What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
Remember: "When God closes a door, He always opens a window!" You never know what might be out there waiting for you!

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Merry Day after Christmas

I don't know about you, but I feel just like this bear up on a tree limb napping today...or I wish I was napping like this bear up on a tree limb...

This is the 1000 piece puzzle that I am going to be working on in my "spare" time in the next few days (weeks?) however long it takes, but today I just feel like relaxing and taking it easy.  I think I ate too many goodies yesterday, and my body isn't appreciating it so I am just chillin' like this bear. Speaking of "chillin"...it was 28 degrees here in Florida this morning, so yes, I am literally chillin!  One of the coldest Christmases on record for this part of Florida.  It was warmer up in Maine at my grandson's house when we talked to him yesterday afternoon!

I will share some pictures of our day but please forgive me if I don't make it around to visit everyone right away.  I  really am kind of "under the weather" a bit today, so I am moving slowly. But I truly want to see what you have to share and I will get there eventually.

This was me the day before Christmas, working in the kitchen getting ready for the next day...

Hubby took some pictures before the action began of the table 

And family and friends gathering, waiting for the "grand opening"

Sisters Rose and Sherrie enjoying the day:

And this is how it looked After the "grand opening"...

#1 son, daughter in love, and her sister

We believe in giving really interesting and practical gifts here: 

The nozzles/sprayers go with this new "maximum kink resistance" garden hose.
Anyone who uses a garden hose can appreciate this gift.

My friend Paula is the friend that always finds a way to give me a pink flamingo at some point.  This year she made me a mask to wear...

and a dish towel to use:

And a kleenex box cover...

We gave her dog Chloe a "moose" toy to play with, which she loved:

And I gave her a can of B&M brown bread w/raisins, made in Portland, Maine. She is a native "Mainer", so this was a very good gift because it is very hard to find down here in Florida. She also got some other gifts, but these were the best. LOL.

Hubby also got his annual package of new underwear and socks, so he is happy.
You know what they say when you stop believing in Santa Claus, you get underwear and socks for Christmas.  LOL.

The family received a box of snowballs so we could have a snowball fight:

Son Scott contemplating his next target...

Our gifts weren't all just fun and games. We had some wonderful gifts, but I won't show everything today. However I thought these would be nice to end this post with...our friend Sherrie made these beautiful pillows for our couch. I love them:

And our kids gave us this beautiful cross:

And after the day was done and everyone had gone back to their respective homes, I sat down and had a wonderful cup of hot Ovaltine in front of the fire...a perfect way to end a perfect day.

Merry day after Christmas and Happy New Year!
I hope to catch up with you all soon.



  1. Looks like Christmas was a great time at your house.i have been feeling a little down today as well, but I felt the same way yesterday, as we did nothing at all.

    1. I am sorry you are feeling a little down. I hope next year's Christmas and holidays will be much better in every way. But now let's just focus on what God has in store for us in the New Year...I believe it will be much better than this past year. Keep looking UP!! Jesus still has work for us to do until He comes!!

  2. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! Sorry you're feeling under the weather. Hope you're better soon.

    I'm having a lazy day too. I picked up a lot of the empty gift bags, refolded the tissue paper and put those away for next year. Tomorrow (27th) is our youngest daughters birthday so I'll be wrapping her gift later this afternoon and preparing for her party! But I've also done some reading and watched football with my husband. We've had a good celebration. By the way, I love your white pillows and that cross! They're beautiful!!

    1. I am glad to hear that others recycle their bags/tissue too. We keep using them until they get too worn around the edges. I just leave the tags on them and the same person gets the same bags. LOL. Makes wrapping simple! Thank you regarding the pillows and cross. They are very special. I love them too. WE have good kids. I hope you have a relaxing weekend before you have to get back to work! Enjoy your daughter's birthday tomorrow. Tomorrow (27th) would be my grandmother's 125th birthday!! So happy birthday to them both! One in heaven and one still enjoying her beautiful life here.

  3. Praying you feel better soon. The pink flamingo gifts are super cute. I love the pillows Sherrie made and also the beautiful cross from Benton and Rose. Have a restful night.

  4. It looks like you all had a wonderful celebration!! I am sorry that you aren't feeling well and hope you are better tomorrow!! Those pillows are beautiful and I love all of your flamingo gifts!! Rest and take care!! xo

  5. How fun! That cross is exquisite; I can't wait to see where y'all hang it. So sorry you're feeling 'bushed' (like momma used to say), but glad to know you've plans in place to rest and relax. Mmmmmm!

  6. What a wonderful celebration! Nothing like spending it with those you love. Hope you are feeling better dear friend. Will say a prayer for you today. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  7. wow what a great post, I love old pictures and stories

  8. Looks like a fine day. I like the photo of you in the kitchen and was imagining how good it smelled!

    1. Thank you Annie. It did smell good when I was baking the pumpkin pie and baking the sugar cookies and chocolate chip cookies. That's as much baking as I was able to do. Still waiting on my son to bake some Sand Tart cookies if he has time before this weekend. But if not, that is okay. I'm about sweeted out. LOL.

  9. Pam: You really know how to have a good time with family and friends.


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