Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Had the most wonderful time with my Mom. She arrived at my house and I was thrilled to show her all the cute little Christmas decorations and how I had set them out this year. All that is bright and twinkles is such a delight! It is so much fun to share and she is such an enthusiastic person, she never lets you down but rather always lifts you up!
My son Terrence called and begged Mom, (his Grandmother) and I to come see his apartment. His roommate had just moved out and his girlfriend Jenny and he cleaned and rearranged his place so he wanted to show it off. Well it looked so nice and he had bought a cute little 12 inch tree to sit on one of his tables so it was nice to see a little Christmas there. I was happy to see he had hung the Gingerbread Boy Christmas wreath, which was one of nine wreaths I had made for everyone in the family and a couple of friends here about three years ago. It is always fun to see that they did indeed save them and they remained intact and still adorn everyone's homes.
Terrence showed Mom and I a fish aquarium he had purchased and momentarily I was concerned for the fish. lol Guess it is just an ingrained thing with Mom's...hard to imagine your own child caring for a living thing. lol He had one Gold fish in it. It had the motor, filter and lighter complete, very stylish too.
Mom treated us to Cheddars Restaurant. and I ordered a delicious grilled chicken salad. While, my Mom insisted on getting both the Spinach appetizer and the Onion Ring appetizer. I told the waiter that it was embarrassing ordering two appetizers and he immediately turned on the charm, insisting that when you go out to dinner you deserve to splurge. Never the less, having a good server, good company and tons of food sure made for an enjoyable meal!
Yesterday, I finished all of my Christmas wrapping. I was so relieved to have that done, as we will have to ship out my Daughter, and SIL's gifts. Chrystal and Dave live in Tulsa and have Dave's parents coming for a week to spend Christmas with them this year. It will be the first Christmas without my Daughter here. My oldest Son, Kevin was gone one Christmas while in Iraq with the Marines and that was hard because we knew he was in the war. This isn't like that at all, as this will actually be their first Christmas together and it just makes you feel warm and cozy for them.
Last night, just the two of us went and got all the stuff I needed for dinner tonight. We are having 13 for dinner. Always makes us feel special, when we went to get our pork chops cut, the good looking meat cutter, cut them extra thick, almost two inches thick and did a really nice job, could be because he is our Son, Terry! lol
Later, Dennis and I had a blast making Peanut Butter Kiss cookies together. Well, I make them and he assists!
So, it's just the two of us getting her done, and enjoying all that fills the season...family, shopping, dining and laughter with bodies that collapse with happy exhaustion! Life is so good and we hope your home is filled with snow people you love, so you have full hearts that are filled with delight too!