Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Christmas


















I woke up in the night in a fit of worries.  We usually have my mum for Xmas dinner and she is going to my sister's this year. Last night as I watched my boy Chris Rene lose X factor at her house, I noticed that my sister's front steps are high and steep for a wheelchair. There was no way my sister would be able to yank the chair up the steps  like the Raz Man does.  And the wheelchair taxi drivers can't do it.  So I fretted half the night and has visions of mu mum not getting into the house.  This morning I went to the wheelchair store (not the most exciting place) and found I could "rent a ramp" which I did and is now installed at the house.Pheww....

As the week winds down and things are winding up for the weekend, we find ourselves with an empty fridge and our bags packed.......and it's wonderful.   I am all for changing things up and I am so revved up for tomorrow when we fly to Montreal.  Boy Child will pick us up and we will settle into our hotel quickly so we can join our daughter in laws family at church and then Christmas Eve is an open book.  I would like to roam the streets of Old Montreal in the snow...and drink champagne with the "sisters" and sing carols with my appalling voice. Glad I sent my parcels by UPS because the airlines are saying no wrapped gifts....

All day today Girl Child has been checking her phone for messages.  She was to hear about an Internship she had interviewed for at a Fashion magazine.  They said she would know by today.  The publisher called her today at 4pm and SHE GOT IT.....we were so excited ,,,she's going to be styling for photo shoots and something to do with Pop Up shops, which is a new thing to me. I am so proud of her.  We can't wait to celebrate with her brother and SIL tomorrow.

Blogging has brought me some lovely friends this year. One I actually met in Vegas and so enjoy her friendship as well as the cowboy boots she helped me to pick. Some have made big changes, many have reached great personal and professional goals.  Some have big worries and I hope these will resolve in the next year.  A couple of my favorite bloggers have lost beloved people recently.  It's a hard time for them right now, and I just wish them the best they can manage this Christmas.  Some company, some laughter, shared love, and a little peace despite the heartbreak. 

We've gotten to know each other a little bit, what makes us smile, cuss, frown and ponder.  I so look forward to another year of all your adventures and antics.  I wish all of you a Happy Christmas.

Chania (and yes that is my real name...someone asked me the other day)


29 comments:

  1. This post is just like having a chat with you over a cup of tea! Great to hear your news and your worries are not dissimilar to anyone else's! Indeed blogging does bring many friends and such wisdom; I've been so guided by your comments Chania, thank you so much. Have a wonderful Christmas... Lou x

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  2. congrats on the gal's internship! Wishing you and your family much happiness, chania! donna

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  3. Enjoy Montréal! I just left there last week in the rain so I hope they have got at least a skiff of snow for you. Do, sing your way through the streets of the old city with a glass of champagne!! Sounds lovely! Best wishes for a happy holiday and it sounds like excitement ahead for girl child. I thought I was the only one that referred to my children as girl child and boy child!! Too funny!

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  4. With three glasses of Merlot in me right now, all I feel is Holiday Cheer. In fact, I can barely recall what has had me down for the past month. Whatever it was, apparently this wine has been just the medicine that I needed.
    I hope that you have the best Christmas ever surrounded by all of your loved ones. I'm so glad that I got to know you this year.
    Merry Christmas Chania(are you sure?)
    Your Friend, m.(mark)

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  5. Merry Christmas Chania. Congratulations to your daughter. And, how sweet of you to worry about your Mum and action the ramps for her. I have loved reading your blog this year. Enjoy your Christmas. Deb

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  6. Hi Chania, What a lovely post - I have so enjoyed your posts this year, and it always amazes me how much I enjoy my blogging friendships and consider them such an intrinsic part of life now. Have a lovely lovely Christmas in Montreal. Sing heartily! Amanda xx
    P.S Congrats to your daughter. Sounds so exciting!

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  7. What a sweet post, from a sweet lady! Have a great and relaxing Christmas.
    xo

    p.s. Many congrats to your daughter!

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  8. Merry Christmas and have fun! Sounds like a good trip to Montreal is planned. I'm glad you thought about the ramp. By the way I love your name and how it is spelled. It sounds strong to me.

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  9. Yay, so happy for your daughter!! Congratulations to her :) Wishing you and your lovely family a wonderful Christmas, Chania ~ xx

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  10. Have a very Merry Christmas! Enjoy your time away with family. Kit

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  11. YAY for your daughter! And you are a truly wonderful daughter to take care of your mom the way you do! Merry Christmas Chania, your friendship has made my 2011 more wonderful and I look forward to seeing what 2012 has in store for both of us!

    Kat :)

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  12. You're such a dear, good person, Chania. I hope you'll have a wonderful Christmas.

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  13. Merry Christmas Chania. You must be so proud of your children who seem to be doing so well! Wishing you all the best. Safe travels too. xx

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  14. Hurrah for your DD! I am dancing the happy dance, she is really on her way. It has been an interesting year for many of us yes indeed. I love this post, you expressed what so many of us feel... the sharing, the camaraderie and support we all find here together. I cannot recall what it was like before the blog brought me such friendships.
    Wishing you a very merry - merry dear friend of mine. I hope you have just enough snow, just enough good food, and an abundance of love.

    xxx
    z

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  15. What a Christmas gift for your daughter Chania! So wonderful when our kids do well.
    Have a fabulous time in Montreal...do they have snow? We will definitely be having a green Christmas...but that's perfectly okay!
    Happy Christmas!

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  16. Walking through the streets of Old Montreal sounds pretty wonderful to me. The important thing is to be together with your loved ones, and you will be. Congratulations to your daughter, as well.

    Have a wonderfully Merry Christmas!

    xo
    Claudia

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  18. Merry Christmas to you and your family Chania. And congratulations to your daughter on her new job! Sounds very exciting!

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  19. Enjoy your Christmas in Montreal, Chania :-) And congratulations to your daughter! What a great Christmas gift :-)

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  20. Oh I do love Montreal ! Happy Holidays, besitos, C

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  21. i hope you found your champagne and your snow and that you sang christmas carols at the top of your merry lungs!! conrats on your daughters internship...that IS great news indeedy! merry, merry to you and yours, chania!!
    erin
    xxoo

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  22. Chania, congrats to your daughter! What a wonderful CHristmas gift for her. Hope your mum enjoys her Christmas with your sister and that your family has fun with the new in laws in Montreal. Ann

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  23. Its been far to long in between our visits Chania, I will have to do something about that from here on in :)

    My daughter thanks you on the comment on her muddy boots...She said if you want to wear them in nice and good where them in the snow getting them nice and wet, when they dry they will have aged enough drying taking on a bit more wear and tear to them. Plus she said do some yard work in them and then hose them off and they will really look great :)

    Thank you for all the beauty you post I am going back to catch up on some older postings you inspire.
    xx
    Happy New Year!
    ~Dore

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  24. Congrats to your Girl Child. We loved the windows at Holts (I took my Girl Child to see them and she thought they were amazing too). I never found the time to finish the post showing the windows - it may or may not happen, but nevertheless they were wonderful.

    I hope you have a wonderful New Years.

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  25. love your blog! I just became your newest follower.
    Have a Happy New Year!!!!
    Mark

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  26. I just found your blog, however, I feel like I know you as I have read your comments on blogs I follow.
    I am enjoying reading your posts and look forward to your visit. Happy New Year
    Helen Tilstonxx

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  27. You are one of those special women I've been privileged to meet this year ... wishing you the happiest new year EVER!

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I love to read each and every comment and are thrilled that you take the time to send one. Thank you so much. Chania