Saturday, December 26, 2009

Rosie's first Christmas...


Christmas was pretty good this year. I missed my mom and Denise a lot...cooking in Mom's kitchen without her is really weird! I just don't know if I will ever really like the holiday season again. It was so much my Mom's favorite time of year and my parents made it so special for us. I can't get used to the fact that they aren't here with us.
So anyway...our plans got all turned around this year. I won't go into detail, but nothing happened the way it was supposed to, but it turned out OK. I think that my problem is I want the day to flow like it always did, and with so many splits to the family now, it is just impossible. I've decided that next year, I am only going to make plans to see my granddaughter and my Dad. Everybody else can kiss my butt!! LOL!!!
The baby learned to open gifts, and was fasinated by the process. She wasn't really too interested in the presents, but liked pulling the paper off. I didn't go too crazy on the presents, although I did buy her a winnie the pooh bear and a snow white bear. They were soo cute!!
I didn't do to bad myself...my son and dil gave me an i-pod touch, which I have salivated over for months!!! My i-pod is so old! I also got a george foreman grill and new pots and pans, so no excuses on not being able to make healthy dinners, lol. My cousin gave me a "Grandma" plaque which is really cute and I also got a silver bracelet that has roses on it.
We went to Fullerton to see my Dad and have dinner with him, like I said, it is weird to be in the house on Christmas without my Mom. He didn't want to decorate or anything, so none of her Christmas stuff was out. He said maybe next year. Since that is what he said last year, I have a feeling that those days are over. I know it is harder on him than he admits to me.
So that was it. We were home by 8 and I was glad. I am so over trying to do too much on Christmas. This year taught me a valuable lesson on taking time for what is important and letting the rest go.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas...

This is the Grandprincess's official Christmas picture. I love it. Love the dress, her smile, everything. My son's first picture you can totally tell he was screaming his head off 10 seconds before they took the picture. I have taken so many pictures of her, I think she almost knows to pose now, LOL...

So, I guess I wasn't very good about blogging every day. I suck...but there are days where there is really nothing new to report, lol. I was able to scratch somethings off my to do list. I made my scrapbook that will be a present. I am officially done shopping. Hubby dragged me to Walmart on Saturday, but now I am REALLY done!! I was so proud of the fact that I hadn't gone to walmart for any of my shopping, and that's where he wants to go...everytime I drag myself there, I hate it more and more. Rude people, rude staff, things just thrown where ever, and I swear they truck in random children just to have them clog up every isle by just standing there. (Bah humbug~!!~)

Now comes the job of wrapping. I swear we said we were gonna cut back this year, but I have presents in every room of the house. And of course, I didn't go overboard with Rosie!!! Oh well. Once I start, I'll get in the spirit of it. I'm hoping that I can do the wrapping today and tomorrow, Clean on Wed., and make the tamales and bake Thursday. So, if I don't blog again till after Christmas, I am really busy...

Hope everyone has a very special Holiday!!!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Xmas decorations

Almost forgot to write today. My life really is boring...today we got down the xmas decorations...tomorrow, if the baby comes over it will be late aternoon, so in the morning I am going to deep clean the front room and start putting up some of the decorations. First, I'm going to sleep in, lol...I have missed that so much. I like getting up at 6:45, it is good practice for when I go back to work, if I can't get a night position, but I really miss sleeping in...

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Quick

Just a very quick post...it is so cold in the computer room I can't stand it!!! Got started on the Christmas cards...I'm excited. I'll do the ones that won't include a letter first, then I need to write my letters and send off the rest of them.

No rain for tomorrow...but it is supposed to be cold again...that's OK...I'd rather be cold than hot, lol...

Monday, December 07, 2009

200th post

Today is my 200th post. Wish I had something really wise or cool to say, but it's really more of the same old stuff. I would like to thank the one or two people who read my blog, it is nice to know there are people who can relate to my crazy thoughts on life and all.

Today was sooo cold. And rainy. My back and leg have hurt all day. I finally took some motrin around 5 and it helped a little. I love this kind of weather, especially when I can stay inside, but my body is getting old...LOL...

Today I really didn't do much of anything. I had the baby and didn't want to take her out in this cold. I did receive a couple of gifts that I ordered through the mail, and I made a photo book of Rosalyn's first year (or 8 months, lol) for my Dad for xmas. He is so hard to buy for, I thought this would be different. I thought about doing one of his and my mom's life together, but I'm thinking it might still be too soon for that.

So tomorrow is going to be the only sunny day here this week, so I'm going to try to get a lot of my errands done tomorrow. We'll see how my back holds up...

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Chilly Sunday

It is really cold here in So. Cal. Right now it is 50 degrees and we are waiting for the rain. It is supposed to start sometime after midnight. The local news station already has us on "storm watch". LOL...

I went out today to try to finish up my shopping. I went to World Cost Market, Bed, Bath and Beyond, joann's, Rite aid and stater's. Got a couple of presents, but I'm not done yet...it's kind of annoying. I REALLY wanted to finish it up today, but oh well. Tomorrow I'm going to make a list of what I need to finish and hopefully can knock it out this week sometime.

I also need to get down to see my Dad. I wanted to go today, but he wasn't feeling very well, so we made plans for later in the week. I need to get a little house cleaning done for him and get his flannel sheets on the bed.

I'm kind of pooped...and the baby will be here first thing in the morning, so this will be a short post tonight.

update

So I've realized I'm kinda a hypocrite. Other people whose blogs I read sometimes say they will stop writing cause things are boring in their lives or they just don't have anything to say, and I will always write back that they have to keep at it, things are ok, it's theraputic, etc. I am looking at my blog, realizing that I have done the same thing. I don't write everyday cause my live REALLY is boring, I REALLY don't have anything to say, etc. LOL... I am going to make a commitment to write something everyday from now till Dec. 31. (I know...but I have to take things small...) There really is no excuse. I get on the puter everyday anyway to check my FB and myspace...

It is the 6th of Dec. and I am almost done xmas shopping. I have about 5-6 more presents to buy and I am DONE!!! I am so excited. I have never been done this early, of course I've always had to juggle work and xmas prep every year, too. This is only the 2nd xmas since I've worked (20 yrs...) that I have had off. Well, I think I'll have it off, I go back to the DR. the 15th, but I don't think he'll send me back till after the new year. That is the other motivation...if he does send me back, the biggest portion of prep will be done. It is supposed to rain most of all this week, so I figure I can finish my cards, wrap some, if not most, of the presents I have, I start cleaning the house for xmas eve.

It feels a little funny, almost child-like, to feel the Christmas spirit again. It has been 3 years since I was kind of excited for Christmas. I know 99% of that is because of Rosie. I am so thankful that she has come into my life.

OK...off to start my day...hope you all have a beautiful Sunday...