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Monday, December 23, 2013

Dear Santa,

I know it is a little late in sending a letter, but time runs away from me.  I haven't been in much of a festive mood this year.  We will still have chickens on Christmas Day, which means work just as though it was any other day. 

There are no little children in our family anymore;  little ones add a special spark to light the happiness don't they?  I remember being little; attending a Christmas program at the church building, hanging an old stocking on the doorknob when we got home, then bouncing out of bed the next morning and running into the cold room to see what had been left for me.  Some years we went to Grandma Bean's for dinner and my favorite food was the Jello with real big grapes in it.

I'm old now, so I won't hang a stocking and there's no sense in putting packages under the tree for me, because I have all the material stuff I need to keep dusted and in place.  In other words, I don't need things that have to be bought with money, but rather things bought with one of the most precious things you have ~ TIME.  So, I'll be leaving a list of things you can choose from for my present: 1)hang a shelf and a pegboard. 2)finish wiring the plug-ins in the living room. 3)move the freezer that doesn't work anymore, outside!  4)electric cord for the old Singer.... There are lots more I could add, but I don't want to scare you away!

I'll have some of that good, homemade fruit cake for you!



  1. Well, now that's not such an impossible list. Santa may already be on his way because he stopped by here last evening and tightened up a door knob that was about to fall off. And, homemade fruit cake should do the trick. Yum, yum! Merry Christmas!

  2. I sure hope he fills your list and you can send him my way. I got dozens of things he can do. LOL
    I received a surprise today from someone very special and I cried tears of joy. I will leave it at that for now and Say. I hope you have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas. Hugs and love, xo

  3. Merry Christmas - yes it is not the same when there are no small children around - having Lily with me the other day made it a little more festive having her do some shopping with me and making cookies - I wish my grandchildren were near by. She is a wonderful girl isn't she!

  4. Merry Christmas to you, I wish I could send you my son Bobby, he is the fastest and handiest fix-it guy.

  5. We are in the same boat as you, but there's something to be said for a peaceful holiday. We'll go out to eat for Christmas dinner, it looks like we are going to get a thaw, finally, so that my arborvitaes and cypress trees can stand upright again. Having an ice storm with no wind and no loss of electrical power was a blessing and qualifies as a good Christmas gift.

    Have a lovely Christmas. --Ilene in Oklahoma

  6. This is a great idea. I have lots of 'honey do' things around my house that need to be done and a Christmas list is a perfect way to do it.
    Wishing you and your family a blessed and Merry Christmas!

  7. Merry Christmas, Charlotte. No little ones in our family, except for great nieces and nephews! You're right that Christmas is different when there are children around.
    Enjoy that fruitcake!

  8. Love you, and hope that list is taken care of...
    from One Woman in many ways is like you
    who lives at the edge of the woods a few hundred miles from you.

  9. How cute is that! Hope Santa fulfills all of your wishes! Nancy

  10. Wishing you a very merry Christmas, Charlotte! I don't know anything about wiring, but I might be able to help move the freezer if I lived a little closer to you! haha! I hope you had a wonderful day today.

  11. That homemade fruit cake sounds really good. I would love to have some. Your list sounds great. I sure hope you had a Merry Christmas and will have a joyful New Year. I sure hope the ice has melted and it's warming up now.

  12. not on computer much for a few days
    but checked in
    love your new header
    it looks like the quilt i sleep under every night
    one my mother made for me :)