Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Between the weeks

Merry New Year...or Happy Christmas... or something like that! It is the week between the holidays and it always seems a little strange. I want Christmas to not be over already, and I am NOT ready to see another year end!

Last night my youngest son, Christopher, and a couple of friends left for Florida. Today my oldest son, Micah, will leave to go back home to Virginia. Jordan, my middle son will be in town for a while yet, although he is considering going to Virginia to visit his "big brother" for a few days.

I do have one of my most favorite people visiting me though and that helps to not be disappointed that my guys are leaving. I have my Emily here to visit! She arrived on Saturday evening, and is here until this Sunday!! We have spent some time together, but I have had to work on Monday and Tuesday. Today I have the day off, actually, I have the rest of the year off!!! Jeff and I throughly enjoying her visit.

How was your Christmas? Mine was great! I am using my best Christmas gift right now. Jeff and the boys got me a Macbook for Christmas and I am LOVING IT!!!

One of the not so great things that happened over the holidays is that my dad passed away and we had to have his memorial service on December 26. His ashes will be buried today. My brother wants my sister and I to go, but I am just wanting this to be over. He died on December 16, and it has taken this long because of out of town family, and then the weather. I am finding it difficult to have yet another thing to do.

Soon, it will be just Jeff and I here again. It will be way to quiet, but it will be back to normal for the two of us. We have finally gotten used to the boys coming and going. It is still sad to see them go, but I can watch them go with out balling like a baby. Jeff and I have our routines, and then they get "blown out of the water" when the family is here. I love it, but it's a tough adjustment too. Jeff is back to work... another short week. It's hard to get much done during this time of year. Hopefully business will pick up after the first of the year.

I have a thousand things I would like to get done, but will limit myself to the things that MUST be done. I hope all of you will have a happy and healthy 2010...sounds strange to day that.

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Times a tickin...

It's is 11:03 PM only 57 more minutes till Christmas. Just want to tell all of you

Merry Christmas.

May you all have a blessed day as you remember to celebrate the birth of our Savior

Monday, December 21, 2009

Forging ahead

Good Monday morning. Thanks everyone for the prayers during this time. This time of the year is already stressful for everyone without a death to have to deal with. Believe me when I say I have certainly felt everyone's love and prayers.

I have come to the conclusion that if something does not get done...oh well! My baking is done. I cut that down by half! My gifts are now wrapped...I cut down the amount of gifts by about half. My house is still a mess, but I did get some help from two sons yesterday, and my wonderful hubby let us order Chinese for lunch after church. My brain is still in "fluff mode" and I have to go to work today, so I won't get much done.

I am the one that puts things on my to-do list. I am the one that has high expectations of what should happen, get done, or anything else that is causing the stress. I am NOT going to get upset!!!

I will do the necessities, and be satisfied...right?

Nevertheless, this is the Monday before Christmas and I am in high hopes that this week will be a blessing to one and all. Thanks for your kind words of love and support throughout this past year. Thanks for reading my blog, and for coming back to read my blog. Thanks for being my friends...whether we have met or not. This blog began as a "writing exercise" and has turned into much more than that for me.

The book? It's still being worked on when there is time. The other book... one chapter at a time...

I need to get busy with the necessities now, so I will close. If I do not have a chance to blog again this week, Merry Christmas to everyone! God's blessings and lots of love sent your way.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

My Dad

This past week has been a busy one, and difficult. On Saturday morning my dad had a heart attack. He seemed to be doing well and they were going to transfer him back to the nursing home where he has been for nearly a year. At about 4 AM yesterday, my dad passed away. We were a bit surprised but not shocked. His health has been failing for the past three years.

We would appreciate your prayers.

Friday, December 4, 2009

What to do...what to do?

Happy December4th! Yes, be amazed I am actually blogging again.

I figured since I got up at 4:45 I could do something creative. Since my body settled in front of the computer, this is what I came up with after reading the 42 e-mails, the newspaper, blogs, and anything I found that tickled my fancy. I find that getting up so early, makes me really tired! Ha.

I have worked everyday this week. That is very unusual for me as I work very PART TIME. Usually only a couple of times a month. For the next while I will be working more. Yay, I'll have some Christmas money...

I have today off. I am not sure what to do first. I want to go hunting (yes, I do that believe it or not) however, I am not in the mood to freeze my behind off, unless that is a permanent 'offage!'

I have Christmas shopping to do, baking to do, cleaning to do you name it. I just want to do nothing in some ways. Be creative! Yep that is what I want to do, be creative!!! Perhaps write a chapter today, or read a chapter or... take a nap!