Tuesday, 4 December 2007

I'm dreaming


of a Christmas just like this. Today's word is Chilly and this is obviously a cheat as it is not snowing here in the UK today and to top it off I didn't even take this picture. My Aunt sent me this picture via e-mail the other day to show us what she could see out of her office window, at home, in Ontario just East of Toronto. I am soooo jealous but I suppose I would get fed up with it if I had it for 3-4 months every year like they do.


We went to see "Beowulf" on Saturday in 3D and it was OK I suppose. It did crack us up when Beowulf fought the monster naked as we played guess what they can cover his willy up with next. Pete now thinks that he has seen Angelina Jolie in the buff which made his day, bless him. I'm not going to be the one to tell him it was part cartoon and that she was covered in a gold slime, I'll let him dream a little longer. We had planned to go to F&B's for a meal but that didn't happen as I felt too poorly so the boys went to the food court instead as I couldn't eat.
Sunday we relaxed, I wallowed in self pity and then we took the boys swimming and while they were there we went Christmas decoration shopping. This then got me in the mood for putting the tree up which normally doesn't go up until around the 15th Dec as it just gets in my way and on my nerves - Ba Humbug!! My family has quickly learnt that, like SuzyB, I am anal about my tree and I will only move anything that they put on it, including the branches. So last night my little helpers sorted out the baubles according to the colour (not much to sort only brown and gold ones are allowed), shape and size and then passed them to me ready to hang. I must admit I did let Kyle hang some baubles in the middle of the tree and they are still where he put them so maybe I am getting more into the spirit of Christmas.

I have even managed to keep up with the Christmas Journal prompts from Shamille but I'm not sharing as it's just for us. And I made - wait for it - half a Christmas card.

15 comments:

Bobs said...

It's a lovely photograph, but like you, I wouldn't like the snow to be here for 3-4 months! Yikes!

Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better today!

Bobs said...

Forgot to say, I'm printing off Shimelle's prompts, but haven't actually MADE anything yet. Not even the covers!

etteY said...

Hi Rach! Glad you're feeling better now :D I love your photo it reminds of the korean drama series Winter Sonata that I really really like!

Have a great day!

Linda said...

Lovely photo! IKWYM about wanting it to snow here, but wee'd be sure to get fed up with it after 3 months! I'm doing Shimelle's journal too. I'm putting photos on my main blog.

Chris said...

Glad to see you feeling a little better Rachel...it's the pits when you are feeling poorly :(
Totally love your photo today...reminds me of when I was young and making snowballs :D
Don't really like snow now though unless it's looking at it out of the window ;-)

Kerry said...

I'm jealous too. Not much sign of any snow here until February the weather man said yesterday.

maz said...

Aw por you- not being able to eat? My idea of hell.
I like the snow, but 24 hours is my limit!

Diana said...

Lovely snow. because I lve in South frica I wolld just love to see snow when I am in ngland!

Hazel said...

Definitely chilly - fab photo - I love scenes like that, but only if they're not happening now for real!

sharon said...

it's your fault I cheated as I saw your pic this morning and I thought ...mmhh if Rach is cheating then so am I..lol..lol..
Glad y feelin better..x

Sue Nicholson said...

So glad tou are feeling better ESPECIALLY as I have now started sneezing LOL . . . what's that all about? I have had one cold already :-(

That photo is superb BUT I couldn't cope with that snow, far too cold and wet for me.

LOL LOL LOL I haven't made ANY cards yet and much to my digust bought Ian one today, (though to be fair it is just right for him).

Trees! Ours is a right mismatch of ornaments and I just about live with the way the children decorate it . . . well I only have a little fiddle :-D

Great to have you back Rach :-)

Aubrey Harns said...

So pretty...I would've used it as a cheat too!
Aubrey

pokettiger said...

Now that is chilly! Catching up with your other photos too - lovely soft scarf. Amazing bristle photo! Love the smooth cat. Great thinking for rough. Last but not least - the poor little wet pup - so cute.

Karen said...

Equally wintery here in New York. I'm doing Shimelle's journal, too. This is the second year and I'm enjoying it again.

Mima said...

I'm doing this from my feed, so in the wrong order! Still glad that to see you back though!!! My tree is very precious to me and I have no idea how I would cope with the idea of other people (especially little people) putting things on it! We are on the way, the boxes came out of the loft today, so now we need to get me out of bed to start sorting it.