Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Some Christmas Pictures

A few pictures from our Christmas

Yes, the tree topper is crooked!!!
But if you look at it from the other side, it looks straight

Helping Daddy pitch the tent (in the kitchen!)

In the tent with Great-Grandma,
 Ellie had to check it out too!

and with Poppa

Tug-O-War with Auggie

One of Poppa's inflatables

Safety first--every girl needs to know how to fix things around the house!
Thanks Aunt "Kiss" and Uncle "Mawk"

Let's get cookin'


Here we are at the end of yet another year............ time flies, life goes on and there is nothing we can do to slow it down.

Hope everyone had a great holiday--- and has safe plans for tomorrow night.

One of my Christmas gifts was a calendar with a different southern saying for every day of the year.  I have been challenged by one of my daughter-in-laws (and seconded by another) to use the phrase of the day each day and then write a post about the saying and how I used it.  At least I THINK that was the challenge-- if not, please set me straight Mary!  Now, I'm not sure I'll be able to post every day, but I know I'll check each day's saying and do my best to use it at some point during that day.  And, I can guarantee if the saying has anything to do with using "polite" language instead of a curse word, I will commit it to memory and use it every chance I get!

Another special gift I received was from our d-i-l Kris and her sisters.  They had a rough fall and have been going through their mother's house preparing it to be sold.  As they were sorting, they came across a set of 3 international Santas that have been in their family for many years. Knowing I collect Santas, they decided to make me the guardian of the Santas.  I promise to love them and display them proudly each year.  Thank you girls!

We enjoyed having most of our family with us.  We missed you Mason and Jennie!  I pray for many many more holidays spent with my family.

I bought myself a laptop on Monday--- still getting use to the keyboard and such-- I keep hitting (obviously) wrong buttons and deleting emails and losing other things.  And I have to learn to set up my favorites and such.

Went to the gym today and trained with Megan.  Is there REALLY an exercise called "skull crushers" or did she just make that up (thinking that was what I would probably do)?

Did some grocery shopping this afternoon, then came home and made a pot of vegetable soup and a pot of sloppy joes and chicken in salsa.  I have to work this weekend so I wanted to have some quick food available that is kind of good for me.

Off to bed, meeting Sydnie and Sylvia for lunch tomorrow.  I think we are going to the Tea Room in Wake Forest-- haven't been there in a loooooooong time-- I'm sure it will be fun!

Happy New Year safe!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Wishes

Hope you are just about ready for Christmas--- I know I'm as ready as I'm going to be----and I'm sure we're going to have a wonderful time! The trees are decorated, gifts wrapped and cookies are baked.  Menus are in process and grocery stores will be open or we'll just have to make do with what is in the house.

The Myrtle Beach crew will be here Thursday--- along with "the girls"  Ellie and Bailey, who will be staying with "Grampa and Gramma" for the week. The Virginians will be here Fri evening with Mdx and Macy.  SO, we'll be 6 adults, 1 two year-old and 5 dogs!  Wish we could see our Arkansas kids, but we did get to be with them for a week this summer.

After work tomorrow (today, actually) I'm meeting Megan at the gym, then will TRY to get the grocery list finished and get out to the store.  I have to work Wed and Thurs nights, but then am off for the weekend!

Once Christmas is over, I need to get serious in the studio and catch up on my club project and some of my other UFO's.

Merry Christmas!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Where Have I been?

Mostly working and sleeping, actually.

Had a great visit with the VA contingent of the family!  Enjoyed playing with Mdx and seeing how much she has grown.  It was so wonderful to see Marshall, it's hard to believe he'd only been home 3 weeks from his deployment in Iraq.  It seems like months since he called me to tell me he was home.  Mary is going to a "Tacky Christmas Sweater Party", if she doesn't win with the sweater she borrowed from me, there is no justice in this world!

The inflatables are up in the yard-- now "we" (me) have to get the inside done.  That is my plan for this week and weekend-- after being on call tonight (Tues) and working Wed night, then doing an 8 hour shift on Thur and Fri.  Oh yeah, I want to bake this weekend too.  Well, I'll be sure and update my progress!

I'm working with a new trainer at the gym.  Sadly, Sarah's schedule no longer allows her to train with clients.  Today Megan had me doing arms and back and then SURPRISE--- I got to do planks!! 

Well, if I have any thoughts of achieving anything productive this morning, I better get some sleep.

Sweet dreams...................................