Thursday, December 21, 2006


On Monday, Evan's doctor told us that most children with Transient Synovitis have it for at least a week-- while some kids recover in just a few days.

Well folks, my little girl is some kid.

Not only is she able to stand again-- but she's also walking, skipping, jumping and running.

All without pain.

Again-- Hallelujah!

Thanks to everyone who sent positive thoughts our way-- it helped knowing you were all out there thinking of my little one.

Now, I've fallen behind in my blog reading, and discovered just today that I've been tagged by Allison and Scott Strumello for my top five holiday songs.

So here now, a late entry for this meme:

1."Linus and Lucy" from Charlie Brown's Christmas.

Geez, that Linus can play! And you should see us doin' those cool Peanuts moves...

2. "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"

I loved singing this song as a kid.

Still love to sing it.

3. "You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome, Christmas" from "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

(It's a tie, what can I say?)

"Christmas day is in our grasp
So long as we have hands to clasp"

Gets me every time.

4. "Santa Baby" by (the fabulous) Eartha Kitt

This is the original 1953 version. I love this song, and laughed when I saw that Allison & Scott both had it on their list (you two must hear Kitt's version -- if you haven't already -- and I promise I'll give Madonna's rendition a listen... ).

5. "(We Wanna See) Santa Do the Mambo" by Big John Greer.

It's not just for the holidays-- I run to this song year round.

If I don't get the chance to post before Christmas-- have a wonderful holiday!


BetterCell said...

Your daughter's quick recovery is truly a Christmas Blessing!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

In Search Of Balance said...

Wonderful news! Good for her.

Scott said...

Yay! Her pictures always melt my heart.

So glad to see that she made a speedy recovery!

Kassie said...

Yay for Evan!

I love Eartha Kitt's Santa Baby, Wayyyy better than Madonna's. And I love trying to dance like a Peanut!

George said...

Hooray! I am glad she is doing better!

Merry Christmas

Shannon said...

It's a relief to hear she'll have a nice, carefree Christmas.

Scott said...

Glad to hear about Evan! BTW, I heard Eartha Kitt's "Santa Baby" last night on my way home from work. You're right that there's nothing quite like the original. Season's Greetings!

Kerri. said...

Thankk goodness that Evan has recovered so quickly!

And nice song selections. The "Peanuts" one is Chris's favorite, too. And we sent off the submission to the film festival near you -- keep your fingers crossed! :)

Happy Holidays, Sandra, to you and the family. And your sister!

MileMasterSarah said...

I'm so happy Evan is feeling better. Little children in pain is so disheartening.

Erica said...

I'm so glad to hear that! She is beautiful by the way :-)

Bernard Farrell said...


I'm glad that Evan is feeling better, that's a blessing.

What a beauty, I suspect she is going to break some boys' hearts when she's older!

Happy Christmas to you and your family.

Flmgodog said...

Thank goodness it's gone. I am glad to hear your daughter recovered quickly. Must be that awesome immune system!!!
Take care and have a wonderful holiday!!

Tekakwitha said...

What a perfect Christmas present, a happy healthy little girl! So glad to hear it.


Minnesota Nice said...

Great news, great timing.
I had totally forgotten about Ms. Kitt - will have to get some CD's at the library.

Happy Holidays Sandra.

Penny said...

I'm so glad she's better, Sandra.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Vivian said...

She is a tough one, must get that from mom, glad she is all better. I hope you all have a very merry Christmas.

julia said...

That's great news. She is such a doll.

Happy Christmas, Sandra!

Oh, The Joys said...

Such great news!

Happiest of holidays to you!