Friday, December 31, 2010
Last day of 2010
Well I have to say, I got a bit behind in posting, but the holidays just seem to steam roll over me. There is never enough time to do it all. Funny I seem to remember having way more time when my children were younger. I used to can and freeze vegetables, now I can barely find the time to go to the grocery store. I used to clean my whole house in 24 hours, and I would start and not stop until it was done...I took the Christmas decorations down the earliest I ever have, don't know why...just did. I have been cleaning all week, still have one bedroom to finish...liked the 24 hour window better. Now I find I have a hard time climbing on a chair, can't do it, got to use a step ladder...oh boy...old age is setting in quick.
For the most part, Christmas was very nice, quiet and uneventful in a good way. I miss the kids being small, the wonder of Santa and Christmas through their eyes are the best memories ever. The time spent with my Grandmother is etched in my memories like it was yesterday. I spent a lot of time with her. Even when my husband Jim and I were dating, when everyone else went to bars, we went down her house to play cards with her. Every time we would win a hand, she would say, "That's not a bit nice"....Every Tuesday after I got out of work, I took her to the grocery store. When she died I felt a big part of me died with her. I loved spending time with her, she was a kind, loving Grandmother. No matter what I told her, she never judged me or got angry. I have to admit, Christmas for me is more of a sad time, and I would be ok if I just didn't relive what used to be. I think you can tell a lot of my thoughts are in the past. But enough about that, this year we did have quite a bit of fun.
We all played poker on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day after our meal. We also tried a new Scrabble type game, Slam I think is the name. It is played with letter cards..it was fun, had a lot of laughs. We usually put together a puzzle, but we didn't do that this year....we had so much fun playing the games. There was so much food...we always make way too much, but better too much than not enough I always say. All the hustle and bustle leading up to Christmas is so time consuming and it is already over in a flash.
I will post a few pictures of my children whom I love dearly. The first picture is my my middle daughter Taryn, then my youngest daughter Jaime, and finally the last one is of my oldest, my son Kyle. Great looking kids aren't they, at least I think so...I hope everyone has a safe New Year's Eve and a very Happy New Year to come. From my house to yours: Denise