Monday, December 26, 2016


I started this post a week ago but I guess I shall post it now.  
It's that time of year for wearing red, Santa hats and in Ashley's case a Darth Vader Christmas sweater.  For some it's the last day of work until January 2 and then for others of us we will work different schedules. Teachers, students and Cassie are out for two weeks. I got to come back to work the Monday and Tuesday before Christmas and then I'm off until January 2nd. Pretty much a skeleton crew around the building. The district is closed and the doors are locked but some will be working away. 
Who knew this little word could could be so much fun. I brought these wooden letters spelling NOEL only to place on my cabinet at work or this year it was placed on the table next to the time clock.  Each morning or evening I would find a new word like Leon or Neon. LOL 
Friday the week before Christmas, while David was at the farm Pamela and I met up Rochelle and her Mom.  Rochelle graduated high school and went to college out in California and stayed. She came back home to visit her parents for the holidays and asked if we could all meet up and we did. 
I can't remember the last time I had seen her or her mom. It was great seeing them.  We met up at Brix Cellars and restaurant for a drink, some food and lots of conversation.  It was great catching up.  Now before going our separate ways we were gonna take a selfie then Rochelle asks a couple of women if one of them would take our picture. One said 'yes' and the other goes she's the queen of taking pictures. mmmm
I have these moments too but the queen failed on these pictures. LOL She rushed the picture and didn't wait for the phone to focus.
Oh well at least we have a picture even if a little blurry and the lights kinda messed up the focus on our faces. 
Then on Saturday Pamela I met up with of fun with another long time friend who just had her 30th birthday. We met up for lunch at our favorite tea room, The Whistle Stop Cafe. Love love the food.
After lunch we walked down to this cute shop called the Turquoise Door.  They have clothing, decor, fun little gifts and jewelry. We might have each found something to spend money.  Later that evening Pamela had to help Laina celebrate this big birthday. Two beauties.

David sent me pictures from the farm. Look how clear the water is. It doesn't have much further to go before it's full. That little red flag is considered FULL line for our redone pond.  

Someone at the book club had asked how big the pond is. Well now I know it's 15' deep and about 1 1/2 acres.While there he was a busy boy. He did some electrical work all by himself. Actually he did a lot. He put lights on the barn to light up the barn and the area around him. 
We have lights. My man is good.

David stayed the night on that Friday but came home on Saturday because it was gonna get down into the twenties. Probably a good idea since the mini mansion has no heat. He took me back by the farm on Sunday after we traveled to Franklin and Groesbeck. We decided to stop and eat before going all the way home so we stopped at a place in Hearne that we wanted to check out. 

It was called Ama's on Hwy 6. The food was pretty good but check out our bill. Tip suggestion was too funny.

Next on the agenda was to take David out early for his birthday that happens to be on Christmas Day. Pamela got home that Thursday so we ran errands and then when David got home We took him to the restaurant of his choice to have his birthday dinner.
He chose Carabba's Italian food. We got there during happy hour and we each a couple of glasses of blackberry sangria. Everything was yummy good. 
We all went home with our tummies full and happy.
Then again David was starting to feel bad with either sinus or a cold. What a way to start his birthday and Christmas.
The wine might have helped a little.

Christmas tales to come shortly.
Until next post... Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way..  Dr. Seuss

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

December is Here

Wow it's almost the middle of December and we all knows that means it's almost Christmas! OH MY! Are you ready? I'm not. I do now have our tree up. YAY! I took my time since I didn't have my usual helper. Pamela and I got the tree but she had to go back home before we could start decorating. It's not as much fun without her.  I got decorations up around the den, kitchen, study and dining room. Not a lot but I got some up. David noticed this new Christmas piece right away. Probably something to do with the motorcycle. LOL Maybe if my pumpkins had been riding a motorcycle he would have noticed the fall decorations sooner.
This year I have several new ornaments to add to the tree. The Star Bucks Cup and the white ball with the boot came from Pamela and I bought the boots. Imagine. The one that holds a wine cork came from Messina Hof winery in Bryan. And the red ball in the middle came from Missouri Star Quilt Company. 
While decorating my Elfie joined the 3 wise men. He almost looks innocent sitting there.
At work everyone is decorating their office doors. It's crazy. Some of these people are not only creative but talented. We have 2 doors and we decided to be funny and I have to say we got creative too.  That's the face of our director on the Elf riding the wrecking Christmas Ball. And knew exactly the video it reflected but this Elf got to keep his clothes on..   
Then the other door we decided to make our Reindeer bouncer a little more beefy.  You had to be on the list to get inside for Santa's dance off between the Elves and Reindeer.
Just across the hall the school district audit department had Mr Grinch and upstairs in another department Santa was coming down the chimney or going up...mmmm
Me and the Grinch had a moment in the hallway. Shh don't tell David... Oops I think he reads my blog.  The secret is out I guess. Oh it's a seasonal thing so he has nothing to worry about.  
As I was digging in the decorations I found reindeer antlers. I'm not sure Lilley was so happy I found them but she wore them long enough for me to snap this picture. She's such a sweet little deer.
And Sophie, that little fur pup got to go visit Santa and she got to pick out a toy from the Santa basket. Wonder what she told Santa she wanted for Christmas?
I guess I better get busy and finish any Christmas shopping and gathering up things if we want anything under the tree. And I have a quilt top I want to finish before Christmas. One more row. Then on to the next couple of projects on my UFO list. 
Well That's it for now.
Until next blog....May all your days be Merry and Bright.