~Tomato Creek Prims~
A simple life...Stush and I, the kids and the grands♥

Thursday, December 4, 2008

♥ Feeling Some What Better ♥

I think...I still have a stuffed head but not as bad as it was, just seems like everything is in a fog plus I've been working everyday. Yesterday I thought I was off but then my manager called and asked if I could come out from 1 to 6 so I went, then got up at 5:30 AM to be at Michele's to put Sydney on the bus and get Samantha to preschool at 9:30 then back home to get ready for work... pick up Sam at 11:30 ...go thur McDonalds drive thur to get Happy Meal for her, take her home... then off to work for 1 to 6 it is now 9:00PM.lol

Here are some pictures of a little of what I've got done as far as Christmas decorating goes...My desk in the livingroom, my little tree on the small chair with the prim rag stuffed pillows, you can't see it in the pics but there is a rusty jingle bell garland on it.

My poinsettas in a big crock!
Left side of the fireplace, as you can see it's all cleaned out...DH is putting a fireplace insert in which in fact it is already in, I'm not to thrilled with the idea only because I've never had one. I always told him "no" when he would suggest it but our heat is electric and last months bill was 189.00 not even below 20* weather sooooo I finally relented I guess it will be nice to have a fire all the time. Does anyone else have a fireplace insert? If you do please leave a comment and tell me the pros and cons I'd so appreciate it:)

The mantel, I have prim lights in the greenery but haven't had the energy to get an extension cord and plug them in. The stocking on the right I made.

Here is a picture of the card Linda made and was sent with my stocking swap also the cinnamon pineapple ornaments that she made also, I have them on my little feather tree...it's made of real feathers and is oh so soft:)

A larger picture of my dry sink!

This is to the left of the dry sink...the snowman stocking I got this past summer at our yard sale for 3.00, made from an old quilt and hung on my shutter.

My snowman bucket filled with greenery and berry sprigs!

Thank you to all who left a comment in my last post...wishing me to feel better believe me it did make me feel better and it did warm my heart♥


  1. Cute, cute, cute! Hope you continue to feel better.

  2. Working and sick but still your house looks great! Glad you're on the mend.

    The Texas Woman

  3. I love, love, love, all your decor!!! Merry Christmas!

  4. Wow! You got all of that done while working AND taking care of the grandbabies? Plus not feeling well? You are an amazing woman!
    Take Care!

  5. WOW!! Your house looks so prim and festive. I would love to see it in person. You really have a knack for putting things together. Glad you're feeling a bit better. Take care. Julie

  6. You sound like one busy lady!!!
    Glad to hear that you are feeling better. My husband came home tonight complaining that he is not feeling so hot. Started out with the youngest to my other daughter now to hubby. Does that mean I will have by next week. I so do not want to catch it! I can not afford to be sick with the meds I take I no longer have a immune system to fight things off. So I am praying!

    Oh boy...oh boy...I love your decorations so far. Everything looks so great and prim. I must get my pictures downloaded in the computer and get my pics posted. I have been all decorated for some time now and completed my Christmas Shopping. Now I await for the day...well actually I have a couple of projects to do and baking for a swap that I and four other ladies are doing together.

    Take care of yourself and don't work to hard ;)


  7. Rondell, We had a fireplace insert in the house we lived in before we moved. It was wonderful as far as the heat goes...and it didn't look bad either. I like being able to "see" the fire and you could only see it through the small glass doors but I think the positives really outweighed the negatives. You should see a different in bills for sure.

  8. Hi Rondell - I sent you two comments before when you got sick but they havent shown up! never mind good to hear youre feeling a bit better... and...........adore your decor!!!

  9. Glad you're feeling a little better..I hope you are totally better soon! And your decorating so far looks great! Everything looks so cute..warm and inviting too:) Take care of yourself! <3Lauren

  10. Hey Rondell.. a woodstove insert would be your best bet..if it is only a fireplace insert..you are warm in that one room..they are more for ambience..unless times have changed and you have a blower or something..but you are talking to a "girl" what do I know...they may have gotten better...love your holidays photos..drink lots of cranberry juice and take vitamin C it will help..I will send you my bill..lol...I do hope you get to feeling better...take care..:)

  11. Hi Rondell,
    So glad that you are feeling a little better.
    My SIL has a fireplace insert and they really like it. The only thing that I've her fuss about is that it can dry the house out. They always have a kettle of water sitting in room wear the insert is as that room seems to be the driest.
    Take care,

  12. Hey Girlie!

    Good to hear youre starting to feel better. Seems like you dont have much time to stop and rest tho:( A good friend of mine (Terry, Cider Moon Cottage) always recommends Zicam for colds, she swears by it:)

    Love your decor, everything looks cozy and warm.

    Take care of yourself and get some rest!

  13. Rondell, I'm so glad you are feeling a little better. It sounds like you are awfully busy. I just love all of your decor and you have everything displayed just perfectly. Love it all.

    ~ Pam

  14. I'm so glad you are starting to feel better! Take it easy! Really loved the decorations on your mantle! Everything looks great.

  15. Looking good :)

    I hope you feel better. I guess if not, you'll just be too busy to notice! LOL It's that time of year...

    Have a great day!


  16. Your place looks wonderful! Very nicely done. Sounds like you are over the worst of the bug you caught. Hope each day brings you more energy and it is gone real soon!

  17. Cute! I love your decorating! I have added your blog to my Favorite Places!
    Happy Holidays!

  18. Everything looks great Rondell! I have my stocking you made me on my fireplace downstairs too!!

    Glad you are feeling a little better. I hope you are god as new very soon!

  19. Love all your pictures, everything looks so festive. You are one busy lady...your one day schedule made my head hurt.....lol
    Hope you can get a little rest...this bug ~ cold strain is a tough one to kick...just keeps hanging on. Good Luck with your insert, hope it gives you the warmth you need.
    Hugs ~ Connie xox

  20. Rondell
    Glad to hear you are feeling better.How do you keep up with everything you do? I'm glad to hear that you are still getting to see the girls.
    Your house looks so inviting. You did a great job decorating. Have a nice day.

  21. Everything looks so nice! Glad you are feeling better! ~Beth~

  22. Love your pictures.Your decor is So warm ,Prim & inviting !!

  23. Glad to hear you are starting to feel better!:0) I love your Christmas decor, its so perfectly prim!! Take care of yourself! Wendy

  24. I am so glad you're feeling better, but I gotta tell you...I was worn out just reading what all you did.
    I love all of your Christmas decor. It is so awesome Rondell! You really know how to put things together.
    Can't help you with the insert.
    Hope you continue to feel better.


  25. Hi Rondell-
    Glad you're feeling a bit better!
    Your home looks GREAT!!
    Everything has it's place...and every place looks awesome!! ;)
    I just LOVE how ya did up your fireplace...and I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE that dry sink of yours! :)


  26. Rondell--Everything is looking very nice!
    Hope you are getting rested up and feeling much better & back to yourself soon!


  27. Wish I had you to decorate my house...Yours look so prim and simply beautiful...You really did a nice job....Stop by my blog and sign up for my giveaway...Have a few vintage items to pass on..

  28. Everything looks great! I love your 3.00 snowman stocking garage sale find!!
    Take Care~

  29. Cute :)
    Those stocking are the best !!

  30. Glad to hear your feeling alittle better. Seems alot of people are getting sick. Bummer-this isn't a good time.(Not that any time is)Your house is looking good.Very festive.

  31. Everything looks great! For a sick gal, you got a lot done!!!

  32. As always the house looks wonderful! and you were sick too!
    I don't get that much done feeling well!
    Glad you are doing better!

  33. So glad you're on the mend, Rondell! Your Christmas prims look wonderful, and I sure hope you're enjoying them.

    You are one busy lady, my friend!

  34. I just love the way everything looks. I especialy LOVE your desk with the tiny samplers and the little tree on a child's chair. There's just something really special about that.

    So glad that you're feeling better. I still have a horrid cough after 4 weeks. Nasty viruses floating around out there.

    I just seem be getting behinder and behinder in my holiday plans ... so if I don't get back before December 25th, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas!


  35. Rondell, glad you are feeling better.
    Sorry I missed this post earlier - it has been a very busy week or better for me so missed lots of posts everywhere.
    I so love how you decorate - your home is so warm and inviting.

  36. Very nice. Love everything you've done so far.

    Hope you continue to get better.

    Warmest Winter Wishes,


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