Thursday, December 26, 2013

Holiday Tidings From The Holler

Christmas has come and gone again. We again were blessed with a white Christmas and the snow has remained pretty well through the holidays. Temperatures have dropped to bone chilling lows and O Wise One is busy most days keeping the animals in warm bedding and unfrozen water bowls. 

Our holiday was spent at home enjoying a light meal of homemade chicken soup and lots of orange juice because I have relapsed from my recent cold/flu. I have decided that the only way I am going to get better is to quarantine myself away from the grandchildren long enough to totally heal and my doctor agrees. SO I did not get to see the grandchildren for the holidays. I did not want to reinfect them with this bug that I am suffering with and they were preparing to go out of town to visit other family. So instead  we hunkered down and I spent most of the holidays on the couch visiting with O Wise One and Baby O and watching old movies. I have to say it was enjoyable. After the grandchildren get back from their trip I hope to be able to have a holiday dinner and exchange gifts. 

But for now I will be a good patient and stay indoors and down. They are saying we may get more snow Sunday night. I have so much that I want to do it is hard to rest but I am trying. 

The countryside outside my windows has been beautiful and with new gardening books that Baby O bought me for Christmas and seed catalogs rolling in daily I have been catching up on my reading and dreaming up lots of new projects.

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Christmas and will have an equally happy New Year. 

Blessings from The Holler

The Canned Quilter, O Wise One and Baby O


  1. Sometimes those quiet holidays are nice, except when you have to miss spending them with your grandkids :(. Hope that you get to feeling better soon!

  2. I agree, sometimes you just have to slow down to a stop so you'll have your get up and go for another day. Hope you feel better soon.

  3. Hope you feel better soon. There sure is a lot of that going on it seems. Read up on the seed catalogs ~ spring will be here soon enough. I already received four new catalogs in the last few days.

  4. CQ - Merry Christmas to you, O Wise One & Baby O. The pictures are lovely but it looks so very cold (shivers from the deep south where we only had highs in the 40's (but felt like the 30's with the wind, whaa whaa).

  5. CQ,

    I'm so sorry to hear you're not feeling well. It's no fun to be sick during the holidays, and I can understand staying away from the kiddos to not give them what you have. Take it easy, and take care of yourself.
    Merry Christmas to you, O' Wise One, and Family.

  6. Hi CQ,

    Sorry to hear you've been sick again. Soup from your own homemade, homegrown stock should do the trick when side dressed with lots of rest.

    My Shumway seed catalog came today and I grazed through it this afternoon to see what I wanted to add to the garden next summer.

    It's good to hear from you. Blessings be with you.


  7. Oh no not fun being sick over the holidays-it is hard to slow down when there is so much to do. hoping you are on the mends soon-hugs from the ozarks

  8. Hope you feel better soon, Momma Hooch!

  9. Be well my friend - you'll be hitting the ground running pretty soon :)

  10. Hoping you feel better very soon!


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