Thank goodness my shopping and baking were done before Erin and her family of 3 little ones arrived! By the end of the day everyone: kids, parents,grandparents and pets were physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted! Erin (an accountant) worked from our house on her laptop Monday and Tuesday. Yesterday I took the twins to story time at our local library. They loved it and were great. Stories, dances, games, and glittery playdough. Then we went back into the main library and played with the big legos, puzzles, kids' computers and even read real old fashioned books of all things! Then lunch and a little bit of playtime at the park before heading home for a long afternoon nap.
I had cooked a turkey Monday for sandwhiches. We had turkey/dumpling soup, salad and cheesebread for dinner which was nice and easy.
Nathan and Kristin arrive tomorrow with their new 8 week old puppy named Eleanor. This was an "impulse" buy and she is driving them nuts. They are having buyer's remorse (can you spell PUPPY???) Nate says she has a "split" personality. Sweet one minute and biting you on the nose the next. I told him that she is a PUPPY! She has to be taught who is boss!
So we'll add a bit more chaos to the mix. Crabby Maggie may be able to put her in line. She was at a "no kill" shelter having been brought over from a shelter that was going to have to euthanize her and two litter mates. The vet said she may have been dropped off or removed from her mother too soon. Hopefully it will work out for all of them.
I'm sleeping soundly from about 9pm to 2am. Just need to keeping moving my going to sleep time later each night til I achieve something close to a normal sleeping pattern.
Heading back to bed. I'm focusing on enjoying my family and friends. Trying not to get too crazy with this crowded household. Thank goodness for this big house this week. I put Erin and her family downstairs. The twins are spending a lot of time down there playing tho they still want one of us with them. Most of the toys and a tv with a bunch of Disney videos keep them pretty occupied for a few hours. We try to find somewhere to go for an hour or two each day. On Friday we'll take them to an open gym for some "nastics" as they say.
Now, I really am heading back to bed!
Good morning Karen and everyone....
Karen...a house full of love....doesn't get any better then that!!!
I am just enjoying the little time I have to myself while Grace is at school. She is having a special day today so she wanted to dress up. She wore her velvet dress and a pretty matching bow in her hair. She was so excited!!
Nic and I had so much fun Christmas Shopping last night. What a crazy kid. He was trying to embarass me and he got me good a few times...LOL. We love our times alone together!
I have a couple gifts for Grace to wrap yet and then I am done. So much for another year....here and almost gone.
Wishing you all a good day. Prayers for so many in need. Special prayers fo Nan, Nancy, Monica,Margo and Morgan.
Love and hugs to all.....connie d