Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year

Good bye 2014; hello 2015.  We celebrated with sparkling red grape juice and Harry potter movie in bed.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

3 fav gifts


Marauders map and sweatshirt

Merry Christmas, from our house to yours.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

big fingers small tablets

My big fingers accidentally deleted a comment from the previous post.  I was trying to see who it was from but I failed and am sorry.  If whoever posted it comes to see please don't be mad.  Thank you.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

What Is Christmas?

Making a gingerbread house that won't stay up with your best friend then eating all the candy until you are so high from sugar overload that you giggle and giggle and giggle driving your calm loving mom up the wall...

I keep hearing candy hit the floor, hmmm...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Christmas tree is up and decorated.  Santa has been visited.  The elf brought G a gift this morning.  School is wrapping down for the holidays.  I have a few things left to do still.  I am looking forward to a quiet day.  I requested off on Friday, we don't get Christmas eve off.  My request hasn't been approved so I will bring G with me Friday.  It won't be a real work day more than likely, most people will have been given off, but who knows.  Anyway, we have one more tree to decorate, my mom's.  Maybe on Thursday night we can get that completed.  I have no teacher gifts and honestly, I am too strapped.  Maybe we will make them all an ornament.  Time is running out though.  We will see.

Saturday, December 13, 2014


I wanted to post today because this numerical sequence date will not happen again until the year 2103.

Thursday night was the big town Christmas parade.  G rode the GA float and told me she intentionally hit some of her friends from school with candy.  I said, "They didn't let you throw candy so that you would use it as weapons."  She said, "Well, why did they let us throw it then?"

I don't think she hurt anyone and I know she wasn't the only one.  It was kind of cold and my toes took awhile to get warm even after we got home.  The parade was very short and I think G was disappointed with it being so short.

I need one more weekend before Christmas counting this and the next.  How do I not have enough time to do everything.  We were supposed to get our tree tonight but G had other plans and wanted to go to see the Nutcracker (local production) with her friend.  So tomorrow we will get it and decorate it.

I also agreed to shop for the family our Sunday School adopted.  11 year old boys are difficult.  Oh heck, who am I kidding, boys of any age are difficult for me to buy for particularly when I don't know them.  But there are twin girls younger than G, 2 of the same is my answer.

I made a pantry order from Amazon which is interesting.  I wish they carried more of the brands I actually purchase.  Some things were more expensive than I can buy at Kroger.  Some things were less but not my normal brand.  I purchased some of it anyway.  I haven't ordered from the pantry section before because I just got a box full enough for it.  I think it has a flat 5.99 shipping fee for as much as you can fill in the box but again it is select items of certain brands.

I also haven't shopped for G from Santa and yes she still believes.  She asks questions but hasn't come outright and demanded an answer.  I have been truthful with her reminding her that St. Nicholas was a real Bishop in the 4th century who slapped a heretic (my kind of guy) and who was wealthy using his wealth to rescue children from slavery.  She knows he is dead and asked if someone picked up being Santa and I said yes. And she asked if it is passed down in the family and I said yes.  So technically I answered correctly.

Anyway, so I have really no idea when I will shop for her.  Maybe at lunch since there is a target and sports authority near me.  She wants underarmour shirts.  I don't know what else she wants and this is just one more reason to wish she would stop believing.  I hope to find a couple of movies and specific candy she likes for the stocking oh and new house shoes and maybe new jams.

She hasn't really told me anything other than the underarmour.  I guess Christmas snuck up on her too.  She should be home any time now.  and yes I am typing this on Friday night for a Saturday morning post.  Surely you wouldn't think I would be up this early on a Saturday, bwahahaha and don't call me shirley.

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Holidays Are Here

My dinning room table was so nice and clean before we came back from our Thanksgiving vacation and now it is so totally covered and I am stress paralyzed when I see it.  I don't even know where to begin with it.

My mom's birthday was Monday.  I invited two of her water aerobics friends over and gave mom the movie Mom's Night Out.  For what it is, it is a cute movie with a good message and that message is that Jesus loves you no matter what you've done or who you are and that He will be with you always.  She enjoyed herself.  I cheated and got a Christmas can of popcorn.

G is off tonight at a church play with a friend.  I am so glad we live in town rather than the country otherwise, she wouldn't be able to go on such short notice.  I hope she enjoys it, well, really I hope she just pays attention.  The Mom's Night Out movie went over her head.

I have started preparing the Santa gifts for G forgetting that we are tied via amazon by our phones.  So now she is getting the notices that I get when packages are delivered.  Yea! me.  So I have worked out that dad and mom will give them to her.  Her big gift was the trip to Universal Studios from me.  Santa will bring some under armor long sleeve shirts.  She honestly doesn't need anything.  And yes, she still believes.  Our elf is back too but I am not taking pictures of the things he does and I haven't started the e-mails to her.

I discovered with the new smart phones I don't have easy access to block strange numbers anymore directly from the phone.  Seemed easier with the old flip type phones.  Anyway, ATT has a service at $5 per month to block numbers.  G had a strange person calling her phone.  I answered it one day to find out who it was.  It was a black male calling the wrong number but then he asked me my name and I hung up on him.  He kept calling.  G doesn't answer unless she knows the number so I didn't worry too much, then he texted.

I discovered the phone is from Augusta, AR area and for a fee I could have flat located him name and all which freaks me out because someone can do that to us too.  I purchased the service for her phone.  I can handle my wrong numbers etc but I don't want G getting strange texts from strange men.  In his defense he didn't know the phone belonged to a 10 year old because I answered the call.  However, I do not wish to allow my child to be contacted by strange numbers even accidentally when they keep calling.

So, next weekend we are getting our Christmas tree and shopping for the family our Sunday School class has chosen to help.  At some point I have to go shop for G without G knowing or seeing.  This year, Santa is bringing me some hand lotion and face soap, makeup and powder.  Good stocking stuffers to keep the belief going.

Mom is very confused and seemingly helpless.  Even down to her medicine dad gives it to her or I put it in her hand for her.  She doesn't look or sound like she can be so helpless but somehow she is.  She is begging dad for a computer for old people because she thinks she will be able to use it.  She wanted a new phone but can't work it.  She wants a computer to call her friends.  G kept telling her she has one in the phone and can use the phone but she can't process that information.

Anyway, should be an interesting season.  I have requested the day after Christmas for vacation but I am not sure I will be allowed to take it.  I may need the days instead for ice and snow days.  If I am not allowed to take it I will just bring G to work with the laptop, wi-fi and movies for her to watch.

I am so glad gas has gone down so much despite this administrations attacks on oil and fossil fuels.  It is helping so much not to have to put $70+ in the car right now.

The blog stays quiet as I don't really have anything to say.  I put together a shutterfly book and calendar of our trip and will give them wrapped up to G for Christmas.  I need to get stamps to get our cards mailed out this year.  I suppose I will get them Saturday morning and then mail them out next week.  I, of course, have yet to actually address any of them.  I was able to get them all free except for shipping from Shutterfly and that is all I am sending.

I am looking forward to Sunday School and church tomorrow and I am very much looking forward to my Sunday Afternoon Nap and yes it deserves capital letters, ;-}  I suppose I have been looking forward to it since last Sunday when I was busy unpacking and making a memory book of our trip.  This time last week we were somewhere in Alabama looking for a place to eat supper.  So glad to be home but love traveling too!