Thursday, December 28, 2006

Christmas at my house!

My daughter and son inlaw gave me the most wonderful gift ever. They put a lot of thought into it. I could tell it was truly a gift of love. In a basket was wrapped , a soup bowl, soup mix (home made) with all the things that went into the soup. A warm blanket, and crackers plus some romantic movies to cuddle up with. Tonight I enjoyed my soup, blanket, and a movie. It is stormy out so it was such a pleasure to wrap my self up and stay warm. The soup was wonderful, and so was the warm snuggly blanket. I love gifts like that. Thanks Tiff and Brian.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Twas the night before Christmas... The family is coming over tonight(minus Jen, Jordan, and Abby)to have a Christmas Eve dinner, then to play games. It should be a nice time. I always love being with my family. I'm sick with a cough though. Those cadets shared the sick bugs with me. They were all sick and coughing before I left work on Friday. I'm happy that I have 11 days off now to recoup. Christmas day the whole family(those in town) will be at my sister Peggy's . We will meet very early to open presents, and then have brunch. Then visit and relax til the Turkey dinner . I look forward to having all my kids together. My wish for you is that you have a wonderful time with your families, I hope you take time to reflect on the the good things in your life and that you have a safe and blessed Holiday season.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Well, my little Angel baby turned 2 yesterday. Man how time flies. It was 2 years ago, one week before Christmas that Jen gave birth to the sweetest little angel ever. I went to her birthday party of course. Wouldn't miss it. Abby was so sweet , opening her presents. She seemed to enjoy it all. Then when it was time for her cake( cupcakes, her choice) she was so sweet as we all sang happy birthday to her. She was almost kinda shy. But she sure did dig into the yummy cupcakes that her mommy made for her. She ate all the icing and only some of the cupcake. Way to go Abby, you realized that's the best part of any thing baked. She looks the same from the time she was born til now. Only bigger, and just as sweet, if not sweeter. Anyway I know that I do gush. What can I say, she is my only Grand child. I know that I will probably be like this with all the future grandchildren though. It's so great being a grandma. Happy Birthday sweetie pie.

Friday, December 15, 2006

I think I'm done. Shopping that is. I know to some of you, I am way behind. I 'm always like this. I wait until the last minute to shop. I took off work today just to go shopping and finish up those last gifts I needed to buy. I have days coming to me so I took advantage. It was so wonderful to sleep in this morning, especially since we were having a lot of snow fall. I noticed this when I got up to go to the bathroom at 6:30 am. When I looked outside, it was so wonderful to know that I could sneak back into bed and sleep for a few of more hours. And sleep I did. Next thing I knew, it was 10:30 am. Wow. What? How wonderful. I felt like a lady of leisure. By this afternoon the sun was out, snow had stopped, and it was melting. So I made my way to the shops to finish up my shopping. When I came home I wrapped many a gift. Usually I'm the one wrapping on Christmas Eve after all the celebrating is over and it is the wee hours. On many occasion I'm sure I have heard Santa outside on the roof. Perhaps it is because I am so tired from all the wrapping and should be in bed. Well this year I am determined to have all my wrapping done before Christmas Eve. Goal is to have it done this weekend. That's the goal any ways. We'll see how it goes. I did get a fair amount done tonight though.

Monday, December 11, 2006

I had the best time ever. Michael Flately's " Lord of the Dance " was fantastic. We had seats up close to the front. About 4 rows back. It was all good until someone tall sat in front of me. But I managed to peek around him and enjoy the show. What a talented bunch of dancers. After the show my friend took me and her daughter out to dinner, compliments of her boy friend. Then after that we strolled through the casino. I'm not a gambler.( I don't know how) but my friend and her daughter played the slots while I watched. My friends daughter came away with $60.00 in winnings. Friend not so lucky. she lost all her $40.00 that she played. At least she sets a limit. Any way it was just a fantastic time. I loved the whole day. Cheers all.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

My dear friends, Some what embarrassing to admit, I'm not getting an annual bonus and Christmas is tight this year. I will be making bedroom slippers for you all as gifts. Please let me know your sizes. You'll most likely agree that it's a splendid idea, and should you wish to do the same, I've included the instructions below: How to make bedroom slippers out of maxi pads: You need four maxi pads to make a pair. Two of them get laid out flat, for the foot part. The other two wrap around the toe area to form the top. Tape or glue each side of the top pieces to the bottom of the foot part. Decorate the tops with whatever you desire, silk flowers (this is most aesthetically appealing), etc. These slippers are:* Soft and Hygienic* Non-slip grip strips on the soles* Built in deodorant feature keeps feet smelling fresh* No more bending over to mop up spills* Disposable and biodegradable* Environmentally safe* Three convenient sizes: Regular, Light and Get out the Sand Bags.

Friday, December 08, 2006

I'm in love! More today than yesterday! I did not think it possible. I didn't think I could love more and more with each passing day. Of course it can happen. It happened with my children. I loved them from the day they were concieved. With each day of there lives that love got bigger and bigger. Tonight the one whom is the object of my affection is my adorable granddaughter, Abby. I looked after her this evening. We were reading stories and snuggling on the couch, and the most wonderful words came from her tiny , almost 2 year old mouth, just as I'm reading her "On top of spaghetti" and singing the words to go along with, I hear 4 words that made my heart melt into a puddle on the floor. "I love you Gamma"! Almost brought me to tears. What a sweet little angel baby. I Love you too Abby girl!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

I have the nicest friend ever. I got a call tonight from my friend Arlene. She told me she has an extra ticket to "Lord of the Dance". She wants to give it to me as a gift. I was so blown away. Wow! What a kind thing to do. Then she told me that her boy friend is also going to buy us dinner afterwards. What? A top world renown show and dinner. I'm still scratching my head. What a wonderful kind friend. I'm not used to freinds being so kind. So all I can say is, a great big huge thank you. I'm going to Lord of the dance and dinner, this sunday. What a great Christmas treat.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

This was sent to me from a friend. I don't know who the author is but I thought it was so wonderful, that I just had to share it.

I don't think our kids know what an apron is. The principal use of grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven. It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears. From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven. When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids. And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms. Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove. Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron. From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls. In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees. When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds. When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner. It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that old-time apron" that served so many purposes.