Well, I am up late once again... seems to be the norm around here, while everyone els is fast asleep, i am surfing the net. Still no major snow here, just a few patches here and there and it looks like we are going to have a green Christmas. Now, althought I hate winter, I wouldn't mind a little bit of white stuff on Christmas day...just to make it feel like Christmas! but, I am not holding my breath. Tomorrow it is suppose to rain and get up to 6 degrees. I have all my shopping done except for a few stocking stuffers and a few things for Christmas dinner. I would love to make some pies but latelt the cost of food makes buying a pie cheaper than baking one :( my wonderful mother inlaw bought us a turkey that is already stuffed, it's a butterball... I haven't had a butterball turkey in years!! While I will kind of miss making the stuffing, I won't miss trying to thaw the bird out to remove the little packages stored inside in order to stuff the bird, lol. And my mother inlaw also sent extra stuffing that she made and froze so I just have to put it in the oven. Seems to me, everyone loves stuffing around here so I also bought some boxes of stove top stuffing just to keep them satisfied ! And extra cans of gravy because we go through it like crazy. tonight was the first time that I had turned on the lights on the Christmas tree, only because of my kitten Autumn and doggy Roxy, who have yet to experience A christmas and chew everything! I haven't put ant presents under the tree because of as well. Roxy steals things and takes them under the couch to rip apart, silly puppy. The kids keep asking where the presents are and I tell them they are stored at grandmas house so nobody snoops. Little do they know, the presents are safely stored in the nice antique cedar chest that my mom passed down to me with a lock and the rest are in the livingroom stored in the jam cupboard that I got at an auction a few months ago... I knew these things would come in handy despite my hubby's dismay when I brought them home, lol. The kids do not have a clue..for once!
Tonight, we went to my childrens school Christmas concert. It was fun and so cute to see the little ones get up on stage in front of so many people and perform. And of course I got teary eyed watching my Rhys get up with his class and do the dance they performed. He had rein deer antlers attached to his helmet and was right up there dancing a storm. He was the smallest kid in his class but has the most determination :) last week, Rhys's best friend lost his Opa who lived with him, he passed away during the night and I can only imagine how devastated his family is, especially at this time of the year. Rhys took a shining to this kind man during the summer on his play dates at his friends. As usual, Rhys, ot of all my kids, showed the most compassion for his buddy during his time of need. it always amazes me how my son with a severe disability and who is far behind what a normal child of his age is, can comfort and be there for those who are sad or hurt. Bless his little soul :)
Well I should probably get off of here, I have much to do tomorrow...icky cleaning, lol. The kids are done school on Friday, the latest they have have ever gone to school before the holidays. that means they don't go back until january 9th....yikes!! We are visiting my mom on boxing day to exchange gifts and have diiner since she has decided once again to go to Florida for the winter...4 days later. Every year she swear she isn't going to go back because the weather isn't so great ans she says she might as well stay home...and every year at the last minute she changes her mind, lol. Oh well, she deserves it, she will be 80 in February and if she can escape our Canadian cold winter, all the power to her!!
Okay, I am off of here!! I will try and be back before Christmas Eve, but if I am not, I am wishing all of my wonderful blogging friends a very Merry Blessed Christmas Holiday with their family and friends!!
Thanks so very much for stopping by and making the past year a wonderful one :)
Love and hugs, Trish
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