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Just a Quick Update

Friday, December 21, 2012

Like everyone else, busy times during the holidays. So this is just a quick update in case anyone was wondering about me and my where-abouts over the next few days, in case I am MIA on SP emoticon

We have family starting to arrive today, about mid-morning. The snow and black ice were a deterrent last night, so hopefully travel this morning will be a bit better.

We are having a family Christmas tomorrow evening, along with a baby shower. We do these dinners once a month anyways. This is for my siblings and their families. The baby shower is for my nephew and his wife. If everyone is here, we will have about 50 people, but usually it is only about 30-40.

Then my kids will stay all night, and we will have our Christmas on Sunday morning. They are booked to the max - Two other Christmases after that. That is the craziness that comes with family when you have in-laws, out-laws, etc. Sometimes you have 4 sets of parents to go visit when you get married. Your mom, your dad, his mom, his dad..... But that should get everyone back to their own homes for Christmas morning with their own little families, so they can make memories of their own little family traditions.

I will have a few still here before departing on Christmas morning. So it should be a relatively quiet restful Christmas. Lots of time in a quiet house to reflect on Christmases past, and probably cry... but I am very glad that my children have their own families and their own homes and starting their own traditions. As a parent, you know that this day is coming, but man it sure came fast. Seems like just the last Christmas I had sleepy-eyed children in footed sleepers squealing over Christmas Morning. okay okay. No mushy stuff now. I am sure my sister and her daughter will probably be here at some point that day also. That will liven things back up :)

So, I have been busy getting the house in order, guest rooms in order - things like clean sheets, guest towels, extra toiletries like body wash and loofahs.

The horses are situated for another day or so, then I will have to roll some more hay out, but should have plenty of helpers emoticon

I am doing the turkey for tomorrow. And I am not sure what all else yet. Everyone brings a dish to the family dinners but I don't always know for sure what everyone is bringing or how much (or how many will make it) so I usually over cook. But also I try to make sure I do the "good for you stuff". Like a big salad, roasted veggies, etc. I think that has become my signature dish - roasted veggies. Then for Sunday morning, I will do a gluten-friendly breakfast. I eat that way anyways, but one of my daughters has finally figured out that she has celiac.

Okay, well I guess I should get this day started. It is almost 5:30. House is quiet. Outside is quiet. Yesterday morning at this time, the wind and snow was something else. Crazy wind. I feed the birds right off my front porch, so I dont have to get out in it too much to get them feed. I knew bad weather was on it's way because the day before, the birds were feeding like crazy. They are usually better predictors than the weatherman :)

I hope everyone has a Fantastic Holiday! emoticon

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CLPURNELL 12/26/2012 7:04PM

    Hope you had an awesome Christmas!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 12/26/2012 8:38AM

    What blessings you have with such a large family that cares. (((hugs)))

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/25/2012 7:31PM

    We are expecting a blizzard tonight. I hope your holidays were great!

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68ANNE 12/25/2012 6:59PM

    Enjoy the holidays and hope it is not too hectic!

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LUCYLIN101 12/25/2012 12:43AM

    Enjoy your family time and have a very Merry Christmas!!
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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/23/2012 11:03AM

    wow you do seem buzy.hope you have a great time and make some lovely treasured memories. emoticon

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PHOENIX1949 12/23/2012 1:44AM

    "We do these dinners once a month anyways." This part of your blog stood out to me as wonderful! Ongoing contact with loved ones is wonderful in this crazy world. Merry Christmas and a healthy Happy New Year.

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K-GETTING-FIT 12/22/2012 7:13PM

    Wishing you a Very, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
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FATHINSN 12/22/2012 8:52AM

    Have a great time with your family, it's time for big family gathering :D

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FORBANDE 12/22/2012 7:01AM

    What a great time for family!! Have a great weekend and very Merry Christmas!!!

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DISAPPEARING1 12/22/2012 5:51AM

    Hope you enjoy every minute!!
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DEBSZOO74 12/22/2012 1:48AM

    Wow! You are going to be one busy lady! I hope you enjoy every minute! emoticon

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NEWME0519 12/21/2012 11:49PM

    Enjoy your family and have a wonderful holiday!

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KATRENIAH 12/21/2012 6:36PM

    That's a full holiday! I like how you've managed to work out a creative schedule that gives everyone some holiday face time. Have a wonderful time with all of those people in the house!!!

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JUMPINJULIE 12/21/2012 4:22PM

    I hope you have a Happy and Fun Holiday.

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AMY-MIMI77 12/21/2012 4:10PM

    Enjoy yourself & Stay safe
Hugs

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LOISDESK 12/21/2012 2:56PM

    Sounds like a fun but busy time! You will need some time to recoup after all of that! So having your own quiet Christmas is probably a good idea! Happy Holidays!

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KELTIC-CARA 12/21/2012 1:15PM

    Great, a Christmas time with all the family around what better way to spend Christmas no matter what day it is. Don't forget to take photos for your album. Enjoy

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STHAX10 12/21/2012 11:53AM

    Merry Christmas!!! Enjoy the family time!!!

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MISSKELEBEK 12/21/2012 11:52AM

    Have a wonderful time with your family and enjoy the holidays!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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KIMPY225 12/21/2012 11:28AM

    Have a wonderful holiday!

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SHANSHE 12/21/2012 10:42AM

    Sounds like a wonderfully busy time!!! ENJOY!
Hugs,
Shan

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DALID414 12/21/2012 10:30AM

    Wow! Sounds like a lot of people and a lot of food! Have a great time.

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STELLASMYBEBE 12/21/2012 9:58AM

    Merry Christmas!!
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ANGRITTER 12/21/2012 9:47AM

    This is the first year in many that I have had my parents here for Christmas. They ususally get stuck in NY state for Christmas, but I am thankful to have them this year.

Yesterday it was 80 degrees with high winds, today it is a high of 55 and the winds are murderous. Not sure how much walking I will be doing today as I hate to get my ears out in this wind, but we don't get cold long enough to invest in earmuffs. I will probably lose them before I need them again! HAHA

But congratulations of having a full house and getting to spend time with the entire family. By the time they are all gone, you won't cry, you will plop down on the couch and say "Whew", and wipe the sweat from your brow!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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DOVESEYES 12/21/2012 9:44AM

    Very understandable

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CATTUTT 12/21/2012 9:15AM

    Wow, busy much? That's nuts! Hope you enjoy it.

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ALICIALYNNE 12/21/2012 9:11AM

    Hope you have a great time with your family!! You made my eyes water - I don't want to think about my boys being grown up with their own families yet! In my mind, they'll magically stop getting older, and I can enjoy being with them forever!

Have fun!

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AMALIA8 12/21/2012 8:45AM

    Definitely understand why you might be MIA based on that update. LOL. You are going to be very very busy but I think happily so! I love that you have a signature healthy dish for Christmas and I'm so glad that you have a Gluten free breakfast for your daughter. Keep up the amazing work and have a Merry Christmas!

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CLRWILLIAMS25 12/21/2012 7:56AM

    Sounds like you have a busy weekend ahead of you! I hope you enjoy the time with your family and have a Merry Christmas!

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NORWOODGIRL 12/21/2012 7:32AM

    Enjoy every minute of your family time!

Merry Christmas and all the best in the new year!

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HEALTHYLU1 12/21/2012 7:16AM

    This sounds very joyful! I hope each minute is a happy present! emoticon

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FERRETLOVER1 12/21/2012 7:14AM

    Enjoy your holiday - it sounds like the perfect way to celebrate Christmas and all it means.

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HEYITSLISA 12/21/2012 7:05AM

    this is the first year all of my children won't be here for Christmas morning. I'm feeling a little weepy over it, but I understand. emoticon Sounds like you have a full and fun schedule planned. Enjoy your time with family! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 12/21/2012 7:03AM

    Wow - you've certainly got a busy couple of days! Sounds like you are going to have a great time with family. Enjoy yourself. Make some wonderful memories.



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BLONDEE53 12/21/2012 6:52AM

    Have a blessed and wonderful Christmas and enjoy your moments...and memories.
Love and hugs~
Bren

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READYBETTY 12/21/2012 6:48AM

    Enjoy the family time and Merry Christmas!

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AZMOMXTWO 12/21/2012 6:43AM

  wow you are going to be busy
enjoy the time and have a great Christmas Holiday season

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DARJR50 12/21/2012 6:33AM

  Sounds like a busy time for you. Stay focused and all will go well. Enjoy the family and take time for yourself. Happy Holidays.

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