Thursday, December 16

Nine more days!!

Boy, the time is sure flying by!

I've got the thumb of one mitten to finish, and a scarf to knit, and stocking stuffers to pick up, then I'm ready for the "big day". YIPPEE!!!!

My sister made me a fir swag thing for outside today. I need to cut out and paint the wooden stars that are going to go on it, then it's ready to hang outside. I bought some wide gold holey ribbon type stuff to make a big bow to go on it. The kids were soooo impressed that I was able to make a bow :)

I went to a cookie exchange party last night, and came home with a nice variety of cookies for us to nibble on. Ohh those calories taste so nice going down. I do have to make a few cakes though.

It's been a busy week. Tonight is supposed to be our sons school concert, but he's had no desire to take part in it, and I'm not going to put us through the hassle of trying to get him to take part! Some things just aren't worth it! It'll be nice to have the evening to sit at home and relax.

Tomorrow our daughter has a b-day party to go to. I think we are going to rent a couple of movies for the weekend. I have been wanting to see Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas since I first saw a commercial for it.

Thursday, December 9

Someone stole my hubby

And I don't want him back. I like this replacement one much better! This one went out and bought (and put up!!) new icicle lights for the house. And it bought new decorations for inside the house. The old hubby was a bit of a scroge about decorations. Would you want the old one back??? I'm more than pleased. It's a Christmas miracle!!!

And, he ordered me the kit to make the peacock shawl for Christmas. Mind you I did have it bookmarked and named "WHAT I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS" in our favorites list :)

Now I'm off to decorate, and then do ironing.

Yup, ironing. I decided that the fabric I have stored downstairs in my craft room needed to be washed and ironed. Forgot how much there was. No where near half washed yet; and I have a mountain of ironing ahead of me. Why did I start this? Oh yeah! The new model of hubby also did a "clean sweep" on my craft room.


Wednesday, December 8

The Countdown is on!

Yup, that "X days till Christmas countdown" that we all love so much. NOT!

We have a son with Opitz FG Syndrome. He doesn't ask for much. When he does we try to get it for him. Within the last few days he decided what he was going to ask Santa for; a guitar. So, I think he is going to get one. I'm leaning towards the cheap one that Sears sells. Hubby is starting to think perhaps we should spend a bit more. Why bother spending more; Troy has a good track record of wrecking stuff. Maybe he is thinking he (meaning Dan) might try to learn to play it?

I've been battling with our daughter to get her room cleaned up. She's lost her allowance because of it being messy. Poor kid, she finally gets us to agree to give her an allowance, and she hasn't gotten it a single time since then. One week she got caught in a lie to us. Other weeks it's been the messy room to blame.

The schools here are closed today. Over night we got some freezing rain and rain. In some areas the road were a tad slippery at 6 am. But by the time the kids would have been getting on the buses the roads were fine. Katie was supposed to go to a friends house after school today. Instead I dropped her off there when I went to work this morning, and will pick her up at 3:00. On the way to her friends house she said to me "Ummm...why was school closed?". Good question! The wind is picking up a bit now though.

I'm hoping to take the kids to our Save Easy store this evening. Terry Kelly is going to be there as part of his promotional tour for his new Christmas CD that you can only get at Save Easy (at least that's how I understand it). The kids like Terry Kelly. He's been to speak/sing at their school before. Have yet to figure out how I'm going to do it though, we have one truck, and it needs to be in two places at once.

I got new living room curtains today. I picked up a blue triangle thing as a topper for each one. I can't decide if I like the blue thing or not. I have a friend coming up later on to give me her opinion. I think they'll be going back to the store.

Well, I guess I've avoided the dishes for long enough now.

Happy Holidays!