Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 In My Rear View Mirror

This time last year our house was filled with friends and kids and as I remember the decibel level was off the charts.

Now it's just me, The Husband, and Miss Bessie watching TV in the loft.  We did have a dinner at a neighbors tonight after both of us worked all day. But it was one of those couples with toddlers or babies on the way gatherings.............and you can only take so much conversation about diaper brands.

The Husband will head to work in the morning...............so it's off to sleep soon.  Or more accurately, he will go to sleep and I will listen to Dick Clark at low volume.

Currently, he's watching the Three Stooges................what is it about men liking them????   OMG ............AMC channel is a Stooges marathon.  Get me a sleeping pill right now!!!!  I hate the Stooges.  They ARE NOT FUNNY.  Ya I know, it's a male/female thing.

I think that all over the world, there are people having glamorous, fabulous New Year's Eve celebrations.  It's a new decade soon..............and I'm perfectly content to spend this night it my very own house, in the best state in the Union, in the best country in the world, with my wonderful The Husband.

But I do miss the ScooterGirl and The Marine.....................



So Cheers and Happy New Year to family, friends and all those who stop by my little blog from time to time. 

God Bless and may 2010 be full of love and peace joy.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas 2009

Like just about all of 2009, Christmas 2009 was not the norm.  Though this year we did get the much longed for (by me) White Christmas.

The Husband is on a day shift this year.  So he worked all day Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  He doesn't get home till 7:30 or later, and has to be up early the next day.

So my family completely changed the schedule and we pretended yesterday was Christmas..........

So Christmas Dinner was at my Mom and Dad's yesterday..........turkey, Bronco football (let's not talk about it) and my Mom's famous Grab Bags...............a grown up version of the Christmas Stocking........where she fills a huge gift bag with odds and ends that she has been shopping for and saving LITERALLY all year.

There's never any way to predict what will find it's way into the Grab Bag..............from candles to super glue, anything is possible.  Each year there's something that makes us laugh...........this year the winner had to be the NASCAR ballpoint pen that lights up.  Heaven knows I'm a huge NASCAR fan........... :o

So Christmas came two days late................on the 25th I spent the day with Miss Bessie and endless holiday movies on TV.  A little different this year but still a Merry Christmas.







Sunday, December 20, 2009

ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGG!!!!

NOTHING WORSE than losing to the Raiders!!!!!!!!!

ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Robin Hood? The Movie?

This has my name written all over it...................

2009 Christmas Candy Giveaway

On a whim last year, full of Christmas Spirit, I handed the Starbucks drive-through-guy a few pieces of candy from a bag I had bought for the office.

He was so happy and appreciative, it got me to thinking.

So I bought an extra bag, put it in my car and always made sure I had a few in my pocket and starting handing them out.

So Monday began the 2009 campaign.  Last year was such fun so I decided to stick with the same candy.....................



It's amazing how such a simple gesture brings such surprise, happiness and joy to people.  Had a business meeting at a local Starbucks this afternoon and the Barista told me it was the first Merry Christmas anyone had said to him..............and when he saw the candy.......he said, "Wow!  I remember these from when I was a kid".

Grab a bag.................hand them out................you'll see what I mean.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Joel, The New Kitty

Ahhhhhhhhhhh

Nice to spend the evening with Deputy Chief Brenda Lee Johnson.........(and The Husband says he's also fond of Chief Pope). 




Guess we'll only get a few new episodes of "The Closer".  Kind of a Christmas present of sorts..........

And "Men of a Certain Age" was pretty good too!  The Husband laughed more than me.....it's a guy thing.


Winter Woes

The only thing worse than a winter cold is a summer cold...................

So I guess I shouldn't complain about a winter one.

Been fighting it all week...............this one was of the sore throat variety.............and why does a sore throat always get so bad at night when you're trying to sleep?

I'm on the back end of this one.............and that means my voice will go.  Been plauged with bad vocal cords all my life.  My throat dries out for various reasons, colds being only one reason.  I remember in my youth pastor/yelling at teenagers days, my doctor told me I was going to lose my voice permanently if I didn't rest it.  These days I don't mind being quiet and shrugging my shoulders.

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