Saturday, December 24, 2011

Entertained and Loved

I may still be sick but I am being fed
 wonderful food by dear friends,
thank you Tanya, Ann and Paula
and entertained by these two goofballs.

We did a lovely lunch and some mad dash
 shopping today before I 
was overcome and had to head home again.

Tomorrow begins the swap back and forth
 between their dad's home and mine.
The first years of this were pure torture but I have 
adjusted and adapted and all is well.
The important thing is that they are 
fine with it and I have them this year all
Christmas day.
oh I love them so.....

I plan to get back here once more
 before the big day and I am trying 
so hard to return all emails and visit everyone 
and say a huge thank you for the get well wishes
and if I miss you, please, oh please forgive me,
but right now I have slimy mucus brain.


Bead and Needle said...

Your greatest creations, by far...those are some pretty special kids you've got there, Z - even more charming in person (I DO have a 23 year old daughter that is looking for someone nice)! :-) And tell Hannah that I WISH I EVER looked that good, straight out of the shower!

Hope your holidays with them this year are the best, by far. Hope your slimy mucus brain clears soon! XOXO

beth said...

your kids are precious...they remind me of my son and daughter with that relationship that only they understand.

i hope you are feeling better, like now. nobody should be sick on christmas.....

merry christmas....xoxo

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

You have two beautiful young adults there! Have a wonderful Christmas and get better soon! :)

Razmataz said...

They are such lovely looking kids..and they look like such fun.

Have a wonderful Christmas've already got what you need...those two.


Robin Larkspur said...

A very Merry Merry Christmas to you and your dear darlings!! Feel better QUICK! Hugs from Robin!

Susie said...

Suzan, I love those adorable faces of your children, I mean young adults.:):) I love the spirit of the young. Please get well and have a Merry Christmas. xoxo, Susie (She Junks)

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Hi Z,
So sorry to hear that you have been's good to know that you are being well looked after.
....and, how lovely to have your children home for Christmas.
Enjoy every moment with them and have a wonderful Christmas. It was so lovely to connect with you this year. Thanks so much for your support and lovely comments.
Wiahing you a Happy and Peaceful 2012 and don't forget to have fun !! With much love, Jackie. XXXX

Beatnheart said...

wht beautiful groovy kidz love the song..
happy christmas,

Anonymous said...

Your kids are the photos! Sorry you have "slimy mucus brain"...I think my granddaughter has this and grandson has a cough and I'm spending the night need to mention I'll be sick next week.

Have a joyously Merry Christmas Suzan!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Running way, way, behind here Z - missed your last post - oh, poor, poor, you (and I mean not just financially drained!) You've looked forward to this for so long and then to end up feeling punky. If anyone can make you rally, I'm sure it would be those two kids of yours. What a hoot - they look like so much fun to be around. But nah - I won't come - don't wanna catch whatever it is you have.....Wishing you a season of Christmas joy and magic my friend....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Kit said...

Don't you worry your snotty head at all. You take care, love those two kids more than you already do and have a very Merry Christmas! We'll be here when you get back. Hugs, Kit

Jillayne said...

Give your brain a break - no need to respond... you know we all want you to spend every minute you can with your goofballs - laughter just may help you recoup faster you know!
have happy holiday!

June said...

SO not fair that you have to be sick Z!!! I will send you healing vibes post haste. Enjoy those goofballs to the nth degree!!!
Merry Christmas to you.
love ya!!!

Kathy said...

Love the pictures of your kids goofing it up for you. What a couple of sweeties!
Hope you are feeling better and wishing you a Merry Christmas.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I think those two would bring a smile to anyone's face. So glad you have them all Christmas day. I always miss the holidays with mine since more family is in So Ga and so I never have 'the day' but I'm use to it now. Whatever day we celebrate becomes the special day! Hoping you feel better soon. Hugs, Linda

Lana said...

Z, hope your day is one of snuggly health...and forward looking into the new year. What great looking kids you have! I'll bet they are fun to be with any time of year! :) Please get well...take care of YOU.

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

Merry Christmas Susan. I hope you´ll feel better soon. Your kids are looking great.
Take care.

A Cottage Muse said...

Laughter is the best medicine!

Hope you had a great day and also hope you are feeling better!

Sincerely Mama said...

I just found your blog today -- followed a link from another blog where your words were quoted. I could relate so closely to those words that I had to come over and "meet" you.

This was our first Christmas of doing the "swap" with our teenagers. It went ok, I guess. It is what it is. I think they're ok.

Thanks for your example of strength and courage. And, by the way, I love your style!

Miss Gracie's House said...

I do hope you are feeling better...and were able to enjoy your kids.
I wanted to tell you I really enjoyed your series on christmas tricks...especially when you showed your collections (ironstone) and then again with the added greenery...that really was a lightbulb moment for really changed how I decorated this year...I posted about it and your help. THANK YOU!
now get well and blessings to you this new year.

Romeo said...

Love these two and don't even know them! I mean what's not to love about two funny, silly and gorgeous children of Z?!?!

I am so sorry to hear that you are under the weather :( Purrsonally, I think it's time to send that bug packing and get down to the good stuff - laughter, kids and Christmas fun! Of course when you send "it" packing don't send it here - we don't want it either ;)

Purrs and hugs!

Romeo and "her"

Cindy said...

Gorgeous kids!! I can see their personalities in the pictures. I think they got your sense of humor!
Hope you are feeling better!

time worn interiors said...

Oh Z! I'm way behind on my blogging! So sorry you still feel bad! Glad those kids are taking care of mom!
tot said...

OH take your time to get better and to enjoy your beautiful kids!!!I can tell by your post that you were writing it with a big smile on your face:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

erin said...

Z!! i jusy got back from the book store with the latest copy of "where women create"...and YOU ARE IN IT!!! aahhhh!!!!! i am soooo excited!!! i am off to view every image and take in every word of your feature!!!! CONGRATS on your magazine article!!! i am so proud of you!
p.s. i hope you are feeling better?? your kiddos are adorable!

Rebecca said...

Hey girl, I hope you are much better by now. We just got home last night and I am playing catch up. I hope your Christmas was wonderful and you found the kiddies doing well.
Wishing you a prosperous new year filled with joy.

Theresa said...

I hate that I missed this one! They look like too much fun, you must have had a smile on your face the entire visit. I do like your word choices for 2012, and GIVE is a great one for me to become more tuned into too. Carolynn is a wonderful inspiration to us all! t.xoxoxoox