Thanks for your caring comment on my blog "Incredible Pain for My Cousin Today". It is just such a heartbreak and it is sad when you know all you can do is be there for that person. Thank you for reaching out...I really appreciate it. 856 days ago
Thanks so much for your comment on my blog yesterday!! Wowee....you did have it real cold!! OMG....I am glad it is getting a wee bit warmer for you though still frigid! Today we were back up to 32 so it was "shorts" weather after what we had the last couple of days :)! Just off work -- very long and crazy day. Have a great night! 866 days ago
Pedal pushers...I think they call them capris now, right? LOL! Think you might have trouble riding your bike in the snow, although I lived in a university town for quite a few years and yes...there were a few students who road their bikes all year long...including with a LOT of snow and ice on the streets. Don't know how they did it and never wanted to give it a try. I am glad to be in AZ right now since it has been so cold at home. -21F last night where my Mom lives. I know that's not a lot compared to what you probably routinely get, but still cold. It's the wind that goes with it and made it feel like -55. Brrr! Hope your week is going well so far! Stay warm!!! Love, Jeannie 868 days ago
We are very much similar! Thanks for your kindness and remarks. I tend to be very nostalgic about things but I know my kids (having been a single parent to them most of their lives) appreciate my stories. I have a lot of ornaments the kids did when they were little. I also bought them an ornament each year (i.e., son, daughter on the ornament) and hopefully will give them all of them in a nice box when they have their own home to carry on the tradition. I think it is important to make traditions and to instill "family" even if our family is just the three of us. My immediate family all live in California and my Dad is in Florida so I don't see them like I would like.
Happy New Year! Thanks for commenting on my blog today. In my family, for as long as I can remember (a pretty long time ), we have always taken the tree down on New Year's Day as a signal that the New Year has begun and the holidays are over. Normally I have to go to work the day after New Year's, so I like to have a clean house! Though I really miss the tree and all my favorite ornaments (I actually take the time when removing them to think of each one so it does take me a little longer)....When my kids are helping me ( which they couldn't today), we talk about what each one means as I would hate for them to not understand the family memories/meanings of each. We always put up the tree the day after Thanksgiving so this year the season was a little shorter than usual. Another thing is that my daughter's birthday is December 30th and when she was very little we talked about her birthday being so close to Christmas and if she wanted me to take the tree down early. Her answer was NO. She also loves the holidays very much and wanted to enjoy the tree through New Year's Eve. Anyway, I saw you indicate you were from Canada! My grandparents were 1st generation Americans and their families came from Quebec. My Dad did a lengthy genealogy on our family which is very cool and it goes to Canada and then France! 874 days ago