i am going slowly through and making comments on your posts and on your comments - sorry it has taken so long for me to comment- i LOVE reading each of your entries- it makes my day! keep updating those thoughts.
i think we should consider writing something for the new year- we could all think about it during the next 2 days and then come up with a mutual idea and thoughts on that- what do you girls think about that? by the way, i will be having the best new years- spending a little up time with josie and then babysitting her at night- what are your plans?
oh my gosh- i just watched the one gazillionth christmas movie of the season, and i must say that when you see larry levinson 's name on the credits you know you are in for 2 hours of insanity- but here is the insane part of all of this---- i continue to watch-- am i hoping that they will get better? or am i that desperate for christmas movies- bingo- i am truly an addict. today was a marathon of christmas movies - mostly his movies and between watching as many as i could, "visiting" (i say that loosely) my mother- in-law- who acts like she has a bone to pick with me, and spending 2 hours (yes, i said 2 hours) in walmart- mostly looking at cheap movies to buy-(i told you i was an addict), i have accomplished absolutely nothing today- but, hey it felt pretty good to do exactly what I wanted to do (except for the mother- in-law thingy). i don't sound very compassionate towards her, but something - maybe just in her mind, has changed on that front- more about that another time- bed for now as i have an early meeting before church. nighty-night girls.
ok- that's IT!! tomorrow i will NOT eat 2 plates of topcheese, chips, gucamole dip and DIET squirt, ... but i will think of the memory. i'm listening to kenny g's "auld lang syne" to that background music, there is a recap of the events that rocked the world as we know it. it never ceases to bring tears to me, as many of the events seem still fresh with me- things that are not easily gotten over- pres. kennedy's death. i was a senior in high school and in study hall - we all made our way to the current events room where there was a tv and stood in shock as the story unfolded. i walked home that day instead of taking the bus. a woman i passed said "did you hear?" "yes", i said - i didn't want to talk about it - it made it all seem true and i didn't want it to be true. i was glued to the tv set and we all saw jack ruby shoot lee harvy oswald who was the supposed assassin-- right on our tv- and then the funeral- my parents couldn't understand why i had to eat in front of the tv and not in the kitchen with them. it was a life changing happening and will always be with me and so many others that witnessed it. on that note, i will retire to my bed- there's a party going on in the living room .. let's hope for a clean kitchen in the am. i ask for very little.
my next "blog" dilemma is what to put in my profile. i"ve read some of the others- they are so clever and i know i will lose my huge following if i describe myself. what to do? maybe you girls can give me some "blog-profile advice". the photo that was submitted by nella makes me look like a crazed cook. maybe i will actually have a profile (is that like having a life?) next time . something to look forward to...
well, this must be the beginning of many changes for me-- i totally broke the christmas cookie tradition of green spritz cookies. after mixing up a double batch , i realized i had no green food color, so i bit the bullet and poured in the red. do you girls think i've gone completely over the edge? i now have dozens of red tree cookies and in the grand scheme of things- i guess that's not so bad. i so enjoyed my evening baking cookies and listening to a christmas cd (that i'm totally ga-ga over), and thinking how very wonderful things are (not including the economy, war , poverty, and hunger throughout the world) .it was just at that moment i felt very blessed. christmas does bring out the best in most of us --- except the old lady at the post office today. she had sealed one of those priority boxes and was desperately trying to open it back up- to stuff something more in it. i helped her, and she started going on about how sick she was of christmas and how she wasn't doing this again. yow! maybe she won't have to do that again--- she was pretty old. i should have given her the pep talk that shannon gave me on how to say "no".... another time...
i actually said "no" to a planned event.... yow! thanks to shannon's advice to take control over my life- i was able to conjure up enough courage to tell a friend that i wouldn't be able to drive to her home tonight - 45 mins. away in the rain and falling temps. to look at the jewelry that i had no intention of buying with the money that i don't have. this is a start-- will i be able to assert myself when i don't have all the reasons that i did tonight?... tune in for that chapter.
well, well well... here i am writing on my blog, (is it "on"or "in"?) which 3 weeks ago i never knew even the word existed! my kids will be shocked to see this . what a great way to keep track of events and thoughts and to read the oh, so clever comments of my girls. i actually had tears in my eyes when i read their stories. i so love being a mom at times like this. i fixed "boiled dinner" for my youngest daughter for probably the last time in a long time as she and josh are moving to utah after christmas-- waaaa. we all oohed and ahhd over the boiled cabbage, ham, potatoes and carrots-- have i told you that i love food? sometimes i wonder what the statis of cake, spinach and white meat is in the life beyond. i keep running back and forth between this and the latest christmas movie on" lifetime" (oh yes, i love christmas movies, too.) i think the movie is winning. 'til next time-
i never have thought much "about me" so this is an interesting experience. i have simple likes. i love to watch people and animals. i enjoy reading and also teaching in various church callings. i have 6 children- 5 i have raised and the oldest i didn't know until he was 21(adoption situation). i loved being a mom to my kids and found it challenging and rewarding- especially since i see them now as adults.i like to draw,knit, cook, garden and spend time with different friends.my faith has always been an important part of my life and gotten me through the various challenges i have faced.
i have a little collectibles shop "red squirrel" that i totally love- my daughters convinced me to build this. it's been a creative outlet and an
opportunity to meet many new friends in the past 5 years- i love to travel- especially to visit my kids or friends.i would consider myself a creative person who enjoys doing things for others especially if they are in need. i have been blessed with good health and a good life.