I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday! I certainly am enjoying this season and do not want the joys of Christmas to end. But then, not having to return to school, I guess it may not.
My Christmases of years past was lots of family and a rather large celebration. Then people moved and losses occurred so that it became just my brother and me. We are quite like a couple of very young children from the moment the tree goes up. And since we have no other family to buy for - well, we go a bit overboard. We generally hand each other a list and then throw in some surprises for each other. My list was a few coloring books, some zentangle journals and pens, and a set of Inktense pencils. Remember I said he was driving me nuts with his surprises?
You must understand about the vacuum cleaner remark. We own a pretty good vacuum cleaner. I have never in all the many years we owned it, used it. Okay don't laugh or judge. I just haven't. My hand has never "driven" that piece of equipment. Ray does that. Always. So he took to saying he had gotten me a brand new deluxe vacuum cleaner. Which of course I knew he had not, but that was all I heard - how this model would be great for me and how pretty it was. He almost had me believing him. He even went so far as to say he had wrapped a smaller box and stored the real deal in his car. Brothers can be so nasty! (But oh so wonderful!) My surprises were a CD I did not even know was out - love Jim Byrnes and the blues, a rather "sweet" gift card that was also in part a birthday present and 3 more seasons of the show Highlander! I did a rather good happy dance!!
The last inchie??? Oh how sad. I will miss the inchies, but I also will miss the community. I have talked with someone about trying to help keep it going. I just don't feel like I know what to do. We will see where that goes. In the meantime - the word of the week was goat.
Here are a few of this week's coloring pages. I did one in my new grayscale book, but I don't feel very confident about that. I will improve. I hope. The flowers are done with the Inktense pencils, oh wow are they vibrant!!
Went shopping for groceries today since we could have some bad weather. I didn't want to be stuck without food in the house. Of course, if we lose power, I could be stuck with not so good food in the house. Yuck! I also bought a teeny tiny birthday cake. That is my very favorite dessert in the whole world. So once a year I treat myself. Can't have it in the house any other time - too big a temptation.
After the tree comes down I am going to pull out our treadmill and try to walk some. I had done really well for a while but got . . . lazy. No good word for it. I am going to sign up for a "virtual race" that can be done at your own pace and however you want so I am hoping for motivation.
Thanks for dropping by and I hope you are having a blessed day!!