Showing posts from December, 2012

Weekend Rewind..

Weekend Rewind....

The last weekend or 2012 is coming to a close.  The year went by too fast for me.  The older I get, the faster the years go by.    So instead of Weekend Rewind... I am thinking about the year to rewind....
So many memories....
basketball games a little bit of snow

a beautiful spring  graduation...
Relay for Life the never ending moving days...
proud to begin rotations-working for free
vacation time     snakes

I love my friends 
Apple Festival 

fall  serving food to the needy

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish all a Merry Christmas.  Hub and the family will attend church, spend time with my aunt and her family, and then return home.

After the holiday, hub and I will be heading to Pigeon Forge for a couple of days. 

Wishing all health, joy, peace, and above all love this season.

Weekend Rewind...

Weekend Rewind.....

Just two more days till Christmas!  Yippee!!  I love Christmas and celebrating Jesus's Birthday.


Daughter #2 birthday is December 26th.  We had an early celebration-so she could celebrate with her boyfriend.  He is also a basketball player and has to return to college on the 26th.

He is actually taller-squatting a little.     Daughter #2 was able to join us along with her 'friend.'
After dinner, cupcakes---Basketball cupcakes.

Grandson has had the flu--poor fellow,  He is feeling much better especially  after receiving a special surprise on Saturday.

Sunday morning I was blessed hearing 'the little ones' sing. Bringing smiles to all.

The country ham is in the oven and the fixin's are done.  Now time to relax and enjoy. 

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Joyce really got me thinking about the world we live in.  There will always be people who are rude but I am not going to dwell on I absolutely loved her idea and decided to join.

The first act of kindness was contributing to the Salvation Army.  I snapped this picture as soon as grandson was placing money in the kettle.  Aww..through the eyes of a child-willingly and happily placing money in the kettle. How many of us say to ourselves-- Oh No, I hope the person ringing the bell doesn't speak to me.

We have a lady who is in charge of our backpack program.  The backpack program is for children who go hungry over the weekend.  This lady orders all the food and delivers the backpacks to three schools on Friday-right now over 100 backpacks are given to the schools.  A special candle was given to her. 

A candle was also given to a lady who teaches Wednesday night to the little ones.
This was given to the librarians in our community. Our town librarians are often overlooked.…

Wednesday hodgepodge

Thank-you Joyce for our weekly hodgepodge.  To join just grab her button.

1. How will you spend 'the night before Christmas'? 

A light dinner before heading to church at 6pm.  Daughter #2 will be singing "Go Light Your World" at the candle light service.  After church, we all head to my aunt's house for a huge dinner.  When all have eaten, 'the little ones' open up presents.  Much laughter follows.  With our stomachs full and belly hurts from laughing so much, we head home.
Later, when all is gone to bed, hub and I sit together in our living room-just talking and remembering the Christmas's of the past and all that has happened since our marriage.  A dainty way to begin our Christmas because it is usually Christmas morning by this time.

2.  What is one thing you are not?
3.  Fudge-are you a fan?  Your favorite flavor?

Yes a fudge fan and my favorite flavor-peanut butter.  A colleague made cinnamon fudge-different but great.

4. Did you attend any cra…

Weekend Rewind...

Weekend Rewind...

Being a teacher, I have cried many tears this weekend.  School is supposed to be a place of learning.  As teachers we practice the drills of evacuation, but we know these are only drills and never think it can never  happen at 'our' school with 'our students.  My heart like many others is very heavy.  

#1 daughter has finished one round of her rotations--Yeah!!  Saturday began lazily (is that a word?).
I can tell she is relieved to have part of her rotations behind her.

Saturday and Sunday night our church has a live Nativity scene from 6:30 to 9:00. With music playing at each scene. Much work goes into this-not only do we continue to feed the animals, we also feed the characters.  This is one of the few years my family hasn't been an active participate but I did sign up to bring food.  Hub and I drove grandson through the Nativity scene.

Yes, the animals are real--donkeys, sheep, and three camels, and this is just a few of the scenes..  We always hav…

Weekend Rewind..

Weekend Rewind...

Friday evening went to watch #2daughter coach basketball.  As I sat in on the bleachers, I thought how I came to watch daughter coach and how sad for some girls whose parent(s) were not there.  I want to ask these parents-"What is more important than watching your daughter participant in a sport or anything?"  My heart goes out to these young girls.

After the game, we had a Christmas Party to attend.  Of course, we arrived late-daughter more important- but the hostess understood.   The food was great and what a blessing it is to have these people in our lives.

Saturday hub and I finished up some last minute Christmas shopping and birthday shopping.  Did I mention birthdays-#1 daughter's birthday is December 30 and #2 daughter's birthday is December 26th.  Shew!

Sunday I actually was able to listen to the sermon.  I am usually in Wee Worship (3 & 4 year old) and will begin teaching again in January-this is another story.  Anyway, the sermon was …

Wedensay hodgepodge

1.  Share your traditions surrounding the Christmas stocking.

The Christmas stockings are the last to open and the gifts are very practical.

2.  How many hours of sleep do you average at night?  Is it enough?
Usually I average around 5 and 1/2 hours of sleep each night but here lately it has been a lot less.  I am not doing anything differently just having trouble falling asleep.  I am blaming this on -getting older.

3.  If you had to give up one thing for the remainder of this year what would it be?
Have to give up or want to give up?  If I had to give up something, I have no earthly idea what it would be.  If I want to give up something it would be my nicorette gum-I have quit smoking (over a year now) but am addicted to the gum.

4.  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (or Wills and Kate as I like to call them) have announced they're expecting a baby. Do you follow news of the Royals? 
Definitely yes and would love to go to London.

5.  For me,  the sound of childhood is_______________…

Weekend Rewind

Weekend Rewind...

Went to watch #2 daughter coach her first basketball game Friday night.  Well, she is the assistant varsity coach for girls' basketball.  This game was also against her former school.  This summer she went down and volunteered her time and went to camp with her former school girls' basketball.  At the first of August, she received a call and was asked to be the assistant coach -with pay.  When she found out she didn't get into PT school, she told them she would take the job-this way she could earn some money for PT school in the future.  Friday night some ugly comments were said to her-not to mention the fans were calling her a traitor.  How rude adults are!  She is no traitor but is getting paid to do something she loves! It never senses to amaze me how people are.

Saturday was a beautiful, sunny day.  Hub and I took grandson to our town's Christmas Parade.  We strolled down and enjoyed the parade.

Sunday, I got in the Christmas spirit.  Even though…