Site Meter Elsie's Space: December 2007

Elsie's Space

Location: New England, United States

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Sunday, December 30, 2007

The List

We've been so wildly busy around here the past couple of weeks that it's been just about impossible to post anything. Having a few free moments this morning, I decided to take a look at the list of possible future posts I've been making. I was hoping to be inspired, but no, I'm just left staring at the stupid list. Instead of skipping it altogether again, I've decided to post the list.

  • "What are you doing?" "Just trying to see what it would be like to live with no thumbs."
  • Auntie is in good shape.
  • Pats going for 16-0. Update: The Patriots did indeed finish their season undefeated 16-0. The question now is whether or not they'll meet up with Winston's Titans in the playoffs. (What you gonna do then, Winston?)
  • Mother Nature
  • Pea in ear
  • Rehab
  • Christmas
  • Dirt on the floor
  • Dog
  • Cat opened door for stupid dog
  • Loving
  • Juh no
I promise that once I get everyone back to school or work or home or wherever they belong, I will try to get back into the thick of things. Hmmmm. Maybe that should be one of my many New Year's resolutions.

Happy New Year one and all!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Trying to get into the holiday spirit, I finally dragged out the Christmas Collection. I'm not sure if it's my mood or just circumstance, but I purchased two new CD's this year and neither thrilled me. Then I won a gift basket at the school fair which included the CD in front by John Legend. By far the best I've heard this year.

Okay, so poke fun all you want. I know there's more than a few that are probably good for a laugh or two. There's at least 30 here with a few more floating around the homes of my friends (just call me the Christmas music lending library).
Hoping you all will have music in your hearts this Christmas. Ho Ho Ho.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmas Spirit

We made it through a storm where thousands of people were stranded on the highway for seven or more hours (including friends of ours) to mother-in-law's wake. We survived another storm over the weekend, but I was forced to postpone the Sunday School Christmas Pageant.

Now it's on to finish the shopping, wrapping, cooking and cleaning and dinner for 26 on Christmas Day. I promise I will be back soon to fill in all the details. For now, let's just say that I have a truly amazing family, more so than I ever realized.

I'm trying to find some Christmas spirit somewhere in the midst of all this sadness. I know it's here, and I can almost feel it when I look into the sparkling, excited eyes of my children. Maybe I'll feel it tomorrow.

Until then, Merry Christmas my friends. With love from Elsie.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

At the suggestion of one of my dear blogger friends who obviously has been concerned about me, I'm letting you know that lately it's been a difficult time for our family. My beloved mother-in-law never fully recovered from her fall over the summer, spent the past two weeks in a hospice center, and passed away on Sunday night. She was a beautiful woman, inside and out. We will miss her dearly.

I will be back as soon as we get things sorted out. It's time for me to use all my energy on my family right now. I know you'll all understand. Please keep my family, especially my children, in your thoughts and prayers.

I will see you all soon.


Monday, December 03, 2007

First Snow

"Mom! It's snowing!!!!!"
I could hear my own excitement reflected in their voices.

Too bad they'll be disappointed to find it all melted this morning. Sledding will have to wait for another day.