Here we are in the ‘In Between’ days – those days in between Christmas and New Year. Hope all of you are well and rested from all the hustle and bustle of Christmas and are looking forward to a NEW year, filled with all sorts of hopes and expectations.
It’s been relatively quiet here, no snow- just cold (in the 30’s most days). Christmas was spent with immediate family enjoying a large dinner together and watching each other open presents. This has been a ‘laid-back’ holiday for us; some people celebrate wild, exciting days – we have one long, mellow Christmas. I’m exploring the new features of a new George Foreman grill (my old Black & Decker died a few weeks ago after 4 good years of service). I tried hamburgers on it last night and learned to cut the cooking time by a few minutes compared to the old Black & Decker model; it will take some getting used to the “George”, as this one is a lot larger, takes up a great deal more counter space (and in my ‘galley’ kitchen, space is a huge premium!), and has more ‘bells & whistles’.
We are now looking towards the New Year in a few days; for me, it’s spent doing just about the same as any other holiday-cooking and relaxing. We’re not big “party” people here, so I very well might be one of the ‘old fogies’ who choose to go to bed instead of ‘watching the ball come down’ on tv, but that’s OK, too. I partied enough in my younger years, now ‘party’ for me is staying up late (read that as past 1 a.m.).
Nothing big or exciting to report; my car battery seems to be on it’s last legs as it stranded my 1 1/2 yr. old grandson and I at the local Post Office Friday for 1 1/2 hours while waiting for AAA to come jump start my car. Again this morning right after jumping in to go to church, it refused to start, which required a jump start from my husband’s car. I foresee a new battery being purchased tomorrow! If it’s one thing I truly depend on, it’s my car. It’s been a year of ‘little things’ going wrong, but Praise the Lord, we’re in good health, not starving, and looking forward to a new year filled with new chances, opportunities, and possible blessings.
Wishing you all “HAPPY NEW YEAR, 2008!”
PS: Just a quick note-I’m waiting for contact from my friend, the ‘head nurse’ who’s going to Ghana again January 2 and has said she will take the 15 newly-finished afghans with her. She said the next actual trip with the doctors, nurses, etc. will be some time in April or May. Since she is now officially retired from her job as Doctor’s Assistant with our scoliosis doctor, I’m having difficulty arranging for pickup of said afghans. If I don’t hear from her by Tuesday, Jan. 2nd, they will have to wait until sometime in April/May for delivery. Who knows how many more afghans we’ll get completed by then!?