Thursday, December 26, 2013

Wonderful Christmas

Well Christmas has come and gone and we will put away all the decorations, but the memories of all the fun and family time will live forever.  Watching the little ones always brings joy to the heart.  The food that put cracks in diets is always delicious and really in abundance.  Makes for great leftovers.
Though we gave mostly gift certificates as most wished for, everyone was happy with them.  The kids all draw names (family is a bit too large for buying for everyone) the kids did have present to unwrap.  Oreo was spoiled with a number of toys and treats.  We were given some great gift cards.  My kindle is reloaded.  Jack got chocolate turtles he loves and I, my favor chocolate covered cherries.  The kids all chipped in and got us a gift card for The Fireside Dinner Theater.  They put on some marvelous shows throughout the year and we can pick the one we would like to see.  We have always wanted to go there, but for some reason just never made it.  Now it's just pick the show and go.  As it is in another town a bit farther from here, I think we will pick a spring or summer show so we won't have to travel on winter roads.  My kids made me tell them where I save the card as I've been known to forget where I put one.  Sheesh!  Has nothing to do with 'old timers' either.  I just tend to put something away, and out of site, out of mind. 
I pray you all had a good Christmas. 
Wishing you all have a Happy New Year. 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Taking a break.

Bet you thought I was going to stop posting with the title huh?  Nope, you're all stuck with me. 
This time of year is so busy I wonder where you all find the time to post so often.  Had two Dr.s appointment this month.  First for the eye doc for  a check on the eyes (cataract surgery 6 mo ago) and eveything is just great.  Don't have to see her for another year.  The the dermatologist for a 6 mo. checkup.  So far so good.  Now I'll start the year off with the yearly trip to the heart doc and that should be it until next Nov.  Hope this one goes as good as all the others I've had.  
 I don't know if I ever explained why I see him.  A few years ago I noticed my left eye was funny.  Vision was like looking through cracked glass or a broken dirty screen.  Not quite sure how to describe it.  Went to eye doctor and she ran all sorts of tests, check for diabetes--no, ran dye up my arm--went just fine took a temporal artery biopsy--no trouble, did and MRI--found nothing so she sent me to Dr. Leo.  He order ekg, eeg, and a carotid artery ultrasound.  All tests came back normal, but I go yearly to make sure there is no change.  Ok by me.  Just had a real good friend have a heart attack Fri, and it's not looking to good at the moment.
Went and did my Christmas shopping.  Had to take my husband as my SISTER'S WENT WITHOUT ME.  Yup, they abandoned me.  Would you believe it of them.  Well it happened like this.  They all have grandkids in the same school in the early grades.  They went to the Christmas program and while there decided a shopping trip and lunch was in order.  None of them though to call and see if I wanted to go, no not a single one.  Of course I had to give them the business about it (all good-natured of course).  They each tried to the blame the other for their forgetfulness. 
While shopping we stopped at the jewelers and had my rings checked.  Well the stones were loose in two of them and had to leave them there.  Isn't it funny how such a little thing missing for ever a few days can make a person feel naked?  Well I have one back now and the other will be ready after Christmas. Will take my mothers ring in when I pick it up as it has a crack in it and would like to know if they can fix that. 
Guess I had better get back to work.  There's still so much to clean up now that the bathrooms done along with the holiday fixin's. 
Merry Christmas and God Bless You All!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Let's start the day with a laugh.

A koala was sitting in a gum tree smoking a joint

When a little lizard walked past, looked up and said, 'Hey Koala! What are you doing?'

The koala said, 'Smoking a joint, come up and have some.'

So the little lizard climbed up and sat next to the koala where they enjoyed a few hits. After a while the little lizard said that his mouth was 'dry' and that he was going to get a drink from the river.

The little lizard was so stoned that he leaned over too far and fell into the river. A crocodile saw this and swam over to the little lizard and helped him to the side. Then he asked the little lizard, 'What's the matter with you?'

The little lizard explained to the crocodile that he had been sitting with the koala in the tree, smoking a joint, but got too stoned and fell into the river while taking a drink.

The crocodile said that he had to check this out and walked into the rain forest, found the tree where the koala was sitting finishing a joint. The crocodile looked up and said,

'Hey you!'

So the koala looked down at him and said,

'Shiiiiiiiiiiit dude...
How much water did you drink?

Have a Great day

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

I hate to say it...

...but I'm freezing and winter is just getting started.  Hope the penned in blues don't take over anytime soon.  Otherwise it will be a really long winter.  I will be getting out some this month, what with the school choir concerts for Nicole and Carson.  Nicole actually has two.  One this Sat. with a two city symphony performance and again at the school on the 18th.  Carson's is next Tuesday.
Was reading Paul's post and his take on Christmas songs.  Quite unique take and I loved it.  Got me to thinking about my favorites.  I really love most of them, but I really love "O Holy Night" and then for fun, it's "Santa Baby".  Especially when my daughter sings it.  A memory here--when I was in grade school in a Catholic school the choir had to sing before midnight Mass.   Since the church was on the other end of the school they had us start singing as we walked up the hall to school entrance and stand there and do the carols.  "O Holy Night" was one and the girl soloist was awesome.  Then we sang our way back to the choir room before being release to join our families.  Later so many people commented on how beautiful it was and sounded like a band of angels coming and going. 
I hope to get some good videos of the girls concerts to share with you if possible.
Everybody keep warm.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Good Morning

Good morning.  Hope you all aren't being too inconvenienced by the weather out there.  Been lucky so far, but of course that won't last. 
Bathroom just about complete.  Just paint touch ups.  It seems like it's been a long hall and I guess it has been.  What with interruptions like deer/turkey hunting, time out he took to help his friend.  It's all worth it.  Came out real nice.
Had a lovely Thanksgiving with Jared and Heidi in their new house.  Darla and Jim came also. This is the year the kids go to the other sides of the family.  Good food, good fun and the best company made for a lovely day. 
Haven't even started to think about Christmas decorating until today.  It seems like everyone I know has their stuff up but us.  Hopefully we can get it all done today.  Jack has an indoor tournament in horseshoes (indoor) tomorrow and that can take all day, so I want him to get the stuff down from the garage today.  Cross you fingers.  He can tend to be kind of a Scrooge. He's gotten much better through the years and every points out a decoration or two when shopping. Christmas was never a very happy time in his youth and becoming a member of my family was definitely bit of a shock.  Well always decorated just about every inch of the house.   They get-togethers I think Sherry or I have mentioned before.  Everyone crammed into one house with a number of friends who joined in our celebration on Christmas Eve.   It did outgrow the parents house and moved to Sherry's. 
Well better get off and get the corner ready for the tree.   Have a good day and be careful out there.
   P.S. Hey Joe, if you see this, I'm wondering if I did something wrong as I can no longer comment on you site.  It's not that I'm not visiting it, I am, but it won't let me comment.