Monday, December 31, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Christmas Eve at my parents house. We had chinese food, then opened gifts. My sister Shelley was there with her son Nick, Brandon was working still at UPS. Also her oldest son Josh with his wife Tiffany. Nicole and Brooke were there and my parents. My mother bought a ton of presents and there was paper every where when we were done.
Monday, December 24, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
What a cute face! I love Boston Terrier puppies.
It is darn cold here this morning, about 10 degrees right now. But at least the sun is out, even this cold it must help the snow to melt away a little bit. Today my mother is stopping over between her doctor appointments. She has my Nana's china set that I they gave me and I have been waiting forever for. I had to get something to display it in and I finally got a buffet with glass doors a couple of weeks ago. After she leaves I am going to the laudromat for another quick load, yesterday I went too. When I drove by my friend's house her husband and stepson were still there and I felt strange about going in and doing my laundry while they were home. No biggie, I sit for a half hour in the laundromat and relax, hopefully Gary will fix my machine tonight, the other part should be here today. I need to go to Wal-Mart too for some things, and then grocery shopping. Ta-Ta!
Monday, December 17, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
My wash machine is on the fritz, again. I am not sure why an expensive Calypso Whirlpool washer needs repairs for the second time in the 5 years I have owned it, but this time Gary is fixing it himself. the parts will cost us what a repairman would charge to just come look at it. sigh.
My father has a totally blocked carotid artery. Praying that they can operate and open it up.
And last but not least, a nor'easter is heading our way for Sunday, the day of my annual Johnson Christmas party. I had to cancel it, and re-schedule for next Sunday. Big bummer.
So, that's all the excitement, and that is plenty, thankyouverymuch!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
I did not go anywhere this weekend, and I guess that is good for my gas bill. Saturday I attempted to make a batch of my Nana's honey cookies. I have tried to make these cookies numerous times, and they NEVER come out right. This time was no exception. They tasted horrible, I think my shortening was bad.
We watched a couple of movies this weekend. Mr. Bean's Holiday, which was pretty funny. And, I Know Who Killed Me. That was pretty bad, very hard to follow and just plain bad. Of course we watched the Patriots trounce Philadelphia yesterday, Nicole got Eric a ticket to go to the game next Sunday, it is his Christmas present. I finished another book. It was called, If She Only Knew by Lisa Jackson. Very good mystery, I had the crux of it right, but could not figure out all of it.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Gary had yesterday off, we took my Pilot to Concord to get new tires put on, not my idea of fun but what can you do? Afterwards we went to the 99 for lunch. Ran into a guy that works with Gary and his wife, we had been to the Balsams with them last year, so we ended up having lunch together. How come the first question people always ask me is...Are you working? it seems to be very high on people's lists of important things to know, I can't tell you how many people ask me this, to the point where Gary and I joke about it.
After lunch we went to Best Buy, and then to Staples. We were looking for a shelf to put Brooke's printer on, on her desk. For some reason, no one carries these things. We found a monitor stand and went with that.
We watched Santa Clause 3 last night and it was okay, the first one was by far the best.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
This morning I had to take Brooke to go get her blood drawn. She went for a check-up Friday and they couldn't seem to find a vein. I don't know what the problem was, the guy this morning had it done in 2 minutes. So she was late for school, but she only missed study hall I think. I went and did the grocery shopping after, love pushing the cart through the snow that doesn't get plowed up, fun fun.
I am going to reate different books that I read, and maybe someone will want to read one based on what I say. The list will be over to the left and I will give it 1 to 5 stars. 1 being really bad and 5 of course being really good. The first book I gave 3 stars, I want to see this movie, the story was good, but I wished it had been longer, and it comes with other short stories. I am not a big short story fan, so most of them I read really fast, the last story was called Hell House, it was a bit longer and more like a short book. Very bizarre story about a haunted house that is so evil, everyone who goes there ends up dead or crazy. Nothing like a little light reading around the holiday's eh?
Monday, December 3, 2007
Yesterday was a really relaxing day. We cooked a turkey, and had sandwiches with it, the best part. We don't eat at home for Thanksgiving so we wanted our own leftovers. Saturday we went to Maine, it was so cold, we went to the Christmas Tea at Jefferd's Tavern, it was delicious as usual. Then we got a prime parking spot right on the parade route and watched the Festival of Lights parade. Stopped at the Gilberts on the way home, they were having a Christmas party and asked us to stop in.