Friday Morning

December 26, 2008 at 10:06 am | Posted in Christmas 2008 | Leave a comment

Well, I went to bed at 8 pm last night, totally wiped out.  Fell asleep in about a minute and woke up this morning at 9 am, still groggy.  I love Christmas but am glad it only happens once a year! 

Daniel’s race-track is in my living room upstairs.  My mom got him one of those slot-car tracks with a couple of cars and he’s loving it.

Right now, Daniel and I are at the library, hanging out.  Ron is at my mom’s house, replacing her hot water heater.

It’s going to be a quiet day if I have anything to say about it.

For dinner, I’m fixing homemade macaroni and cheese and slipping in some ham cubes.  Make it a meal, kwim?

Okay, that’s it for me.

~ Patty

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2008 at 5:47 pm | Posted in Christmas 2008 | Leave a comment

Did Santa bring you everything you wanted?  I hope so!

We are all tired.  Daniel woke up at 6:30 and of course wanted us up, too, so that presents could be unwrapped.  He could hardly wait for us to each shower and dress! 

Dinner was great.  Hubby out-did himself on the ham and homemade yeast rolls.  Yummy!  I wanted to eat more but of course, my tummy stopped me.

Now, hubby and Daniel are cuddled on the couch watching tv and I am here checking out my internet world.

Hope you all had a Merry Merry Day!

~ Patty

It’s Christmas Eve!

December 24, 2008 at 2:50 pm | Posted in Christmas 2008 | Leave a comment
The ham is in the fridge…it smells heavenly!  Hubby has the bread dough rising for the rolls.  Everything for Daniel is wrapped and ready to go.  I have to wrap my mom’s two packages and stuff the stockings tonight after Mass and we’re all set.

Oh and we baked cookies yesterday, yummy!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Christmas is ALMOST HERE!

December 23, 2008 at 12:11 pm | Posted in Christmas 2008 | Leave a comment

Are you ready for Santa?  We are almost ready.  I need to pick up the ham and a bag of sugar so that we can make cookies for the Jolly Old Elf.

We’re at the library right now.  Daniel and I got bored at home and even though it’s pouring down rain, we escaped.  I picked up a couple of books by Delia Parr to add to my piles at home.

Gonna check out my Friends Page…..

Maybe I’ll BBL.

~ Patty

Monday Night

December 22, 2008 at 6:06 pm | Posted in Christmas 2008 | Leave a comment

We just finished dinner, chicken pot pies for me and hubby.  Daniel didn’t want chicken pot pie, he requested McDonald’s and since he’s not feeling well and barely eating anything, I told hubby to please go ahead and bring home some Chicken McNuggets for our boy.  He ate pretty good and is currently wrapped up in a comforter watching television and sipping on his Sprite.

Hubby went up to his workshop to work on a project. 

I could be making cookies but think I’ll wait until tomorrow.  Daniel isn’t going anywhere tomorrow and maybe baking cookies will help keep him from being bored.  Wednesday will be busy….I have to take my mom to the store for groceries and must pick up the ham from the butcher’s shop.  Sometime during the day, I want Daniel to try and nap so he can stay up for Midnight Mass.

~ Patty

Monday

December 22, 2008 at 1:13 pm | Posted in Christmas 2008, Doctor Appointment, House Cleaning | Leave a comment

My little one is sick again.  He’s had a sore throat since Saturday and a cough.  Well, this morning he was coughing and complaining that his chest hurt.  And since his coughs typically turn to bronchitis and then pneumonia, I called the doctor.  Our family doctor is out on Mondays, but thankfully she’s got a new nurse practitioner, so we went in to see her.  Yeppers, he’s got an upper respiratory infection.  She gave him Zythromax (sp?).  He had some Ramen noodles for lunch and just took a Pepto Bismo tablet because he said his tummy hurts.  I hope he’s feeling better soon.

I cleaned some more this morning…the stove top.  Need to set the oven cleaner to self-clean tonight.  Also need to give the kitchen floor a good mopping.  I hate mopping but Daniel likes to do it, so maybe he’ll do it tomorrow for me.  I never dreamed I’d have a child who LIKES to do housework!

So far the cats haven’t knocked over the Christmas tree.  They play under it and chase each other around it, but they’ve left it and the ornaments alone.

Daniel put garland (silver) on the stair railing and of course, they are having fun with that.  He’s had to re-wrap it a few times and I’ve told him he’d have to keep doing it because they LOVE it.  Just hope that they don’t actually eat any of it, because it could make them very sick.

Well, off to see what’s new in the rest of the world.

~ Patty

4th Sunday of Advent!

December 21, 2008 at 2:18 pm | Posted in Christmas 2008, Shop 'til You Drop! | Leave a comment

Christmas will soon be here!  We are planning on attending Midnight Mass this year.  We’ve gone two years in a row to the 10 pm Mass but this year Daniel thinks he can stay up for the later one.  I’m excited about it; growing up, my family always went to Midnight Mass.  Maybe we can come home and open ONE present afterwards?

It’s so COLD outside.  Just ran to Walmart with the grocery list that hubby and I compiled for our Christmas feast.  I had already gotten groceries yesterday but knew that he’d have a special list for the feast.  Of course he wanted asparagus (almost $4 a pound!) and sweet potatoes but also needed a couple things like yeast (for homemade rolls) and allspice and more whole cloves.

We FINALLY put our tree up today.  It’s rather skinny but still very pretty.  I need to take some pictures.  And I need ot address Christmas cards too LOL  

Dinner tonight will be a new recipe, hamburgers fixed with bread crumbs, egg and water chestnuts, in an orange marmalade glaze.  Yummy!  And I’ll fix rice and a veggie.

That’s it for now!

Feliz Navidad!

~ Patty

Hello, Saturday Evening!

December 20, 2008 at 6:41 pm | Posted in Busy, Busy!, Christmas 2008, Shop 'til You Drop! | Leave a comment

We have all been busy today.  Hubby helped a friend move, then went onto Springfield to do some shopping.  Daniel and I cleaned all day.  We’re all tired now.  Hubby came home and napped and Daniel and I just finished supper (eggs and sausage links, toast and bagels, grape juice and milk).

Also Daniel played next door for a couple of hours, which gave me a chance to run to get groceries.  Spent over $100 and still have to pick up the ham on Wednesday.  Ordered it today from the butcher!  Yummy!

We are FINALLY going to put up our Christmas tree tomorrow.  We’re all too tired to do it tonight.

Okay, off to see what the rest of the world is doing!

Hasta manana!

~ Patty

Hello, I think this is Thursday??

December 18, 2008 at 1:52 pm | Posted in Christmas 2008, Shop 'til You Drop!, Weather | Leave a comment

Daniel finally went to school today!  It was pretty foggy all night and I swear I heard something falling from the sky onto the back deck, but it was clear this morning.  There are some area schools closed but nothing in the immediate area.  He didn’t want to go to school, he who was so bored yesterday LOL

Went to lunch with my mom.  She purchased an adorable Jim Shore piece, of a lion with a lamb.  She’s going to put it under her tree.

Going to the diabetic shoe store after I pick Daniel up from school.  With Medicare and my hubby’s health insurance plan, I can get one pair of diabetic shoes each year.  Last year I got a very cute pair and this year I am hoping they’ll have the Mary Jane’s that I saw last time…I can wear them when the weather isn’t too cold…and can definitely wear them in the spring and summer.

Tonight Daniel is going to the Kiwanis Club’s children’s Christmas party.  One of the parishioners from church called the other night to invite him and get directions out to our place.  He’ll pick him up, take him to the party and then bring him home.  They’re having pizza and pop and Santa will be there giving out gifts.  Sounds like fun, but they didn’t invite me!

Okay, that’s enough for now, hasta luego!

~ Patty

Saturday Afternoon…..Whazzup?

December 13, 2008 at 4:14 pm | Posted in Busy, Busy!, Christmas 2008, Shop 'til You Drop! | Leave a comment

Not much here, anymore.  I am just about finished for the day LOL

So far today, Daniel and I cleaned the living room, went to get groceries for next week and I have fried chicken for dinner.  All I need to do is make some mashed potatoes and open a can of corn.

The chicken is in the fridge.  My guys like COLD fried chicken.

Daniel wants to make gingerbread cookies after dinner.  Maybe we will, maybe we won’t…..depends on my mood, I guess.

Right now, Daniel and the little girl who lives next door are playing basketball.  It’s freezing outside but they don’t care.  Kids!

Hubby spent the morning in his workshop and is currently napping.

OH, and I almost forgot:  Daniel and I found the perfect Christmas tree at Walmart and it was only $12!!  Hubby needs to trim the trunk and put it in water…..gonna have to remind him after his nap.

I’m ready for chicken!

~ Patty

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