Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Weekend Recap


Greetings, dear blog friends! Thanks so much for your well wishes. My shoulder surgery went well and I am recovering nicely. I'm getting better at doing things with my left hand, but have safely determined that I am definitely not ambidextrous! Doug has been a huge help, and I'm sure he'll be just as glad as I am when my arm is out of this sling {another 5 weeks...ugh!}.

We had such a great time with family on Saturday - we do Christmas Eve and a gift exchange with Doug's family. Christmas day finds Doug and I on our own {Carrie goes to her dad's that day} and we really took it easy this year. We had my mom's annual pumpkin bread for breakfast, and drank coffee from our cool new coffee cups from my sweet SIL {Meta}. Then we spent the afternoon on the couch watching John Wayne movies.

Doug cooked a prime rib roast and we kept things simple. It was awesome that way.

Taking photos is not so easy for me at this time. Typing with my left hand is slow and not-so-accurate. I've been reading blogs here and there and leaving comments as I can. It seems to take me forever to get the message across! I just wanted to do a quick post to send my love and gratitude for your friendship and kindness.

I hope each of you had an amazing Christmas!
I'll be seeing you around...
xoxox!

18 comments:

Alison said...

Lovely to'see' you Deb...glad the surgery went well and that you enjoyed your Christmas Day
Alison xx

Karen said...

So glad to see you! You've been on my mind and in my prayers!

Cheri said...

Glad to hear your surgery went well! But six weeks in a sling??? UGH! Hoping you heal really fast and can ditch that bit of trouble early.

Carrie Rosalind said...

Glad you had a good Christmas! So did I - thanks for all you did this year. <3 Love you!

Irene said...

Deb - you and your family look great. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Oh Deb - 5 weeks! I'm sure you'll be in total craft withdrawal by then. We had a wonderful Christmas and head back home early tomorrow.
Take care and keep in touch (when you can). Nice job on the candle picture.
Rinda

debs14 said...

Pleased to hear that you had a good time and that the surgery went well. Bet you are already ticking off the days to removing that sling! There will be some serious photography/blogging/crafting going on after that!

traci said...

so glad your surgery went well. what a pain in the behind it must be. thinking of you!!

scrappyjacky said...

Glad the surgery went well....and you had such a lovely christmas.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

5 weeks! yikes! I know by the time you get out of the sling, you will have figured out how to craft using just 2 fingers! lol! Glad the surgery went well!

Mo 'Betta said...

Just take it easy!

Margaret said...

Focus on recovering. Let everyone take care of you. Happy new year.

Abi said...

lovely photos considering a poorly hand! Praying your recovery is a speedy one. Glad to hear you had a nice christmas. x

Mom said...

Just caught up with all your posts! Beautiful, my DD! For the record, I love my "Just a Friday Quote" book--you did a marvelous job once again! My amazing child! Love you! xoxo

Robyn said...

"Who says blog friends aren’t “real” friends!? I love you guys like you’re my own family."

Deb, you are such a sweetheart. So many times this month I wished you lived nearby. I kept thinking about your recent unemployment and your consistent crafty output and I thought "I know JUST what she can do! Make our cookies! Help the boys with some projects! Make the Christmas tree skirt I've been meaning to make for years!" (nice huh? It could be worse...I could be thinking "she could do my dishes!" right? ;) )

And then I read about your surgery and sadly, my first thought was "she can't help with my crafting after all" which sort of ridiculous because of course you can't! You live SOOO far away! But also *completely selfish*!!! You had SURGERY! oh MAN! terrible.

Well, my friend, I am very, very relieved to hear that your surgery went well. I am GLAD (and jealous!) to hear about your quiet Christmas. I hope that your recovery is smooth and peaceful and with a delightful absence of pain. I hope that you are weathering unemployment well...and that if you are not, that you have loving, listening ears to confide in...and I am so, so grateful for this warm site and your warm presence, Deb. I'm still so, so surprised how transcendent your kindness is...that even do far away and with so little contact with you...it's still as plain as day to me.

Sian said...

It's so good to see you looking relaxed and on the road to recovery Deb! keep on getting better dear Deb x

Karen said...

I am so pleased that the surgery went well and that you are coping. Have a lovely New Year and thank you for your sweet card. Hoping 2012 brings you everything you would wish yourself and more. xxx

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh my, surgery at Christmas??? :( But at least it will all be worth it in the end. Just make sure to be faithful to the physical therapy they give you.
I loved scrolling back to see all the amazing things you've been up to, Deb. The kitchen cupboards, your incredible cardboard Rudolph!!!, your Santa beard, all the little books, wrappings and goodies. No wonder you needed surgery. Ha!
Blessings and well wishes sent your way today Deb!!
Mary Lou

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