Friday, January 1, 2016


   The year came to an end with a lot of fireworks being shot off at midnight. I didn't have to worry about staying up late. I knew that he would set them off because he does it every year since they moved in the neighborhood. We have had a heat wave today. It is nearly 38 degrees, but will be back in the teens tonight.
   I spent time with the family last night at my daughter's house. Our oldest has one more day and then it will be time to fly back to Louisiana. I am glad that he spent the holidays with us, but will miss him when he goes back. 
  He did rather well with the asthma. He had a little problem when he went to see his dad, but then he had another one when they went to dinner one night. My daughter knew he was going to have a problem because of the lady's perfume was strong. There was no way to escape and that is the risk that he takes. His company has already called wanting to know when he was getting back in town because they want to send him out of town. He spends a lot of time out of town, but then he is working and that is important to him.
   I had to laugh watching the kids play games. I just wanted to set back and watch making memories. They played with new games that they got for Christmas. They all got way to much, but then that is kids. My middle grandson made fruit kabob's  to go with dinner last night. Mom cut up the fruit and he did the rest. He likes helping in the kitchen. My oldest dried dishes the day after Christmas for his aunt. That was a first. She told him to grab a tea towel and dry her dishes. I should have taken a picture, but I didn't have my camera with me. 
   My son and his two boys took me to do my  grocery shopping the day before New Year's eve. You never know what they are going to say or do when they are with you. They were giving me pointers of what I should buy that was more healthy . Really as though I can't decide what I want to eat.  I did get a few things incase we would loose electricity.
   I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I am going to try to spend more time visiting you all. It will be rather quiet. Take care, stay safe and warm wherever you are at. Prayers for all of those in need are being sent. Mother Nature has not been kind this last year. 



Mereknits said...

My kids got way too much also if it makes you feel any better. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and Happy New Year,

Blondie's Journal said...

I know how important family is to you and they didn't disappoint you this Christmas (nor ever). Yo are tight and loving. Good for you. I'm so glad you had some wonderful days with your son.

Let's hope for good weather in our area. It's very scary. Love your comment on the balmy 38 degrees! Ha!!

Love and Happy New Year, Shirley!

Jane xx

Quinn said...

I'm glad you got tp enjoy so much time with your family, Shirley - best wishes to you and yours for a wonderful 2016!

Vickie said...

Sounds like lovey family time. Shirley, would you also include me in your prayers? My neck pain is bad. I am calling the spine doctor on Monday. I am still doing physical therapy. Thank you.

Charlotte Huffman said...

Sounds like a great time with family. Weather here has turned colder, finally! We're only in the 40's! Stay safe and warm!

Linda said...

I guess I am glad Christmas is over. We had a really nice, tho casual, Christmas. The best is watching the kids...and I agree, almost all of them get too much. New Years eve and day was pretty quiet here. Hubby made steaks on the grill for us, our grandson spent the night and we were all in bed well before midnight. Yesterday I spent time with our grandson and after I took him to dad's I stripped wall paper. When will I get my Christmas decorations down?

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Hi Shirley, I'm glad you had a great time with your family for Christmas. I am hanging onto Christmas as long as I can, the house looks so much better all decorated and I love the lights. We've had way too much rain, too. I'm hoping for a mild winter. Take care and Happy New Year to you and your family!

Susie said...

Shirley, I am so glad to read that you had some good times with your family. It does us good to be around well behaved young people.LOL. I like when kids want to help out in the kitchen. Please stay safe and warm. You are in my thoughts and prayers. xoxo,Susie

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Happy New Year Shirley. Wishing you a REALLY good year. I always laugh at my grandson's and some of the things they say to us. I love it when they let their guard down and talk about themselves and things they learned from us. Thank God some of it stuck!! None of us bought one gift this year and we had just as good a time as if we had bought them. But then, our grands are 18 and 20 and understand limited income.

I'm so glad you had a good holiday.
xx, Carol

Gert said...

Oh Shirley it sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas with your family. What great kids to offer to help with dishes!!!! I understand about grocery shopping with your kids...same thing with

CatieAn said...

I am so happy you had so much time with your family for the holidays. I know how much you love and care for them. The older we get the more we realize that it is that time shared and not gifts that are the most important. Big Hugs and hope the New Year brings much health and happiness.