Sorry I haven't posted since before the Holidays. So much going on since than. First the holidays came and than so much to do to write my Holiday Christmas Letter and send out the Christmas cards, than of course came the Holiday decorating, inside and out and thank goodness helped with that, and of course the cleaning with company coming.
Our Air Force daughter, Tracy, husband, Brett and little baby Tyler came a few days before the New Year from Illinois, and stayed almost a week, which was great, got to see 9 month old Tyler and spend some good Grandma time with that cute little boy. So we had a great New Years Eve party so had much planning, shopping and cooking for that. But Tracy was a really big help there and it all got done, had a great holiday, meant to post but somehow things kept getting in the way, on the go so much. We all went to the Indianapolis Auto Show, Son, Dan, Tracy, Kelly and their families, but Air Force son, Alan didn't come this year, he couldn't take any leave, since he just go to Andrews AFB from Korea not too long ago. So we sure missed him but maybe next year. We had fun anyways, it is always great to be with the family during the holidays.
I have a new job now, till May/the end of the school year, and that is I am babysitting for little 2 1/2 month old Grandson, Brandon. I was honored when my daughter, Kelly and her husband, Brian had asked me to do this and is even insisting on paying me whatever they would pay at the daycare cause she says she would have to pay a babysitter anyways and that helps us out. But you know that money will probably go back into my new Grandkids, who me spoil them-NOT ME-well not MUCH!
So now I am at my daughters and am staying in their guestroom they have for me from Sunday night till Friday when either her or her husband get home and than head back home about 35 minutes away. She is a teacher and goes in pretty early to work in Indy so I don't want to have to drive her every morning and get up at the butt crack of dawn so this works out well. Brandon can stay home in his nice warm bed and Grandma is having a ball with the little guy. I am really enjoying this so much and don't know why I didn't have Grandkids first.
LOL He is so cute and is now watching one of those Little Einsteins DVD's they say really help kids learn. When Kelly told me how he watched them I didn't believe it but he just loves them and is in his little bounch seat clutching his favorite toy, his bear and watching intently. Boy they never had them when my kids were little. The things they have now for the kids. I don't think they even had baby monitors when my kids were little, it was called run up the steps and peek in and listen to see if they were fussing or crying. LOL Yes, I am really enjoying this so much.
It sounds like everyone had a great holiday. I had a wonderful one, but am soooooo glad the holidays are FINALLY over. No wonder New Years is my favorite holiday, now I know why. It is because the holiday season is over and I am done done done with all there is to do. No I am not a bah humbug, I really do love Christmas and everything it entails, it is just because it is so exhausting for me. Now it is 2008, can you believe that? And I look forward to it being a good year for me and for all of you's as well.
CJ-Sorry you got sick and hope that you are feeling so much better now. I know you really loved going downstate and being able to see your Grandkids there, especially it was great that you got to see your new Great Grandaughter for the first time, how wonderful for you and Dick. Good job on all you have walked at the Sportsplex, wow that is such a great accomplishment.
I am with you on the serious part of this losing weight. This will be our year right CJ? We will all do it this year!
Rena-Wow that is fantastic that you have a brand new Grandson.
I'll bet Kaiden is a cutie for sure. Hope you are doing great this new year. I know whatever you will do you will be successful at it. I hope we all are. Keep on posting because we need each other to get where we want to be this new year.
KimV-Yes, I still do work for H & R Block. I was not going to do it this year, the Office Manager I have loved and worked with for years got a regular full time bookeeping job left suddenly cause this great job came up that she had been presuing for the last couple of years. She was going to work with me and just let me work an occasional Saturday or Sunday to keep my foot in the door with 11 yrs under my belt this year. But now she is gone and I am already hired and went to training so I don't want to put them in a spot, I think I am the only receptionist they have in our office so far. So I guess I will baby sit for Brandon from Monday thru Friday and work Saturday and Sunday at Block. It will only be bad during peak, probally not till Feb/March than I will be done and have the weekends off hopefully.I am not sure who the new office manager will be, will not be in a hurry for them to call me. I know I will hear from them soon. I am so glad your got your computer up and running again, and congratulations on the great grades you got for your classes. I know you worked so hard at your studies.
Dallas-That is great that you stayed the same during the holidays. I wish I could do that, I of course gained, but am working on getting that weight off. I can feel your frustration about not losing any weight, but at least you have the exercise down pat and know what the problem is with your eating and it sounds like you will be doing all the right things this year so you should be seeing results and all your hard work will pay off. Good luck to you!
Well better get going, the baby is still sleeping, but have some things in the laundry and have to pack to go back home today when one or the other comes home. Yaaaaaaaaaaa just think I have a couple of days home, I miss my kitties and of course my husband, but he would say that is the order that I miss them. But I know better!
Take care guys, talk to you later. I will try to post more when the little one is taking a nap and when I can. I tell you this is fun for me but I am tired. I have to go home to rest and recooperate for a while.
Take care talk to you soon! Sassy Sharon