Monday, December 22, 2008

Where Does The Time Go?

I am thinking that I need to sit down and write myself a to-do list. I have a lot to accomplish in just a little bit of time. We will be getting together with our Yankee children and grandchildren Tuesday evening for our Christmas Dinner and for the children to exchange gifts. I will be making a green bean casserole and a sugar free jello and fruit bowl for the diabetics and dieters. Hopefully the weather will work with us so we will be able to make it off of the mountain.

We will be going back to town on Christmas Day to join Chris' family and watch the little ones open their gifts andto have a little quality time with the grandchildren. In the afternoon we will join Tersie and her girls to watch the girls open their gifts and share some quality time with the girls and our grand puppy, Lucy as well. It makes it difficult at holiday time when divorce happens within a family. I remember my mom commenting one year that Alley Oop has had so many Christmas celebrations by the time we get her, she is too tired to enjoy it.

Hopefully we will be able to get off of the mountain and back to town on Christmas morning. We had single digit temperatures last night and it is already up to 15 degrees at 11:00 AM (sounds like a heat wave doesn't it?). They are calling for snow and one of those wonderful winter mixes in the next few days. The snow doesn't concern me, it is when the road gets covered with ice, it can make for quite a trip down the mountain.

As I have been typing this post, my attention has been drawn to the beautiful display going on outside my window. We are having just the slightest bit of snow fall right now. It is absolutely beautiful....... The wind is swirling these tiny little bits of snow all around. As they dance through the air on their journey to the ground they are caught in the rays of the sun to give the impression that instead of snow falling to the ground, it is the tiniest of diamonds. What a magical time of year.

Following Christmas we need to get things together for a trip to Louisiana and Texas to visit with our Rebel children and grandchildren. Before we leave though, we have Britt's birthday on New Years Day and as tradition has it, T~Bear will be coming out to spend New Year's Eve with us. Like I said, I really need to get a to-do list started.

Hoping that you will have a day full of blessings!


Peggy said...

You are one busy little elf! Enjoy that snow for me.. I sure wish it were here. Merry Christmas

Linds said...

Your Christmas schedule looks very hectic, Jo! I will be praying the roads don't get too icy for you to travel.
Right. I am off back to the baking marathon! Have a great day!

Nanna said...

You're making Sweet Loving Lasting memories with all the Children and Grandchildren.
Merry Christmas. Stay warm.
Love, Nanna

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Hope you have a wonderful, joyful and happy Christmas season, Jo. I hope the weather cooperates and you can travel safely.

Enjoy your time with family and friends, and blessings upon you and your family.

Much Love,


Laura ~Peach~ said...

sounds like alot of fun be safe on and off the mountain!!!!!
Happy holidays!

the voice of melody said...

You sure have a lot on your plate! Sounds like lots of fun plans though. Enjoy them all! :)