Sunday, December 31, 2006

Okay.. It's about time...

That I updated...

We had a good Christmas! We survived without my mom.. as I know that she would have wanted.

We are NOT the "wake-up at the crack o'dawn" family on Christmas. We actually make our kids eat Breakfast before we open presents! (oh, the horrors!) Normally we spend Christmas Eve at DH's family - and open exchanged gifts there. That always left MY family for Christmas Day. We'd have my folks over for breakfast, most often Belgian Waffles with Strawberries and whipped cream. Then we'd open presents with them here, and then go to their house later for dinner with the rest of my siblings and families. Since Dad is out of state this year, we did breakfast with just us, then had my siblings and their families over for dinner later. We also had my grandma come from the nursing home, and had a great time with her. I often think that "maybe THIS year will be our last with her.." but she keeps hanging in there! My brothers went and picked her up at the nursing home, and signed her out. The last time she'd left there was Thanksgiving 2005, when my mom last signed her out. So my brother was honored to sign under Mom's name.

The above pic is at the mall- near the carousel- where we had the obligatory ride after getting the "professional" pictures taken.. If I can find where we saved it, I'll post it later!

Happy New Year Everyone!!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Hey! More cookies!

Hey! Someone sent me more cookies! I didn't think I was supposed to get TWO sets! Thank you Blogger-whose-identity-I-don't-know!

They came from a UPS store in VA... anyone want to fess up? Because I'm not sure who sent me the yummy chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies, and I think almond bark?

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Okay, I'm slacking..

I was hoping to be able to blog once a week or so, but finding quiet time on the computer is scarce. My family does not know I blog, even DH does not know.. We have only one computer so it's a bit tough - we'll see how long it lasts.

DS is 12! Had his birthday on Monday, tomorrow night DH is taking him and 3 friends to see Eragon (OPENING NIGHT!!) I went and bought the tickets in advance this evening. Tomorrow will be a busy day! I'll work for awhile at the bank.. till 1 or 2 maybe! The kids get out of school at 2:55, so I'll be home for that.. DH needs picked up at the airport at 4:30 (crosses fingers that plane will be in on time from St Louis), Piano recital for B & J at 6:30, (hope Grandma will let them go first..) then pick up the boys for a 7:50 showing, and then they are spending the night. And somewhere in there, we'll need to eat.

Our local theatre has an reuseable cup you can buy, so on return visits you pay only $1 to fill it back up. They also have shirts you can buy, 20 bucks maybe, at the beginning of the year, and you get a coupon for a regular popcorn when you wear it again to the theatre. For a showing of Batman or maybe Xmen earlier this year, we got some tshirts free, so I borrowed some of my brothers, so we have the free popcorn covered!

Anyone have anything like that at their local theatres?? And what is with this NINE-flippin-FIFTY to get into the show ? I had two passes that I'd bought on a deal at Costco that made them $7.50, but good grief!! Who can afford to go to the movies anymore!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Just a Quickie!

My Bloggy cookies are on their way to a coupla bloggers on the other side of the country! Priority Mail, so I hope they're still pretty fresh when they get there!

In other news... I lied to the clerk at the post office when she asked if there were anything perishable in the boxes I was sending! I wonder if fruitcake would qualify as perishable??

I'm working again today - only until 1, then I'll be baking bread! My bread customers are wondering where I am!