Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Years Eve

I would wish you Happy New Year, but, I have no voice. Oh, yeah....I am writing not talking, so I can wish you a Happy New Year. I have been working days this week and I have one more to go before my big one day off on Friday.

I do not know where my voice went. Somewhere between the hospital and home I lost it. I have only just started to feel bad tonight. I would call in sick tomorrow but since it is a holiday, if I do that it will be unexcused, and I will not get paid time off. Yes, it is awful. The people who abused the sick days are the cause we are all suffering. Enough of that....

As I sit here thinking of all the cute little sayings I could be saying, all that comes to my mind is sleep. I think I need sleep. So, I will sleep through the passing of the old man as he leaves us, and hope that the bouncing baby of the new year will not have colic, but instead will grow up to be our pride and joy.


With the trio above around, it will be a Wonderful, Wacky, Wild New Year!!!
So, come on 2009. I welcome you with open arms.....

Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Memories

After all the excitement of opening all the presents, I noticed Lily had slipped off to her room with her baby and F*ncy Nancy. She decided the two would be sisters. Then she wanted to have them open their presents. She is such a caring little girl, and she loves her new babies...

Sunday, December 28, 2008

My Christmas

I love Christmas!!!

It seems as if my Christmas goes on for days and days. You may have noticed all the different stories I have written about.

Christmas Eve I spent time with my youngest son. I have told him in the past that he will always be my baby, and I bring it up again when talking about my Christmas...

We baked Santa cookies in the afternoon so that Santa would have a snack while on his long journey. We started baking these cookies years ago when the boys were young. In the later years with everyone having so many other activities the cookies sometime don't get made. However, after seeing Kevin teaching his son and daughter how to ice the beard, and then his hat, it made me see that I need to make time next year forthis tradition. I think it is one that should live on and be memories for my three grandchildren to have of me.

After a Christmas Eve Dinner of Chicken Pot Pie, we opened a few presents, hung their stockings and opened the Advent calender. It was then time for Meme to go home. I needed to rest up for the next day....

Christmas Day was filled with opening presents, playing with the gifts that Santa brought, preparing yummy food for dinner, opening more presents, playing and cooking some more, taking pictures for memories of all the presents being opened.

This is where I will stop for now and write more on my story of Christmas tomorrow, maybe.....

Saturday, December 27, 2008

One Christmas Celebration

I have not posted in a couple of weeks. I could say I was busy getting ready for Christmas, but, only one person saw my little attempt at decorating. That was Lily and she did not seem impressed.
The Christmas was disjointed somewhat. I had my Christmas with Brian, Shannon and Max on December 14th. It was soooo much fun. We had good food, opened presents, and I got my Christmas stocking filled again! It is a favorite for me. I love reaching down to the toe and getting a goodie.
The best part was seeing the smile on the faces of Bri, Shan and Max as they opened the present I gave them. It always warms my heart when Brian is happy. This first born son of mine is a man of few words, so when he talks, I listen and hang on every word. Really, I do. He is a wonderful cook, way better than his mama, so he really liked the blender (thanks Shan) I gave him, and told me how nice it was and how he was enjoying it, so this mama is happy.
After the presents we played games, had dessert and just generally had fun being with family.
The picture of Max with the present I gave him were sent to me by his Mama....thanks Shannon....

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Mama Gooch and PawPaw's Great-Great Grandchildren

We have a Christmas celebration every year at my niece's home. My brother and his family, my cousin DiAnne and her son and his children, and me and my family. It is a special time for me, and as I saw them gather for our annual picture of the kids, I thought of my grandparents and how they would be so proud of these little ones.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


I have been reading about being "green". Ways to clean your house green. Ways to drive green. Ways to doctor yourself and your kids green. I started to think about my daughter-in-law and her mom. They have been green for a long time. Gift wrapping paper green. We always laughed because Patty gathered up every scrap on paper and saved it for future presents. The next year you might see that paper again. Just think how wise she has been. Hey, I save those gift bags...I'm green, too...
This post may seem like I was being funny. I wasn't though. I am very serious...

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Time to Decorate the Tree

These beautiful pictures were taken by my daughter-in-law, Shannon.

What? Why?

Sometimes you want to just write about the deep feelings of our life. Other times I just want to laugh and make others laugh too. I am so tired at the moment that my brain is numb. As I drove to work this morning at 6:30AM, I had to slap myself to stay awake. If I am so tired, why am I writing at all, and boring you at the same time? Because I want to stay in contact with you all. I have had friends ask me about my blog, what I write about and such. just think, this may be the first post she will read. She will think I am a little off.

Well, I admit that the only reason I am writing this dribble is to make Teresa laugh and say.....What?????