Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Missouri Merry Christmas

     Merry Christmas from our home to yours this bitter cold morning. We had right around 8 inches of snow with a quarter inch of ice under it. I found out how thick the ice was when I went to clean my car off yesterday when I went to leave the house. 
    Yes, I was out yesterday and made it just fine. I just took my time watching what I did whether I was driving or walking. It is beautiful scenery for all those wonderful pictures that I like, but I  just want to have the streets and roads clear. 
    Please take the time to say an extra prayer for those in need this holiday season. There is so much devastation with the weather. Some have floods, the ice, snow, and some just wonder how they will make it through.
     My plans for the day will be go see my hubby, who I haven't seen for a few days, but we have talked several times each day by phone. The weather has kept me home because when it is bad I don't get out. After the snow I had to wait for my driveway to be cleared before I could go any place. I am not driving tonight someone in my family is picking me up to take me to my daughter's house for Christmas Eve. Then they will bring me home. It is my Christmas present from them. They say we might have some more snow.
    Christmas Day I will spend at the nursing home with my hubby. We will have a 10:00 A.M. Christmas Mass and then lunch. Midnight mass was always a beautiful time of the year. We went to those for many years. You went early to find your seat. 
     It is a happy and sad time for me if there is such a thing. My parents passed away around the holiday with my mom seven days before Christmas and my dad on Christmas Day. My mom died a few years before my dad. It gets better, but it still brings back those memories. If possible, please take the time for your parents either with a visit or a phone call to just let them know that you care. The happy memories is watching the boys growing up, getting grandma involved in their school activities and starting this next month it is basketball time with our middle grandson. It will be fun to watch. I haven't gone to a game in I don't know how long. He is so tiny in compared to the others, but then I remember my brother who was small when he played. He would duck under their arms and go around them. 
    We all will eat to much during the holiday season so the exercising will need to begin afterwards to take off the extra pounds from all of the sweets. I will be going to a going away/Christmas party after Christmas. We have one leaving where I spend one day a week helping my new friend so I can fill in for her if necessary. One thing about small offices, it is like family. 
     Take care and have a wonderful Christmas. Be safe and warm. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Vickie said...

So glad you will be safely traveling Shirley. It is currently -1º here.
A Merry, Blessed Christmas to you all!

kathyinozarks said...

Hi Shirley we never got any snow just lots of ice-hoping allot of it will melt off the trees tomorrow,
Merry Christmas to you

Lynn said...

Have a lovely Christmas Shirley with your family and then with your hubby. God bless .

Acorn to Oak said...

Merry Christmas! :-)

Beth said...

Merry Christmas Shirley. Blessings for you and your husband. I lost my husband right before Christmas 7 years ago so I do understand and appreciate this post.

HUGS!! from Illinois!

Louise Michie said...

Merry Christmas and may you feel joy throughout the festive season. I live in Darwin, 6 degrees south of the equator. It is rather damp as we wait at the edge of another tropical cyclone. It is a wet, cloudy and cool Christmas here. We will be using the good dishes, eating the celebratory food, and phoning distant family members. As I write this message I am wearing my incredibly kitsch Christmas pyjamas, which will continue to remind me to keep the Christmas ideals for weeks and weeks.

Debby said...

Merry Christmas Shirley. I hope it all went well for you. That's a lot of loss near the holidays, and it must be hard. You had so much snow. Please be careful and enjoy the grandchildren. Hope Hubby is doing okay.

Gert said...

Shirley, I hope you had a blessed Christmas! Our weather was (and is) beautiful! It will soon change though...winter weather, guess that's normal for Iowa! Lol I pray you are being careful out in your bad weather.