Monday, December 28, 2009
The Christmas holiday with preparations for 13 put me a little behind, so I am slowly getting re-organized, and that feels good. I just cleaned/tossed stuff out of my pantry too. It looks sooooooo much better!
DH had his appt. this morning, but he used up most of his $1,000 for dental care, so he called the dental ins., and they will put it on 2010!! YAY. We will still have to pay for part of it, but it must be so difficult for people with NO dental insurance. We will have to pay 50% of the new crown with a post....tooth is almost gone!! He's in a little pain and just took some Advil and is lying down!
Bella is soooooo happy; she even licked my nose this morning in bed...laying that close to me. It was kind of cute! She was purring up a storm. I just wished she wasn't so afraid of people! My sis, her dh and mine and I are going out for New Year's eve and back to our house to play cards, so I know she will be back behind that couch again......even with all the books back there. Oh, well, she is NOT going to change, and I have to accept that. We've had for over 2 years. There must have been some trauma in her life as a kitten; I only got her when she was 5!! She'll be 8 on my dad's birthday, March 1!!
Finally, it has quit snowing; it's almost 3PM!!!!!!!! It started around 7 this morning!! We probably have close to 2" out there, and dh said it was slick when he went out. We're both in for the rest of the day; (I did not even go out at all).....having our turkey/stuffing, salad tonight!! YUM!!!!!!!!
I'm slowly starting to think of something new to write on my page for 2010! Do any of you do that as well!!!!!!??????
I thought this was funny on my calendar of Dec. 26 by Barbara Johnson
Remember, the Christmas presents of today are the garage sales of tomorrow!!!!!
Sunday, December 27, 2009
As we drove our son to the airport this AM, Mary too said her goodbyes......driving back to the Chicago area. I always get a little teary eyed when I have to say goodbye to my kids, but I know I will see them again. It's just different now that they're gone. Best thing is though, Bella, my little black cat, has come out of hiding!! She is purring and happy that everyone is gone!!
I got a phone call from a friend I had not been in touch with in almost a year, so she was walking and I rode my st. bike....it was great getting caught up and making a date to get together in this spring. She lives an hour away, and we feel we can wait till spring!! We can email each other and chat on the phone till then!
Poor dh.......he broke a tooth last week one day biting on something in his Chinese dinner. He actually thought it was just a little nerve problem, but on Christmas day, biting on a cracker he actually broke it!! He has an appt. to see our dentist tomorrow AM.......we have 75% coverage on crowns right now....through the 31st...then it goes to 50%.....so hopefully he can get that going before January 1!!!! I'm glad he's not in too much pain, as he went to a guy's Christmas party, and he left a little while ago. I loaded up cookies for him to take.......get them outa here, right!!!!!
Hugs to all of you!!!!!!!! Hope I didn't crush a rib!!!
Saturday, December 26, 2009
We went to the Imax theatre at the Henry Ford Museum...about 45 minutes from where we live......we wore the 3D glasses; everything popped out at us,and the theatre was packed!! It was a good movie....not great, but I thought it was good.....maybe a little scary for a little child of someone under 7! But the meaning was there and we all enjoyed it. We went out to dinner afterwards. I had grilled chicken with mushrooms and a side salad with my dressing on the side.
It's been a good visit with our two adult kids....very short; they both go back tomorrow early AM....We will take Joe to the airport.....flies back to Austin, TX, and Mary drives back to Chicago! I hate saying goodbye, but we'll see them again when Mary graduates with her masters in May!!
Hope everyone is gearing up for a new year on getting or staying healthy!!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
I'm still up.....too excited!!! I feel like a little kid...waiting for Santa!! Mary and Joe arrived safely here later in the afternoon. Joe had dinner with us...I fixed a lf crockpot chicken. Mary met a friend for dinner and then met up with her beau, whose family lives in our town!!! His mom and I met at a grief event at our church 2 years ago and we each mentioned we had kids in the Chicago area.....long story short.......they only NOW (3 months ago) started dating!!! He will be here for dinner on Christmas day!!!
I have my notebook out for everything I will need to do today in preparation for the turkey dinner. I will saute the onions and celery this morning, refrigerate the get the rest of the "stuff" together for the stuffing!! There is talk about a storm coming.......rain/freezing drizzle......so I am hoping this will not deter my mom, brother and his wife from coming. I do NOT want them coming if there is a chance of getting into trouble on the icy roads, so we'll see.
We have several masses at our church tonight and Christmas day, and I am lectoring at our 4:30 mass. It will be so good to have my 2 kids, and hubby there.......hearing the story of the birth of Jesus!! I always pray more at this time that people will BELIEVE that there is God.....someone higher than them...a savior, Jesus born a king!! I know for me, I cannot even imagine a life without the Lord in it.....and a big part in it!! I pray to Him every day and want to lean on him more.....especially with losing the last 20 some pounds to get to goal. Maybe that's why this year has been a rough one.....I pray to God and worship Him......just don't pray for my weight removal, so I'm going to turn that around!!
Bethlehem's stable was the first step in God's love-journey to Calvary's cross. Barbara Johnson
Merry and blessed Christmas to all of you........my wonderful Spark friends, whom I hold dear to me.
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