Wednesday, December 23, 2009

We are ready for Christmas!

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care.....

Oh, wait, that is tomorrow night's story!

We are ready for Christmas! My jam making marathon is over. I don't even know how many jars I made, but the assortment is delicious!

I also baked 16 loaves and one bundt of Cranberry Almond bread and they are all nestled in the freezer. I will take them out tomorrow afternoon to thaw, label them Christmas morning and put them in gift bags with the jam.

This year, we have gone really green and instead of buying paper gift bags to be thrown away (although most of our family saves them to reuse), we bought reusable grocery bags to use in their stead. So, the bag is a gift as well!

Hubby and I only bought gifts for our grandsons and our great nieces and those will be bagged up Christmas bags, as I didn't think toddlers and babies cared about being green. LOL! We didn't bags up gifts yet, as I was afraid our cats would have to play in them and would ruin the tissue. LOL!

Christmas cards have been made for the kids to insert $$ in.

Oh, I do have to make devilled eggs and green bean casserole tomorrow for Christmas dinner at MIL's, but I only have to work 1/2 day, so have plenty of time.

I am ready for Christmas!!

Merry Christmas to all my bloggy friends!!


Helene said...

Merry Christmas to you and tv star hubby!

And to think I thought it was a good thing that I finally mailed out about 5 cards.sheesh. You made me tired just reading this :-)

Annie Jones said...

Merry Christmas, Frances!

Frances said...

Helene and Annie Jones, thanks for coming to see me on Christmas Eve!

I hope you both have a wonderful Christmas!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Merry Christmas!!

A friend stopped by, having taken pity on me because I hadn't wrapped ANYTHING yet!!! She totally saved my butt, lol!

Pies made, gifts wrapped, crafting done. Ahhhh, I'm tired, lol!

Lisa said...

Merry Christmas lady! Reusable bags wow never thought of that I am so OCD about gift bags and the tissue hahaha I have to fold them all nicely to re-use them. I actually get miffed if the tissue gets ripped haha

Frances said...

Hi, Lisa. Thanks for coming by. I reuse gift bags and tissue as well, but not everyone does. I thought I would give a usable bag and save a little paper from the landfill.

SonyaAnn said...

Merry Christmas!
And I love the reusable bags!! Green and sexy, wait would that be Vulcan?

Frances said...

Queenie Jeannie, I have been so crazy I missed your comment til today. Glad you got some help and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Frances said...

SonyaAnn! You visited me on Christmas!! I hope you had a wonderful one!

And yes....Mr. Spock....VERY sexy!