Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas at our house

We did not get snow the day of Christmas, but we did a few days before. It actually started to warm up here in Kansas City after the extreme cold weather we have had for the past week or so. I had a wonderful Christmas and hope the rest of you did too. All three of our kids were here for Christmas breakfast with Dad making his famous pancakes. We then did our gifts, which has changed alot from when they were little. It is much more relaxed and goes at a nice easy pace with each of us opening one gift at a time now that everyone is a adult (most of the time) around here. Although I do miss when they were little and all the excitement of Christmas Eve, of them going to bed at their regular time and hubby and I playing you know who, then being woke up before the crack of dawn to see what Santa brought for everyone. I do not miss being woke up that early anymore.

We then had our dinner and got to play the new Wii that I was very happy to get this year from hubby (thank you sweetie!). I am not a video game person, but got to play the bowling game one time a few months back and was amazed by it. This game system kept eveyone playing on Christmas day at my house, then again at my sil house the next day. Both nights we did not stop until 10PM when it was time to go home. Hubby and I got to have it to ourselves last night and did several games of bowling which is not much different then going to a actual bowling alley. We are totally addicted now.

I am going to leave you with a family picture of our family. This is the goofy one.

And me with our new Wii!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I predict that 2009 will a much better year than 2008 at least hopefully on the economy part.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008


I really have not forgotten how to blog. It has just been a hectic time here lately. I have been under the weather for almost 3 weeks now and I think I am finally over it (keeping my fingers crossed). Went to the doc yesterday and was diagnosed with another sinus infection so I have started on the Z pack of antibotics. Still felt crappy this morning though and stayed home from work for the second day in a row. I can't recall ever doing that in the past. I am glad that I did though, by this afternoon I have started to feel normal again and I think I have licked this sickness now. It really got to me the day of Thanksgiving after all the guests left around 10:30 that night. Some had stayed after dinner to play poker (no I did not win) and I then fell asleep on the couch, woke up a hour later and had a fever. I had been feeling poorly most of that week anyways but could not take time off to get better so I stuck it out. The holiday weekend I was sick and have been sick every since. Oh how I hate feeling lousy. Especially this time of year when I should be busy making Christmas gifts. Hubby and I did a little shopping last Saturday and he was ready to go again on Sunday (amazing as he does not like to shop) but I was feeling crappy again and not in the mood for it. I hope this crud is gone for good now.

No pictures show this post but I hope to get back to the few items I am making for Christmas. This year I decided to make the guys their pj bottoms instead of buying them. I have one more pair to make out the three planned. I just hope they fit everyone. Each year we all get new pj's for the holiday. All the men's stuff is the same and not very exciting so I decided to make them this year. The fabric is corny but fun, like the teenage mutant ninja turtles for my 21 year old son because that is who he liked when he was kid. Not sure if the guys will actually wear these, but they have to on Christmas eve when they get them, that is the rule. HE!HE!

Now, back to my normal crazy life.