Sunday, December 31, 2017
I went for a wonderful walk this afternoon and chased the sunshine. I headed north on my street and the shadows of the houses were moving faster than I was. So even though it felt like 2 degrees in the sun, I'm going to say it felt like -2 in the shade.
Posted by Joanne at 6:27 PM
It's the last day of the year and we just got back from Costco and Superstore. There sure are lots of good deals out there that we left in the stores. The deal shopper in me really wanted to buy but the practical realist in me said enough is enough. It's a beautiful day outside and I'm going to go for a walk.....it's 2 degrees and sunny and I need to get out in it before it gets too cold!
Posted by Joanne at 3:24 PM
I subbed at church today and taught the last class of 2017. We put together a time capsule to be opened next December and our instructions were to take a class photo. My little helper and I both had trouble with the camera we were left so I took a couple with my phone. I think they turned out pretty good.....and they make my heart smile.
Posted by Joanne at 1:52 PM
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Friday, December 29, 2017
Remember how I always say that I am grateful to live where I live. It's still true.
Posted by Joanne at 11:17 PM
We had a few visitors today.....and we all had too much fun!
Beauty was in awe of the present that Santa Claus delivered.
And she could hardly wait to get it ready to play with.
Hubby and #3 spent close to an hour getting it out of the box and ready to play with. It didn't help that there weren't any instructions. Hubby called it the 'By gosh and by golly' method.
Grandson thought that he should see if he fit into the empty box as well. He fit. And all three blessings had lots of fun with the empty box.
We found gingerbread house making kits at Wal-Mart this morning and they cost a dollar each. I bought five....and made some blessings very happy.
And as independent as Beauty is, she was more than happy to let her Grandpa finish decorating hers. It was a win-win....we all had a very fun afternoon.
Posted by Joanne at 5:00 PM
I received my Christmas present from the G family today. Miracle #3 told me on Christmas Day that I would have to wait until it was finished......so when I dropped by this morning with some mail that had been delivered to our house, she and the blessings gave this to me. It was worth waiting for....isn't it precious?
Posted by Joanne at 1:09 PM
I only had one true pajama day this week but there were days that I didn't get dressed until noon. Or 5 o'clock. Today is looking like I will probably get dressed by 9 or 10, just because it is the only day that I can get into see my licensing officer to get the last of my paperwork done for 2017. I know that I procrastinated, but that is because I hate paperwork. Strong word, I know but I have to do it today so I will do it today.
Posted by Joanne at 6:45 AM
It's been a really nice week. I can't believe how quickly it's gone by and we haven't really done much. I know there are still four more days before Hubby has to go back to work, but they are slowly filling up. We were supposed to meet my cousin at the airport last night but Air Canada suggested that she didn't leave the secure zone as she might not get back in on time. As it turns out, there was a bomb scare at the post office beside the airport yesterday and I'm guessing that YVR was a crazy place. Just as well. I was disappointed but we had a wonderful phone visit instead, and she's on her way back to Whitehorse in May for her granddaughter's grad. Hopefully we can get together then.
We have been on the go since September and this past few days has been a very welcome break from routine. I feel lazy but I think that's a good thing. Hubby's back felt really good in California because it was so hot, but we have reached the age where we now understand why people go south for the Winter. His arthritic back needs heat and I gave him ten sauna visits for Christmas. He was able to go to one last week and said it helped, so it was definitely cheaper than a tropical holiday. It hasn't made me stop looking at tropical holiday plans. Just saying. I have spent way too much time on the internet this week.
Posted by Joanne at 6:23 AM
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Did you know this? I didn't. I actually cook with barley quite a bit whenever I make soup. And I love soup so I tend to make it once or twice a week, especially in the Wintertime. I finally made turkey soup tonight because I finally went to the grocery store to buy some vegetables. The fridge was looking a little bare so it was good to restock it this morning.
Posted by Joanne at 9:16 PM
I'm actually pretty good at all of this. I'm drinking tea instead of hot chocolate, but I think I have it right. We are having a very mellow Christmas break. Christmas is magical....especially for the little ones, but I'm soaking in as much relaxation and magic as I can before it's 2018. And if truth be known, relaxation is really hard for me.....I just know how important it is. I like the crazy....it's my preference, but I know I'm supposed to find a balance.
Posted by Joanne at 7:09 AM
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
It's no secret that I don't like the cold......so you can only imagine how hard it is for me to go outside when it's snowing and cold. But I know that Hubby's back will not allow him to probably ever shovel snow again, so I know that I have to suck it up and go outside to shovel snow. I only had to scrape it off the driveway a few times......no shovelling required, so it was actually easy. And it's not as cold as I thought it was going to be.
Posted by Joanne at 10:12 PM