Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas

After spending a little time here today for more poking and prodding, I get a little break while my good doctors continue to try and find out what the heck is going on with me.I'm hopin that I'll feel up to a little baking, using a few of our favorite recipes from this book; Betty Crocker's Cooky Book

And after spending a week on a Sugar Free diet, a week on a Gluten Free diet, a week on a Dairy Free diet, and going NPO ions of times in the last several weeks. I'll for sure be drinkin a bit of this. (Safeway's Lucerne is my favorite). And when I'm sippin a bit of the nog it's always accompanied by a little bit of this; mmmmm.....

I have two biggerish projects that I'm hoping to finish in time for gift giving on Friday. Wish me luck, I'll need it. Sewing has been a bit interesting. I do much better standing up these days. (for whatever reason sitting makes the pain more severe). So hubby helped me do this; I've become quite adept at sewing while standing. I'm hopin to cross off a couple more of the UFO's on my list for Jacquie's JOY IN THE NEW YEAR CHALLENGE.

I've had a lot of time to reflect on things in the past several weeks. And although my health has failed me a bit during my most favorite time of year and made things a bit challenging and depressing at times. I realize that I have much to be Thankful for, and I count my blessings each day. As I close out my post today, I'd like to share one of our family's blessings from a Chirstmas past with you.

Several years ago things were pretty tight for our family and it was going to be a very slim Christmas. An Express Mail envelope arrived at our front door a few days before Christmas. No return address and the card was signed, "Santa's Elf No.6" with a gift card of a substantial amount tucked inside.
A Christmas doesn't go by that my husband and I don't think about the generous person(s) who were watching over our family that year. And no, we never found out who Elf No. 6 was.

If Elf No. 6 is reading this now. I just want to tell you Thank You. It was a wonderful blessing for our family and we have paid it forward many Christmas' since. Thank you....

In case I don't get back here before the big day. I want to wish ALL of YOU a Very Merry Christmas and May God Bless You and Your's in the New Year! ooxx`jodi

25 comments:

Auntie Cake said...

Hi~
Just popped in to wish you a wonderful Christmas. I loved looking at the pictures of your wonderfully decorated home. It looks so cozy and absolutely picture perfect, could be right out of a magazine! I adore those snowmen in a jar also, too cute!

Have the best Christmas ever... I will pray that the doctors can find out exactly what is going on, hope you are feeling good and can enjoy all the Christmas goodness!
Kate

Zarina said...

I guess whatever it takes to sew, just do it. I just hope that it will not be permanent because it will be tiring and some other part of your body will hurt in the long run.
Merry Christmas.

Suzan said...

Jodi - hope the docs will come up with a diagnosis and get you feeling better soon. You need to be able to really enjoy that eggnog!

With regard to standing to sew - I had a sewing machine set up on the counter in the laundry room that was designed for folding clothes. I originally did it so that I could mend things before washing them. Eventually I did most of my sewing standing up in there!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

kwiltmakr said...

I hope they can find the problem very soon. Till then have a very Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with many Blessings.

Kelly O. said...

Have a Merry Christmas Jodi!

karenfae said...

Merry Christmas to you and I hope you find out what is causing your health problems soon.
When I was a child someone did the same thing to our family except back then it wasn't a gift card (unheard of then) most people left their doors unlocked back in the 60's in the country. The family had been out visiting Grandma & Grandpa and we came home - opened the door and there on the kitchen table were wrapped gifts for every member of our family (back then I think it was 10 children before the last two were born) - someone knew mom and dad had a harder time than normal that year with money and helped be Santa. The "Santa" had taken time to know the sizes of each member of the family and the likes and dislikes - there must have been two or three packages for each one of us including mom and dad.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

PunkiePie said...

I hope you feel better soon and the doctors can figure out the problem. It's no fun feeling poorly during the holidays.

Merry Christmas!

Barb said...

I truly hope you get to feeling better and get some energy to enjoy those things that you enjoy so much about Christmas.

What a humbling experience for you....we had food at our door one time and I cried as I put the food on the shelves.....I can only imagine how you felt.

Merry Christmas....many prayers will be said your way.

Needled Mom said...

I so hope they figure this out soon, Jodi. The not knowing has got to be almost worse than the pain.

You are such a trooper to "carry on" and make the best with what you can. Bless you.

I wish for you a very merry Christmas and a year filled with joy.

Nedra said...

Such a mystery. I really hope they can find your solution soon! It sounds like you have done every test imaginable, especially with your diet.
Know my prayers are with you that you can have a Merry Christmas with your family, and that 2010 is a Healthy and Happy year.

Ellyn said...

Merry Christmas Jodi. I hope & pray they can figure out what's going on with you soon. It was a year ago that I was put on a gluten free diet & it has been the answer for me....

Thimbleanna said...

Well, I'm happy you're off of those "no" diets -- just in time. Hopefully a solution will happen -- just in time for a fabulous new year! What a lovely surprise to find one year for Christmas -- a good reminder to all of us that Christmas isn't always a happy time.

Hope you're having fun cookie baking today!

Tracy said...

Gosh, I hope you get things figured out so you can start feeling better very soon. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thanks for the beautiful blog. And my favorite word for today is biggerish!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas too! There are other Elves out there in the world. We have been blessed in the past by Elf #7 or #8 :-) I think we are to pass it on.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Hey Jodi - take care of yourself and your family and have a wonderful Christmas!

Joanna said...

I hope you are feeling better soon. Merry Christmas and thanks for the great blog.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I hope you get it all figured out soon. Your husband is a sweetie for helping you get that high enough to work on.
Brenda

yellowfarmhouse said...

Wishing you and your wonderful family Jodi and Merry Christmas. I hope your doctors get to the bottom of why your not feeling well so you can start on the right path of wellness. Very inventive on your new sewing table :).

Holiday Hugs - karen

Carrie P. said...

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Still praying the doctors will find out what is going on with you. It is nice to know that there are kind people in the world. Think on those things and be blessed.

Des said...

Merry, Merry Christmas!

Saying a prayer RIGHT NOW, for peace and solutions in the new year!

xxoo

amylouwho said...

That's a very sweet story. Brings tears.

I've been out of touch but thinking about you. I hope they figure out what is going on so you can get back to feeling better.

Have a Merry Christmas too!
xoxox

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Having had my share of back problems, I know what you're going through. My problem is I can't stand up long though. Hope you feel better soon. I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year. xxoo

Stephanie said...

Wishing you and your family peace and joy this holiday season. May your new year be happy and healthy...and may the doctor's find a solution to your problems!!!

Becky said...

Jodi, I hope you have had a great Christmas and are feeling better. Elf #6 is such a neat story, sort of like Paying it Forward, huh?

Rest, relax and keep us up to date as you feel like it.

Hugs and warm wishes for the New Year!

Kim -today's creative blog said...

Hope everything is ok. Keep us posted.

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