Monday, December 28, 2009

The Aftermath

It's hard to believe that another Christmas has come and gone. We have all this anticipation pent up for the big day and when it arrives, the day is over...just like that. But I have to say, even though we were not surrounded by family this year, DH and I still had a lovely day :o)

We were up around 7 am. Quite impressive for me considering that my feet don't hit the bedroom floor before 9 am. Deep, deep down, I'm still a kid at heart. LOL! I was stunned to find some extra boxes under the tree though. I thought DH and I had agreed to stockings only >:o( Now don't get me wrong! Surprises are always nice ;o)


It seems that I was a good girl this year because I got two pairs of new pyjamas, the new Harry Potter Bluray DVD, a gorgeous Bombay jewellery box (DH has told me for the past 15 years that he was going to make me one...), the new Matt Dusk CD, fuzzy socks, a Bamboo tablet for my computer, pink ribbon items (USB drive, scissors, pen and Sharpies) plus my favourite -


Duncan had a ball opening his two new rawhide bones that he got from Santa :o) Then he felt the need to help us unwrap our gifts. In the end, we had torn paper everywhere. This is the result of all his work -


LOL! He was one tired puppy. Of course it took a lot of effort trying to 'hide' his new bones. You see, Duncan doesn't like to chew his bones; he loves to bury them, wait until they're nice and soft and then dig them up again so that he can eat them. DH and I haven't let him take these bones out so he's been going around the house, 'trying' to hide them. Duncan doesn't like to exert too much energy so he just places the bones 'beside' the couch or china cabinet and figures we can't see them ;o)

DH made a wonderful Christmas meal! We had a stuffed Butterball turkey (10-12 pounds) and we only paid $13.00 for it. Super deal! He roasted up some potatoes, butternut squash and turnip and made cranberry sauce from scratch. Delicious :o) What a guy and he's something else that I'm truly blessed about.

I've been reading some Blogs and I see that others have had a wonderful Christmas as well and I'm glad to hear that :o) So what is everyone up to on New Year's Eve? DH and I have been invited to a friend's house to play their new Wii. I've discovered that I'm a pretty good bowler and an excellent marksman so I'm ready to kick some butt ;o)


Rowyn said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas!

Cute pic and story about Duncan :-)

Daffycat said...

That sounds like a wonderful Christmas, Cathey! Santa even remembered Duncan!

Have fun at the New Year's party!

Annie said...

Sounds like a wonderful holiday with lots of new toys to play with. Glad you had so much fun!

mumzy said...

Poor Duncan looks like he is one tired pup. That is a lot of work to unwrap all those gifts.

You sure made out ok. Santa sure found your new place. Have fun on New Year's Eve. Sounds like fun to me. We are going to have our usual shore party - not sure if we will have fireworks this year but we have fun anyway.

{{{Love and Hugs}}}

Kathryn said...

On New Year's Eve we will do what we do every year - watch the Vegas fireworks ($10 million dollars worth) on television. New Year's Day is the Rose Bowl - Go, Oregon Ducks (my husband's alma mater).

Have a GREAT 2010!!!

Rachael said...

Oh it does sound like you all had a lovely time, it was a bit hectic here as usual, but it was fun. and I have to say it does sort off end too quickly all that build up and then PFFTTT it's all over.
We have no children this New years but not sure if we are doing anything!!

Carol said...

Sounds like your Christmas was lovely, Cathey! I laughed when I read about Duncan's bone-hiding habits--too cute :)

No plans for New Year's Eve here--I am one of those people who is often in bed way before midnight. We're also supposed to get a snow/ice something or other that night, so it will be nice to stay snuggled inside my house.

Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year!

WendyCarole said...

Great to see you had a good Christmas. We did to. I don't do New year's eve always get the miseries so I will be in bed by then probably.

Hapy New Year xx

ohiofarmgirl said...

If you like the Wii try Super is a blast. 4 people can play at once!
So glad you had a merry Christmas...enjoy the season. Dianntha

♥ Nia said...

Hi!!!! :D
I hope you had a warm and cozy Christmas, full of joy and gifts! :)
I was away for the holidays, I spent Christmas with my family and I returned yesterday.. guess what was waiting for me on my mailbox??? Your package!!!! :D
Thank you for the lovely gifts!!! You made me smile biiiiiiiig :D
I'm sick =/ but soon I'll take photo and post it on my blog ;)
Huge hug for you!!!

Patti said...

You had a GREAT Christmas. Love your watch.
Lots of Love
Patti xxx

Karen said...

Glad you had a wonderful Christmas. Wishing you many happy stitches in the new year....

~Tammy said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful Christmas!

Duncan is adorable!!!!

Laural said...

I'm glad you guys had a great Christmas! Duncan is too cute. I love watching our dogs try and squirrel stuff away from each other.

Brigitte said...

Nice to hear that your Christmas was a happy one. The same here, and our special treat was that all our kids could be here for the Christmas Days.
We'll spend New Year's Eve alone, just DH and I, and we will enjoy all the fireworks going on in our little town.
Have a great evening with your friends.

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

So glad you had a fabulous Christmas! And Matt Dusk...a total cutie patotie! If you want to come to ONT in February - Matt is playing in Kingston on the 5th! ( And I could find you someone to go with - ME!

stitcherw said...

Sounds like a great Christmas, lovely presents. I got the new Harry Potter movie too. I love how that series appeals to all ages. Duncan looks like he had quite the time also. Have fun at your friends for New Year's Eve. I haven't tried the Wii yet but I'd like to sometime, as have seen several bloggers post how much fun it is.

Siobhan said...

I'm so glad that you had a good Christmas! Wishing you the best for 2010.

Barb said...

Looks and sounds like you had a nice Christmas. Looks like Duncan worked so hard at hiding his bones. We use to have a dog that would burry his bones too and dig them up when he was ready to eat them.

Irene said...

Sounds like a wonderful Christmas. I have to ask, what is a Bamboo tablet ?

Chiloe said...

Seems like you had a beautiful Christmas as well !!!

YOu could play bowling with Steb: he rocks as well ;-)