Tuesday, December 30, 2014

It was wonderful !

It was a wonderful Christmas! It was without the stress that I often experience. I guess we do get wiser as we get older. I still have my decorations up and I am enjoying them! I will probably take them down over the weekend and be ready for the New year to begin! One of the things I will do this year is think about another move. I think that we are ready to downsize again. We really do not need 3 bedrooms and I am ready to let someone else take care of the maintenance and yard work,so we shall see! I am looking forward to what the New year brings!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas !!!

The big day has arrived ! My youngest daughter is on her way from Louisiana, brother and sister-law from South Fl. Daughter and her family from Tallahassee, brothers from the coast and neighbors from across the street and my 4 grandchildren will be here soon. As my mother always said, I love having all my loved ones under the same roof at the same time! Merry Christmas !

Friday, December 19, 2014

It is all going well !

The house is decorated, the shopping is done, the gifts are wrapped and under the tree,cards are mailed, cookies are baked and it has all been stress free so far! I have been able to make time for myself and do a little at the time. I am at my happiest when I am doing things for my family, that gives me so much joy! There will be a lot of cooking going on the next few days and on Christmas Eve I will have about 20 family members and friends here. Hope all of you are having a wonderful Christmas!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Enjoying all the "Simple Pleasures" of Christmas !

It is the 9th day of December already! It is flying by as I expected! My decorations are out and tree put up, most of my shopping done. Grandaughter did not like the idea of me cutting back this year so she came and helped with the decorating. I went to a local store in my little down last night and found a few items that were just perfect! I plan to go to the Mall tomorrow and hopefully finish the shopping!We also drove around the neighborhood last night and enjoyed all the beautifully decorated homes! I am watching a lot of Christmas movies and listening to Christmas music. Taking time to enjoy it all, soon the baking will start !

Monday, December 1, 2014

December 1st

It is the 1st of December ! November did go very fast and I imagine December will do the same ! I still have my Thanksgiving decorations up but will begin to put them away and get out the Christmas things this week. I did get most of my shopping done on-line over the weekend. I plan to take things slowly and enjoy each day of the season !