Friday, December 27, 2013

Playing with my new toy.

G'day. Well, I hope everyone had a great Christmas and that it was a safe and happy one for you. I worked ( oh well, someone has to keep the world turning! !) But, I finished at 2.00 pm, then came home and hubby and I and our beautiful dog "Lucky" made the 2 hour drive to my son's home for Christmas tea. Needless to say I ate too much, because I had already had a small Christmas lunch at work, but what the heck, it was Christmas Day.

While I was at work hubby had the job of baking the ham. A baked ham is obligatory for me. It has always been something that I have done for Christmas. I try different glazes each year. This year it was a honey and clove glaze. Very yum I might add, though hubby, bless his heart, did toddle out to the garage for a wee bit and to his horror when he came in to check the ham, it had burnt. When I came home from work, he was very apologetic, saying that he had one task only and he stuffed it up. He needn't have worried, it was still delicious and enjoyed by all who were at my son's.

My Christmas present is a Samsung Galaxy tablet. I am using it to type this post. Trouble is I can't upload a photo onto this page. It says it is uploading, but nothing happens. I think I will have to contact the support people. Other than that, I just love it. What fun I am having with it. Hubby just wanted some new overalls for work, so that is what he got. My daughter bought me a subscription to a Patchwork and Quilting magazine. My son gave me two beautiful French cushions.

Yes, we had a great Christmas Day, but for hubby and I it was somewhat sad. Two days prior a good friend from our car club died of a massive heart attack. He was just 56 years old. He leaves a wife and family. They were very much in our thoughts. I also rang a friend on Christmas morning to wish her a good day and she burst into tears during my well wishes. She told me that her neighbor directly across the road from her, committed suicide Christmas Eve. She had been good friends with him for many years. He was in his 70's and was terminally ill with cancer. He was divorced with grown children.

My New Year will start with getting this somewhat naughty gallbladder out. I am just waiting to hear from the hospital as to a date. Other than that, I hope there will be nothing but good news to report.

I wish you all a Happy New Year. I do hope it is a safe and happy one.

Take care.


  1. Christmas is a time for family so I suppose it can be a very sad time for some people. Sounds like your family are very attentive to your likes. All your presents sound wonderful. Hope all goes well in the new year.

  2. Best wishes for your upcoming operation.

  3. Liz, thanks for the update. So glad you love your tablet. It sounds like a great Christmas to me. Good luck with the gall bladder surgery. Man, if it's not one thing, it's another.