Monday, December 26, 2011

We cleaned house and did laundry...

...how was YOUR Christmas?!?

We had an early morning flurry of gift-opening, followed by the usual post-gift clean-up. But Brian's main gift from us - a dresser and nightstand - necessitated a thorough decluttering, cleaning and rearranging of his bedroom. At first our boy acted like he was having the worst Christmas of his life, but once he had tackled the (considerable) mess that is a boy's room, he got excited about deciding where to put things and moving furniture around. We have used stacking plastic drawers and bins for his things since birth, so having real furniture is special. We hope he takes good care of it; a friend of ours made it for him and it is heirloom quality. (That's cherry with a golden oak stain.)

Of course, moving things around unearthed all sorts of hidden "treasures;" his laundry basket (and trash can) was soon overflowing. I decided to wash his linens as well, so I was nearly as busy in the laundry room as I was in the kitchen. (Rick oversaw Project Bedroom Transformation; whew.) Then, as I continued work in the kitchen (making Christmas dinner as well as my first attempt at pecan log rolls), Rick decided to start sheet-rocking the ceiling in our daylight basement!

At least the critters of Boulderneigh all enjoyed Christmas leisure. Brian got Jackson a new flying disk; Dozer was content with a Christmas morning snuggle in Rick's lap.
The chickens and sheep got green grass (until the rain made the sheep seek shelter under a tree). Friday, our neighbor just east (downhill) of us sent up apples for the horses' Christmas treat, so after chores on Christmas morning I handed them out. How did they like them? See (and hear) for yourself!


That's it for Christmas 2011 at . . .

11 comments:

Sharrie said...

We did nothing, watched the Packers win last night, and gave thanks for Jake's two new knees. Our animals got treats, also. The furniture is beautiful.

Sharrie said...

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A great sheepy Christmas gift at the home of two of Garrett's dogs. I have a link because my Beaver is a son and brother to her dogs. That is a real true Christmas gift.

Michelle said...

Oh, what FUN, Sharrie -- thanks for the link! I got to meet Zoe's and Minnie's owner this summer at Black Sheep (and fell in love with Cardis when Garrett stayed with us).

dr momi said...

:-) appes for Christmas....doesn't get any better than that if you are a horse!

Hilary said...

Wow, you really did get busy the day after Christmas!!!!

Michelle said...

Ha; Hilary that was all the day OF Christmas! Today we've been doing more dry-wall, in between which I have spindled and knitted a bit.

sheepsclothing said...

At least it looks like Dozer had a restful day :) what a cute photo!

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Theresa said...

Michelle, your "holiday" sounds much like mine, lots of cooking and yes, I did laundry, doled out cut up carrots, apples and since it was a lot of goodies there...sneaked in the wormer too! I find the day after
to be my holiday. Let them eat cake, pie leftover's whatever and I can sit and read or weave or sew and relax.
Looks like a wonderful holiday you had though and the furniture is lovely. I don't think I'd stain cherry oak, but surprised at how pretty it is.

Leigh said...

Sounds like an excellent holiday was had by all! Love the new dresser and nightstand, beautiful!

Potosi Sheep Farm said...

Merry christmas and Happy New Year. Your Brian is a beautiful boy. He'll grow to love that dresser. My kids 25 and 23 have new homes an I find pieces of my furniture in their homes every time I visit. I never knew they cared or even noticed things around here.