Monday, November 15, 2010

More sugarplums.... with a pinch of catch up.

Remember the matchbox swap...well I received my swap back. Twenty five little boxes filled with tiny little gifts. No matter how good my intentions are to post everyday, inevitably each day passes with a blank page yearning to be written. The last time I had spoke with Mitzi about my dismay, she said, "don't worry about catching up, just go forward, always go forward..." Good advice. But somethings are worth being remembered.
Sugar plums are still dancing in my head.... I've started little odds and ends of Christmas yummies to be given if I manage the fantastical feat of finishing them in between my down times. But first...

The end of October brought AH to his alter ego... "Spiderman". AH has been in love with Spiderman since he was a little boy...and now he has become "Spiderman". I wish you could have heard the delights of all the little boys telling AH, "I love you Spiderman", "Hi, Spiderman!", "Spiderman, your awesome." You can imagine how this made AH's heart soar.

World Series week brought excitement, cheering, moaning, jumping up and down and all various sorts of chaos to my living room. I wish you could have seen AH...I'm still giggling about his shouts of victory as the "Giants" brought home the World Series trophy...


And then there was AH's favorite Giant, known in our house as "Timmy".


But in between spider treats and baseball dreams sugar plums still dance in my head...

Who would like to get a roll of cookies in the mail? BHG has wonderful holiday recipes and gift ideas on their website right now....



Or how about a little envelope of cheese straws laid on each guest plate? Maybe even for Thanksgiving...maybe instead of old paper, maybe a note telling each loved one around your table why you are so grateful for their presence. That envelope above actually looks more like a sheet of parchment neatly wrapped around the cheese straws. So much inspiration, so little time... which is why a girl whose never made a list in her life is making one this year. One for Thanksgiving, one for Christmas.... Little things done each day no matter how small...that way when the big day comes I'll be totally organized and if AH or baby girl needs to step in for me it will be totally laid out for them. And that my friends will make Merry!


Check out another BHG inspiration above. How darling, CD jackets with a beautifully adorned cookie on the inside peeking out the window. How nice would this be for a teacher, mailman, your favorite grocery store clerk, co worker or maybe an acquaintance that you just feel like doing a little something for. I'm in love with that idea.....
So for now...sleep sweet dear friends. I hope to visit with you more, offering a little inspiration along with a little catch up along the way. Be blessed and well! XOXO Keke

3 comments:

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hey Keke!!! I can't wait to see more of your match box ornaments. I know you must have been so excited receiving those in the mail.

I know just what you mean about Christmas being so close. I just knew I was going to have everything together this year and I'm more behind than ever. But so far I'm in a much better place mentally so I guess that's something! I can't believe this year passed so fast. That means we have been friends for a whole year now.

How are you feeling? I hope you're having better days now. Is your Dr. still making you happy. I so hope you have found one you truly like.

Well take care and like Mitzi says move forward and forget that yesterday is gone.

Much love, warm hugs and prayers for you and the family...Tracy :)

Whimsicalnotions said...

Hi Keke knew there was a reason 2we are friends did you know my ebay and yahoo name is The Sugarplump faerie
hehe,Wishing you many more good days than bad my friend.Many more happy than sad.Bunches of hugs and thinking of you,Will be moving beginning od december so busy christmas for me will send you my new address,Love the matchbox swap idea.
hugs
Jules

Liv said...

Hahaha! I bet AH loved it! Nice costume...the cd jacket cookies look so cute!