Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Hi friends! We are trying to recover from the flu at our house. Brian and I are the two stragglers, the kids are over it. :( So these are the last cookies I baked on Sunday. I got the recipe from Honeybee at The Copper Fox. They are Mexican Wedding Cookies.
I enjoyed two of them warm. My husband and kids love, love, love them. I had been promising to make them for years. I am glad I finally did.  So are they. ;)

I will be baking the other planned cookies over the rest of their Christmas break. Why not? I learned something when we all got sick ONE AT A TIME OVER 10 DAYS, you can only do so much. What gets done for Christmas does. What does not, oh well. And if you recall, Brian and I will be celebrating Christmas again on our Orthodox Christmas, January 7th. So actually, I am not really late at all then am I? Ha! I actually feel better now with that realization. ;)
The progress on Theotokos really slowed down. I just could not stitch with a massive headache and the flu.

I did receive in the mail this chart from Regina. She was having a giveaway of some charts she had.
Thank you again Regina.

That's it for me today friends. Grace and peace to you all.  I hope you all have a Blessed, Merry Christmas!
Resting and praying,
Vickie

28 comments:

Hazel said...

I have been hit with illness too. It seems to be going on forever and keep getting bouts of it. Love the chart and the cartoon is brilliant! x

Carol said...

I'm so sorry to hear the flu got your family, Vickie... I'm hoping I can avoid it this year, but working with the public puts me in a very vulnerable position. Hope your all better in no time! Your cookies look so good and the chart you won is very pretty... Enjoy your countdown to Christmas--it's nice that you and Brian still have a couple of weeks :)

Honeybee said...

So glad y'all enjoyed the cookies! They're a favorite around here! Happy recovery from the flu! :O)

Stitchinowl said...

I stitched The Gilded Cage last spring. You will love stitching this piece! Hope you and your family recover quickly. Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas.
Carolyn

Melody said...

I'm sorry to read that you were all hit with the flu. That is no fun for sure. I too, love those cookies, but have never made them. Congrats on the chart win. I like that one as well.

Melissa said...

I hope you and Brian get over your flus soon! Illness does tend to hit during this time of year just when you least 'need' it!

Merry Christmas to you. I guess this will last through to Jan.7!

ps you look very nice in that lovely pink scarf!

butterfly said...

Sorry you had flu Vickie , get well soon, cookies look wonderful , Happy Christmas.

Angela P said...

Hope you feel better soon :) Merry Christmas :)

Von said...

I make a similar cookie, but we call them Russian teacakes. :) I could eat a million of them, lol!

Please get some rest and feel better real soon.

Merry Christmas!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Feel better soon! And you aren't late at all...and if you really think about it...Christmas should be every day the whole year through! :)

Anne said...

Merry Christmas dear Vickie! I hope you all get better soon. Nothing worse than nursing a cold over the holidays. Love those cookies as I'm sure everyone did!! Take care my friend! Hugs and prayers

Sweet Sue said...

Wishing you wellness in the coming days Vickie ~ warmest Happy Holidays and a splendid 2015!

Maggee said...

Gee, I hope you have a miraculous recovery so you can enjoy the holidays with everyone! I will pray that for you and Brian! I have to start cooking today, or maybe tonite... have to make one more shopping trip. Love & Hugs to you Vickie!

cucki said...

wishing you good health dear
A very happy Christmas and a very happy new year x

marly said...

Have a beautiful Christmas with your family!

Lesley said...

Hope you are better very soon Vickie.
Happy Christmas to you all.

Cindy's Stitching said...

Feel better soon Vickie. The cookies look so yummy.

Margaret said...

I sure hope everyone is feeling well and chipper by Christmas! Even if you do celebrate on Orthodox Christmas. What a bummer to be sick right now! :( Love those cookies -- they look so good! I love that Peanuts scene. My favorite!

diamondc said...

Merry Christmas Vickie: I hope you all are recovered by tomorrow evening, Mike is suffering with the crud this week, I somehow donot get sick, no cold or flu for over 15 years.
The Santa and Poodles is adorable, the Sampler pattern is beautiful.

Merry Christmas
Catherine

Varla Lee said...

Dear & sweet Vickie! Thanks so much for be as you are!! I'm very grateful for your friendship. May God bless your family, your "furries" & you!! Have a wonderful Xtmas time!!! Happy new 2015!!

Clare - Aimetu said...

Hope you are better soon, Merry Christmas to all

Brigitte said...

Oh my, Vickie, being down with the flu is not a great thing, particularly at this time of the year. I do hope that you already start feeling somewhat better. And for the cookies - I'm sure all of you will also be delighted to eat them after the holidays.

Have a great holiday season, you and your family.

Andrea said...

Hope you feel better soon.

Have a very Happy Christmas.

Julie said...

There is a lot of these germs about, hope you are both soon fully recovered.
Merry Christmas xx

rosey175 said...

Oh yuck with all the sickness! A lot of people around here have the flu but so far, our flu shots are working, thank God. I hope y'all get well quickly and enjoy a lazy and comfortable sort of Christmas. :)

Giovanna said...

I hope you all have a very happy Christmas, and that you all get better soon! Hugs.

Lillie said...

Hope everyone recover in time for Christmas. The cookies look yummy.
Merry Christmas to you and family.

moreofhim said...

Merry Christmas, dear Vickie!! May God bless you and your family on this day and always!!

Blessings - Julie