All is getting ready for that special day. Will all the presents be wrapped on time, will I have all the ingredients for that special dessert, can I make it thru Christmas eve without getting mad at my dad????? Everting will be just fine on that sweet day as we really remember what we are celebrating.
Well it is now only 9 day til Christmas. I remember those days when I was young and the excitement of having Christmas come. It seem to take forever to get here. I remember trying to wake dad up so we could open our presents...boy would he make us work hard to get him up! I loved Christmas eve at Grandma Ollie's house.....a can of olives for each of us, a table so ladened with food that there was no place to sit, all of her pies that she had made. I am so glad that I have such good memories of Christmas. I just hope I am making good memories for my kids and grandkids so one day they will look back and remember all the wonderful memories.
I am sitting here at work waiting for the last few hours to go by. Later this morning we will start our thanksgiving preparation. The house will smell good with baked rolls and pumpkin pie. As I reflect on what I am truely thankful for I realize that the Lord has really blessed me. I have 5 wonderful children. They are good and honest people. They are caring and wonderful parents. What else can I ask for. They have turned out like I would like them to. We have children to let them go and see what they become. Sure there are bumps along the way but this helps us to grow. I look now to the future to see my family grow, to see some of the traditions contine and to also create new ones. I love my grandbabies so much. They are easier to enjoy because the responsibility to train and guide them are up to their parents. I do add a few suggestions now and then. I love my life and am thankful for all that I have been blessed with.
Last night I was awake in the wee hours of the morning as I usually am. I was listening to a church program that caught my attention. The jist of it was that it is very hard to be down and discouraged when you count your blessings. So I thought about what are my blessings. They are too many to count or list here, but I am very lucky to have the blessings that I have. So the point is that if you are down or discouraged, count your blessings and " it will surprize you what the Lord has done."
We had a fun week end. The girl's got to go ride the horses at Joe's house. They had alot of fun. They even rode by themselves. Zoey has turned into a horse lover. We then got to watch Dallie while her parents wentto a haunted house. It is so fun to watch her.Themwe went to church today and Cali was in the primary program. You could sure hear her on her favorite song! So it was a great week end.
Well I was finally able to make something for me. I am always making for others and so I decided to make something for me. I have decided that I get more pleasure from making for others. This week I finished jeff and Charrity's quilt that I made them for their wedding. Only 1 1/2 years later. Better late than never. I have a few more quilts that I am working on for Christmas. I really enjoy making them. Well hope you enjoy the pictures.
We went to the cannery the other day.The girls got to help can apples. They also got to help great grandma with the boxes that were ready to go out. They helped bring the cans over so we could put the apples in them. Dad doing a reciept for someone.
All of us helping. I am really glad that I got to see my parents. The girls also had a great time helping too.
Well I am back to my regular schedule...or at least for a lttle while. I have decided that I am NOT a morning person. I also think working days are for the birds! I was so tired and off kilter that I couldn't wait to get back to nights! Ahhh...back to my nice schedule..sleeping so peacefully during the day. I don't think I will ever change to days. I don't sleep at night. So I am now caught up on all my readings and finding out what others are doing. I think I will stay awake at night!
Well I think my dog has seperation anxiety. Every time I leave she decides to leave and go exploring. I had just left for work and I saw her go up the stairs. Imagine my surprize as I got to the end of the street and there was Brandy troting to the corner. The little scamp. I guess she needs to be tied up every time i leave. She never gets out when I am home. Well at least I know she misses me. I lately have been making wheat bread. I must say that it is delish!! My dad had the recipe and so I watched him make it on saturday. It sure is yummy.
I got a very interesting phone call from home tonight.(I am at work) Well it seems a little girl decided to paint my bed. With none other than red paint. The other night I had gotten both of the girls slurpees. I bit later Cali comes upstairs crying with slurpee dripping from her head and arms. Zoey had dumped hers on her. Where do you think this happened???? You guessed it, my bed. They seem to be into everything lately!!! It's a good thing I love them so much.
It is raining outside today. I just love the rain. I don't however like it when the dogs jump on my bed after being outside. I have a few errands to run so I will get to be out in the rain for a bit. Brandie hasn't gotten out yet , thank goodness for that. The dog police haven't been by either, and for that I am really grateful. So on the whole it is a pretty uneventful day.
Ok, so now I have my own blog. Who knows if I will keep up with it, but at least now I am "in".
Let's start with today. It has been a trying day for me! I slept from about 8ish until 3pm, when Linda asked me to take her home. I came back home and was planning to go to the store, when an animal control officer stopped at our house. Can anyone guess why???? Brandy got out AGAIN!!!!!! He said we are getting a ticket, but we found her before he did, and haven't called him to tell him. (Do I look stupid enough to do that?????) So she's tied up and safe with me here at home! Jeff was so kind and came over to fix all the holes in the fence, but we'll see how long that will last. We will just have to tie her up whenever I leave the house. That seems to be the time she likes to dart from the house!!!!
I have a new phone, so when people call me I will probably answer now!!! I got the chocolate fully equiped with bluetooth that is now stuck to my ear!!! I was told that I look like I am talking to myself when I am using it, but such is life. I feel like I've moved up in life now because I have it. I am so hip!! It only took me 50 years!!