Holiday to-do

Let’s see … I have a book to finish, studying to do, and a blog to keep active after I finish all paying work and paying all bills.  But for the rest of this week, once I finish my work, I’m setting the book and lessons aside.

‘Tis the season to bake, wrap, clean, cook, hang stockings, ready gifts for friends and neighbors, and otherwise revel in the pleasures of the holidays.

P9090031Nothing’s better than sharing time with family and friends, so please excuse me while I soak in every possible second with mine … particularly with my future gardening buddy.

Gee, I hope she will enjoy playing in the soils in Grandma’s gardens.  Do you think she’s too young for gardening gloves?



Happy winter … in spite of the cold, it really is a magical season.  Enjoy!  P9250003

Hey, Mother Nature.  May we keep our winter blanket through the weekend?

7 comments for “Holiday to-do

  1. December 23, 2009 at 7:30 am


    Merry Christmas! Your tree does look magical, draped in snow with its lights all twinkly. Enjoy the holidays with your family…especially your little gardening buddy.

  2. December 27, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Thanks for sharing the photo of your grandchild! Each year my son sends a calendar of photos of his daughter, which is a gift that lasts all year long. As soon as the holiday excitement is over, I’m sending her some hyacinth bulbs so she can watch them grow in water. Got the address here, so thanks!

  3. December 28, 2009 at 4:26 am

    What a lovely Christmassy tree – and adorable granddaughter! – thanks for sharing and I hope you had a perfect Christmas.

  4. joenesgarden
    December 28, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Alexandra, I also hope to foster a love of gardening in my granddaughter. I’ll keep the hyacinth bulb idea in mind for when she is older.

  5. joenesgarden
    December 28, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Ulrike, we did have a perfect Christmas … all our kids were here with us.

  6. Joene Fair
    January 4, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    I ran across your website quite by accident! I have never found or met someone else with my name! Lots of Jolenes…..but not our way! Would love to hear from you.

  7. joenesgarden
    January 5, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    I’ve heard of other Joenes but I’ve never conversed with another person sharing my name … cool, a unique experience.

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