My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #912: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Beautiful (slightly SNOWY!) Nova Scotia!

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 12-24-2012 01:24 PM 1738 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well everyone, the holiday is finally here! I am going to make this brief today (YES, Really!) because this little elf is still wrapping and cooking and knee deep in a mess! (Isn’t is FUN though!) The cats are wild because of all the additional activity and the frige and pantry is full of yummy goodies and I got my wish – there is SNOW on the ground and trees which make our little place look simply magical!!!

In reality, our holiday began yesterday. We spent the afternoon and evening in Digby with my ‘Canadian family’ of Bernie and Ellen. Their daughter Cindy was there as well as her two grown children and her granddaughter who lives all the way in Alberta with her new baby, Tucker! It was four generations together for the first time!

The food was wonderful and Tucker was darling and not at all daunted by all the new people and excitement and we had a simply incredible day!

I even saw a very dear friend of mine that I hadn’t seen in several years! We literally bumped into each other when we were making a quick stop at the store and we wound up catching up right there for quite a bit. I love small towns where things like that happen!

Today and tomorrow, we are heading to Keith’s parents house. His brother and his new wife are in town for Christmas and we will have another two days of wonderful company and food! (Rappie pie, Turkey and all sorts of goodies in between!) Too bad the gym is closed! (As IF!) ;)

But I wanted to take a couple of minutes to wish all of my friends from around the world who read here every day a very Merry Christmas! For those of you who aren’t Christian, I wish you all a wonderful Happy Holidays filled with good cheer and friends and family and food and happiness!

Whichever faith you choose to follow – or even if you don’t follow any at all, I wish you all the best that this world has to offer! Be safe. Be happy. And have FUN!

Thank you all for filling each of my days with JOY! :D

Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forget about the ones who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said that it’d be easy, they just promised it would be worth it. – Unknown

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#1 posted 12-24-2012 01:32 PM


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#2 posted 12-24-2012 01:42 PM

Sheila Keith & Feline
Namlo Sartse La Tashi Delek Shu! (Tibetan)
Seasons Greetings & Happy New Year

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 12-24-2012 01:45 PM

Merry Christmas to you, Keith, and families. What is Rappie pie?? Thnx in advance. Have a safe holiday season.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 12-24-2012 01:48 PM

don´t get stress Sheila
its all about being in good company and enjoy the time together
the rest is just glamour .... relax the chrismas arive nomatter how you prepared you are :-)

merry chrismas
Silke and Dennis

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#5 posted 12-24-2012 01:50 PM

and a very Merry Christmas to you also. I too do not know what Rappie is.

-- John from Hampstead

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#6 posted 12-24-2012 01:51 PM

Merry Christmas to y’all as well !!! hope y’all have a wonderful time with family… and also the same goes to everyone in the Lumber Jocks “family” !!

-- the dumbest question is the one you dont ask !!

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#7 posted 12-24-2012 02:00 PM

Thank you all! This year I have played it very ‘low key’ and it is turning out to be the best ever! Yes, it is the people that are most important. I always feel like EVERY day is Christmas anyway! :D

From Wikipedia:

Rappie pie is a traditional Acadian meal, sometimes referred to as “rapure pie” or “râpure”. Its name is derived from the French “patates râpées” meaning “grated potatoes.” It is a casserole-like dish traditionally formed by grating potatoes, then squeezing them through cheesecloth. The liquid removed was replaced by adding hot broth made from chicken, pork or seafood along with meat and onions, and layering additional grated potatoes over the top. Presently most people will put the potatoes in a juicer to remove the liquid. The rest of the process remains the same.

Keith’s mom makes the BEST rappie pie I ever tasted! She is Acadian and grew up here. She promises a HUGE batch for us today. :P I promise to take a picture!

I will be waiting on those lobsters (which was a gift we received last night!) for just a bit!

Merry Christmas to you all!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#8 posted 12-24-2012 02:32 PM

Merry Christmas to you too!

-- Bert

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#9 posted 12-24-2012 02:34 PM

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#10 posted 12-24-2012 02:47 PM

May all that is good find you and yours!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#11 posted 12-24-2012 03:39 PM

Happy holidays and new year, Sheila

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#12 posted 12-24-2012 03:42 PM

Looks very yummy Sheila. Thnx

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 12-24-2012 07:12 PM

Merry Christmas Sheila. I enjoy your daily commentary.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#14 posted 12-24-2012 07:20 PM

dear abbey

thank you for all the great mornings
and some thoughtful insights
throughout the years

have a wonderful holidays

caring in cucamunga

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#15 posted 12-24-2012 07:40 PM

Merry Christmas to you also Sheila!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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