Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Water Woes

Well, we had our work Christmas party last night but it sure didn't feel like winter. Very mild temperatures and lots of rain. Alot of roads still closed and some towns calling a state of emergency. I know some folks who couldn't make it home and had to stay with family and others who did manage to get home only to be evacuated. Others, I know, have been up going on 48 hours just trying to get or keep the water out of their basement. And it is still raining!!

Got the Christmas cards done and mailed last Thursday. DS thought they would cost at least $10 to mail. If only! I told him it would probably be more. $21.00 later the cards were shipped off.

Still have a little shopping to do, some baking and hopefully some relaxing.

Oh and since I started typing this it started snowing. Crazy!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Making a List & Checking it Twice.

No, not a Santa list. (He's not real you know!). No I'm making a list of the things I need to get done before Christmas...some things need to be done before Monday. It seems I check one thing off the list and add two more. :o) Tomorrow I hope to get my Christmas cards written out and mailed before I go to work. I tried to wrap gifts today but I realized that I was still waiting for some things to arrive in the mail and I didn't have enough gift bags. Oh! And no gift tags.

I'm also in charge of games for our staff Christmas party. I found the games we're going to play and now I just have to make sure I have everything needed including the prizes. Should be lots of fun!! :o)

It was a chilly -11c tonight on my drive home. Nice to feel the woodstove when I opened the door. There's nothing like wood heat to keep a person warm.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Home on the HIll

Well, our big storm turned out to be not so big. Some areas had a bit more snow and some folks lost power but overall it wasn't what the weather center forecasted. Lucky us!

We got the christmas tree decorated today. I think it looks great! It's nothing you would see in a home decorating magazine. Lots of colorful mini-lights and a wide variety of ornaments. Each ornament has a special story. There are also plenty of candy canes too.

When Caleb was about 3 years old, my brother-in-law asked him what he wanted for Christmas.
"Nothing", Caleb replied.
"How about a toy?" my brother-in-law asked.
"No, I have enough toys now."
"How about some clothes?"
"No, I have lots of clothes?"
"Well, what do you think you'd like for Christmas then?"
"Hmmm....How about a candy cane!", suggested Caleb.

That's what I think of whenever I see a candy cane. :o)

Winter Wonderland

A big winter storm is on its way. We are supposed to get 10 inches of snow. It hasn't started to snow yet so we'll see what tomorrow brings. It could turn out to be nothing but flurries. That would be alright with me. I'm not a huge fan of winter.

I'm not a huge fan of Christmas either but we got our tree today. We were looking for a 12 foot tree but ended up settling for a 9-10 foot tree. We each picked a different tree so when we found one that all 3 of us agreed on we went with it. DH & DS put it up tonight and we'll decorate it tomorrow.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Where Does the Time Go???

Good intentions. That's what I have when it comes to updating my blog. But you know what they say about good intentions!

I couldn't believe that it has been over a year since I've posted anything. Wowzers!

Homeschooling and work along with all of the other everyday things seem to keep me so busy. I miss the days when I was just a stay-at-home mom & wife. Things weren't so hectic and stressful then.

Well, I am just going to have to find the time to record the events of my busy, busy life.