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Monday, December 29, 2008

Back to Work

Well, it was back to the old routine today. In a way though, it was not so bad. I guess we get used to a routine. Randy and I hung a quilt in the dining room tonight. Unfortunately, it is not one that I made, rather one that he won in a silent auction. It is absolutely beautiful though, and it looks wonderful in my dining room. We are getting the decorations put away and trying to get our house back in order.

love ya'll~

Sunday, December 28, 2008

New Granddaughter

We are having a new little granddaughter on February 17, 2009. We have always wanted a granddaughter, but have only had boys, so we are very excited! She will be Brian's little sister, and the daughter of Richard and Kate. Her parents have decided that she will be named Anna Kathryn. They are naming her Anna after Randy's Mother, Anna, who passed away on Christmas Eve, 2002. We loved her dearly, and I think that little Anna will be perfect to honor her.

Blogging

I have been away from the blog for a while, but I am back now. It has been a crazy few weeks. So much going on, so much to do, the days have been like a whirlwind......lots to catch up on over the next few days, but I will.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my friends!

love ya'll~

Breaking Dawn

I finished the book and though the ending surprised me a little, I think that Breaking Dawn was the best book of series. I highly recommend this series of books, if you love romantic novels.

love ya'll~

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Twilight Update

I have finished Eclipse and I am now reading Breaking Dawn, the last book. This has been a real mind bender for me. I am really impressed that someone could write this kind of story. I don't know how it ends yet, but I am anxious to find out. It's funny, usually this kind of story doesn't appeal to me, but I am really enjoying this one.

love ya'll~

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Twilight

Remember last week when I was asking if anyone had read Twilight??? Oh gee, that thing has grabbed me and not only have I read it, but also the 2nd book, New Moon, and I am half finished with Eclipse, the 3rd book. The story is so unusual. Nothing that you would ever think about happening. There is a 4th book, and when Randy and I are out shopping tonight, I am going to buy it also. I recommend them highly!

love ya'll~

Saturday, December 13, 2008

My Dad

Today is the 14th anniversary of my Father's passing, and I still miss him so much. He was a loving, affectionate person who never failed to kiss me goodnight, and always listened to me no matter how much I babbled. My Dad was strong and independent, proud and patriotic. He served in the Armed Forces and worked his whole life to make things good for my brothers and me. He came from a big family, as people of his generation did, and grew up in poverty in the South Carolina Upstate. He was generous, good looking and had a great sense of humor, and was the BEST poker player I ever knew. No one could beat him, and if you tried, he left with your money, and you were left wondering what happened. The world is somehow not quite right without him here, and though my brothers and I are getting older, we still seem like kids to me when I see pictures of my Dad, and I remember all the wonderful times that I had with him. I love you Daddy, and I miss you bunches! I blow you thousands of kisses in heaven!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Swap 2008





















I received the most beautiful gift from Ginger, my swap partner! She made this beautiful stocking and filled it with all kinds of yummy goodies!












Thank you, Ginger! I have her gift ready to ship tomorrow. I am running a little late because of a business trip and the fact that I ran out of supplies right in the middle and couldn't get to the store to restock. I had a long and stressful week, but it is Friday (almost midnight) and I just now settling down. I am still drinking coffee and working on a variety of things. I finished the first sock for Kate and started the second. I finally learned how to do 2 socks at a time, but I had already made the first sock for Kate, so I have to finish the second one the same way.




Took my Mom to dinner and shopping tonight, and it was a hoot. I had to miss my knitting group and that always aggravates me. My Mom drives me crazy, and I just hope and pray that I never do that to my kids. Randy is in Chicago, so I have the house all to myself, along with the dogs, and that means that I can stay up all night if I want, and not worry about waking him. Leno is on, and doing his monologue. He is so funny!

Is anyone reading Twilight? My daughter-in-laws have all either read it or are reading it, and so I decided to give it a shot. It is ok, but has not grabbed me, and if it doesn't soon, I am afraid I will have to move on. If you have read it, let me know what you think. Should I continue or dump it?

Ok, sweet dreams to all......2 weeks until Santa comes....

love ya'll~

Thursday, December 11, 2008

This Time I am Really Back!

I know I said I was back on my last post, but things sort of happened, and before I knew it, weeks had passed. I have been re-arranging, downsizing and getting my priorities in order, and it is going fairly well. Blogging is one of the things that I enjoy most, and it is one of the things that has suffered the most from all my efforts to do more than I can do. So, as I make my "Priority" list, blogging is close to the top. 2009 is going to be my year!

love ya'll~