Monday, December 21, 2009

Our Gift to Ourselves....

Just when I thought I was over it....I started feeling bad again! So for now I'm just going to take it very slow and easy and not do much until I feel 100% again.

HB and I aren't exchanging gifts this year. It seems a bit ridiculous when we both buy whatever we need or want whenever the need arises. Neither of us has a lot of things on our wish list so we decided to buy something we could use in the house. We bought new dining room furniture for ourselves....still has the tags on it!

Any of my family reading this will appreciate that next year on Thanksgiving they will have comfortable chairs to sit on!! We were going to buy something in time for Thanksgiving but then we heard there was going to be a big sale the day after so we waited for that.

It's difficult to get a good picture because there are mirrors on the back of the china cabinet plus a lot of windows/light in the room. I don't think that little plant will stay on top but HB wanted to see what it looked like.

So this is our Merry Christmas to each other this year. In fact there is not one single wrapped package under either one of our trees! It does look a bit bare but that's the way it is this year. We've sent off gift cards and money to all our kids and grandkids so there's nothing left to do but sit back and enjoy the lights, the fire in the fireplace, a few Christmas carols, and some eggnog.

Wishing you the best holiday season ever! (Now I'm going to take a little nap and hope I can get rid of this "bug"....)


  1. Janet, beautiful furniture!! Why is it that chairs never hold up as well as the tables? Here's to good health and Merry Christmas! **clinking my virtual eggnog glass at 'ya**

  2. sorry to hear about your relapse! praying for your full and speedy recovery!!!

  3. Nice dining room set! ~ Love the design of the chairs ~ And what a great thing they were on sale!

    Do Take It Easy ~ a relapse at this point is just Not Good!! Rest, drink plenty of water, and take your aspirin ~~ !! ~~

  4. Lovely new furniture. Stay well. Hot toddy!

  5. Now that is a mighty fine gift to each other....Arney and I do not exchange either. We have our eye on a new flat screen for the living room sometime this coming year.
    Be careful with your health, some of these bugs are bad news.
    Merry Christmas
    The dinning room looks ready for lots of intertaining. Hugs, Mary

  6. Merry Christmas Janet. Nice furniture, great gift. My DH and I do not exchange gifts anymore either as there is nothing we need or really want. We just enjoy having the kids and grandkids on Christmas day for a meal, games, and karaoke.

  7. It's beautiful! Merry Christmas!

  8. Love the style of the dining room set! Hubby and I will spending our holiday the same way you described for you and HB, nice and quiet, very laid back. We don't buy each other gifts for the same reason you mentioned. But we do make each other some small token gift.

    You "cocoon" and take care of yourself. Happy Christmas to you both.

  9. What beautiful new dining room furniture…
    That really is a great gift…

    Wishing the two of you a very Merry Christmas…


  10. The furniture is lovely and elegant....and it's wonderful that you got it on sale too!

    Sorry to hear your feeling poorly again though. Rest up, take it easy and, hopefully, you will be feeling much, much better very soon.

    In case I don't get back to your blog before Christmas. Here's wishing you and HB a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ~ xo

  11. That's a wise idea for Christmas gifts@! Glad you're feeling better.

  12. Very elegant! I'm sad to hear that you are still not feeling well. Hope you'll take it slow and get your strength back. You need it for all of those classes ;-)

  13. I do hope you are feeling better.
    I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas.

  14. Anonymous7:03 AM

    I love this dining room table...wah! I want the chairs. Here's hoping that you are feeling better and can enjoy the holidays.
    Merry Christmas and a happy new year to come.

  15. Hi Janet! What a lovely new dining setting - a treat to eat at. So glad you are taking care of yourself, get well so you can enjoy all that 2010 is to bring.
    Merry Christmas!

  16. Janet, your dining room set is beautiful. What a lovely way to celebrate Christmas by selecting one gift that will give not only the two of you pleasure but will extend to the entire family as well.

    Sorry about that cold coming back at you. Misery. Don was really sick for about four days and is better now. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for no relapses.

    Merry Christmas and lots of hugs,

  17. What a lovely Dining room set. How fortunate you are to have family around to sit together and share a meal. Mine are so far away. Thank you for you nice comments at my blog and thank you for your visit.
    You have a wonderful Holiday and look forward to a prosperous New Year. Not necessarily monetarily but productive wise. Thats how I judge my year is how much I have accomplished.
    Big Hugs

  18. Oh my. That is beautimus! I'm so envious. Janet, you know what to do. Chicken soup (doesn't heal but makes one feel better!), orange juice for Vit. C, and lots of rest, rest, rest. Sleep, my pretty. We'll see you when you feel better. Merry Christmas to you and HB! xoxoxo

  19. What a gorgeous furniture! A great present!

    I wish you a beautiful Christmas night with your family, enjoy the holiday! :o)

    Kisses and love from us.

  20. Janet love your gift to each other.It will be surrounded by love and gift!
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and may you enjoy the delights of this season! love and light aNNa xo

  21. Hi Janet
    I love your new furniture! Sorry to hear you are unwell again. Hope you are feeling much better in time for Christmas.
    Lots of love
    Dot xx

  22. Hi Janet, your furniture is beautiful! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

  23. Thank you Janet for the Kudos. The Gourd that I am working on now is about 42" around. I can't put my arms around it. I am doing Buffalo of the plains on it. It is on my blog towards the bottom. It will be a 3 year project though. I enjoy your visits come back again.

  24. Well, even if your trees look bare, your dining room looks gorgeous. Wishing you love and joy this holiday season. And have some more eggnog!


  25. Merry Christmas Janet,
    I was just checking in to see how you are feeling. The gift "to us" from "us" is wonderful. Thank you for visiting this past year. I look forward to the new year with Artful expectations.

  26. GET WELL!!! That's my WISH for YOU sweet woman!!! My Jerry and I don't exchange gifts either!!! too much!! I LOVE, LOVE your furniture!!!Well, Janet, I was going to make a homemade Christmas card since I looked at Christmas cards past and YOU had made me 2 I think!!!soOOOOo that's what I was going to do, make YOU one!! IOU a homemade something, OK?!! hehehe MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!to YOU and YOURS!!!

  27. Wow Janet that sure is one nice dining room set you have there.
    I do hope you get better soon--that bug has been around a bit too long.
    Merry Christmas.


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