Sunday, December 27, 2015

Sunday AM coffee and the Christmas review

I hope you all had an enjoyable holiday with friends and family.

 We've had a great holiday weekend.

Christmas eve I was saying good night to Caden and he declares that I haven't read him a Christmas story, which is something I've done on Christmas eve since Colton was a baby. 
Of course all the little kid books have been packed or given away and I didn't have a book handy to read. 
So I winged it. 
My story went something like this:

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring - not even that damn mouse who ate the toilet paper and shit all over in the upstairs bathroom cabinet.
Stockings were hung in our dining room with care.
Two of my children were snug in their beds while the eldest was gallivanting across the state at his girlfriends family celebration. 
I had just settled in for for the night when out on the lawn there arouse such a clatter, I ran to the window and what to my amazement do I see? That rotten Scotch has broken through the fence and he and the other horses are running like fools through the newly fallen snow!
Out the door I fly to round those ponies up, trudging through the snow in just my nightie and slippers. Cussing and groaning as I slipped and slid, for there was ice under that newly fallen snow.
Finally the fence was fixed and the horses securely behind the fence, I limped and trudged back to my bed. Where I warmed my cold feet up on the Hubbys warm ass!
Not too bad, right? lol
The kids got a laugh out of it anyhow.
Colton and the girlfriend made it back at 230a safe and sound.

A few pic from the day:

Found the best shirt for Caden. It says if wrestling were easy they'd call it basketball.
He sure misses basketball and the comrade of hanging out with his buddies. Next year we'll see what happens I guess. I don't think I mentioned it, but he tried out for the school play - Peter Pan and got a part as one of the lost boys. He is really excited about that. They start rehearsals in January sometime. 

Colton, the girlfriend and Dodger.

The Hubby and I showing off our treasures from my folks.
I'll have to take a picture of the stained glass when the light is shining through it, you wont believe how gorgeous it is!

Christmas night we watched old family videos. Seriously I have not laughed and cried so much in a long time! The tape we watched was from 10 years ago. Colton was 13, same age as Caden now so he was three then. Chyann was eight and had recently had an operation on her legs and was in a wheelchair for most of the videos. Crimaney Caden was a wild man! Colton was spouting off the funniest random stuff and Chyann looked like a fragile doll with the sweetest smile even while enduring the worst kind of torture for a kid - broken bones and being trapped in a wheelchair.
It was a wonderful end to the day watching those videos. We've sure got good kids. They are the best of both of us and we couldn't be more proud of them.

The only thing that would have made this holiday better for me, would have been being with my folks. I really missed all parts of our family. Mom and Gerry. Dad and Jeanne. Jeff and his family.  
Hopefully we can work something out for the next holiday season or another time during the year.
You know, like maybe Chyann's graduation!

Another short week for me as we head into the last week of December. 
It's only Sunday and I'm already looking forward to Wednesday at 2p when I'm off again lol

Have a good one!


Lisa said...

That's a cute story. What mammas won't come up with at the spur of the moment!
Glad you guys had a great Christmas. We had a very warm Christmas. T-shirt weather Christmas!

Anonymous said...

That was a great story! Yep, I know what you mean, I'm missing family too this year. Some years not so bad, some years you feel it e bit more. Glad that you had a bunch of home videos to watch/share/laugh


Nicole said...

I giggled and giggled at your story... now the question is, was it true?