Thursday, December 25, 2008

Holidays, Family, Friends

Fun, fun, fun. Last night was great! Everyone one was there, except Alan-but he was at his mom's in Monroe, NC. We had the party at Rick's. I was supposed to work last night, but got a message on my cell to call a co-worker. I crossed my fingers and called and-sure enough-our last patient had gone and I didn't have to work. I called Rick and told him, but swore him to secrecy, so it was a big surprise when I came in the door. That was fun! I got to play with my little man Cody, who is now 21 months old. He was hilarious. All the adults drew names, but we all still bought Cody and Jess-who's only 14-gifts, and it was so much fun to watch Cody open them. He looked a little confused at first, but once his mom helped him open the 1st one, he caught on quickly to what was happening, and he ripped into them. One of the things I got him was a bucket of bubbles, so he and I went onto the front porch (it was raining) and I blew bubbles while he squealed and chased them. I tried to let him blow some, but he kept putting his lips ON the wand when he'd blow. He was just delighted by those bubbles and I had some much fun with him. I got Jess a telescope and he was very excited about that. He started out into the yard to set it up, but then saw the rain and decided to wait til tonight.  When we opened our presents, Kathy ended up with 2-1 from me & 1 from Alan- and Kim had none. Turns out when Case & Court wrote out the draw names slips, Court wrote "Mom" instead of "Kim" on the slip. So, I got "Kathy", Alan got "Mom", which he & Kim assumed meant Kathy. It was pretty funny and Kathy said she had no problem with the way it turned out! :-)  Kim was cool with it b/c she had a bunch of presents from Alan waiting on her once they got back home. Lookit my 2 handsome young men! Bye for now...

Monday, December 22, 2008

Almost Christmas

Almost Christmas.......almost the end of another year. Wow, they go by so fast these days.

It's been a nice coupla days off. Had dinner with my dad & step-mom sat night and gave them birthday presents, then did some shopping and got a great deal on some nice things for 2 of my friends, then went to Barnes & Noble for something to drink and to read a couple of magazines. Today has been a lazy favorite kind. It's 1 am on monday morning, and all 3 cats are curled up on the recliner with me......Life is good!
Gotta go get 1 more present in the morning then I'm DONE!!!!!! I hate shopping!

9 more beginnings, challenges....wonder what it will bring...?

Monday, December 15, 2008


I've spend the majority of the afternoon baking Christmas goodies. This is the first time ever I've done this completely by myself. It was kinda lonely. I started to call my niece and ask her if she wanted to do this with me, but this is her first Christmas as a married woman and maybe she wants to create her own traditions with Joe. I hate to intrude on her life. I know she'd never tell me if I was, because she's one of the sweetest, most kind-hearted people I've ever known, but I don't want to be a pain. Maybe I'm just feeling sorry for myself ..... This is not my favorite time of year anyway, so I just need to get a grip. I hate feeling self pity....everyone is capable of creating their own happiness if they want to. So, I'm going to shake it off, snuggle on the couch with my sweetie baby kitty Tibs, who has been sitting on my right staring at me the whole time I've been on the computer, and start counting all the reasons I have to be happy. And to remind myself how wonderful my life really is!!