Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My Favorite Things 2009

Whew, another Christmas has come and gone. A whirlwind of family, friends, and fun with a week long visit from the prodigal son. His last Christmas as a single man and his last pair of Christmas pajamas, which have over the years turned into Old Navy sleep pants. Everyone decided it would be weird for his mama to buy him a pair of Christmas pajamas after he's married.
Speaking of the son, he got me one of my favorite things....a mono pod. I love it. It really helps steady this shaky old hand. He also included rechargeable batteries and a recharger. I love this boy.

He has the good sense to marry the wonderful Goldilocks, who gave me this.....

They waited in line in Denver until very late to get this for me....and one for her too I hope.

We share a Pioneer Woman admiration. I mean really what's not to love? Food, ranch life and great photos.

This book was better than I expected. It is a cookbook but so much more. Beautiful photos and stories. A lovely tribute to her family.

One unexpected favorite is my headlamp. I asked for one because I do a lot of my chores in the dark and there will be kids this spring that may need a little more light on them. That headlamp has opened up a whole new world for me. A person can do anything at night with a headlamp. It is such a favorite that I knew right away I would need to get one for Hubby....and the son. I'm sure people have known the wonders of a headlamp for years but its been a new discovery for me. No more fumbling with a Mag light. The goats are a little scared of the one-eyed monster that feeds them at night but I expect them to get use to her real soon.

Happy New Year!


Spring Lake Farm said...

I know 2010 holds many wonderful changes for you. Here's wishing you the best!

Happy New Year!


Marigold said...

Dear gpatgirl, If you have a headlamp, I'm putting an extra lock on the Peanuts! Happy New Year!

Marigold said...

That was goatgirl....GOATgirl! Wah! I need a headlamp so I can see what I'm typing!

@JDHealingTimeOnEarth said...

Happy New Year, Wendy! Your gift sound great!

V.L. Locey said...

Happy 2010!

Aren`t those head-lamps just the bees-knees?! I love mine as I do chore in the dark as well!

Mom L said...

Headlamps are also great for camping and backpacking!

Happy 2010 to you and yours.

Nancy in frozen Iowa

Michelle said...

Happy New Year to you!!
May 2010 bring you smiles and love!


Sheryl at Providence North said...

A headlamp! What a great idea!
I have to get myself one of those.

@JDHealingTimeOnEarth said...

p.s. I gave pajamas and/or pj bottoms to all immediate family this year. Son-in-law wore his the first night, so I know they were appreciated. I vote for continuing. Just get Goldilocks some cute pj's too, and you're set!

goatgirl said...

Good idea Clare.