Monthly Archives: December 2018

Happy New Year

Spending a quiet night at home.

Binge watching Blue Bloods.

Cross stitch.

Listening to the dogs snore.

Not a bad way to celebrate.

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Girls Day

Went to see the new Mary Poppins movie with Mom, Little Sister and Big Sister.  It was a wonderful movie, and a wonderful time . . .

Although the movie was a bit sappy and I cried a bit more than I expected to.

One of the highlights, though,  was seeing the “trailer” for the new Downton Abbey movie . . . yes I already have plans to take that day off work so I can be one of the firsts one to see it!!

 

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Happiness Is . . .

Finding a seed catalog on the mailbox.

Spring can’t be too far away, right?

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Heartbroken

I got some news today that shattered my heart . . . one of “my boys” from Local Catholic School passed away suddenly today . . . he collapsed while out jogging this afternoon and there wasn’t anything that could be done to save him . . .

He was only 20 years old . . . he played football for the Local College here in town . . . he was such a wonderful kid . . . his smile lit up the room . . . he was always quick to volunteer for any task and did it with joy . . .

I am at a total loss for words . . . and a familiar ache has crept back into my chest . . .

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Kinda Happy, Kinda Sad

When I bought Hal, I had originally intended to sell The Dog Mobile to my Mom and Dad.  But Mom wasn’t comfortable with The Dog Mobile . . . she thought it was too big for her to handle . . . when in reality it was smaller than the car she was driving . . . so Little Brother found a smaller, slightly newer car for Mom and Dad that had a recent engine overhaul . . .

The Dog Mobile was the “family loaner” for a while until it found a home with Niece #2.  She was a busy girl . . . college student, held down two part time jobs, taught Sunday School, cheerleader coach . . . and The Dog Mobile was perfect for her busy life . . . and they were happy together . . .

Fast forward a few years and Niece #2 graduated from college, got her Masters Degree in teaching, got through her first couple of years teaching and decided that it might be time for a New Car . . . and The Dog Mobile was getting up there in years and starting to need more and more repairs . . .

So Niece #2 got A New Car and decided to sell The Dog Mobile . . . and I have been holding my breath ever since waiting to see who the new owners would be.  When it didn’t sell, I seriously thought about buying it back myself and keeping it as a “spare” in case I ever needed it . . . but mainly for sentimental reasons.  But it needed some work that would be pricey if I had the work done by a garage . . . and since I know NOTHING about cars and can’t do the work myself . . . I talked myself out of that idea . . .

Fast forward to today . . . and Big Sister (Mom of Niece #2) shared the happy/sad news that The Dog Mobile has been sold . . . to a guy that is a mechanic and is looking for a “good car” for his young driver that will be getting a driver’s license soon.  And suddenly I realized that my silent prayers had been answered.  The Dog Mobile is going to a new home that will love and care for her as much as I did . . . and as much as Niece #2 did.

And that makes me very happy . . .

 

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Wednesday That Feels Like A Monday

I had two days off for Christmas . . .

It’s a short work week . . .

I get paid tomorrow . . .

I know it’s Wednesday . . . but it feels like a Monday . . .

I have the feeling that I’m supposed to be out on “Date Night” but “Blue Bloods” is on ION Television . . .

And I have to remind myself that because trash is running a day behind that I should set the can on the curb TOMORROW night . . .

But I cleaned the fridge tonight . . .

I’m a hot mess . .

 

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Wonderful Christmastime

I have very little Christmas spirit this year . . .

I’m sick to death of Christmas . . .

tired of 24/7 Christmas songs . . .

tired of Hallmark movies . . .

I’m so ready for this day/season to be over . . .

I had a wonderful day with the family . . . no drama . . . which is always nice . . . but I’m just DONE with it and ready to move on . . .

And then I heard this on the way home . .

 

And for some strange reason . . . it didn’t twang on my last nerve . . . I was singing along instead of changing the channel . . .

Merry Christmas

 

 

 

 

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Tradition

It’s not Christmas until I watch A Christmas Story . . .

Considering it’s Christmas Eve, I’m running out of time to watch it.

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We Weren’t The Only Ones

I always thought Prince Charming and I had a weirdly unique story . . . junior high sweethearts that drifted apart and then reconnected and rekindled the romance after thirty some years apart . . .

But I am always happy to hear stories of other couples with the same weirdly unique story . . .

Today I found this story . . . and it melted my heart . . .

A Santa in Utah proposed to Mrs. Claus during a photo shoot at a party.  See, Santa and Mrs. Claus had crushes on each other back in junior high but were too shy to start dating.  They drifted apart over the years and reconnected earlier this year.  Santa thought it would be cool to propose while there was a professional photographer to document the happy occasion . . .

https://news3lv.com/news/offbeat/utah-santa-proposes-to-mrs-claus-he-met-40-years-ago-during-photo-shoot

Aww . . .

 

 

 

 

 

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Netflix

I discovered Blue Bloods on Netflix

Life is good.

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