Thursday, December 17, 2009


When I started blogging, I was expecting so much of myself.  I was sure that I would be writing at least once a week, and usually more than that. So much for noble thoughts. I can't remember the last time I wrote, although I have thought about it a lot.  By now I have forgotten all the "great" ideas I had to write about. So, I will put down a few random ideas and let it go for now.

Terri and Don have moved back from Texas. It is nice her being less than thirty minutes away rather than twelve hours, but I have to admit I miss her Texas home.  Her new home is nice, but I don't get the same feeling in it that I did the one in Texas.  I don't even get the same feeling in my own home that I did in the other one.  Can't really explain it.

Garret and Kalee surprised us by driving nineteen hours to spend the Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends.  They had only a few days, but Garret has two weeks leave over Christmas and they are coming home then, too.  His birthday is the day after Christmas, and I am hoping we can spend most of it together.

Danny wanted to come home for Christmas, but he can't afford to take off work.  I still haven't been able to get out there, and now that winter is here I know it will be a few months before I can visit everyone there.

A good friend I made in Colorado is now in a nursing home out there and is in pretty bad shape.  I've talked to him on the phone and he sounds so weak.  I hope I get to see him again. He is in my prayers.

Most of my Christmas shopping is done.  We've mailed Danny's presents to him, but I haven't wrapped any others.  I never did get out to buy Christmas cards, so will have to rely on email and phone calls to wish family and friends Merry Christmas.

Today is mother's birthday.  I love you mother and I miss you so much.


Terri said...

I'm glad to see you posted again. I guess both our resolutions for next year should be to do so regularly!
I thought about Grandma Ruby a lot yesterday, too. Don is so lucky to still have a grandparent. I miss Grandma Ruby & Grandma & Grandad.
Keep posting! Next time you can write about your trip to Iowa to get my puppies.

Family Man said...

Hi Ann,

As Terri said, I'm glad t see you posted again.

I'm expecting everyone to pour in here today. A couple can't make it this X-mas, so it will probably be about 25 out at the farmhouse.

When I started blogging, I was putting up a post just about everyday. Over the years though, I've really cut back on the amount of posts I put up.

One suggestion for your blogging. Think of all the wonderful things about your family. From your mother's generation, to your generation and onto kids generation. I've found when I think of my family that way it's much easier to write a story.

I hope you and the family have a joyous Christmas.