Hi..we had a bad trip with the bull this morning..it was really icy and then we went on to Weyburn for just a bit of shopping and home again..almost went in the ditch :( and the semis were't slowing down at all..glad hubby was driving..
Phoned oldest daughter and told her to make sure and check the highway report before coming down if the roads are still bad..we can always get together a different weekend.. not sure about the turkey tho..guess I'll thaw it and cook it anyway or pop it back in the freezer if they don't come..or cook it and then slice and freeze it for later?? What ever not gonna stress over it..best for Grandkids and daughter to be safe!!
I got some cards for next year, wrap paper and tissue all for half price.. also got a bit of groceries..fruits and veggies and milk. we stopped and had coffee with hubby's work office staff and then stopped for lunch at a gas station run by a friend nearer to home than Weyburn.
Well, I've been doing a bit of tidying and made up the beds and watched a couple hockey games...I've been back on the bike lots since Christmas..reading and working on my New Year Resoltions and goals...
One is to get to bed earlier..before 11 pm so that's been working out so far..as a matter of fact it's not even 10pm yet and I'm ready for bed..the trip was a little nerve wracking...
Thanks for dropping by..thanks for all your comments..Keep on Sparkin'
Hope you have some new goals in mind for 2012...Happy New Year!! Let's make it the best year yet....we have the power!!
Hi..thought I'd share another advice poem.. Thanks to Ilan Shamir..you can find more of these cool poems at www.YourTrueNature.com
Advice from a Snowman..
Be a jolly, happy soul
Spend time outdoors
It's okay to be a little bottom heavy
Be well rounded
Live well, life is short.
Well this last week of December is flying by..today we had snow and freezing rain so at one point it was a bit white here..now mostly brown again..after last year's record snowfall I'll take this little break..and I'm sure January and February will bring lots of snow so I can try out my new snowshoes :)
I've spent the last couple of days preparing for the next Christmas run..oldest DD and her family will be here Friday. I got the bedding ready and the house tidied, some tarts made (and overcooked abit ) and some of her favorite cookies remade..also realized I needed to make my turkey soup so I can have my roaster back out of the freezer where I stashed it for later..so have 4 quarts of chunky turkey broth in the freezer just have to thaw and add some various veggies and weekly soup will be ready for January :)
DS and his girlfriend are in Montana, snowboarding in the mountains and having a great time :) Other daughter that wants to have nothing to do with us phoned on Boxing day and nothing has changed and another stressful conversation....I won't let her unhappiness rob me of my happiness when there is nothing I can do about her..
Speaking of happiness I've been working on New Year's Resolutions and goals for the year and plan to loosely follow The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin..I'll use some of her ideas and add some of my own and use her tracking system to keep accountable..more on that later..
Also I've joined Pinterest and it has lots of stuff to read and find!! Check it out if you're a saver like me..haha..maybe I can get rid of my gazillion magazine clippings and just keep stuff online?? haha
Today hubby and I finally got the track back on the cat tractor..we haven't been working nonstop since it broke but we're really glad it's together again. I ran to get some parts for him today and pay the fuel bill before the end of the year and them we finally got it together just before dark!! I was helping pry with a 4 foot pry bar and I bent the bar..Apparently not very good steel or I'm stronger than I think..quite a work out anyway!!
I finally got around to redyeing my hair and tried the new foamy kind but didn't like it much..the color is great but where ever I dripped it on me it wouldn't wipe off and now I have lots of spots..told my sister when we go to the spa next week I'm wearing a sweater in the pool since I dripped dye down my back..yikes.
Well we have to be on the road bright and early tomorrow to take a bull to be butchered..he has a lump so his breeding days are over..now on to his eating days.. anyone have some good recipes for hamburger..I mean A LOT of hamburger???
Then we may go on to Weyburn and do a bit of late Boxing day shopping..the sales will still be on for next year's cards and gift wrap..love to buy it at half price!!!
Thanks for dropping by and thanks for all your kind comments on my blogs..I appreciate the support!! Keep on Sparkin'
"Christmas is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas."
Dale Evans Rogers
Hi everyone and Merry Christmas..hope you are enjoying this blessed holiday..we're having a quiet day..since we had Christmas with our son and his girlfriend and the in-laws on Friday..then we were off to Plentywood yesterday for some touring and lunch.
Today so far we have opened gifts had Christmas dinner of leftovers..but all the trimmings..turkey, dressing, lefsa, cabbage rolls, sweet potatoes and salads..then the family recipe of Swedish Raspberry Delights with light canned whipped cream..... Then we phoned all the kids..just got middle daughter's answering machine... and hubby phoned his parents..
Totally enjoying a day of down time and relaxing!! I'm watching a movie.."Knight and Day" and just doing a bit of Sparkin'...and having a few glasses of water..
The 12th Blessing of Christmas is Hope..My hope for you all is that you're having the best Christmas ever and spending it with family and friends..and feeling the love and peace of the season!!
"Standing before me so bright and clear
Is the hope and promise of a SPARKLING New Year"
Thanks for dropping by and stopping for a chat and tea..hope your Christmas is shiny and bright..and keep on Sparkling!!
I have a couple links for my Christmas gift to you...hope they work otherwise just Google A Cup of Christmas Tea by Tom Heggs..