Sunday, December 15, 2013

A Christmas Wish

Sunday 15th December .....

..... I've found it a little difficult to post regularly, and as you can tell by the dates on posts ... irregularly posting isn't working well either.

If nobody minds... I'll just use my Blog for posting some of my photos ... although that has been falling off a bit lately, too.

Mum has been to hospital with Kidney failure and Atrial Fibulation. She has recovered from that but is very tired and frail. Now she has Cellutitis in her leg again.....  poor Mum..

Hubby has been acting out a bit more than usual over the last couple of months and agreed to see a Psychologist.......  she has told him that due to his Bi-Polar disorder and past heavy drinking, I'm probably suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and that's why I get depressed, angry, anxious and over react to everything.......it's  interesting that he went to her for his stress and she came up with  this explanation for my problems.
My blood pressure is understandably elevated......
My sisters and brothers have been wonderful in supporting and helping me ......... and I love them dearly.

............................... a bit of Kitchen Whimsey ....................................


I cancelled our Christmas Party because Mum wasn't up to having a house full of people......
BUT...
my children wanted to still have the Kris Kringle here with just them and their kids....and they promised to organize it for another date, do all the work and cleaning up.... and not stay too long....
...of course we said YES....Hubby cooked on the BBQ..... and we all had a great day!!

My eldest daughter, in the red ,with her two grand sons........
........... my Kyton spent the day under the table, away from little feet........
.....just one of the happy grands that were here.......
................................ enjoying the outside, under the awning.................
.....................and inside. round the table.........
................a bit of happy chaos ................
........................ and then everyone went home leaving us to relax........


We didn't have a big Tree this year.
I put up the little tree I decorated last year...
...I love the little beaded decorations I bought for this project....so pretty ....

My wish is for all my Blog friends and their Families to have a blessed and wonderful Christmas ....and a Happy and Healthy New Year...........

I'll visit soon.....

Hugs... Barb  xxx

12 comments:

  1. Oh Barb,I'm sorry to here you all haven't been well. I had been wondering why I hadn't seen you on blog land for a while.
    I will be praying for you and hope the New Year brings you some Peace,Health and Happiness.
    So pleased you enjoyed time with your family
    Hugs xxx

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    1. Thank you Jeanette, things are settling down at the moment.....
      I do appreciate your prayers and good wishes.
      A day here and there with the little ones is enough at my age....
      God Bless.... Barb

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  2. Hope all goes better for you in the New Year.
    Sorry to heat your mum is not well again.
    Gee those kids have grown I had to look twice, time sure gets away.
    Love Merle................

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    1. Thanks Merle.... Mum's legs are on the mend and I'm feeling more settled......
      The little ones are very active and noisy..... but I love them...lol....
      Hope you have a great New Year, too....
      Barb

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  3. It's so good to see you back, Barb..I missed you.
    The family pics are great and I'm pleased that you got to have Kris Kringle - and that Mum was able to cope okay on the day. Love you too..praying hard for peace and healing for everyone back at home xoxo Trish

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    1. Thanks Trish... I missed being here... but felt too 'blahh' to know what to say ... am settling down now.....
      It was great that the girls did everything for the Kris Kringle.... I just did my housework and put up a few decorations....everyone had a good time.. hope you have a great Christmas in Melbourne.....
      God bless ..... Barb xx

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  4. Love the celery tree...
    big hugs to you all, I know life can be tuff some times it takes a lot of effort to hunt down and maintain Joy in the hard stuff. I am so glad that you had some happy times with family. thinking of you all. big hugs and blessings

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    1. Thanks Nell.... we did have a great family time together ...everything is pleasent here at the moment... I'm loving feeling calm...
      Wishing you and your family a great Christmas ..
      God Bless..... Barb

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  5. Sorry to hear your mum hasn't been well, I hope she is much improved by now.
    That celery tree is cute!
    Your family gathering looks so cheerful and I love the little table tree.
    Merry Christmas Barbara.

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    1. Thanks River.... Mum is greatly improved.... the celery tree was a quick moment of impulse and it made me smile....
      My kids do know how to enjoy themselves and get along together...
      God Bless.... Barb

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  6. Thank you for your sweet visit! God bless your mum and the rest of your family.
    The table tree is darling.

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    1. Thanks Carol ....Mum is fantastic for her age.....
      I bought the little tree complete with gold bells and I took most of the bells off and replaced them with crystal Christmas i phone ornaments...... I love it.....
      God Bless..... Barb

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