Thursday, December 04, 2008

OSI - "Welcoming" 3 Haiku

A Christmas welcome
as grandson's will soon arrive
making it worth while.

Lights in the forest
draped in love like falling stars
welcome Christmas peace.

Whatever stays still
he adorns with twinkling lights
inner child's glee.

My brother stopped by for a visit to hang with his sis on Monday. He brought with him his unique charm and steady gas bombs. I love his visits as we watch movies, laugh and eat candy (he loves candy). He's fishing with Dave right now' so I thought I'd come say hi. As you can see Dave has been busy with lighting up EVERYTHING, but the dog. This picture does not include the back deck either. I'm seeing only my electric bill. lol

Dave and my brother are making their list's and checking them twice. I swear they are like little boys about Christmas! My brother leaves on Friday so I'll be visiting you all soon. It gets lonely around here while Dave's at work, so I hope my brother stays. I finally beat him at golf on our Wii. :)

Dave's mom fell and broke her hip this week. She's a tough cookie, but lives alone so it will be an uncertain transition. Thank goodness for her "Lifeline" button! I've been procrastinating on getting one for myself but not anymore! Please keep Ruth in your thoughts and prayers. She really loves Christmas and we hope she will get to be at home to enjoy it. If not, I'm sure Christmas will go to her. PROMPT


SandyCarlson said...

That's a beautiful poem--just what Christmas is all about. God bless.

Mary Timme said...

It looks like a magic of Christmas house in the Forest! Wonderful.

I'm thinking of getting a large format phone for my DH as his eyes go. A lifeline button might be good for you to have.

Tabor said...

Wow, your house is so inviting. One of those perfect cozy places in the woods. I know how excited you are and I hope that you pace yourself and do not get overly tired.

When my M-I-L broke her hip she was visiting us and ended up staying two months! We loved it anyway.

Star said...

I love all the lights! We have only ever put lights on our big blue spruce but its gotten too big to reach with our 10' pole. Very few have decorations up in our neighborhood--don't know if it's the economy or what.

Sending Christmas cheer and keeping your MIL in my thoughts and prayers.

Geraldine said...

I am so sorry to read about Dave's mom. Wishing her a speedy and complete recovery.

What a lovely post to read otherwise, so much good cheer.

Big hug, G

Lucy said...

Tammy Your home looks so inviting and so beautiful! sorry about your mil. I will think healing thoughts for her.
Glad your bro. brought his GAS along!! am I reading this correctly?? you are a hoot.
Your grandson will flip over your santa like dream home. xox

paisley said...

i know i am avoiding the pont of this post entirely,, but when i read this line,, i could not help but wonder if perhaps you are offering a bit to much information!!!!!!!

" his unique charm and gas."

but seriously the house looks amazing!!! and hw could anything but the most glorious of chritmas celebrations happen there.......

tinker said...

Beautiful poem and pic, Tammy - 'lighting up everything but the dog' - ha!
Lifeline is a great idea - K had one for his dad, and it saved the day more than once. Glad your MIL had one - hope she heals quickly~XOXO

emmapeelDallas said...

Your house looks BEAUTIFUL! I hope Dave's Mom will be home to enjoy Christmas, and I'm glad your brother is hanging with you. I love my little brother (no so little anymore), so I know how much fun that is.


Me Maw said...

The house looks great! and so happy your having a good time visiting your brother.

Will be praying your mother-in-law will have a speedy recovery!

Blessings, peace and all good,

Kay said...

Fantastic lights! I will pray for Ruth. Glad you are enjoying your brother's company - a precious time no doubt.

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

So sorry about Dave's mom. I'll be praying for her also. The house looks wonderful and I wish I were there to see it in person. Love you bunches!

Deborah Godin said...

Love the lights - much better than my one little Charlie Brown string on the bushes (but I love 'em!). YOur description of the holidays and familny is a joy. May everything be merry and bright for you all!

Nancy said...

What a sweet li'l poem from my sweet li'l friend. It's cute how dave and your gassy brother get into the holidays!

Loads of love,

Quiet Paths said...

Your home looks so welcoming. These all touched me but that second one - i won't be able to forget: draped in love like falling stars. Wow.

Prayers for your MIL.

TJ said...

Still "pouting" in Michigan.
I know, I know Santa hates little girls who pout!
I love the lights, I hate the energy charge. I got a $231.00 energy bill for October and totally went into shut down mode around here. It said ACTUAL reading , I called and they confirmed ACTUAL reading so I was living in fear over the damn heat and lights as it has been in the teens for another month! Well Today, a sigh of relief. $89.00 can you believe it?
They didn't charge me a dime for the gas portion due to an over charge...
But no lights outside for us this year, to cold now to get them up!
Kick butt in Wii and enjoy the holidays.
Love You!

Raven said...

Dave does a fine job. I love the last of the three haiku. I hope your brother stays and that you have a wonderful holiday and that your mother-in-law makes a good and speedy recovery. Hip surgery is pretty amazing these days. My mother was up and hobbling around within days of the surgery and she in her 70s and ill with other issues.

Somewhere I saw that they have solarized Christmas lights now. Soon people will be able to have Christmas lights AND heat and hot water.

Tumblewords: said...

Wow! It does look a lot like Christmas! Love it! Sounds like y'all are having a fine visit and a win at Wii golf is surely impressive. Hope your mil's hip heals quickly and that your holiday is superb!

vintagehousewife said...

The boys are going to love the house, we are so excited to see you!

love you much