My Kind Of Christmas!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 262014

Is it over yet? I sure hope so. We’re out of ice cream and need to go to the store. But even ice cream isn’t enough to make me want to venture into any store the week before Christmas.

Of course, the next week or so will be busy with people standing in long lines to return the gifts that somebody else stood in a long line to buy for them, so they can take their refund or store credit and stand in another long line to buy something else. Is it just me, or has Christmas gotten a little too commercial?

Yesterday was my kind of Christmas. I started the day with one of Miss Terry’s delicious made from scratch cinnamon rolls and a glass of ice cold milk. Yummy!

Actually, I only had half a cinnamon roll, because about 1 p.m. our friends Dave and Jean Damon picked us up and we went out for our traditional Christmas lunch/dinner (linner?) at Ichiban Buffet. This is the third or fourth time we’ve done this over the years, sometimes we’ve had as many as eight people, but this time around it was just the four of us. The food was delicious, as always, and so was the company.

Christmas Dinner small

Back home I answered a lot of e-mails, mostly holiday greetings, and had a few phone conversations with both of my kids, my two granddaughters, and my buddies Greg White and Ron Speidel.

I should have done some writing, but all of that activity on a full tummy left me feeling droopy, so I gave myself a Christmas present and took the day off, and took a nap instead. I like naps!

By the time I woke up, Terry was taking her latest creation off the loom.


Folded shawl

Here is a close-up of the shawl on the loom.

Pattern small

It is always amazing to me that she can take string and make something like this out of it, and that Terry only got her loom a little over a year ago. Somebody made a comment that being self-taught, perhaps she was a weaver in a past life. You never know.


About 8 p.m. we were starting to feel hungry but didn’t want a big meal, so we had another helping of cinnamon rolls. Yes, it was my kind of Christmas! Smile

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  6 Responses to “My Kind Of Christmas!”

  1. That shawl is absolutely beautiful! Nice job, Terry.

  2. Happy Boxing day— you are right in that Christmas has become overly commercialized. I believe in exchanging gifts to show love and appreciation, as an example of God’s gift to us in Jesus Christ. I blame to some extent the stores, but at the same time society is following. Nick, your eye is good, Terry and her shawl look real good. Roger

  3. Such an intricate design on the shawl … WOW!!! The sequence must be crazy!! That’s not like knitting where you can tear it out … you have to do it perfect the first time!!! VERY talented Miss Terry!!! And Kudos to Nick for all the support in her new passion!!!

  4. Terry, it’s gorgeous!

  5. beautiful,

  6. What a talented weaver, Ms. Terry is!!! That is incredible!!!

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