December 27, 2005

And So It Goes

Sheesh, I got some really nice things for Christmas this year. I must have been better than I thought.

A big part of it was that my husband and I have smoothed over a lot of our differences and have began communicating and working together again. What a relief that is, I tell you. It's nice to feel like I have a partner again instead of feeling lost and flailing. That's a gift in itself. He said that he wanted to make up to me a lot of other occasions where he'd given me a whole lot of nothing but grief.

Of all the things I got, this is what I treasure the most:

The picture really does not do it justice. It is absolutely gorgeous, genuine leaded stained glass all the way from Ireland. I love stained glass and with Celtic knots, it couldn't be more perfect. It's hanging in my kitchen window where I'll see it all of the time. I also got a beautiful assortment of Celtic jewelry - a watch, earrings, necklace and two gorgeous silver barrettes.

The D-man, of course, made out like a bandit. I'm not even going to attempt to list his booty here. I was quite pooped out on Christmas morning, however, because I was up until 1am putting together Hot Wheels sets & such from "Santa" and set the stage complete with stuffed stockings and cookie crumbs/empty hot chocolate mug on the table. D was SO excited it was all so very worth it. Several things he opened and said "I've wanted this ALL MY LIFE!" lol

We also got to see Chris' brother and his wife, which was wonderful. They live in California, and we haven't seen them for more than a year. For those who remember, I've also made amends with my brother-in-law. It's nice to have loose ends tied up and peace restored.

We went to see Chronicles of Narnia yesterday. It was wonderful! I thought it was very well made, the effects were awesome and I highly recommend it.

2005 was really a horrible year for me, for the most part. I'm looking forward to 2006 with a lot of hope for more peace and happiness in my marriage, better mental health and stability, more rewarding and enduring friendships and improved financial situation.

Thank you, my blogger friends, for sticking with me through it all. I hope you all had as nice a Christmas as I did, as you all most definitely deserve it. *smooch!*


  1. Happy to hear your Christmas was so positive! Here's hoping for an even brighter 2006!

  2. Sounds like a great Christmas. Wishing you the best for the new year as well.

  3. A spirit such as yours will prevail no matter the situation.

    Here's to a much easier 2006 for your Celti.

  4. I got a wonderful book called the Art of Celtia (1994)by Courtney Davis (ISBN 0-7137-2309-20) full of Celtic images and knots a recommended read... I have always loved the Grail legends and all things Celtic. My nickname Prydwen is the name of King Arthurs ship he used to cross the Irish Sea. and Wulfweard the White was my earliest known Anglo-Saxon ancestor. I find your blog a home from home...

  5. {{{Celti}}}
    (Don't get too close, though... I'm sick. Wanted to give you a hug, though.)

  6. Denny - thanks! Hope yours was nice, too. Cheers!

    Mike - thanks, same to you. :D

    Pete - aw, thanks! You're too sweet.

    Prydwen - Oh, I bet that's a terrific book! Might have to seek that out. I read that about Wulfweard the White - fascinating. I'm full of Celtic blood - English, Irish and Scottish. Thanks, that means a lot to me.

    Cootera - *hugs* Sorry you're sick, Cooterapin! Virtual chicken soup coming your way, hon. Take it easy.

  7. 2005 sucked for a lot of people, including Yours Truly, if it's any consolation.

  8. 2006 is gonna rock!!!
    I don't know why, but Troy and I both agree that odd numbered years have always brought the worst for us. Stupidstitious I know, but I can tell you, there really is a pattern to it. At least for us.

    One good thing in 2005, Zach's surgery went off great. That's about it. Otherwise I can just do a roll call starting in January of cars breaking down and appliances going on the fritz.

    I am so ready to get a fresh new start. And yes, this year has closed with Troy and I closer than ever, working out some of our issues too. I really think it was just me. Not feeling optimistic about things. Since I've gotten a more positive attitude he seems to be more positive too.

    I'm scratching my head thinking... hmmmm that's really all my family needed? For me to get happy?

    Smile with me baby!
    It's going to be a wonderful year Celti grrrl!

    Your gifts sound devine my dear!
    Like a woman truly cherished.
    I cherish your friendship too.

  9. You Celtic artwork hanging is simply beautiful! What a terrific present to get for Christmas :)