Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tuesday Tidings

Tidings of comfort ...

and joy ....

Another day has slipped away and it is time to hit the hay! I tried to organize teacher gifts tonite but am thinking I need another day for that. These gifts under the tree in the tv room are all wrapped with paper that I salvaged from shoeboxes. Is that taking recycling too far? I just can't seem to throw anything away these days. Waste not, want not.

Jingles has found a tree that is just the right size for her. She was trying to swat that apple above her head a minute before I took this photo. She loves Christmas because it brings so many new, shiny, exciting baubles for her to play with.

And, of course, her favorite song is "Jingles" all the way!

We only have a day and a half left of school before our Winter Break begins. I'm so excited. Then I will have time to do all the many things I'd like to do.
"Joy is a heart full and a mind purified by gratitude."
(Marietta McCarty)

Hope you are having a joyful day! Blessings, Tammy


The Pink Birdhouse said...

Hi Tammy, looks like you are almost ready for Christmas and even the cat is waiting for Santa to arrive! Loved the pictures of Jingles. I have been busy doing so much shopping and cookie baking that I have woefully neglected my blogging friends! Enjoy the last week before the holiday. The anticipation is part of the fun, isn't it! hugs, Debby

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

How fun that you will soon be having a holiday!
I love all your photos of the cat and tree.
You look very organized with the gifts wrapped and waiting under the tree.

Happy week

Me....bunny said...

Jingles looks so content under that tree...great picture. I have 3 days left of school...Yippeee!! I think it's great that you recyle everything...including the paper from shoe boxes...more people should take your lead.
Have a great day Tammy ~


Anonymous said...

Tammy I was just wondering the other day if I discussed how when I was a child we used white tissue paper to wrap gifts,if anyone out there would remember that. We wrapped them in the white paper and put oodles of Christmas stickers all over the paper. We did not have colored paper until years later. I think that is a pretty good idea that your recycled your shoebox paper. I think I will do that too. So enjoy visiting with you and having you stop by. Blessings

crochet lady said...

My boys are really looking forward to the time off from school. That's nice that you do teacher gifts. My boys have too many teachers now for us to do gifts, but I always enjoyed getting together little goodies to hand out to their teachers when they were younger.

June said...

Jingles is right where I want to be most of the time...snuggled up on the sofa. Unfortunately I don't get much sofa time.

A Fanciful Life said...

Tammy, that is such a cute photo of Jingles! Jingles must be very happy these days! I also like to recycle. I reuse the tissue paper that some stores wrap around clothing when I buy it. I collect so much of it!
Good luck with the teacher gifts.
Sharon :-)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I was so glad you came by and said hi. I was reading some of your past posts and read that you recently went to Petra. My oldest son was in Jordan in May and visited Petra, along with the Dead Sea, and the Jordan River. He has some similar photos. He loved his trip there. He went with his school. I'm looking forward to following your blog.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you are all ready for Christmas!! I think Jingles is absolutely adorable... When we start to get the decorations & ornaments for the tree out our Boyz just go bonkers!! They think it is all for them & just a whole bunch of new "kitty toys"!!
Happy Holidays!

joy said...

Tammy, I hope you enjoy your winter break and have a merry christmas! Yes, I did make the tree quilt.
Have a good day, Joy

Claus said...

Hello there! Greetings from Guatemala!
I think the wrapping paper is a great idea! that shows how clever and crafty you are, and those are the kind that are more special and personal.
Love Jingles! :-))

Linda said...

Jingles is adorable!!! We love cats! ♥

Glad you're getting everything in order - you've been very busy.

I too am looking forward to a full two week break from December 18 - January 4. Husband, daughter and I will all be off. A bit of travel at the beginning as we pick up husband's 17 year old daughter from O'Hare Airport on the night of the 20th, and he will be taking her back for a return flight on the morning of the 24th, but in between, we will have lots of family time. I'm thinking of saving a lot of the baking, etc. for the week after Christmas, since we still fully celebrate through New Years Day.

Wishing you a great remainder of the week! :)

Sandra Evertson said...

Beautiful and that orange kitty is Adorable!
Happy Holidays!
Sandra Evertson

Lemondrops Simple Stuff said...

Hi Tammy! Christmas break starts for my son Friday also. Can hardly believe it! Enjoy the break! You are doing great on recycling. I could try a little harder to recycle more.

Anonymous said...

Your house is getting more and more in the spirit of Christmas. It looks great. Love the picture of Jingles. Good luck getting through the next few days!!


♥Mimi♥ said...

I don't think that you are taking recycling too far and in this day and age, all of us should watch out pennies. I, too, didn't wrap in the flamboyant manner that I used to in years past. After all, it just ends up in the trash, doesn't it?

Jingles is just adorable under the tree. I think you know how much I ♥ animals, and kitties☺ I bet she thinks that the tree was put out just for her pleasure.

Me....bunny said...

Tammy...I'm sorry. I changed the font on my blog and it came out funny...so I changed it back if you wanna take another look...GAWD...I just love that pic of Jingles...it's purrrfect...lol


Natasha Burns said...

What a cutie pie Jingles is! I bet she loves all the new toys to play with at this time of year! Well done on the recycling!!
Have a lovely Christmas and New Year :)

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Tammy, Your little kitty girl is a real cutie, I'm such a cat person, some of my best friends have been cats! ha ha. Mine are trying to eat paperwhites and ornament hangers, It's a full time job keeping them out of trouble! Have a wonderful "time off" with your family!
Hugs and blessings,

Vicki said...

Hi, Tammy,
That Jingles is such a sweetheart!! I can tell she is enjoying the Christmas season. I think you are smart to recycle the tissue paper. My mom lived through the Great Depression. She even saved aluminum foil. Funny thing, I find myself doing the same thing if it is still good and can be used again. Enjoy your Winter Break. I am wishing a blessed holiday and much fun and relaxation for you and your family.

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