HELLLOOOO T-GANG, friends and followers!! So Saturdays post was all about "getting back in the saddle again" and getting back into posting regularly again. Well, that lasted all about 24 hours. Sunday I woke up with a head full of .........welllll, a very stuffy head and a cough to go with it. Yea, all those vitamins and supplements only held it at bay until the holidays were over. I did A LOT of sleeping Sunday off and on and got an other good nights sleep last night, so I feel like I'm in the land of the living today. I even got dressed, put on my shoes and went out to buy some much needed groceries this afternoon.
There is SO much yucky stuff going around here, and from what I have heard and read, everywhere else too. Just the season.............and lets not forget the impact of all the weather has too. My goodness we have had some rain here........ten years of prayers are being answered this year....LOL
For the holidays we had some bitter cold ( for SOCAL) along with rain, it took turns. We get frost on the roof tops quite often, but we were actually seeing it on the ground until mid morning. Had it rained the same day we would have had snow to wake up to. :O
What do you call a snowman in southern California?..............
This is the same photo I used in my last T-day post, but I'm using it again because I am drinking hot coffee out of that same mug, as I type.
Well, we celebrated our "family" Christmas on New Years Eve weekend and had all 5 of the grandkids here. I won't bore you with 500 pictures of the festivities.......believe me I could ya, know?
I had invited life-long friends over to help celebrate Bob's (my DH) birthday on Sunday.
This is "us" the first generation
So we were pleased to have three generations here. We were missing a few of the second and third generations of the kids from across the street, but their Mom, Dad and little brother and his son was here.
I had Monday to get all my decorations down and put away. I took the time to go through all of them, even the ones I didn't use, and retire a box full. Then I HAD to mop the kitchen floor, I was afraid to walk in there without my shoes on...........I forgot what it was like to have so many little ones that eat and drink sticky stuff.......LOL!
Tuesday through Thursday I had Hannah and Megan (GDs) it was their last week of Christmas vacation. All three of us were pretty much pooped form all the festivities of the weekend, so we didn't really do too much, caught up on some very OLD "I Love Lucy" shows. The girls think they are so funny to watch.......well, so do I, even thought I grew up watching that program.
We did a little crafting and Hannah made a couple denim bracelets and want to show them off to you.
Wednesday we made a trip to the Dr. office, Hannah's tonsils were really swollen and we were afraid of strept throat, but they were just swollen and sore, then we had some lunch and took in a movie. We went to see "Sing" an animated film. It was really a cute movie, and I think I enjoyed it as much as they did.
Thursday we had company. My painting/stamping friend, Patty, also had her granddaughter, Courtney, for the school break. They brought along Alanna, one of Courtney's friends, and we had a paint party. They chose owls, and I found some easy ones on Pinterst. Alanna and Courtney had never painted on a canvas before, so they were having a ball. Courtney is 1 year younger than Hannah, but is barley taller than Megan........a little petite thing, but then my GDs are tall like me.
Here they are with their master pieces. Hannah chose to paint an H for Hannah. Hannah is standing and Courtney is sitting next to her Grandma.....tiny huh?
Then I drug out a few stencils and some water color paper so we could use up any left over paint. Megan dove right in, but she has used stencils before.
Courtney is getting her paper prepared for stenciling.
She is very proud of her design! Bravo Courtney!
Well, there ya have it in a small nut shell......my holiday and happenings. My coffee has gone cold and it is time for me to take some cold medicine......almost bed time. Yes, I drink coffee at night, not real often but tonight it is keeping my throat warm, believe me, it is not going to keep me awake once I take that medicine......so I'll be making T-day rounds in the morning with some fresh HOT coffee!
See ya then!!!