Thursday, December 17, 2009

see ya

Well, we leave in 7 1/2 hours to catch our flight. I will not be on until we return. Hope to have a great time in california. Talked with our granddaughter, Zen. She lives in Chino Hills. We will be taking her to Disneyland with us on Saturday and Sunday. What a great gift. So I am off to bed to lay awake too excited to sleep. but I will at least close my eyes and rest. Oh, we did get the pedicures today. They were fabulous. Sorry, too late for pics.Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

vacation has begun..

I am officially on vacation. A well earned (in my opinion) reprieve. I am looking forward to no phones to answer and no computer and just relaxing and having fun. I hope I can relax. It has never been one of my strong points. It is definitely part of the plan. I also plan on riding every single ride at Disneyland and California adventure. I don't know when we may ever make it back. I will have a better idea after we are there a few days. I just know Sid doesn't have the energy to do a whole lot for very long. So I just pray for grace to accept him exactly the way he is and to not be upset because he isn't how he used to be. I have had a few days of really missing my "old" man. I am on the final draft of my "to-do" list. we are getting pedicures tomorrow. maybe I will post pics of that. =]

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

snow days

Awakened to about 5 inches of the white stuff. I got my boots and shovel and cleared the walk and the driveway,with just minor grumbling.Then off to work. made it safe and sound. The roads were a mess. There is just something about the first heavy snow of the season that brings out all kinds of messy problems. I wasn't too thrilled about shoveling(never am), but I take a sick sense of pride in doing it. All I really want is for Sid to think he has the coolest wife EVER! I don't think that is too much to ask.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

whole lotta nothin special

Saturday and I have done very little productive. met with friends for coffee early this morning. It was nice to see them. Then it was back home and I managed to prod Sid out of his chair and get him out of the house. We went and had breakfast and then a walk through the Harley shop. We like to mosey thru and "try on" the bikes. There were a couple that I think may be good possibles if the man gets well enough to ride again. I sure hope so.
We then went and got his hair cut. I think it is funny that he didn't want me to do it because I have been working so hard. (pretty thoughtful, huh?) I still feel kinda icky, but not too bad. I am trying to not get too ahead of myself. I could have packed our suitcases today, but I contained myself. I will wait until Thursday to pack.So for the most part a pretty lazy day. got the animals food so they won't run out while we are gone. laundry, of course, bills paid, and going over the third draft of the "to do" list.I am on schedule, and need to just relax and stay healthy.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

sniffly snuffly...

sick. I never ever ever get sick...grrrr... but I am sure that it won't last long. I am going to take some medicine and go to bed early. I should be up to par with in a few days. Thank goodness it is close to the weekend. I can just do some of my prior to leaving to-do's and take it fairly easy. I did take the Thursday off before we leave to get the packing and last minute stuff done, so it will be OK. looking forward to some time away from the cold and work..only 8 days til take-off..=]

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

gettin a new pup

We are getting a new addition to our family. I have a dear friend in Nebraska that got left with her son's dog and needed to find a home for him.She thought of Sid and I for some strange reason. Hmmmm. Maybe because our critters are so stinkin spoiled? I love them so much. I actually have my dogs paw prints tattooed (not sure how you spell that one) on my back. KanDee hasn't got done yet..probably after the first of the year. (don't tell my friend Susie). Any way his name is Mojo. Middle name is yet to be determined. He is a papillon and about a year old. He will be here when we get back from Disneyland. What a great surprise, huh? I feel such gratitude. Of all the people she knows, she picked us to bless with this furry little creature. Hope he fits into our little family. I am sure it will be just fine.I will post pics as soon as I get some. So I am off to finish the laundry and to bed early? we can hope, huh?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

the hat

You can see why this makes winter more fun!!
Makes me smokin hot doncha think?

Monday, December 7, 2009


I do not like winter. In fact, I hate it!! I hate using the hate word, but there is no other word that does it unless it may be despise..seriously tho. It isn't even really winter yet, and I am already done with it. I have had enough. Thank you very much. I am looking forward to a bit warmer weather while we are in Cali. shouldn't be too hard to beat freezing. So I am off to my warm flannel sheets. that is one thing I like about winter, that and my funny hat. pink plaid fur lined. HOT!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

make it quick

OK, so here's the deal. It is my first post of the month, and I have way too much going on to focus on any one particular thing. I am pleased to have 98% of the Christmas cards ready to mail. I had to have that done before we leave for our trip. I don't like sending them out too early, though. I checked out our hotel online. Oh my goodness. It is FABULOUS. We have a view of Disneyland from our window. I think we have a balcony, too. I will definitely post pics if I can. I am sure to some people it is just a hotel room, but to us it is nicer than we normally get. Had our ornament exchange at church. I love so many of those women. So much I have learned from their example and counsel. I am just so overwhelmed with the awareness of God's abundance in our lives. I had the opportunity to share some of our experience with a young woman just this week. She had been worrying about how they were going to pay the rent, and I shared with her how I understood how hard it was to trust when the reality was staring you in the face. I shared with her how we were blessed over and over and over and are still being blessed and she tells me today that when she got home from work yesterday there was a care package on her porch that included cash to cover the rent. I told her I KNEW God would provide for them. What a gift. I KNOW things cool is that?