Monday, December 31, 2012

New Years Eve

Today is New Years Eve day and it is a gorgeous day in Orlando. Sunny and breezy with a temp of 75F. I have been sitting out on my patio reading the newspaper and enjoying a cup or two of tea with my dog Toby. He is enjoying laying in the sunshine. I will try to add a picture of him. Here he is all warm and cozy.
We do not have plans to do anything tonight as we are not partyers (is that a word?)LOL We have a hard time staying awake until midnight sometimes to watch the ball drop in Times Square. Tomorrow is the big day for us. There is a big golf tournament here where we live (we live on a golf course), called the Bloody Mary Tournament. Gallons of Bloody Mary's are given to the golfers to drink as they golf. Needless to say, by the time they are all done, many are three sheets to the wind. My husband Thadd, our son-in-law Corey, my ex-husband and his wife, their son, and a friend will all be playing.
We then have all of the players and other family over for New Years Day dinner which consists of corned beef, cabbage, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, black-eyed peas with hog jowl, and a relish tray with pickles, olives, sliced tomatoes, and green onions. Sort of a combination of my southern roots and Thadd's northern roots. When I was growing up my mom would put pure silver coins in the cabbage and if you got one on your plate, it meant you would be prosperous for the new year. It's hard to find pure silver coins anymore so we do not do that now.
I wish everyone a Happy New Years. May you all be happy and healthy in the upcoming

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

I wish everyone a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year. I am excited to see what the new year brings to me and my family. I hope you are as well. I have to run but will return!

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Holidays Are Here

Oh where to start? There has been so much going on. We have started having the interior of the house painted but still haven't managed to get it all put back together yet. We spent Thanksgiving in Arkansas with Donald, Christie and Zach which was a first for us all. They usually go to Kansas City, Kansas to Christie's relatives but decided to stay home this year. It was nice for a change and it was especially fun to see them since it has been just about a year since the last time we saw them.

Then home for more interior painting and starting the Christmas shopping which I do mostly online. I am one of the odd women that doesn't like shopping. I am much more comfortable sitting at home browsing websites and buying than going out in stores. I dislike the crowds and long lines. Some things of course, you have to buy in person, but I have found that I can buy just about anything I need online. I probably do 95% of my shopping that way. Am I weird or what?

Henry, our grandson who is local, is going to be one year old tomorrow! It's hard to believe. Time has gone by so fast. It seems like just yesterday that he was born. My daughter is due to have her second child March 30 of this next year. As before when she was pregnant, they do not want to know the gender of the baby. We have all been taking guesses as to what day the baby will actually be born, how much it will weigh, and whether we think it is a boy or a girl. All in fun of course!

My daughter is going to have Christmas at her house this year. As I have gotten older I have tried to pass traditions along. Since she now has a child of her own, it is time for her to have the festivities at her house. I had already done this with Thanksgiving and I felt it was time. I will still have our traditional New Year's Day dinner at my house along with our traditional food, but sooner or later that may get passed along as well. I only wish my son lived closer so we could all celebrate together.

I am going to join a blog site where you are given a prompt to have a write a blog and post a picture in regards to the prompt (or not). I am not quite sure how all of this works since I am new to it, but I am going to try it and I am sure I will be up for the challenge.

Well, I am going to sign off. I am sorry I am not more consistent but hopefully joining this group will help me be more regular at blogging and have more interesting subjects.