Happy Sunday

Happy Sunday!  And soon, Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas (or other assorted holiday :wink ) & have lots of fun & gratitude to share with us this week!

I AM HAPPY that Christmas went off pretty much without a hitch in the Mistress Heidi household this year.  Oh, there were a couple tense moments on Christmas Eve, but thankfully they passed & led to a perfectly lovely Christmas Day. :tree

I AM HAPPY that I actually managed to finish my “Gimme Shelter” novella on December 23rd, which left me wide open for a truly relaxing holiday.  Okay, so if I’m totally honest, I’ll admit that the very last line/paragraph isn’t in place yet.  I know what I want to do, but the exact wording hasn’t quite come to me yet.  So I let it go & declared the story Fini, knowing I can smooth things out & tack on the very important perfect The End later.  (I do this all the time, which is probably why I’m not more worried. :neener )

And even though I never expect much now that I am (purportedly) an adult :reindeer I AM HAPPY with the Christmas prezzies Santa brought me.  It seems I was a Good Girl this year, because I got this Santa :hohoho & not this Santa :effinsanta

First, I got Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows & Journey 2: The Mysterious Island on DVD.  Okay, so I spotted these myself at Wal-Mart for only $4 each.  Who could resist?  But when I got home, I stuck them in my stocking & pretended the Big Man brought them instead. :orny

Then there’s the most adorable Winnie-the-Pooh hat you’ve ever seen.  I probably won’t actually wear it very much because it’s likely to give me the worst case of hat hair ever, but ermigosh, I just love it!  I wish they made one for each Pooh’s Friends so I could collect them all!

I also got some brand new warm & toastie toe socks.  You know, the ones where each toe gets a tiny sock of its own.  Love those!  Wear them all the time, especially under regular slipper socks to keep my feet warm in the winter.  And here’s another great trick—if you wear a pair of toe socks under your regular socks when you go out, your feet won’t get nearly as cold as if you just wear one pair of socks or even two pairs of regular socks. Trust me on this. :wink

And last but not least, I got the coolest “Know Your Zombies” journal ever from Madame Mommy Dearest.  Total surprise, since she’s not a zombie girl at all.  But I am, & she said she knew as soon as she saw it that I’d love it—which I do!  The descriptions for each of the different types of zombies is teeny-tiny, but that didn’t stop me.  I looked with my “special eyes” (1-800-Contacts reference, fyi :reindeer ) & read every single one.  Now I need to decide if I’m actually going to write in it or save it forever & ever.  I think I’m going to save it.

For MMD, I got a bright orange (her favorite color) eco-friendly cutting board & about six bags of Rescue Roast, since the only thing she likes more than wine is coffee. LOL

And The Kittehs got a new treat dispenser they really like.  At first they were all like, I don’t think so. You are our treat dispenser.  But then they realized they could get more treats more often if they just played with their new toy & they were all over it.  Mwahahahaha!

So all in all, it was a good Christmas.  How about you?  What good stuff or happy thoughts did Santa deliver to your house this year?

Now to announce the winner of this week’s Free Book Friday giveaway—A Soldier’s Redemption by Rachel Lee…

:prettylights Jane!!! :prettylights

Congratulations, Jane! :cheers Please contact me with your full name & mailing information, & I’ll get your book out to you as soon as I can.


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  1. Donna says:

    Happy Sunday. Congratulations, Jane. I had a great holiday. Went with family and friends to see Les Miserables. OMG! so freakin good. I’ve a new heartthrob in Eddie Redmayne. Yes Hugh Jackman was fabulous but I’d never seen Eddie in anything and oh my he had me in tears. Anyway, my kitties are loving the new kneading pillow I made for them and I hope it will save my lap a little wear and tear. I wish all a happy, healthy new year.


    • Heidi says:

      I don’t think I can watch Les Mis. The previews alone nearly make me sob. :ahhh I hear it’s wonderful, tho, & now you’re making me want to see it. But no. No! I don’t think I can handle it. :peekaboo

  2. Mary Kirkland says:

    Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. Things went well at my house too. My dad and step mother, daughter and her boyfriend all came over and had dinner. I didn’t burn anything, under cook the roast or leave to many lumps in the mashed potatoes…so everyone was happy. lol


    I think I told you all that I adopted 4 new 1 yr old rats from my daughter’s best friend last month and they are doing really good.

    Then yesterday another friend of my daughter’s called to ask if I’d be willing to adopt a baby rat who had 3 legs. The shop she works at was going to euthanize him because he’s disabled, so of course I said yes. I should have him in 2 days.

    I am a very happy rat mommy.

    • Heidi says:

      You are the Rat Lady, Mary. And possibly the Rat Whisperer. I love it! :orny

      Keep up the great work. There aren’t many people who would do what you do, & those little ratties need you!

  3. Hollie says:

    I had a great Christmas..and I am looking forward to the new year!! So many great things happened last year…I’m sure that even better things are in store for me!! (Being positive is one of my resolutions)
    my girly received a soda stream…did you know that if you take the cartridge to the service desk at walmart they will sell you a new one for about 14.00.
    (Also being more helpful is a resolution)
    Have a great day!! :happynewyear

    • Heidi says:

      I *love* my SodaStream. You’ll have to let me know what Girlie thinks of hers…& what her fave flavors are. So far, my very fave is Diet Pink Grapefruit. But Diet Cherry Cola was supposed to come out in late Nov., so my eyes are peeled for that.

      And I did know you could exchange the canisters for half price, I just didn’t know if they did it at Wal-Mart. Awesome. Will make life simpler, that’s for sure. :wink

  4. Colleen says:

    The Pooh hat is cute! Looks like some great goodies for yourself and the kitties!
    Santa & my family gave some goodies too… a few movies, CDs, candles, a beautiful throw, and much more. :prettylights
    Happy Sunday all & Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!
    congrats to Jane

    • Heidi says:

      Yay! Sounds like you got some great stuff, too. I love it when gifties are also useful…but getting them for a b’day or Xmas makes them feel so much more special. :candles

  5. cinnamon says:

    love the pooh hat, and i just bet the kitties loved the treat dispenser, unfortunately around here it would be eaten by only one of the three (big pig!!)

    my sister sent me 1/2 kg bags of presciosa beads (the kind from czechoslvakia) so i am over the moon. have never seen bags of beads quite that big. my brother gave me a large plastic organizer on wheels (hint, hint). other than that was very quiet

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