Thursday, 17 December 2009

One of Those Weeks

It began with the installation of this nice white shiny sink. Sixteen years ago when installing a new kitchen we chose a dark brown sink. All the rage at the time. One of the worst things we ever bought. They very quickly have the ability to never look clean, so I was thrilled to at last be able to have this new one installed.

We were also fortunate in being able to have a new 'set top box' installed for the television which gives us lots of programmes in high definition. Like this most of course for the nature and wild life programmes.

I finished making my Christmas cards - every year I say I will start in the Summer but never do, always last minute. (Don't know why the photo looks blotchy because the cards certainly do not)
I have not had a cold in several years but the very week I did not want one, I developed one, and a nasty one at that. I had to miss our Christmas Quiz night, church and the making up of the Christmas hampers that we give out to needy people in the neighbourhood.
I did however manage to get to Pilgrims Hall Christmas meal. We were doing something different this year and putting on a buffet for all the helpers and counselors, along with the team and trustees.
The week will end with our Golden Wedding Saturday, House church Christmas party and carol singing in the neighbourhood on Sunday. We have severe weather forecast with heavy snow which could add to the ambience of the carol singing very much. Alan was asked if he would play his trumpet but he has neglected practicing recently so no trumpet, just guitars. Hope their hands don't freeze in the icy weather and snow.
Next week in the lead up to Christmas should be quite quiet and restful so there should be time to post on events.


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Your weekend sounds exciting for sure. Your anniversary will be very special. A little snow is nice but that is far as I'd like it to go. Hope your weekend is a wonderful one.

Susan said...

The sink looks lovely. I like white items because they always look so clean & bright.

Enjoy your 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday. I look forward to "seeing" and "hearing" all about it!!

I'm sure you've heard Oral Roberts died on Tuesday. His memorial service will be at the University on Monday. Billy Joel Daughterty, one of his protege's preceeded him on November 22nd. What a celebration I know is going on in Heaven!!!

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

That new white sink really makes a difference! It's lovely (whoever thought sinks could be lovely...but they can be!)

I know you will enjoy celebrating your 50th...and I look forward to the photos.

zetor said...

Hope the weekend goes well and very best wishes to you both for your Anniversary.

Catsngrams said...

I love the new sink. I think a white sink is a must. I purchased a stainless steel sink and I wish ever since that I had stayed with a white one. Congrats on your 50th we have been married 40 years 2010 and it has been a journey of ups and downs but one that I would never have not taken.
Have a Happy Holiday and I do so enjoy your blog.

talesfromagarden said...

Hi Barbara,
Congratulations to you both on your fortcoming 50TH Wedding Anniversary, looking forward to some photos, your cardmaking looks great!

Deanna said...

Dear Barbara,
May you have a wonderful 50th Wedding Anniversary and Celebration!!! This is such a Blessing to be able to say 50 years. Awesome.

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you. Hope you get to feeling better soon.

Lovely Christmas Card,

Deanna said...

I'm sorry, I forgot to mention the kitchen sink is really a very nice addition to your kitchen. It looks great.

Soon, I hope to have a whole new kitchen. The drawings are in the works. Hurray.

La Petite Gallery said...

I am impressed, You make your own cards? Golly!!
Enjoy that white sink. I have one and have to bleach it alot.
What is next,
an ugly steel sink??
Have missed seeing you around the Blog mile.. A BIG Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Yes, white is always good for sinks and baths and things to do with CLEAN!
You sound amazingly busy.
Hope you feel netter and that the snow is festive rather than troublesome!
Cold here but no snow!

Patsy said...

I know you will enjoy your new sink.Your Christmas Cards are lovely and special. Happy Anniversary

Needled Mom said...

What a week it was for you!

I love your Christmas pretty!

I am so sorry that you got that nasty cold. I hope you are feeling better by now. You don't need to be sick for such an exciting weekend ahead. I know that you will make the best of it either way.

Stay warm with that wintery weather. It will definitely add to the ambiance.

Enjoy your fabulous party.

Martha said...

Happy Anniversary -- that is a special one!

Love your new sink

And how great that you make your Christmas cards! What a joy for the recipients!

Have a great week!

Linda said...

I had a brown sink once as well. What a mess. Those calcium deposits were awful. In any case, I hope you have a very merry Christmas.

Kate said...

your new sink looks lovely - I have always said I want a new one - the one that was installed when I moved here is beige and it always looks grubby - But - the demise of my oven last week means that a new one of those has to come first!!! Its being delivered on Monday!!

I like your cards too!!!

Enjoy your celebrations!!

Elizabethd said...

Very best wishes for your anniversary, what a special time. We celebrate our 30th next week!

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...


I love your sink and Christmas Card! I wish your week-end to be a happy and special one. I am very happy for you and your husband and I look forward to all your future posts.

Tracy :)

Vee said...

The new white sink looks wonderful! I'm coming back to visit again soon as I've missed so much here.

*Ulrike* said...

Congratulations to the both of you on your 50th anniversary. Time does fly by doesn't it? My parents had their 50th two years ago. I saw from your previous post all the traveling that you had done after you were married. What an adventure!! I must say you were definitely looking like a model on those pictures!!
I hope though that you have a wonderful 50th!!! Hope that your holidays are wonderful too!

Willow said...

Again, Happy Anniversary and Merry Christmas to you both! I hope you're feeling completely well now.

Beth said...

Love your handmade cards!

Congratulations on your Golden Anniversary!