Thursday, December 31, 2009


Last night my friends, Janet and George, introduced me to Rummikub which is a tile game that plays a little like gin rummy. This is really fun plus you have to think a bit as well. Today I tried to find it but ended up ordering it from I was hoping that we could have played it tonight but that's not going to happen. Can't wait to play it again.

One of my New Year's resolutions is to keep up with Flylady. I've been getting a head start on that this week. Today: detailed vacuuming. Sound exciting? No, but it's only for 15 minutes! :D

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


I'm thinking that one of my New Year's resolutions should be to do a better job keeping this blog updated, but you know how good intentions go...

Yesterday I took down the Christmas tree and once again felt that vague sadness when carrying it out to await the trash pick-up. The house always seems strangely empty after Christmas with the absence of decorations and lights. However, today the arrival of the boys to spend the evening changed that. They ate dinner, played games on the Wii, had cookies and hot chocolate, and then settled down to watch Peter Pan which they said they liked better than the cartoon version. It was a little dark and I think Owen was somewhat disturbed when Captain Hook was eaten by the crocodile, but when they went upstairs to bed they were hoping to go to sleep and dream that they were Peter Pan. Since the door to the boys room was left open, Sookie spent the rest of the evening sneaking up the stairs and dragging stuffed animals back down to the living room one by one. When Rick and Jessi came in, Rick brought me a new 2010 calander for the kitchen. It was a perfect choice.