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Monday, December 22, 2008

BLUE MONDAY and odds and ends......

SWEET SMILING SALLY is once again hosting our fabulous
BLUE MONDAY
Thanks, Sally, for giving us all such a great way to face BLUE MONDAYS.....
Lots of BLUE in the air this day so be sure to visit each and every one..
if you will please remember that my camera is S.I.C.K. and takes blury photos, I'll let you see MY CHRISTMAS PRESENT.....
Yep, A BIG TV....
and OOOOO, i am so loving it !!
I am loving it so much because, not just for the MAGNIFICENT picture it has on it, in HUGH BLUE LIVING COLOR ....
but because our two children went in together and presented us with it....
Excuse me....tearing up here.....
THANK YOU AGAIN, DAVID AND STACY. ...
I wish they would invent the strong enuf words to tell you both how much we love you.....until then, tho...
"WE LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK..... "
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Say hello to SALLY for me when you go by and leave her wonderful comments...
she is so sweet to host this fun day for us each and every week....
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I have a lot of Christmas to share and not much time left to do it in...
(remember that i was NOT able to get on the internet for a week..grrr)
SO I am combining
BLUE MONDAY
with a little left-over decorating and a
FABULOUS CHRISTMAS TAG....


this SNOW SANTA is, by far, my very favorite....
I have had him for a number of years and have forgotten just where I bought him....
i love that he carries his own little christmas tree...

I love his whiteness and his sparkle....

and, most of all I love his little sweet face....
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OOOOO, and remember THIS beauty that belongs to TINA at CHERRY HILL that I so coveted that I could hardly stand it.....?
Well, I am working day and night, well not REALLY day and night, but real, REAL hard to make my little bedroom look just half as pretty as TINA'S. I will repaint the green to a soft, golden yellow after the first of the year. In the meantime, I am totally enjoying the look so far. The new red and white quilt...I love it so much, I almost KISS it every morning and night.

ooo, i know i need different pillows and a snazzy new wreath on the window...need to tweak quite a bit more and I am trying to decide what to put at the foot of my bed...but...
I am using all the bedding I already had...just adding the new quilt.
I'll keep looking for just the right pillows or great fabric to COVER some pillows and in the meantime...
I AM HAPPY.....
"THANKS, TINA, FOR THE WONDERFUL INSPIRATION YOU ALWAYS GIVE ME..."
oooo, and if you have missed seeing her MAGNIFICENT Christmas tree...
o! honey !

MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of you sweet, sweet ladies that I just LOVE !
I've been tagged by the fabulous ANDI...(private blog)
SHE says SHE was tagged by SUSIE Q and says THIS about THAT...

"I actually tagged dear sweet Sue myself a light year or so ago and I have yet to see that post...care to explain that my dear??? "..............
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"OH...DEAR SWEET ANDI, ....don't you know SUSIE Q can't find time for such things as TAGS and MEMES and maybe even CHRISTMAS itself...(gasp)
she is waaaay too busy daydreaming about her love forever,
BRIAN....*sigh *swoon* slobber*



OOOOOO, it's
SUSIE Q plus BRIAN
FOREVER.....!!! smooch, hug, feel all fuzzy......
ooo, i do hope MR. Susie Q doesn't hear of this obsession
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and, while EVERYONE pretty much knows that I would run away to a deserted island with
MR. FORD....(and that's NOT Gerald Ford, either)



I can CONTROL myself better than SUSIE Q .....so I CAN do this tag !!!!

(SUSIE Q....get a hold of yourself, girl !

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I must name 6 things that I VALUE;

Other than the obvious of family, friends, etc...here is the superficial things...

I love my Franklin fireplace that belonged to my mother at one time. 2. I love my white SUV with that cool MOON ROOF, altho a good friend of mine says it sure would be hard to MOON someone from the top of the car!! heh heh.... 3. I love our living room since we doubled the size of it. 4. I love my dining room with the vintage fireplace where there's room now for ALL my family to be comfy...that makes me happy. 5. I love my bedroom now that I am working on making it my DREAM ROOM.(i just this minute added fairy lights to my headboard and i am just jumping for joy it is so pretty.... 6. I love and value my beautiful set of wedding rings..
6 THINGS I DONT SUPPORT:

1. I don't support leaving small children in cars alone. 2. Nor not securing them in seat-belts or booster seats. (just the other day I was following a car and could see a little one moving all over the car...when we stopped side by side, I motioned for them to put her in a seat belt and...they gave me the ole BIRD..none of my business?....i think it is!! ) 3. I don't support child abuse. 4. I don't support wife beatings. 5. I don't support O.J.Simpson. 6. I don't support lying of any kind. 7. I don't support stealing and dishonesty. 8. I don't support mistreatment of any one by any body. 9. I don't......OH, SHOOT...I just needed 6.

I DOUBLE DOG DARE ANY ONE TO DO THIS ONE BEFORE CHRISTMAS !! ..You can drink a nice cup of hot chocolate or spiced tea, eat a couple of Christmas cookies while you are doing this CHRISTMAS TAG.

and, if you do, would you PLEASE let me know so i can read your list?

GOD BLESS US, ONE AND ALL.......

CHRISTMAS LOVE, bj

47 comments:

Chris said...

Nice TV and very nice kids that got it for you, very thoughtful. BJ, I love love that Santa, if ever I see one like that, I'm so copying you.

Love Ya,
Chris

Judith said...

what a wonderful surprise from your children - enjoy your Christmas viewing :) and I do love your Santa - take care Judith

Sue said...

mornin BJ, Awesome TV, what a present! Isn't it amazing the difference, in weight alone, those TVs are to the old ten ton ones!! Your creamy white santa is just beautiful!! I hope you have the merriest Christmas ever sweetie!! xoxo

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your bedroom is looking great with "our" quilt! I think we should all do a post the same day with our bedrooms and that red and white checked quilt. I know there are many of us out in blog land with it! JCPenney should be paying us for marketing it for them!
xo,
Penny

Andi said...

Good morning BJ! I dropped by for just a second but will be back this evening when I get home from work!

Love how your bedroom looks...so nice.

I have more comments about your Tag post so I'll be back!!!

Hugs, Andi

Elizabeth said...

Nice TV! How great that the kids did it together! I got one last Christmas and I love it!

Connie said...

And just where is my TOM SELLECK?!?! Hey, chickee, HE is the sexiest man alive!! I tell ya........wooooohoooo.
Smooches,
Connie

Beverly said...

Merry Christmas! You two are very blessed to have such wonderful family - and a awesome new television.

I love your snow Santa, too. He is gorgeous.

And, I love, love, love your new bedroom. It is looking fantastic.

I do believe I love Harrison Ford, too. ;-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ!

What a special present! I know you must have been THRILLED! Yea! :-)

And I think you did a wonderful job with your bedroom. It looks so warm and cozy, and that quilt! I love it!

I also enjoyed reading all of your answers and seeing that cutest of Santas.

Merry Christmas to you right back! And Happy Blue Monday!

XO,

Sheila

Jan and Tom said...

WOW...how special to receive that from your children!!! It's gorgeous, BJ!!

~Christmas Blessings,
Jan

White Iris Designs said...

what a great gift...love your Santa too!
Merry Christmas!

jeanne said...

Yea, a new wonderful TV. Your kids rock!!! What happened to your cabinet? I have the same dilemma remember? Our big old cabinets were almost identical. We will have a new TV but the question is when and what will we put it on. I like the cabinet you used. It looks fine. I honestly do not have anything I can use.

BJ, your meme is fun to read. I sure do object to all the things you listed. Sadly we have no control over what other people do. But that is the rights our country fought for. I think the abused are not protected enough.

I adore your favorite Santa. He is beautiful with his gorgeous beard and sweet face. I hope you get a new camera for Christmas. Smile. I want a small one for my purse. I don't think your pics look bad. Your bed is looking wonderful. You have captured the look perfectly. I love the red and white quilt. Your bedroom dream is on it's way.

Christmas hugs...Jeanne

Twice as Nice said...

Love the t.v. How thoughtful of them! With kids like that I wouldn't be surprised if you get a new camera for Christmas too!

Can't wait to see the bedroom when it's done. I'm sure it will be fab.

Tami said...

What a wonderful Christmas gift!
Love the santa, and your bedroom is looking so cute, love it!

Merry CHRISTmas!

Hugs
Tami

Smilingsal said...

lol I've done that tag, but I didn't have the drink and cookies. How 'bout I have a cup of coffee with a couple Christmas cookies? Will that do it for ya? In that case, it's a done deed!
I'm happy you got such a HUGE TV with such a pretty Blue picture, given by 2 wonderful kids who know enough to show their love. Someone taught them well.
Your Santa is one of the nicest I've seen. Happy Blue Monday.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

I am so glad I am not the only one that LOVES her TV.... the geek squad come TODAY.... yahoooooo...
mine is 52 in. We ca not wait..... we would go to Best Buy to visit it..... lol
Love that sweet Santa...
Hugs
Linda

ellen b. said...

Yippee for the T.V! and the blue walls :0)
Your bedroom is looking fabulous girl!!
A very Merry Christmas to you and yours...

squawmama said...

Wow what a great gift from your kids... Now with every program you watch they will come to your mind... not that they don't anyways... and I loved that Santa... the beard alone makes you smile and then to get to his beautiful face... Loved you likes & not likes on the meme.... Great answers... and last but not least... Could we share Harrison... maybe or maybe you can set me up with Johnny Depp... Love it... Have a super duper day... Love YA

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Neabear said...

We have the new style TV too. I think ours is 42 inch. We are always impressed with the picture when we watch things in HD. Thank you for visiting me today and Happy Blue Monday to you. Your post was fun to read!

Julie said...

You are so funny BJ! Just wanted to stop by and wish you a very Merry Christmas! I enjoy your blog so much!

Neas Nuttiness said...

Oh - I have been laughing so hard at your posts for the last few days. Thanks, I needed a little humor...And how do you get it to "snow" on your pictures?

beddow said...

Just stopped by to catch up some, have been feeling under the weather a bit and seem to still be in a bit of a fog. I love what you are doing with your bedroom and love your Santa. Also read your miracle stories on your grandsons, answered prayer.
Take care and have a great day.

Betty

Nice tv too!

Charli and me said...

Wow! What a great gift. Your Christmas decorations are so pretty. Happy Blue Monday. Blessings to you and your family this holiday season.

Anita said...

Great post... LOVE the snow Santa! He's gorgeous... almost as much so as the other two manly-men in the post!! ;P
I've already done like, 5 posts today, but I will do this meme tomorrow! You know I love memes...lol

lookuptoday said...

Your so cute, i love visiting your blog. It was so nice of your children to gift you so generously Dee.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Wowee I love that Harrison Ford too !
Love your white santa.Double Love your new quilt . And holy cow, even a new TV !
You have been a good girl honey !

Cowboys and Custard said...

Hello BJ.. wow.. what has happened to your blog since I last visited? Love all the decor...!!!!
Just thought you would like to know that I was sat just 10 ft from Mr Cage today.. We popped in to our favourite cafe for some fortifying caffeine and who should be sat in the window of Cafe Rouge was Mr Cage himself... I could hardly hold my mug without hands trembling and spilling coffee all down my front.. not so cool!
I did silently send him your love.. and mine!
Wishing you a very very Happy Christmas with your lovely family.. and here's to lots of happy blogging in 2009..
Much love
Michele xx

Claudie said...

Oh you lucky gal BJ I hope you have special T.V. shows to watch during the holiday season and special Xmas movies. WOW
Love your Santa's beard. He is beautiful.
Merry Christmas from my home to yours.
Claudie from Canada

bj said...

dear Claudie...I hope you come back by to see this or maybe someone else will mention that I, for reasons unknown, can never get on your blog. I have tried and tried...if I DO get it, I can't leave a message...so so sorry and I thank you for coming by to see me.
love, bj

Neas Nuttiness said...

Thanks for dropping by - I went to Darelenes site, but alas I didn't find the "let it snow" link. I saw "Snow Effects" at the top left of the page, but couldn't click on it. Boo-Hoo...Maybe next year.

Pst@Back Porch Musings said...

Hi BJ...I love the new TV!

I also absolutely love that Santa and your other Christmas.

I'm running all through blogland, as fast as my little short fat legs will let me. I'm trying to get to as many people as possible to wish them what I'm wishing you and your family.

Merry Christmas, dear BJ, to you and yours!

Neas Nuttiness said...

Just wanted you to know that I Googled :Snow Effects" and found a widget! Thanks

CIELO said...

How lovely... love your Santas...

Merry Christmas, and warm wishes from our house to yours..

cielo

Carrie said...

Enjoy your new t.v. Great gift!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

What a sweet surprise from your kiddos BJ and I'm loving your bedroom too! Isn't Tina amazing? I could just stare at her pretty pictures all day :)

Hugs,
Dena

The Muse said...

my husband is giving you the BEST BLUE MONDAY award LOL LOL

and you are doing a lovely job interpreting the "look" for your bedroom :) nicely done!

Picket said...

Hey BJ!!! Ohhhh what a fabulous gift from the kids!!!! I need to tell the Burly Boys they could get me one of those if they would quit buying hunting & fishing boats! lol Ohhhh I am so squealing with joy that you got your beautiful quilt...it looks so good and I loved your tag answers girl! I want to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas my dear friend..may it be a glorious day for you all! ♥

Happy To Be said...

Just a GREAT post BJ...I loved seeing your bedroom..its looks so wonderful what you have done..love that you have pictures of your family in there to me family pictures made a home..Loved your list..I was doing the happy dance when OJ got send to jail this time..should have been 14 years ago..the snow Santa is just darling..and I want to thank you for coming by and keeping my litlle great grand daughter in your prayers..all this support means so much to me right now..You are once of the best..I wish you and your family a safe and blessed Christmas..and hey someone got a BD next week..but I'll see you before then..God bless and hugs and smiles Gloria...oh forgot Love your TV I could even see it without my glasses!!!

Miss Janice said...

Oh I love your answers to the tag...and, you bedroom is coming along so nice. I have seen Cherry Hill's bedroom and house and I love everything in it!

Denise said...

Enjoy that wonderful gift. Your bedroom is going to be beautiful!

Have a very Merry Christmas!!

Bo said...

OK dear BJ...since there's nothing left to be said as late as I am making the rounds... let me just say...another great post dear lady!
Big hugs, ;-)Bo

Cottage Rose said...

Hello BJ; Wow not that is a TV. I love it. How sweet of your two children to buy it for you both. I love you bed room redo, it is going to be so wonderfully beautiful.

Have a Merry Christmas

hugs;
Alaura

nikkicrumpet said...

WOO HOO what a fabulous gift that TV is! And is your bedroom looking awesome or what! I love the quilt..and I can see that this room is going to be totally stunning when your finished with it...YAY it will match the rest of your wonderful house!

Shelia said...

Evening, most precious one!! How thoughtful your little bunch is!! They love you! What a pretty little Santie, too! Your bedroom is beautiful! Merry Christmas, dear BJNess!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Stacey said...

Your bedroom looks great! I love it with the green walls but I know you have the yellow in your mind.

Have a wonderful Christmas. I look forward to 2009 with all my blogging friends!

Susie Q said...

Oh BJ! You are too sweet and so funny!
First...I LOVE your TV!! What a wonderful gift!!
I LOVE your bedroom. It is so pretty and warm and cozy and just plain perfect!

Oh! And i LOVE Brian!!! : )
(I love HF too but don't tell Brian I said that!)
Merry Christmas dear BJ...many hugs and lots of love,
Sue

Kathleen Grace said...

Your bedroom is coming along very nicely BJ! I love it just the way it is, green walls and all, but I know you will make it even prettier!