Thursday, December 18, 2008


I just love Christmas. It's my favorite time of year. I love seeing the houses decorated, the hussle and bussle of shoppers going out, the Santas. I just love it all. So, why does it seem that I can't get anything done! Why is it that hospitals always want to open new wings during the holidays? We have so much to get done and not a lot of time to do it.

Oh well, my house is not decorated much. I'm not putting up a tree this year, and the only decorations are the stocking and one Santa for the kids to play with. He reads stories and they just love listening to him. I do have most of my gift bought, they are sitting on the love seat down stairs. It's full. I just need to wrap them.

Xandra just loves the stockings. She comes in the house and gets so excited looking and pointing at the stockings. She wants to get her hands on them so badly. I still haven't gotten hers made yet. I need to work on that too.

We are going to my parent's for Christmas which allows me to have my house like it is. I'm looking forward to it. Becky and Lin and the girls, along with Kelly and Will and their boys will all be there. So we will have 5 kids for Christmas morning. I love spending Christmas with the kids. I love seeing their faces, and their excitement. Since I'm a kid when it comes to Christmas, it's just easier when there are other kids around!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I'm getting older!

Well tomorrow I turn 50. That is halfway to 100. Half a century! It's hard to believe that I have been around for that long. But it does beat the alternative! It has been a great life for the first 50, and I’m looking forward to the next 100!

One of my sayings is that you aren’t old until you reach 150! Well, I’m trying to remember that as I sit here trying to get over whatever has hit me this week. Between a fever, swollen glands, and a sore throat, it has been kind of tough. The best part is that I did loose 6 pounds this week! So, I’m not complaining too much.

Philip and I have both been a little under the weather this week, but we are both on the mend now. I’m hoping he will take me to the lighting of the Christmas in Winterville tomorrow for a birthday treat. I’ve never been to a Christmas tree lighting, so it will be a new experience. There is also a new Hibachi buffet in town that I want to try. That is where I think I want him to take me for my birthday dinner. Everyone who has been has raved about it.

We took a bunch of family pictures on Thanksgiving when everyone was here. As soon as I get my hands on them, I’m going to make a book, “A Thanksgiving to Remember.” That way if anyone wants one, they can order one for themselves. Also, I have a coupon that I need to use by the end of the year to get $40 off!