Friday, December 9, 2011

This and That

I can't believe how long it has been since I last wrote on this blog. Life is getting so busy and I keep finding less and less time for the things I really love. Hopefully, things will calm down in a few weeks and I have two weeks off school. That has to help, doesn't it?

Last weekend was really busy. We went to the book fair at Barnes and Noble for the school that I work at. Natalie and Lizzy decided that they weren't afraid of Santa this year. I wasn't planning for them to sit with him and all I had was the point and shoot camera I keep in my purse. Oh well, it's better than no picture at all. It melted my heart to see them up there. It's been a long time since I saw little people excited to be with Santa.

Saturday morning found Dick and I out and about in the shopping craziness. Our goal was to find a Christmas tree. We finally found one. It is the first time in 38 years that we don't have colored lights on our tree. It is hard to get used to white lights, but I'm getting used to it. I think that after a week, I can say I actually like it. Abby and her best friend Renee helped me decorate on Saturday night. Katie had come over earlier in the week and surprised me by putting up some of our stuff while I was at work.

On Sunday, my sister Polly took my mom and I out for lunch and to a local theatre production for our birthdays. We ate at a new Italian restaurant in town called Villa Nova. I had a yummy meal of pasta, steak, mushrooms and a blue cheese cream sauce. It was to die for. After lunch, we went to the local production of Man of La Mancha at the 4th Street Theatre. I was blown away by the caliber of talent in that theatre. I will definitely be going back for another show there.

This weekend is already proving to be just as busy as last week. Tonight, Dick and I went out for dinner and I came home and decided I needed to post here. Tomorrow morning, Sarah and I are going to Hobby Lobby. I need to get some things for some homemade gifts I'm making. I need to get those done, get my cards addressed and get started on wrapping my gifts. Sunday is my 57th birthday. Sarah has invited everyone to her house for the festivities. Natalie has already offered to help me blow out my candles and open my gifts.

One exciting thing that happened this week was my interview post with Ali Vincent on the Shrinking Jeans site. Ali was the first female winner on the Biggest Loser in season 5. You can read the interview here if you want. I was really excited last night when she shared my post on her Facebook page. I guess she liked it.

So...that's what has been going on around here. Hope you are all well and things aren't getting too crazy for you. Have a great weekend!


  1. I hear you on the crazy!!!

    Miss you! :)

  2. Happy Birthday... enjoy the day Sunday! Love the Santa picture!!

  3. Crazy is my first, middle, and last name right now! But it will all be worth it by the end of next week when we are all together again and I get to watch my son graduate from Marine bootcamp!

  4. It's that crazy time of the year! I am trying to enjoy the season and not stress the crazy. Happy Birthday tomorrow...I hope it's a wonderful day!

  5. I liked your this and that. It was interesting and fun. You've been so busy and had such great moments too. I love the picture and I hope you have an awesome birthday tomorrow!

  6. I know what you's a busy time of the year and it's always hard to do the things I love doing. I need more hours in the day.

    The photo with the girls and Santa is very cute. Love their smiles.

    Merry Christmas hugs,


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