What is Rudy Day ? .....

I've always enjoyed Christmas. The decorations, the flurry and, of course, the real meaning but always felt let down on December 26. It was all over in a flash. All the planning and doing was gone in a minute. Finally I found the OC ...not the tv show but the Organized Christmas website which led to the Magical Holiday Home Forum. I don't even know how I found it but I did. And they had this wonderful thing called Rudolph Day....Rudy Day to most of us.....that lets you think, plan, dream about Christmas at least once a month on the 25th. And the best thing was I found more people out there just like me ! Crazy about all things Christmas. Well, almost obsessive. But to my family and friends that think I'm nuts half the time, I just want you to know there is no cure for it so don't try to find one. I wouldn't want the cure if you could find one anyway.
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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Happy April Rudy Day.....

Just a couple of hours late....I meant to post this last night but you know how things go.

I spent the first half of the day in the yard. My outside job is cutting the grass. I really like it since it doesn't take much brain power to do it.

After lunch, Dear Daughter #2 and I put in Little Women. The movie pick of the month was A Christmas Story which I'm not too keen on.

While the movie was playing, I started cutting out more pieces to a quilt that I am making for a Christmas gift. I can't tell you what pattern or who it is for because that person sometimes reads my blog and I don't want to take a chance on them finding out. Especially if I don't finish it! If they find out and I don't give it to them, then I'll really hear it. But here is a sneak peak.....

Last evening while switching between the NFL draft and M*A*S*H (guess who had the remote and by the way owns the entire M*A*S*H collection but had to watch it on tv anyway!), I worked on my
Christmas Wish block for this month. I want to wait until all 9 are finished until I decide how to put them together.

Last year I came up with a
pretty good list of what I wanted to do on Rudy Day's and it worked out pretty well so I will do it again this year. Here is next month's To Do List.

May is List Month

* work on gift lists
* stocking stuffer lists
* 12 days of Christmas list
* work on budget
* update budget and gift sections of the Christmas notebook

And since next month, Rudy Day is on a Monday, it should be pretty easy to do.

Blessings, Cathi

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Antique Postcard.....

I found this postcard amongst my late Dad's stuff. It was sent to my grandmother in Staten Island but I don't know who it is from. No siggie. But the postmark is December 24, 1908. Pretty cool!

Blessings, Cathi