All posts for the month December, 2007

Thankful for the Holidays

Published December 26, 2007 by glaumland

Yea! We’ve survived another Christmas! It is always so wonderful to spend the time with family, especially those that live far away. The kids are growing up and always enjoy time with the cousins. I really like talking to my SIL and finding out about phases & experiences the nephews are going through so I know what to be on the lookout for. Time with certain relatives can be very trying, especially taking in all of the catty remarks that are tossed my way and the very high decibel level. Thank goodness DH understands. And speaking of Dear Hubby, I am so thankful that his last-minute travels over the weekend went relatively smoothly and that he didn’t lose time with the family. I’m thankful for the delicious meals that I partook of (too much so!) and also to be home in my very own bed. Sleeping on guest beds is never as comfortable, especially when you’re not feeling up to doing the campout thing. As for gifts, I got some really terrific ones (thank you DH!), some really weird ones, some really useful ones, and some stuff. Overall pretty good though. Kids had a great Christmas and are staying busy with their haul – it’s fun to see them enjoy themselves. But most of all I’m thankful for a tiny baby born many miles from home in a little barn 2000 years ago – what a great gift that never goes out of style or gets used up and thrown away. Happy Birthday Jesus!

Merry Christmas…until next time…


Another Day in Dial-up Land

Published December 17, 2007 by glaumland

Good Grief, Charlie Brown! I can’t believe how slow the web is moving today. Or at least my portion of it. Seems like the sites I need to visit are taking forever.

I’ve gotten nearly all of my holiday stuff done. Cards are sent, presents are purchased, programs are completed…only a few last minute items to get done. Yea!

It’s been such a treat to receive cards from friends & family this year and hear how everyone is doing. That is one of my favorite things about the holidays.

We’ve had some winter weather (finally!) in Glaumland…snow & ice & cold. But we’ve been toasty warm thanks to Dear Hubby’s ductwork and the woodstove. In fact, I’ve been teasing him that our energy savings from not running the heater may have to be spent on the A/C. Ha Ha (I don’t know why he doesn’t think that is funny).

It’s kinda odd this year that we don’t have near the birds at the bird feeders like usual. Not sure what’s going on. I have seen a couple of exploded birds in the garage, so I think new cat is teaching the kittens how to hunt, or something.

Well, I think my work is finally done on the web so I guess I had better close for now. Until next time…

Snow Play!

Published December 7, 2007 by glaumland

Well, Christmas is still 17 days away and preparations & activites are well in hand. The Christmas Card Crunch is nearly finished (awaiting printing of our holiday letter), presents are all bought (thanks to online shopping), and I just so pleased I’m grinning from ear to ear. WOW! I’m not sure what has happened this time around, but I’m liking it!

 Today is a real treat. Every year we meet some friends at the mall that is 1/2 way between our homes, see Santa, and let the kids play while we visit. It is an awesome tradition. We really miss these friends and this has become a great way to stay in touch.

We had some snow yesterday. Big, beautiful flakes. Then after school the kids & I went outside…they enjoyed playing while I did chores. It was the perfect snowy afternoon – quiet, no wind & not too chilly. The snow was too fluffy to make good snowballs, but it was fun anyway.

I was really mean today. My wood was too damp to start well in the wood stove, so I went to the woodshed looking for kindling. I found a bunch in the packrat nest (along with some golf balls & walnuts) so I raided it! How mean I am! But my fire started & my house is cozy & warm. Thanks Mr Packrat!

Well, little boy is wanting some attention, so I had¬† better close and go play some more. Until next time…