Friday, December 30, 2011

62 and counting

Yep, it's my birthday.  I really have a hard time with my birthday...seems like I always have.  Maybe it's because it's at Christmas/New Year and there is so much else going on.  Maybe it's just that birthdays are hard for me.  Lots of feelings of sadness, for some reason, but life goes on, doesn't it!!

I have shed a few tears today and smiled quite a few smiles, too. 

I am 62 years old today.  I'm in pretty darned good shape, except for this broken shoulder thing, but that's healing and I'm going to be ok.

This morning when I was talking to the 4 of the "sweet six" (those near Pittsburgh) Nathan asked how old I was.  I told him..."62"...he answered, "That's a LOT!"  I laughed with him and said it sure was a lot!!!  Evelyn, too, said it was a LOT!  Grandkids almost ALWAYS make you smile and chuckle.

Tonight we are having dinner at House of Hunan.  It's Chinese food and I really like it a lot.  It's a pretty place and I'm looking forward to it.  Jennifer, Todd, Hadley and Treva are going out with Rick and me.

Happy birthday to me!!


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!  May this season bring you peace, health and comfort along with the joy of being with loved ones.  God bless us all.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tis the season

Christmas is coming and it's coming quickly!

All the gift shopping is done, with the exception that I need a couple of things for my sweet Rick.  I think I might need a few things for stockings, but that's minor cause they don't need wrapped!

All of the wrapping is done...nope, I didn't do it, but my great friend, Sandy, came to my house and wrapped for HOURS and did all of it!  What kind of friend is that?  I appreciate her help so much.  With this shoulder injury I'm not able to do a whole lot.  I wrapped a few presents, but Sandy wrapped for about 7 hour for me.  We had a great time chatting, munching lunch that was prepared by my sweet husband, tea time and then dinner prepared by all of us.

I have a project that I had started long before my fall/injury that I would like to finish for my daughters, but I'm not sure I'm going to be able to get it done.  I tried sewing on Friday and it's pretty tough doing the cutting and pressing without strength and movement.  If the project doesn't get done, I'll show them the unfinished project or just wait and give it to them when I'm more easily able to finish.  Either way, I think they will like the gift(s).

Merry Christmas to you.  May the peace of Christ be in your heart and in your celebration.