Monday, January 24, 2011

Along the Coast

A day trip along the coast was just what the Dr. ordered! We were really getting cabin fever since Jim's surgery,so Saturday morning we left home and drove about 100 miles along the coast,stopping for lunch, a quick visit with family and a little shopping along the way. It was a wonderful day! A couple of weeks ago,I didn't know if we would have days like this again but God is Good and I thank him that Jim is well enough to do these things,we enjoy,again!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New addition to our family

We had a big surprise at our house about 2 weeks ago. The afternoon before Jim got sick. Ellie our Cavalier King Charles gave birth to 5 puppies,we had no idea she was expecting or that she had a boyfriend. A very good friend has her mate and we had been waiting for the right time to get them together. It was quite obvious who the Dad is, 4 of the puppies look just like the Jack Russell next door,the other one is black and looks a lot like Ellie,so we have decided to keep him and today we decided on the name Simon.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Home from the hospital!

Some of you know that Jim had emergency surgery last Thursday (gall bladder) that went well but because of his severe emphysema he had a lot of breathing problems afterwards.He was able to come home today but had to be put on oxygen,we are praying that it will not be permanent.We were so appreciative of all the calls we received and the way our children stayed at our side during the whole thing. I guess sometimes it take something like this to know how lucky we are to have such wonderful family and friends.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I am over it!

Okay so much for holiday blues,its time for me to get over it. I realize as wonderful as it is all things must come to an end and I have to move on to the next exciting thing. I am slowly beginning to take down my Christmas decorations. I have my new calender out and I am making plans for the year.January will include a long weekend trip, my oldest daughter's birthday. Febuary will of course include Valentine's day, a visit from out of town friends. March will be our first boating event of the year with about 50 other club members for 4 days of boating. So just the first 3 months have a lot to look forward to!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Post- Holiday Blues ?

I thought I was the only one who had this let down after the holidays but today on the morning show I discovered that this is normal and a lot of people have it. I think I feel better just knowing that it is normal and not just me.
I have always had this,as long as i can remember. This year it has been pretty bad.
I have learned in the past to have things planned to do in January,often taking a trip in January. Do any of you have this? If so how do you deal with it?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

I am enjoying a quite New Years Day. My 2 youngest grandsons spent the night with us last night. We got up this morning and had pancakes (their favorite) and then went out on the back porch,finished up some sparklers from last night,watched the squirrels and birds playing in the trees all in our pajamas. They have gone home now and I am still in pajamas,drinking coffee and blogging! I think this is a wonderful way to start the New Year. I plan to try to take things slower this year and enjoy the simple things more,I seem to have gotten away from that this past year as well as my blogging . I certainly plan on doing more of that this year. I have met some wonderful friends here and look forward to meeting more and spending more time with those I have met in the past 2 years when I discovered blogging.Wishing you all a very Happy and Blessed New Year!