Monday, December 21, 2015


    Merry Christmas to all of my blogging Friends. It is quickly approaching and in two more days I get to go with my daughter and grandson to pick up my oldest at the airport.  It is that special time of the year for family which I realize not everyone is lucky to have that. If you know someone alone, then take the time to wish them a Merry Christmas. Pick up the phone, call, talk to them. Some even include them in a family meal.
    Loosing family during the month of December can be hard on a family. I know that from my own experience.  It makes it even harder if it is on Christmas Day. You keep your spirits as high as possible for the rest of the family and enjoy the time with them. It is not about what you get as a present but it is the family time.  Talk with one and another, it really isn't that hard to do if you set your mind to it. 
   Please say a prayer for my oldest brother who is losing his eyesight plus having blisters on his legs due to diabetes. You can see them go down hill and it does take a toll on people even when you are trying to do the best you can. He is like the head of the family and took that responsibility after my parents passed away.  
    I didn't get to watch the basketball game on Saturday. I was finishing my shopping with my daughter and youngest grandson. We lost her in our Kohl's store. She was on the phone so we went looking at what I was wanting for my hubby. She went one way and we went the opposite way to find her.  Cell phones work great to find people to see if they are ready to go or not. It was funny. My grandson was to keep track of me. He did. He went right along with me.
   Then we went to the nursing home to see hubby. I had got a box of candy for the girls to share  who takes care of him. He set and watch the birds with our grandson for awhile before we left. They have finches there in a glass enclosure. They usually sing when they have the church services.  We went to lunch  before they brought me home after we went to pet store. He thought grandma needed a pet. I told him I didn't think so. 
   Car shopping will wait until after the first of the year. It just doesn't fit anyone's schedule right now, but I have been looking on line. The insurance company hasn't settled yet. They want their money, but they take their time when they owe you. 
   Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. I will be popping in and out for the next few days because I want to spend as much time as possible with my family while my oldest is home.  If you travel, please be safe on the road. Take care.


Susie said...

Shirley, Is the car insurance owned by the I.R.S.?? LOL... that's how they are too. I love that your grandson thought you needed a pet. Get a fish..or turtle...low maintenance. LOL I am glad your husband has birds to can be so relaxing. Shirley, I will pray for your brother. I know that losing loved ones is hard at any time...but holiday deaths are sadder for the fact that it's family time and that person isn't there. This will be our first Christmas that My brother Mark and Ted's brother Ray won't be with us. It will be sad...but God knows our hearts and he has blessed our family with two new babies. Blessings to you my dear friend, wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas. xoxo,Susie

sweet violets said...

You sound good and busy!! That's a good thing!! Have a wonderful Christmas with family!!! xoxoxo

Vickie said...

I am praying for you brother Shirley.
I don't know. I agree with your grandson. I think you need a poodle. ;)
Merry Christmas Shirley!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Shirley,
I am wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.
Hugs, Julie xo

Debby said...

You have had a year for sure. I hope you get your settlement soon. January is a good time to buy a car.
I bet you are excited to see your son. I'm glad that your grandson is taking care of you.
A little pet is so comforting. My little pup is laying across my chest right now. He has a little case of kennel cough, poor little guy.
I am glad you saw the humor in Grampy wearing clothes to bed. I hesitated posting that, because some may not think that was funny. We did of course.
Have a wonderful Christmas. Hugs

Gert said...

Merry Christmas Shirley, enjoy your family time.

Charlotte Huffman said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! Try not to get lost! :-)

Quinn said...

Dear Shirley,
thank you for taking the time to visit me at Comptonia :) I know how busy you are always, and now especially with the holidays!
I am so sorry to hear about your older brother's condition, and I hope he will be feeling well and able to enjoy the family being together. This season does bring out both the bitter and the sweet, but I know you always try to focus on the sweet. :)
Take care of yourself...and I hope the insurance company quits dragging its feet! As you say, they want their money right on time for sure. You'd think that would work both ways!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Mereknits said...

Have a wonderful Christmas with all of your family Shirley,