December 23, 2009

The Night Before Christmas...

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house,
This blogger was decorating, with much help from her spouse...
A sweet vintage Santa with eight perfect mugs,
Reminders of parents and holiday hugs

We don't have a mantle or new-fallen snow,
But we deck out our schooner with small lights that glow
And Handsome exclaimed, as he walked out of sight
No opening presents til later tonight!


I'll be heading out this morning to make my annual Christmas Eve gift at the Suncoast Community Blood Bank. A pint of my O negative blood may help save someone's life over the holidays. I'll pick up last minute supplies for Christmas dinner, and then I'll look forward to getting back home and spending the rest of the evening with my sweetheart.

If you're traveling, please be safe and I'll look forward to seeing you back here soon. If it's cold where you live, I'll remind you as my first grade teacher used to "Button up your overcoat, when the winds blow free. Take good care of yourself, you belong to me." Merry Christmas Eve to you and your loved ones.You are all true blessings in my life.
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DeeDee said...

Donna.I just love your poem...and guess what I donated this morning and I am too a O negative blood type..we have many things in common my freind....I can share with everyone and I do...Happy Holidays...

The French Bear said...

Donna, I love your Santa decorations, and the sweet poem, what a lovely treat to everyone! Merry Christmas to you and your family, have a happy holiday with lots of love and fun!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

Have a wonderful, Merry, Christmas!!!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Donna, your tradition of giving blood is so wonderful. I loved your poem and love the sound of your evening with Handsome. Enjoy your day! Merry Christmas and Best Wishes to you! Twyla

Carol at Serendipity said...

Donna,

Merry, Merry Christmas. I just looked at your previous post and your work is truly exquisite. That beaded scarf.....

Carol

Claudia said...

Merry Christmas, sweet Donna! Have a wonderful holiday with your family - filled with love and joy.

xo
Claudia

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Wonderful gift you gave. Have a blessed Christmas and lot's of fun with your sweetie!
Big Christmas hugs!
Debra

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

You're a dear to go donate blood! I'm having a good old time here by myself. Made brownies earlier. Been decoupaging some projects. I love it like this: all quiet. Nothing I have to do. Paradise! Merry Christmas!
Brenda

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Donna,

It was great to see all your Santa Claus decorations.
May you and your family have a blessed and joyous Christmas.

Hugs
Carolyn

The Rustic Victorian said...

What a sweet little saying from the teacher. Giving blood at Christmas is a great idea!
Love
Marcie

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