Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Letter To Santa

Edited to add I am off to spend Christmas in the mountains with my daughters and their families. Will not be on the computer very much as I will be treasuring my time there. Have a very blessed Christmas! 

Dear Santa,
It's hard to believe another Christmas is almost here. As you can see it is time for my yearly letter to you. Thank you dear sweet Santa for taking time to read and do your best to answer my letters each year. I have again been very blessed this year and want to ask you to skip  Hidden Haven this year and stop by some very dear friends of mine instead. They are such wonderful friends Santa and it would make me so very happy if you could find a way to leave these things under their tree.

For my very dear friend Amelia Santa could you let her borrow a couple of elves for a little bit? She just moved into a wonderful farmhouse and has lots of renovations to take care of. It sure would be a big help and I know the elves would love it on her beautiful farm.Santa for my sweet friend Mildred could you leave several good mystery books, a variety of teas, and some green beans for her little dog Harriet? And if you don't mind would you give her and John lots of good reports over the coming year? Thank you sweet man.
Sandra has had a very rough and sad year Santa. Would you dig deep into your magical bag and give comfort and happiness as she travels the new path before her? She has lots of faith and courage Santa and such love for her family and friends. You are really going to have to dig deep for HossBoss Santa. I want you to put a brand new full bed pickup truck under her tree. I know its big and bulky but work your magic my jolly ole elf cause she would never ask for one herself but it would be a perfect gift. Oh, and could you leave her a gas gift card in her stocking. Those trucks drink alot! My Texas buddy "Sweethearts Mom" has been doing lots of work on her home, garden, and yard. She has things looking so good around her place. Could you give her some extra paid vacation days so she could enjoy all her hard work? Santa, this lady works from early morning till past dark each day and then goes home to take care of her homestead. She works as hard as your elves! Now if you could wrap up all of Fannie Flagg's books and put them under gafarmwoman's tree along with a CD of southern gospel music I am sure it would put a smile on her face. Now Santa Phelan has been a crazy good girl this year so could you fill her barn with a year's worth of really good hay? While you're there will you fill her tip jar? She won't spend the money frivolously. She is very, very frugal so you can bet that money will stretch along ways as it buys feed for her animals and needed things for her homestead. You will love her dry sense of humor Santa so make sure you have a few extra minutes to just sit and chat. I will get into trouble for this gift but when you stop in at Carolyn's would you leave her lots of pretty material and sewing stuff? She loves sewing aprons! And while you are there leave her a little extra spare time so she can use that gift. You are the best my sweet Santa! My dear friend Marci is sad right now. Her sweet dog Star passed away. She was with her family for a very long time Santa. Could you leave a beautiful rose bush under her tree. One that she could set out near Star's grave. It would remind her when it bloomed of all the wonderful times with her 4 legged family member.Texwisgirl is a hard one to find that perfect gift for. She has a lovely home. Her animal family think they have died and gone to heaven. She is one talented lady with a camera and I love that she shares her photos with us. What I would really like for her is one perfect day. A day when she can wake up and know that the day is all hers.All her chores are all done. All the animals are being taken care of. She can grab her camera and just slowly enjoy the day. That everywhere she goes she finds that perfect photo opportunity. Maybe leave her a nice picnic lunch to carry with her and the perfect weather for her day. I think she might enjoy this gift. Now Santa Mike is a good friend and almost close neighbor. He keeps me laughing with his reports of his neighbor and his animal family tales. He likes the simple life. Doesn't care for all the latest gadgets and things. The one thing I know would put a smile on his face is if you had a talk with his "girls" and got them to start laying eggs. Mike would really love to find eggs instead of a golf ball in the laying boxes. Carolina Nana is a new sweet friend from my beautiful NC mountains. Santa she works so hard baking, gardening, crafting, farm chores, cleaning the church, and watching her grandson so doesn't have alot of relaxing time. So could you slip a little me time under the tree for her with a few Laurie Bakke cookbooks to read? She could sit by the fire with a cup of coffee, cookbooks, a little snack and just relax and enjoy the day. I am sure she won't completely rest as she will be saying prayers for her family,friends and giving thanks for her many blessings. Since I will be up that way for Christmas you could throw in a nice snow as a bonus if you like. I am sure you know my friend Lisa is battling cancer. Santa this lady is so caring of others. Her faith gives us all strength. Could you give her a gift card for a snow remover? She and her husband have to shovel or scrape their drive and walkways when it snows. It would be a very appreciated gift and bet she would leave you a slice of rum cake by the tree.Santa Joyce Ann teaches me so much about herbs,gardening, and dehydrating. She has had some stressful months this past year. Could you leave her a magic rock? Whenever she is having a stressful day she can rub the magic rock and all the stress will go away. She will have a very peaceful day and get everything done and have time to sit with a cuppa tea and relax. She cares so much for family and friends Santa that I want her to have time to relax and have time to care about herself. Now Santa my friend SciFiChick just bought and moved onto their homestead. They have been busy clearing land, building fence, repairing the barn, and getting the garden ready for next year. Could you leave her a couple of goats and some chickens? Think you should leave them in the barn and just put a note under the tree letting her know. While there check the kitchen for a slice of pie. She makes some really awesome ones. Now Mama Pea is remodeling, sewing, cooking, having some really awesome give aways. She never seems to get tired. What I would like for her is to have all her firewood cut, split, and stacked for the next 3 years. She has lots of other things to keep her busy and this might give her a little extra time. Now my sweet Sis Pea has been an extra good girl this year. Could you give her lots of one on one time with her grandbabies? She lives so far away she doesn't get to see them very often. In fact she hasn't seen the new grandbaby just born Santa so fill her stocking with lots of loving, hugging time with those two beautiful grandbabies if you don't mind. My new friend over at OctoberFarm has a awesome witch collection. I bet in your magical bag you could find a witch she doesn't have. Make it a fantastic one please. Now for my friend Betsy give her and George all the travel plans for 2 weeks worth of waterfall viewing. Make the plans for waterfalls they have never been to before and make sure they stay in cabins with breathtaking views. Santa, Kelly lives in heaven or at least I think so. She has a beautiful old farm in Maine where she is redoing her farmhouse and working on her barn. That is when she isn't working full time as a nurse. What I want for her this year is a year of easy deliveries for  her goats. May the weather be mild and the birthings problem free. Ms Martyr is house hunting. Could you give her her dream house? Make sure it has a wonderful barn and pasture for her horse too Santa. That would be perfect! Now Santa Chicken Mama would absolutely love you forever if you found the perfect job for her and put it in her stocking. She is always working at home, at her parents, being a nanny, computer work, and lots and lots of outdoor chores. It would be wonderful for her to have the job of her dreams so money wouldn't be too tight over the coming year. For my sweet friend Marigold  lots of goat treats and a Celtic CD. For her goat mother a nice quiet day, a good book, and Marigold behaving herself. For my friend Rain a good mystery book and some extra time to spend with the grands would be a great gift I am sure.Amy is a goat lover Santa. She lives with her family on a mini Nubian farm. She loves taking pictures so could you put one of the newest, smallest, and cutest cameras in her stocking? I would love to see all the pictures she would take with it. For my very dear friend Melissa Santa would you wrap up a stack of good books, a selections of good teas, and some me time for her? Wrap it in pretty paper and fancy bow. Victorian wrapping would be perfect! Philip is a good Canadian friend who has a wonderful dog named Heidi. I would love it if you would have the elves stack all Philips firewood in the basement for him. Make sure they stack enough for the whole winter. Oh, be sure and leave Heidi a great big bone because she is a great big beautiful dog!  Santa could you sneak Linda's photos out  and put them all together in a book? She takes wonderful photos and shares really interesting history on her blog. A book of these things for her and for her to share would be wonderful! Santa I am so blessed with many blog friends and neighbors. I am asking for the many not mentioned in this letter a very blessed Christmas, a peaceful New Year and the gift of happiness. Thank you Santa for taking time to read my letter and for helping my friends have a very merry and magical Christmas. Love ya ,you big jolly ole man!


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how sweet, Peggy... Thanks for the wonderful wish...I hope we do see lots of waterfalls in 2012...

AND--for my friend, Peggy, I wish for her the best 2 week visit to Franklin that is possible. I hope that William and the animals do okay while she is gone... AND--my biggest wish is that Peggy and William and all of their babies have the best year EVER in 2012 on the homestead...

God Bless You, Peggy.
Merry Christmas.

carolina nana said...

Thank You for the wishes from Santa and maybe we will both be blessed with another Christmas snow while you are in Franklin.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas

melissa said...

You touch my heart, Peggy, you really do...and make my eyes prickle.

Have a cozy evening, sweet friend. :)

HossBoss said...

Wow, Peggy ...a brand new full bed pickup? I'm not sure I'd know how to drive a new one! I think when Santa reads your letter, he will be so pleased to see your requests are all for your friends and not for yourself. That's the true spirit of Christmas. My wish for you is that all the unspoken wishes for you and yours come true, my friend. Merry Christmas to all the Hidden Haven clan!

Marigold said...

How sweet are you? Thank you for remembering me (and the Goatmother) to Santa. I'll ask him for some Peanuts for your goats, a safe trip to see your grandkids and some coal in 'the teacher's' stocking. :) Gosh, I feel rather humbled in comparison to some of your wishes. I hope they get those very nice things too!

Patty said...

This is the sweetest, most thoughtful idea! I can tell you took some time thinking about these people. I love this! :) Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Peggy. What a blessing your friendship is.

I pray that you have a fabulous visit with your family/friends, safe travel and lots of snow!

God bless William and the pets while you are away.

Merry Christmas with love.

Marci said...

Peggy as always, you are precious. I know that you understand the hurt and pain from losing a 4 legged friend. Thank you my friend from the bottom of my heart. I pray you have a wonderful Christmas surrounded by family and friends!!! Love you!!

Anonymous said...

Loved reading this! That's a good gift for me.



TexWisGirl said...

this was incredibly touching. as i read down your santa letter, i said 'how thoughtful!' and never expected to see my name in there, too. you brought tears to my eyes, dearie. thank you for your gift to so many here! truly a gift from your heart. :)

Mike said...

I knew you and William were the finest kind of folk. Must be that TN in ya. Thanks for the gift. I'll be sure and pass it along to the girls. Oh! I did find some poop on the golf ball so, they're in the box, just not laying.
Have a safe and wonderful trip to your beloved mountains. I wish you all the cold and snow you can stand. Just, leave it there upon your return. Lastly, I hope you get to slap the * out of that teacher. ;)

Terry and Linda said...

You are really a wonderful person to all of us out here in blogland. I hope Santa brings you a year's worth of food for you and all of your animals.

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Peggy ~ Thanks for adding me to your letter to Santa , hope he's listening. I could really use a mountain getaway myself.
Hope Santa makes your family getaway extra special .... All the magic of Christmas .... Blessings of Family , Friends , Love and Laughter and lots of Snow (LOL) !!

Blessings & Love , JoyceAnn

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Peggy ~ Thanks for adding me to your letter to Santa , hope he's listening. I could really use a mountain getaway myself.
Hope Santa makes your family getaway extra special .... All the magic of Christmas .... Blessings of Family , Friends , Love and Laughter and lots of Snow (LOL) !!

Blessings & Love , JoyceAnn

PEA said...

Sis, your yearly letter to Santa always makes my heart swell, you are such a loving and giving person. A sweeter soul I've never met!! I hope Santa answers every one of your wishes:-) I'm actually going to be seeing my new grandbaby next week, we'll stop in there on our way to Corey's place where we're spending Christmas! I've only seen one picture of Chloe when she was just a couple of hours old so I'm quite anxious to see more of her:-) Spending one on one time with my two granddaughters would certainly make it the best Christmas present ever!! Wishing you and yours the merriest of Christmases, dear sis, and know that you are loved LOTS!! xoxox

Mary said...

Peggy, what a wonderful post. I hope all of your Christmas wishes come true. Have fun with your family.


Kelly said...

Peggy you are a true treasure and I hope you have a wonderful time with your grands. I hope Santa brings you some SNOW! God bless you and keep ya'll safe. Much Love.

amelia said...

Ahhhhh, thank you Peggy!! We sure need elves because work seems to have come to a grinding halt!!

We have Heidi for Christmas and New Year and are making sure she gets lots of treats. All the dogs had bacon and eggs for breakfast yesterday.

I hope you are having the most wonderful time with your family!