Monday, November 29, 2010

It's good to feel good again

I think I am on the road to recovery although I may be coming down with something even more serious. When I got up today and looked around the house I had the overpowering urge to clean and vacuum..the morphine must have caused some brain damage after all!

I felt fine on the weekend and we were able to travel east to the Ottawa area to my family's annual McDonald Christmas. Everyone of my side of the family was in attendance ... all 34, from my oldest brother Stuart to my youngest great nephew..William, the recipient of the stocking.
My Santa ornaments were well received and changed hands a few times during the game finally ending up with my niece Karen. My brothers and I had our annual Christmas photo taken..I think I was standing in a hole.
As you can tell my sister-in-law had their home beautifully decorated and it was all very festive.
This is William, who is a couple of weeks shy of being one year old in the arms of his doting aunt Andrea and you can just catch a glimpse of the stocking in there as well.

As I predicted Christopher asked me if I would finish the stocking for William's older brother Ethan, which Christopher started stitching at the same time as I stared William's...early this summer. "It's almost finished Ann....will you just do the rest???" What could I say? My family doesn't ask for much...
This what he dropped on the table in front of me.




9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sit down for awhile and the feeling to do housework will pass.
Judie

riona said...

Now that's so close to a finish that it should be ready to mail in time for this Christmas! Aren't brothers just wonderful?

Kathy A. said...

Oh Ann - I am so happy to hear that you are finally feeling better. Take care of yourself and I agree with Judie - sit down until the urge to do housework is gone.
I guess I am not the only one who can't say no to someone else's stitching projects - eh!!!!

Claire said...

LOL at the housework and the almost finished stocking.

Lynn said...

Must be the morphine. There's no way anyone in their right mind would want to do housework!
You had a great weekend to travel this way for your family Christmas.
I got my smile of the day when I saw the stocking and it's near finish!

Cindy's Stitching said...

You are funny. Nice photos

Sharon said...

Isn't it nice that your brother has so much faith in you? LOL Maybe he can help you out with that morphone-induced cleaning fiasco. :)
Take care of yourself and feel better soon!

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

LOL at what landed in front of you...you are a wonderful sister and at least it something you enjoy doing - he could have asked you to clean his house!

Barb said...

Housewrk??? Look I can't even spell it right. Follow Judie"s instructions to the letter! Now you knew that is how the 2nd stocking was going to appear!