Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Do you make resolutions? I do kinda sorta. I want to weigh less at the end of 2009 than I do right now. I want to sb (scrapbook) more pages than 2008. These were my resolutions for 2008 & I did keep both of them. My key to success is to be vague. :)

We have no celebratory plans for tonight. I for one & happy to welcome 2009. 2008 was not our greatest year health wise or financially. I know 2009 will be better in both areas.

My craft room is coming along. I guess I could finish it if I quit buying storage cubes. Michaels sent me 50% off coupons so I bought some more cubes. I painted a few of them last night. It was warm in the day but it got colder last night. I was outside freezing & painting in the dark.
Well I had the patio light. I want to buy a few more cubes then I should be able to finish my room. I want everything to have a place. I think this is the secret to keeping organized.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Happy Holidays

We had a great time during our time together for Christmas. G practically ran from the house Wednesday Christmas eve. He rarely shops before Christmas eve. The time I wasn't visiting with family or playing with Colin & his new toys; I was working on my craft room. I need to post photos. I'm so happy with how it's coming along.

We had a really good Christmas. Thanks so much to friends & family that were extra generous this year. Many know our finances were much less this year. I was pleasantly surprised with the people that showed even more generosity than normal. We are grateful for all gifts, cards, well wishes & prayers.

I was especially surprised by my husbands male co-workers. Many dropped by for visits but also brought gifts for us. Some of the guys dropped by gifts for Colin. It was such a nice & appreciated surprise. The great hearts of people continue to amaze me. Wow!
Colin has been a complete joy to watch. The bed is full of his new favorite toys every night.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

no school

We had no school Monday or Tuesday because of the ice. This morning Colin didn't want to go to school. He told G mommy was wrong there is no school today. The side streets are still really bad but the main streets are better.
Friday is the last day of school for Colin then he's on Christmas break.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Weekend trip weather

Yesterday the temperature went from 75 degree to 19 degree in a matter of hours.
We had a great time on our trip. The Christmas party was fabulous. It was good to see our friends. Colin had a great time w/ my sister, nephew & BIL. Thank you for watching our little man.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

G's hands

G's hands are better but he still will drop things on occasion. His feet are about the same.
He goes to the Dr. Friday to find out if he will have his port removed. They require you to keep the port approx. 6 months after your treatment is finished. I hope he gets it out so he can recover while he's still off work.
We didn't go to his company Christmas party this year. He didn't want to go. I had worked my self silly in the flower bed that day, so I was relieved he didn't want to attend the party.

The craft room is progressing slowly. I work on it almost every evening after work. Where did all of this stuff come from? Where is it all going? Only one wall on my plan o gram has worked out like I planned.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Here comes Santa

We spent a few hours waiting in line for Santa & the photo. I'll try to remember to post it.
Colin forgot to bring his letter so we will mail it. What does the Post Office does w/ all of the
Santa letters? When we were in the car to go see Santa he said "Are we going to Santa's house?"
I sd no Santa lives at the North Pole.

I wonder how many parents use Santa, as a way to get really good behavior out of their children during December. I must confess I didn't introduce Colin to the idea of Santa but I do use it for good behavior.

Friday, December 5, 2008

grateful quotes

Colin was so grateful for his birthday gifts. He loved gift after gift. He said as he was opening one of the gifts "My family is the best!"

Oh it makes me a little sad that we will move away in a few years. I wish our town was more excepting & multi cultural. I just don't want him raised around all of this racism.

I tried to get photos of him jumping up & down opening his gifts but I didn't get any good shots.

I did get a few of him gasping as he opened gifts but I want to blur his school name on his shirt.
You never know if some perv is searching for places to visit.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my little precious. He's so excited. G will take cupcakes up to his school this afternoon for his class. I will take a cake over to my mom's after school. Most of the family will be there. I hope he's OK with not having a real party this year. He will love his gift; he's been asking for it for months. No, it's not the Wii.

Clara is staying with mom for a few days & doing much better.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Aunt Clara

Please say a special prayer for my aunt. She had surgery yesterday. Thanks.
G had a Dr appt today. His blood work is good.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Craftroom progress

I'm so excited. I spent most of the last few days working on my craft room. It is coming along nicely. My right hand is sore from painting & carpentry work.
My aunt had a big birthday party Saturday night. We all had a great time. Colin managed to dance w/ his sore knee. G danced w/ his hurting feet. I had a good time dancing too. The first really long electric slide I was out of breath but after that song I was fine.
G did have his dress shoes on to wear to the party but he took them off because they hurt his feet. So he was dressed nice until you saw his socks & flip flops. He wears wool socks to keep his feet warm; they coldness makes them ache more.

Today, I could really tell I had not walked the steps in 4 days. I was breathing hard on the second flight. It's so hard to get in shape.