Thursday, December 28, 2006

Switching to New Blogger

I just had to switch over to New Blogger because I want to contribute to another blog on weight loss. Besides, who wants to be known as the old Blogger!

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone who reads this blog. I hope yours was as nice as mine. We slept in this morning until 6:30 am. (That's sleeping in when you are used to getting up at 4:30 am.) Darling Hubby and I went downstairs and had coffee and read our newspapers until 8:00 am and then woke our two daughters that still live with us. We had fun opening our presents which included some very wonderful homemade presents from our two older daughters that live so far away. I love the tiles with pictures of our darling grandchildren decopaged on them and the beautiful calendar with pictures of our grandchildren in Alaska.

Darling daughter number 3 made me a beautiful necklace and darling daughter number 4 bought me a wonderful book I asked for. Wonderful husband bought me a diamond ring. Diamonds are a girl's best friend!

This afternoon we drove to my sister-in-laws house for Christmas dinner and to spend time with the rest of the family including my 93 year old mother-in-law. We had a wonderful day.

Tomorrow I'm off to Weightwatchers to join once again!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Vacation, Pedicures and Frankie Valli

Today was my last work day before a 16 day vacation. Lord, I'm so thankful school is over until January 8th. We had our Christmas breakfast with all the bus drivers this morning after our morning runs. It was really a lot of fun. Everybody brought a dish and we exchanged presents with the person who's name we drew at Thanksgiving. We got a nice increase in our paycheck with a 5% retroactive payraise back to July. It will make Christmas a little nicer.

My secret Santa at work gave me a candle, a desk calendar of Italy and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons-"Back to the Diner." To those of you under 40, you probably don't know who this group is, but to us over 50 crowd they were the popular band before the Beatles. I love their music. I'm listening to it right now as I write this. My darling hubby is taking me to see "Jersey Boys", the Broadway show based on Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, in March. I can't wait.

Oh yeah, the pedicure. I decided to treat myself to a pedicure and a full set of nails. It was worth every penny as I got a massage from the chair I was sitting in while my feet were pampered to the max. Then I got my nails done in a pretty ruby slipper red and had pretty snowflakes painted on my ring fingers. So I am ready for Christmas. I hope all of you are, too.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Christmas Decorations

My darling hubby works so hard to put up Christmas decorations in our yard every year. He is Clark Griswold from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Every year he spends about a week putting all the lights on the house and the manger scene with Baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the Wise Men, Shepards and the animals. Also assorted angels, snow men and deer. He loves doing this and all the neighbors appreciate it.

The only problem is the wiring in our house. The first rain we have, it trips the circuit breakers and we can't light the lights. Not only that, but this morning I went out to find that we had a big wind storm along with the rain and the manger came crashing down on the holy family and the cross was snapped in half. Every sign in the yard was torn down. If I didn't know better, I would think that vandals had done it. I guess we will go out this morning as soon as it's light and set up the display once more.