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Saturday, 13 December 2014

Christmas - Once more with feeling

Life's tough at the moment, overwhelmingly so, my existing health issues are exacerbated, and I'm struggling, mentally, physically and emotionally, but, despite a head full of blogger fodder, there'll be no real ramble tonight.
It's almost Christmas, and Christmas is my favorite, so.. I'll share with you my 'Merry and Bright' for now, and leave my misery for after the festivities.

Just briefly though, I will explain to you why I chose *Once more with feeling* as the title for this post, because, well, it makes no sense otherwise (other than to me) ....

....We had a call in October, informing us that our Landlord is selling our home.
We will get two months notice once he's sold the property..we don't want to leave..I feel safe here, we are happy here, and have been for many years.

Initially (with Christmas in mind) I decided that I wouldn't deck the halls to my usual (over the top) standard this year, the decs usually take me weeks to put up (owing to health issues) and almost as long to take down/pack away, so I decided I'd just put a small tree up for 'Littlie' in the living room.

'Littlie' (who is disabled) is physically challenged (more so than usual at the moment) and her behaviour is becoming more and more challenging by the day, on top of that my own health issues are as bad as they've ever been, and we're having to deal with all sorts of people (I don't do strangers easily) and with the stress that goes hand-in-hand with losing one home, and 'attempting' to find another. - It seemed sensible to keep the decorations to a minimum.

However, after some thought, I realised that 'Littlie', who has no idea she's about to lose the only home she's ever known, would know something was wrong if mummy (that's me) didn't do the usual over the top thing.

So, my friends....for 'Littlies' sake, our home, 'Once more with feeling', has been well and truly Christmassed, and I'd love to share it with you.

Welcome to my home (for now, it is still my home)
Heating's on, kettle's on, and there's mince pies in the tin (help yourselves) X




Thank you as always for allowing me to share 

God bless you, and all those you love 

kimmie X


POSITIVE THOUGHT 
My daughters eyes are shinning, as a child's eyes should. :O)

PRAYER 
Thank you God, for the kick up the bum, and for the 'Merry and bright', Amen. 

30 comments :

  1. Your home looks sooo beautiful! What a fantastic job you've done, Kimmie! xo I will pray that you find a new home that brings you and your family "Comfort & Joy"!
    It's out there, waiting for you…(and mine is too..xo) Happy Christmas, my dear!

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    1. Thank you Nana, and I'll be praying the same for you!

      God bless you, Merry Christmas lovely lady X

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  2. Beautiful the way you have decorated. So sorry everything is so tough and overwhelming, here if you need a chat. Lots of love and hugs Sophie xxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Thanks so much Sophie, you're such a lovely friend!

      Love to you and yours, I wish you a beautiful Christmas, you all deserve it!

      Take care, Kimmie x

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    2. Kimmie sorry only just saw this, you are my lovely friend too :) We all deserve a beautiful Christmas. You decorate your house so beautifully Kimmie xxxx

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  3. Your home is fabulous Kimmie! Even a grumpy guts like me saw those decorations and felt Christmassy!

    ((hugs))

    R x

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    1. Ha ha, if I've succeeded in making Miss Humbug feel Christmassy, then my work here is done ;O)

      Thanks for popping in R, I wish you and yours a great Christmas! X

      P.S Was it you who voodoo sticked all my mince pies? ;o)

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    2. I would never do anything to harm mince pies.....Except eat them. Obviously ;-)

      R x

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  4. I hope things get better for your very soon and the new year brings lots of happiness :) Your decorations are beautiful - you've done an awesome job! #WeekendBlogHop www.mamamim.com

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    1. Thank you, I hope the same for you and yours :)

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  5. Not only your decorations, but your photographs, are beautiful!!! What kind of camera do you use?

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  6. Hi Carrie, Thank you, it's a Nikon D3000 (My daughter gifted it to me when she got herself a new one, she's a photographer) She's taught me the basics, and has promised to teach me more when she has time - I'm enjoying the learning, and I'm thrilled that you liked the photos on this post because this was my first attempt without her in the background :)

    Thanks so much for dropping by

    Take care, and have a lovely Christmas

    kimmie x

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  7. Your home is beautifully decorated, it's just stunning.

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    1. Thanks Jane, I wanted you to see my Mr & Mrs Ginger bread, seeing as it's thanks to you that I have them, I'm so chuffed with them :o) x

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  8. Dear Kimmie,

    Most remarkable, dear lady. Despite all that you are enduring, despite your health concerns, both mental and physical, you focus on the love of your daughter. I know that somehow out of all of this, a new adventure will begin.

    In peace and hopeful thoughts, your way,

    Gary :)

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    1. Thanks Gary, I do hope so :)

      I hope things are as well as can be with you!

      I wish you all the best for Christmas and the new year

      Kimmie x

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  9. What gorgeous Xmas decorations. Hope you are happy in your next home

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    1. Thank you, I'll settle for finding one ATM o_O

      I expect all will work out in the end.. it usually does, eventually :)

      Thanks for dropping by, I hope you and yours have a fab Christmas!

      Take care, Kimmie x

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  10. So sweet of you to go above and beyond for your little darling! I love you even more for it!

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    1. Thank you Sarah, she's worth every 'drag yourself up mum' minute :O)

      Happy Christmas to you and yours, Kimmie x

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  11. Lovely, lovely decorating job -- takes me back to my own childhood and brings tears to my eyes. You've made more than one "little girl" happy this year. Bless you! <3

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    1. Aw, Thank you....You have bought tears to my eyes too....what are we like ;)

      I hope you have a lovely Christmas!

      God bless you and yours, Kimmie x

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  12. Awww. That's distressing. It could drive you to an imbalance at the very least, like a rug is being pulled from underneath your feet. I just hope that get yourself a nice apartment or house soon. There ain't a lack of that everywhere, so it should be alright. Anyway, I hope your landlord got sound advice as well, if the sudden selling of the house can be of worth. Wishing you all the best!

    Sheldon Ward @ Brett Halvorson & Associates

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  13. It has certainly been well and truly Christmassed. Sounds like you've done a fab job for your daughter despite of all that's going on around you. #sundaystars

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  14. Wow Kimmie, you really have decorated with feeling. It must be magical for your children. So sorry to hear the news about the house, I really hope you get sorted soon x

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    1. Thank you, Littlie does love it, as did my other 4 when they were still at home - a bit over the top by some ppl's standards lol I'm a bit of a Christmas'aholic I think - I'm glad I went ahead with my usual over the top decs..the 'merry & bright, has done me good too :)

      I hope all is well with you and yours, I won't ask how your Christmas went, because I already know (I read your blog :O) x

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  15. Gorgeous decorations! I literally have nothing compared to you!! found you via #weeklyblogposting
    Maria ~ www.mummygoesmad.com

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    1. Thank you - I'm glad you liked them, I'm just in the process of taking them all down at the mo, and wondering (as I always do) what possessed me to put so many up lol :)

      I'll have forgotten the pain of taking them all down by next year, and do the over the top thing again o_O

      I love Christmas :)

      Thanks so much for stopping by, all the best to you and yours.

      Kimmie x

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