Sunday, December 21, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM

Today is my Mom's Birthday. In my defense, I did try to call her today, she was shopping, I spoke to Dad for a while. The cell phones went into typical mountain static mode and I lost Dad. Fully intending to call back to wish Mom a Great Day, it is now evening, and I missed calling back. As things go around here, we had friends drop in, they stayed for dinner, they left, we cleaned up, and now it is too late to call.

So .... HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! Miss you. Sorry......

It has been another busy month. I got my previous to-do list done in a matter of days. I have nice pictures of going to cut our Christmas tree. We brought home a tall one, and have more good photos of Jerry balancing on a ladder decorating the top. We were in a Christmas parade, and our riding club was awarded a first place trophy for our participation. I have spent days and nights away from home working. Weekends have been a whirlwind of business and social Christmas Parties. I have gotten most of my Christmas shopping done. We intended to shop very light this year, and succeeded.

I did bring home a family gift Thursday night. It is one of those gifts that really is mine....

Tristan and Jerry are on the couch playing a game of Battleship by flashlight. Interesting.
It's peaceful here and I'm glad to be home again for a while. Country music is softly playing, the Christmas tree lights are on, there is a large lit wreath in the front window, Tristan and Jerry are on the couch, a warm fire glows in the wood stove, Amy is reading at the kitchen table, the furred creatures are warm and napping, dishes are done and the house is clean.

We have out of town guests coming for a few days over Christmas, they plan to ski every day. We'll go up and enjoy the slopes ourselves once or maybe twice with them. We were getting worried two weeks ago that we may not have snow. There's plenty now! Tristan even had a snow day from school this week; school is only 5 miles from us. We get no snow here at our house! I'll let you know if our real estate agent was being honest about that....

I tried to post a few pictures but the connection won't allow pictures tonight.
Good night. Thanks for reading.

6 comments:

Karen Deborah said...

I was just thinking about you today, wondering if you would pop in any more this month. Life sounds cozy and good. I'm coming to Calif. Will be in GV for New Years Eve and day.
We will be there 10 days and that's barely enuf time to spend one day with each family and close friend. We are excited to see the two baby girls. Hope you have a lovely Christmas.

lov ya mom xo said...

Thank You for the Birthday wish. I come home from shopping and had to shovel maybe, Three feet of snow from in front of garage, so I could get the Suv in. I was able to just back out through the snow pile when I left. but snow and the high winds built pile lots higher. The bitter cold wind sure was hard shoveling in. Your Dad told me you had called and had brought home a new pet, dog. I hope all your pets get a long real well. We will see just how much snow I will have to shovel tomorrow, Seems that is all I have been doing this fall...Have good visit with friends and enjoy the skiing. "Hi,To All"

JANET IN MICHIGAN said...

IT IS NEVER TO LATE TO CALL YOUR MOM, UNLESS SHE HAS SHOVELED ALL DAY AND GOING TO BED EARLY---I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOUR NEW GIFT---MY DAUGHTER HAS BEAUTIFUL PITBULL PUPPIES BUT I WON'T BUY ONE BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED AT OUR CAMPGROUND---THE DADDY THINKS HE IS MY BABY---HE SITS ON MY LAP EVERY CHANCE HE GETS---HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME WITH FRIENDS AND A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS---AND AGAIN---TELL JERRY TO STAY OFF THOSE HIGH PLACES---TAKE CARE

Coffee Bean said...

Glory Hallelujah you are ALIVE!!! LOL!

Happy Birthday Kathy's Mom!!!

Well, well, well... aren't you putting all us bloggers to shame by completing all your lists, having all you dishes done and socializing! Good for you! Your place sounds like a bit of heaven!

So, what was the family gift that was more for you? You didn't say!

Stay safe on those ski slopes and enjoy your Christmas in the Big Woods with Cowboy Jerry, the rest of your family and your guests!

Courtney said...

Glad to hear all is well with you guys! Have fun skiing.

Kathy said...

KD, here in GV! that is awfully close to my place. hint hint
MOM, you are suppose to hire cute young guys to shovel that blasted snow!
Janet, I just love puppies too! Now honestly, do you think it makes any difference if I tell Jerry to stay down from high places?? ha - not!
CB, you are always so funny! It is always such a hoot (did I just write hoot?) to read your comments. And I love your blog.
Courtney, thanks, I love to ski. And you are welcome for the earlier thank you that I did not respond to. It made my day to read your blog. Have fun with the girls.