Saturday, December 5, 2020

A Little Bit Of Christmas...

Or should I say a lot of Christmas???  This is a house in the tiny town north of us. I always love to see their decorations. They seem to collect lawn decor from the 50's to now. No blow up stuff.  I am thinking of giving them my Snowman. 
 They must have a storage barn some where, as they also have this kind of Halloween stuff too.  They sure light up their neighborhood. 
Then not far from there is this old car with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. It is trimmed out in lights and looks so cute. I wonder if the car runs, or if the owner pushes it into place. 

  I took Ted to the hospital to get his lab work. To have them send it to his heart dr.  Hopefully the dr will get right on that. He had changed up some of Ted's blood pressure meds.   Ted says he feels good....but he isn't doing much of anything but sleeping. I hope that helps him heal. 

 Hope all of you are getting ready for Christmas. It is so near. I do not know about sending cards, because I have not been to the stores.  I know I have a few and I can craft some...so it may come to that.  Take care , be safe.  XO
 

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  1. Be safe and I hope it will be good news for your Hubby.
    It certainly is a different Christmas. I had plans to put up the tree but not sure if it will get done today after all. Our freezer seems to be not working properly. I sure don't want to loose what is in there.Right now it is taped closed so hopefully the freezer will do it's thing. Don't want to call for help on the weekend and pay those prices.
    Sue

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    1. Hi Sue, We have a group of service people who never charge extra for weekends or evenings. They do a fine job. I cleaned our little freezer out and have yet to plug it back in. I need to so I know if it's still working. We used to have an extra fridge in the garage now it's one of those college things. LOL. Hope you can get the freezer checked out Monday first thing. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  2. What great decorations! I hope Ted's lab test results will be good. Yes, sleep and rest, in general, is good for healing. Take care of yourself, too, Susie.

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    1. Thank you. I am hoping Ted's sleeping is helping . He does seem better this evening. Blessings, stay safe. xoxo, Susie

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  3. That is a LOT of stuff! But my favorite is the car! If you are unable to send cards, people should understand why. Tis the season to be charitable!

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    1. Ginny, I have always loved sending cards. Some times that is the only way we stay in touch . I am sure others will understand. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  4. Love the Christmas stuff. I like to think that the car runs, I like it.
    We do hope & pray that Ted continues to improve. We send fewer and fewer cards each year. Life is good..
    Sherry & jack in Florida

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    1. Thank you Jack. The old car is such a pleasure to see. How did your shake down cruise go? I sure hope it went well after all that work and money out. Jack when I say my prayers and talk with God about all my mom's old friends, there's not many left...makes me sad. I will send them cards. Blessings to you and Sherry, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Hi Laurie, Hope you are enjoying some Christmas things there. I did not decorate like I usually do...I put out very little. Praying for all of us. Blessings, xoxo,love, Susie

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  6. Hoping that the change in meds will help him feel better, Susie. WOW! You're lucky to have those decorations so close by...love the car!...:)jp

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    1. Yes, that little town is about 5 miles from here. So we can take some short drives to look at decorations. It's been fun. Ted needs to be seeing some good results. I am going to call his heart dr myself if we do not hear from them by Wed. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  7. Hi, Susie! Really festive decorations! Hoping Ted is on the mend! I ordered my cards online from a company I like. Stay safe and well!

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    1. Thank you Nellie. I am still so old school, I never buy on line. Don't trust our computer to be safe. I will just have to make up next year. I want to go thru that town again before the season ends. :) I am having the hospital rush those labs. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Well truly the block just looks so bright from all those plastic lawn pieces. :):) I really like looking at it. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  9. You have enough on your plate so don't stress over cards right now! Take care!!

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    1. Terri, I will miss sending as many cards as we used too. But I have not sent many these past three years now. Oh yes, my plate is really full now. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  10. ed'sTse big displays are always so much fun, Susie. I am glad you could get out and enjoy them.

    Praying that Ted's lab work is perfect!!!

    Have a wonderful night- xo Diana

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    1. Thank you Diana. I am hoping to drive by that house again before the season is over. They light up the whole block. I am going to call Ted's heart dr and see if they have any news. I hate waiting for them to call us. Blessings, hope things are going well there. You know you are always in my prayers. Blessings to you and all your family, xoxo, love, Susie

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  11. I ordered cards -- otherwise it would be leftovers from previous years. It's just an odd year! Love those decorations. They make me smile.

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    1. Jeanie, I think I am just going to make do. I really want to send cards to my mom's friends. They are older and need to know others think of them. I want to drive by that house again. :) Must be the kid in me. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  12. I say don't worry about cards at all! People know you love them and that this has been a tough two years for you guys. No need to add stress that can easily be avoided. Prayers for you and Ted....every single day.
    Merry Christmas, Susie Q!

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    1. Thank you my sweet friends. I have enough cards to send to my family and my mom's friends. My two years is stretching into three now. Thank you for the prayers and I am sending prayers up for all of you. Blessings, xoxo, love you guys, Susie

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  13. I have some neighbors who take year-round decorating seriously. It's cute and fun.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Janie, I like to see decorations...my pet peeve, seeing left over Halloween at Christmas...yikes. Come on people. LOL Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  14. You neighbors have some pretty decor going on there. There are a few by us that really do up their yards too. Glad to hear Ted is doing better. xoxo

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    1. Kris, I could never decorate like that ...but it's so fun to look at everything and see how well that block shines. I know kids love it...I think my inner kid does. LOL Ted is a fighter, but that boy can really sleep. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  15. What a sweet and festive house that is....it would just put you in a great mood to see that every evening...stay safe Susie and hope you have a good week!

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    1. I think that house makes people smile. It is very bright on that block. That town has a gas station/grocery and a post office I think that is all that's there. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  16. I took a drive last night from my Great-Nephew's house. There were SO many lights and I truly enjoyed it. It used to be one of my favorite things as a child to ride around and look at the lights! I pray that Ted gets better and gets good results from the labs. Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

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    1. Thank you so much Theresa. Our mom used to drive all of us around to look at lights when we were small. I guess part of me maybe longing for those days. It is so fun to see everyone's decorations. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  17. hi there Susie, so glad to hear from you. How is Ted doing this weekend?--hopefully great. Love all these fun outside decorations, so bright and festive! We've been driving around in the evenings too and I do so enjoy seeing all the lights, just as much as when I was a little girl, ha ha LOL!

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    1. Debbi, That is fun. Our mom used to drive us around town to look at everyone's lights. I always loved being what we called uptown in our little town to see the stores and streets decorated. Ted is not doing as well as I had he would. I just keep him hydrated and feed. He is sleeping plenty. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  18. Hi Susie ~ I love the old 50's decorations. How festive. When we lived up North before we retired, people decorated so nicely, and we would drive through the neighborhoods and enjoy the decorations. Sometimes, the homeowners would pass out candy or cookies. Those days are gone. Now we are not allowed to put up many decorations at the complex, and especially now with the shutdown again. But my JOY is not in the decorations, but in the Savior!!!
    Glad Ted is doing OK. Don is sleeping more and more...I think it's just they way it's going to be. Slow days, and better days. But thanking God for EVERY day. Love and Hugs

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    1. Wanda, I am sorry about the shutdown, but I know it's to save lives. I am glad you are safe. We are thankful for every good day we can have. Blessings to you and Don.xoxo,love, Susie

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  19. Hi Susie :) I sure hope Ted feels better soon...must be so draining for him and your you too. Those Christmas decorations made me smile! :)

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    1. Rain, Oh honey it is draining...and stressful too. I have to take his vitals everyday...and even that stresses me. If the BP is low or high, the HR high. I loved those old decorations too. Blessings, hope your Christmas is a great one. xoxo, Susie

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  20. We havel homes around here that do that. They attract a lot of traffic. They play music that you can tune into on certain radio stations and listen to ..Hope Ted is OK..It's time for bears to hibernate you know..

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    1. Hi Missy, I think Ted is doing some major hibernating practice. LOL He can sleep better than a cat. :):) That drive thru to see decorations and hear music , sounds nice. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  21. How fun to venture out and see all of the Christmas lights! We are never to old to enjoy seeing all of the decorations. When I first started on blood pressure meds, I slept alot too. Don't worry about sending cards out, Susie...seeing your wonderful blog posts is wonderful!! Love you, Debbie xo

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    1. Thank you dear friend. Debbie, when my daughter was gong thru her breast cancer and chemo...that was a hard time. Getting to have Emma here thru most of that time , helped me. With Ted , just when I think we can relax, it's one thing more. I have to keep praying to get thru this. I have found enough cards for my mom's friends and my children..that will do for this year. I am sending you grateful hugs for all your kindness and prayers. My God bless you always, xoxo,love, Susie

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  22. Oh I love all those Christmas decorations and light. Mercy, that is a lot of work I am sure. But I am also sure it makes so many happy to see them. I hope you and Ted are doing well and that you have a beautiful week Susie. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thank you Cindy. I would love to get Ted to take a drive by that house again. But he has lost his energy and can't for now. Blessings to you and your beautiful family, xoxo, Susie

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  23. Susie, this is the first year I won't be sending out cards. I haven't wanted to go to the card shops either. Well, I guess I'll just send a picture of all of us through e-mail. Maybe you can do that also. That is wonderful that house has so many Christmas decorations. They look so bright and pretty. That old car with Santa and Mrs. Claus is cute. I hope Ted feels better with more strength this Christmas season, Susie. You have a blow up Santa? Too bad someone can't put that up in your front yard - that might make it more festive for you. Take care, dear Susie. love ya.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Hi Sherry, Oh no I do not have a blow up Santa...It's too windy out here for that stuff. I do have a plastic snowman. It's like the decorations at the house with all the Christmas. I thought they would like one more snowman. LOL Ted is fighting the pneumonia he got at Thanksgiving. It been tough. I think the chemo treatments he had ,may have cause some permanent lung damage. Praying God will so us mercy, for Ted to heal soon. Hope you are having some Christmas Joy. Blessings to all, xoxo,love you sweet girl, Susie

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  24. Hi,
    I find that more people are decorating outside in our area this season. It is just what we all need. More twinkle lights of cheer.
    Love, Carla

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    1. Carla, I feel the same way. It's fun to see how many more people are decorating. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  25. Dad always said if your tired, "Take a Nap" and I do, They say sleeping helps you heal ! My cousin just sent out over 200 Christmas Cards, I can not afford to do that, Oh Well, Christmas will be here soon, You and Ted are in my Prayers !!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Woody. I will have to make a new post..we are having a bit tougher time than this last post. We just want to get to that sunny side of the street. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  26. Lovely Christmas lights and decorations! My birthday is on Christmas, and Christmas lights bring me so much to joy during the season! Blessings to you and Ted!

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    1. Well Pilar, you are a sweet Christmas child. When my girls were little they would sing Happy Birthday to Jesus. :) That always made me smile. Everyone's decorations are helping to celebrate your day too. Blessings, xoxo Susie

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  27. Love these pictures, especially the car and the bright lights. Prayers for Ted feeling better. I'm working on cards, but slow going. Hope to make some good headway over the weekend. Hugs and love to you, Susie!

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    1. Thank you Buttercup. I have decided to just send a card to each on my mom's friends. I will give cards to my children too. Blessings, enjoy this pretty season. xoxo,love Susie

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  28. Love all the Christmas lights. We used to go for rides to see them. That was always fun😊 Hope Teds tests come back and they figure out his issue. I’m like you, I’m so behind on cards. I haven’t done any yet. Uggg
    Take care of yourself too.
    Blessings
    Gert

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