Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas!

No Sunday Pie, today, because we had a very busy day of cleaning, shifting and tossing out. The cat's not in focus, but here's Miss Spooky relaxing with Snowman in the glow of our Christmas tree. See the little bird ornament? It has a tiny tag that says "bird bath" and he's sitting in a bird bath, brushing the feathers of his back with a toothbrush. We've really enjoyed our candy cane/bird compromise tree.

Here's a full view of our tree. The funky 70's-looking thing at the top is really just an ornament; but, I liked it and nobody else cared what ended up as a treetop. The bird ornaments don't show up well, as I expected, but Debi asked to see the whole tree and here 'tis.

I'm going to take a week off from blogging to finish cleaning up and enjoy having the family around. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my wonderful bloggy friends!!!


  1. Merry Christmas to you too Nancy! The tree is gorgeous :) Enjoy your time off!

  2. Chris,

    Thank you and I wish you a wonderful holiday! I'll be around -- gotta catch up on google reader a bit; I'm just not going to post. Christmas hugs!!!

  3. I love your tree topper! I need one like that.

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday week and enjoy your blogging time off!

  4. Hello Nancy - the candy canes really do make the tree very festive. And yummy too! Do they disappear before the big day? :-P

    Wishing you and yours a Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  5. Merry Christmas and a Very Beautiful New Year :)

    If u hae not noticed.. u have an award at my place :)

    Take care!

  6. Thank you n Merry Christmas n Happy New Year to all

    Gifts to Chennai|Gifts to Bangalore|Gifts to India

  7. I think the tree has character!

    The merriest of Christmases to you!

    (I'd sing but that cruel and unusual punishment...)


  8. Nancy - Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

  9. Thank you! Your tree is beautiful! And I'll bet it's even prettier in person when you can see the birdies better. Looks like there's still plenty of candy canes for stealing, too.

    May you and your loved ones have a special, fun-filled, relaxing Christmas!

  10. Merry Christmas! The candy canes on your tree are very festive.

  11. Merry Christmas, Nancy!
    Thanks for the pictures, and all the best in the new year!

  12. Merry, Merry Christmas, Nancy! Have a bloggy New Year! :D

  13. Love those pics! I gave you the Christmas Spirit Award today.

  14. enjoy your break and your family!

  15. Merry Christmas Nancy! I should take a week off since I won't be around much anyway! :)

    Hope you have a blessed Christmas.

  16. Have a Merry, Merry Christmas, Nancy!

  17. Michelle,

    Isn't that tree-topper the bomb? I got that at Pier 1's after-Xmas sale, last year. In fact, I got a lot of stuff at Pier 1 and most of it's pretty stupid, but it was comfort shopping. :)

    Thank you! I've got one tour, tomorrow, then I'm really going to be off. I hope. :) Merry Christmas!


    I bought extra candy canes and the kiddo held some in reserve to eat . . . and now they're disappearing off the tree, again. LOL Teenagers are funny!

    Thank you! Merry Christmas to you and yours, too!


    Thank you and Merry Christmas! I just peeked. I'll be over to say thank you, as soon as I'm done commenting. :)


    Thank you! Wishing you happy holidays!

  18. CJ,

    I think "character" is a good way to put it. ;)

    Merry Christmas!! (I won't sing, either)


    Thank you! Warm wishes to you and yours for a happy holiday!


    Thanks and you're welcome! I think it's quite pretty, really, but it's a tad sparse. That's okay -- truly, this is the best we've done in a long, long time and we're all very happy with our little tree.

    The candy canes are, however, disappearing.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!


    Thank you! "Festive" is a great word. I like. :) Merry Christmas!

  19. Raidergirl,

    Thank you! Merry Christmas to you and yours! I hope you're not freezing your tail off. It's even cold in Mississippi!!


    I love that: "Have a bloggy New Year!" LOL Merry Christmas to you and the rest of the Moran family!!


    Thank you!! I hope you don't mind if I don't pass that award on because of time constraints (ask anyone who twitters -- it's because I do a lot of tweeting and cleaning, cleaning and tweeting). I wish you and yours a warm and happy holiday!


    Thanks! Right back at ya! Actually, I put my husband up for adoption, the other day, and I had three offers. But, I decided maybe I'll keep him for another day or two. :) Merry Christmas!

  20. Cute tree! and birdie.

  21. Softdrink,

    Thank you! Merry Christmas to you and your hamburger and . . . are there any small fries? If so, also to them. :)


    Merry Christmas!! Yes, definitely, take a few days off. You deserve a break (and it's kind of quiet in Blogville, anyway -- everyone's all busy and festive). :)

  22. Nymeth,

    Thank you! Merry Christmas to you, too!!!


    It's just a good thing the branches are not edible, I must say. Thank you. :)

  23. Merry Christmas! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

  24. Kailana,

    Thank you!!! Merry Christmas to you, too. Oh, look at the icicles in your little photo! I love it!

  25. J. Kaye,

    Thank you! Happy holidays to you and yours!!

  26. Have a Merry Christmas, Nancy!

  27. Wendy,

    Thanks! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  28. Merry Christmas to you too Nancy! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday. :)

  29. Merry Christmas, Nat!!!

  30. Just stopping by to say I hope that you and your family had a lovely Christmas!

  31. Thanks, Marg! We had a great day. I hope you and yours did, also!

  32. Hope you had a merry Christmas!

  33. Tink,

    We did, thank you, hope you had a great Christmas, too!


  34. Hope you're having a wonderful holiday!

  35. Tara,

    We're having a fun, relaxing holiday, thanks! I'll be back in a day or two. :)

  36. Merry Christmas to you and your family! I hope you had a great holiday.

  37. Trish,

    We had a great holiday! I hope you and your hubby did, too!!!


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