging fairies in a box, I hung them around the living room. Fairies make a house homey, I think! Yay! Thank you for coming by!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

You are so joyful with the littles! You need to be cloned :) Wishing you a wonderful 2013, Miss Pom Pom.

Pom Pom said...

Ah, that's so sweet! I do love the littles when they come!
Wishing YOU a wonderful 2013, Laura!

A tale from toadstool house said...

Hi Pom pom,the weather here is quite mild but very wet :o(
Lots of flooding up and down the country,We are lucky ,we are up high here :o)
I love to be surrounded by books,creative materials and family too,bliss. I hope the weather is good where you are?wishing you have a very happy and peaceful New year surrounded by Your nearest and dearest. love juliexxx

Sara said...

...oh dear, my comment disappeared before I was done with it. Hope it shows up; I don't know what happened! Anyway, I'm right there with you on the treadmill, let's encourage each other to keep that up. Blessings to you.

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