Friday, December 27, 2013
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
We packed dinner up and Pat and I headed over to Midland.
We had an enjoyable afternoon with his Parents.
Then Jesse and Caroline and Ayva stopped over and we had a tea party with Ayva's new tea set.
A good Christmas!
Christmas plans are still up in the air. Waiting for the okay from Pat's parents!
Two days ago Pat's sister told his mother she couldn't reach her brother. Pat's brother's phone was out of order with the winter storm and that was why he didn't answer the phone. His mother was sure something was terribly wrong. So she worried so much she didn't sleep all night. Yesterday, Pat followed up with his sister who just had dinner with her brother. She didn't think of calling her mother? So Pat called his mother, but she already had worked herself into a frenzy.
Yesterday she said she wasn't sure she would feel okay to come for Christmas. So we are being held hostage - send cookies, chocolate or money (I'll take a trip to Aruba far, far, far away!)
Sunday, December 22, 2013
I hate shopping! I don't like crowds at all!
I know, I know, with a mother like Elinor I should LOVE shopping. But I don't!
It really wasn't awful - yesterday we went to Sam's Club, Gordon's and Meijer. Even though I was only food shopping I thought I would be in for a terrible time.
We started out waiting in line at the Y to go in right after it opened. Then after 45 minutes there we were pleasantly surprised that no one else seemed to be shopping at Sam's and Gordon's.
However, by the time we got to Meijer we were sorry to be shopping!
Not only were there tons of people in the aisles, but everyone seemed intent on blocking the aisles. And it seemed as if a few of the people were trying their best to put in in a bad mood by following me no matter how many rows I skipped to avoid them!
Then the lines for checkout! What a mess. I hate when a store has you block the main aisle of the store when you are in line.
So anyway, church and then home today. The ice and snow is a mess out there. I think Hallmark has a movie marathon today!!!
Friday, December 20, 2013
So many people are stressed and hurried during the Christmas season. We were shopping and I noticed that no one really looks at you. Everyone seems to have pinched faces and frowns on their faces.
Then we joined the Y. Everyone smiles and says hi when you walk by them. It is such a nice place to spend time that you almost don't mind going a few more miles on the bike!
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
I started getting errors with Internet Explorer - took awhile to understand that I should download Chrome and use that from now on!!!
Anyway - I've been getting so many Happy Birthdays on Facebook - I love how easy it is to stay connected.
Only two more days of my free book - "No Christmas for Olivia" - I want to give away 1,000!!!! Do you think I can?