I really am trying but sure having a hard time convincing myself that I like these short, dark days. I'm staying busy and trying to perk up.
Going to my brother and sis in law's across town for Turkey and all the fixins tomorrow.
I'm been working on Christmas cards and letter, subbing some which has been slow with conferences and half days. Healthwise I just completed another sleep study; results will be in for review next week. Had 2 facial biopsies of "suspect" red areas on my lip and cheek. Both came back clear thank goodness.
Our kids, grands, and grand dogs will be here for most of a week around Christmas so there is plenty to do. Haven't even started shopping or gathering my thoughts about all of that.
It's dark, cold, windy and I basically want to crawl back under the house and stay until February when we go to Hawaii for a week. Doubt if I'll be able to get away with that.
So, I'm going to the gym, working on some little projects around the house, and trying to get in "the mood." I'm in a mood just not the right one!
I have much to be thankful for and I am. My 3 grand daughters light up my life. It will be fun to watch their joy on Christmas morning. Not spending a ton on them just making sure there are lots of things to unwrap. Dollar store goodies, sand buckets for making summer sand castles. I'll fill them with little goodies in the mean time. Clara wants a Tinkerbell movie and Hannah a tea set. Snowman flannel sheet sets for their beds. The old farmhouse upstairs bedrooms have little insulation in the walls. Hannah told Erin that her bed wasn't warm like Mom and Dad's.They have so much "stuff" that I hate to add to it! BUT I will. Erin said she's going to go through theirs and donate things before the holidays.
I don't WANT anything material. Friends, family, and relative good health should be enough to fill my soul. And it will be. Right now it's just feeling a bit of a void.
Wherever you are sending you warm thoughts. Be careful if you are on the road. I'm thinking another cup of coffee and a Hallmark movie sound good to me!
(((Karen))) I know what you mean about these short days!!! I hate them also!!! Seems like we get up in the dark and before long its dark again!!!! GRRRRR I did see a light that is supposed to be good for people that get depressed with shorter days. Not sure what it was called right now but it sold for about $50 if I remember right. I was thinking of getting one for myself and see if it helped my moods...I know I am MUCH happier when there is MORE daylight hours and the weather is nice and WARM instead of dreary and cold!!! Hang in there ok? Better days are coming...just not soon enough I know.... ;-)
Enjoy those grands and have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!!
PS Hallmark movie??? The Love Letter is a good one!!! Unless you are looking for a Christmas one to watch...I have been looking for The Love Letter and can't find it!!! One more place to go and see if they have it and if they don't I guess its not meant for me to have it. :-(
Morning Karen and OFF family!!!
Well I am getting alot of packing and sorting done and boy let me tell you that I am geting sore all over!!! LOL Its a good sore though so not to worry!!! :-) Really looking forward to this move now!! Got all my ducks in a row now you could say. My internet will be shut off next week and won't be hooked back up til late friday night. Hopefully I will still be able to keep my yahoo account and FB account! Seems when I move I have to change everything and I hate that!!! I do not know how to do photos and all that good stuff so have to wait and see what happens when I get hooked up again I guess. Pray it all goes well and it stays like I have it now!!!
Thanksgiving is tomorrow and I so want to get the kitchen packed up but that is a hard one to do not knowing exactly what will be needed yet for cooking and eating etc...if it was just me and Rick there would be no problem at all...but company is coming and there is where the problem is. Apartment is a mess and its going to stay like it is. Like I said we didn't invite strangers over so that isn't OUR fault. Rick's mom did it and she should be ashamed of herself but we all know she doesn't have a care in the world....what can I say? Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!! :-)
Weather here is cold and raining and calling for rain/snow for our move on tuesday!!!!!! GRRRRRR just what we do not need at all!!!!!!!!!! Sighs.
Been working on the afghan also and boy my hands and butt hurt!!!! Hands from working on it so much and my butt from sitting in one place for so long!!!! BUT there are 4 more rows to make and I have the 2nd one done!!!! Then I have one more to make before Christmas!!! I CAN do it!!!!!!!!
Well best get going here so I can get things going again...Thoughts and Prayers to all that need them!!!!
Hi Monica!! I am with you!! No shopping on Thanksgiving day at all!!!!!! How can people have a nice Holiday with their family if they have to work??? Shame on the retailers!!!! As for Black Friday...only one thing I am going out for and that is NORTON security at BJ's that will be a great buy and the only reason I am going there is because I have to pick up my check!!! Otherwise I would stay home!!! I do NOT like shopping in those wild crowds at all!!!!
Veteran Bandster 2002
Nothing tastes as good as thin feels!
lap rny 6-29-04