Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays!

I hope everyone reading enjoys a wonderful holiday time, whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or nothing in particular. Mr. Handsome-and-Handy, Things 1&2, and I will be invading my mom & step-dad's place tomorrow. (Muuuuah-hah-hah! Figurines, you've been warned!) But so far, we're already enjoying some AMAZING (and minor) Christmas miracles:

My dad (who lives in Tucson) surprised us with a weekend visit this past weekend! Ironically, I had just read Christie O's blog about her appreciating Christmas time with family, and I was nodding in assent pretty much as Dad pulled up our street...(AMAZING!)

I snagged the last retractable extension cord at Home Depot. It was something Mr. H&H really wanted for Christmas and was not expecting. I had checked online, and the web site did not show any being available at our local store. I went in on Friday, following a strong hunch...(minor, but still pretty cool)

...and we're all together, healthier than this time last year, and able to give our kids and each other a really nice Christmas. (AMAZING!)

So I'm feeling pretty good-humble and more grateful than I can say.


Anonymous said...

love this post. love the gratitude. the G-WORD pretty much sums up my entire yesterday.

(with a few cookies and brownies thrown in for good measure :))

Anonymous said...

I'm glad everything is going so well for you. Those hunches are pretty cool. I've been going with my hunches, and just going with the flow a lot more and so many blessings have been literally dropped in my lap. All, i can say is I'm grateful, and then all i can do is share what I've been blessed with with others in need.

Joy's Journey in Weightloss said...

Great post! The attitude of gratitude makes all of the difference. Miracles are everywhere!!

Christie O. said...

i'm so happy you had a family-filled holiday! those are the best ever!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey! I haven't posted it yet - I am putting it together and will post in the next few days for the typical first Monday after New Years countdown!

I'll let you know when I post it!

Crabby McSlacker said...

This post just made me happy! (And crabs are not know for being cheerful).

And in addition to all the great family stuff... a retractable extension cord? I'm intrigued! I must investigate, it sounds great. We have miles of cords all over the place and could use some serious retracting.