Sunday, December 11, 2011


Two weeks from today is Christmas. That means the next two weeks will be crazy and busy and full of events and things to do. Every year I say I am going to slow down for the season and enjoy a slower pace and I've yet to follow through with that. I really don't think there is any hope for me. And when I think about it I realize that having a full plate, dozens of projects to finish by the 24th, and deadlines that seem impossible to meet is just how I roll. It is who I am. So I am just going to embrace it and let it all be what it is!

I wish I could share what is going on in my sewing room lately - I promise I will post pictures after Christmas! Today little Miss Ava Claire was over and she asked me if we could go out to "our" sewing room! She loves being out there while I sew. I keep little crafts and projects for her to work on and she enjoys it so much. Among my projects I have finished a Christmas stocking for Aiden and have helped Andrea make one for Ryan. I have an old Debbie Mumm pattern I have used for years and today I folded it up until the next baby in the family comes along.

I missed college football this weekend. It seems like it will be a long time until next fall. Our Boise State team had another great year and sadly, they were not rewarded by the BCS system. We are getting used to the outcome although it is hard to understand how we get no respect just because we are small but what a joy it has been to watch our team have so much success. We need a new system that is more fair and objective but until then I will just keep cheering for my team.

The countdown is on to finish up at my job and start my new responsibility as daycare provider for my four sweet grandbabies! January 20th is my last day in the office and January 23rd is my first day as a fulltime grandma. I am excited and ready.

I hope to get the Christmas shopping done this week.

My husband informed me this weekend that he is getting a miniature horse with a cart for the grandbabies for Christmas. I don't even know what to say about that.

We don't have any snow but it is cold. I think if it is going to be cold - we should have snow.

For the first time ever I hired someone to come put up my Christmas lights. It was awesome. The job got done and my husband didn't grumble at all :)

My poor husband has been having some serious health issues since June. He got sick while we were on vacation and was diagnosed with pneumonia. It never went away and his breathing got so bad he could hardly preach. He wheezed and coughed and took prescription after prescription of antibiotics that never seemed to help at all. He finally got in to a specialist last week and was diagnosed with adult-onset asthma. I was so relieved because I had done plenty of internet sleuthing and had him diagnosed with a much more serious ailment. He is doing amazingly well now that he has the proper medications.

I started reading Brock and Bodie Thoene's series "The Zion Chronicles" over again. I love these books with all the history from World War II.

I am still on target reading my Bible through in a year. Just started Revelations. I think I am going to do a chronological Bible for 2012.

My word for 2011 has been Renew. God has been faithful.

I am not sure if I will be blogging before the new year. It's funny how I used to post almost every day and now it's like once a month. I think it took me about three years to get all my words out - now that I'm caught up I don't have so much to say anymore. But I still love my little blog and plan to check in from time to time.

I hope you have a Merry Christmas with people you love and cherish.


Dawn said...

I'm the same way about thinking I'm going to slow down and savor Christmas, but don't ever seem to accomplish that. But everything is so much fun.

I have read Boede's first two series several times each and always wished I could get somebody else to do so - Dwight did the first series and is now on the second and I am so glad. He's loving them as much as I did.

So glad your husband got a diagnosis and good meds. That must have been so scary! It's hard to preach when you're coughing and wheezing!

I finally posted today too, about our Christmas doings. Isn't it amazing how much we used to write, and how little we have to say these days? But I'm glad we neither one are quitting entirely. We still have to meet IRL!!

I'll bet they're going to miss you in the office!

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

I agree with you - if it's going to be cold, then it most definitely needs to snow! ha!

And I, too, am notorious at checking online and coming up with horrible diagnoses to health issues. So glad that your husband's actual diagnosis was something not nearly as serious as you were imagining and that he's doing well with his meds.

Have a wonderful Christmas ... see you in the New Year!

Dawn said...

Me again! We have had Christmas musicals in our church ever since my kids were young and other churches were doing them, and our kids were missing out. So guess who did them? Yep - I did it for 6 years. It was exhausting, but rewarding. When I quit as my kids got into teens, others stepped up and we've never been without - a blessing indeed. But I totally know what you mean! Some folks have moved away who did big jobs that made things nicer - and nobody is stepping up. I don't dare say anything!

I used to crewel embroider, cross stitch, regular embroidery, knitting, crocheting, sewing - even a tad bit of quilting (cathedral window pillow tops) constantly. Now I do none of the above. It's sad.

Thanks for stopping by today to visit!

Becky said...

Robin, a great catch up today with you. Busy lives are happy lives you know. The alternative is depressing I think.

A cart with a horse. Oh my! He sure is a doting grandpa.

I am so so so beyond excited for you not to be "working" anymore. You know what I mean. There is something to be said about giving all the first fruits of your time to things that really matter.

I WAS torn yesterday watching the Bears and the Broncos. I really was. We went overtime just as we had to leave for a Christmas party so we tuned the game on the radio. Man, what a finish! That Tebow is nearly magic. The news tonight said the Bears were "Tebowed". He's his very own verb now.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. We are just so excited to see our boys, and know it will go by way way way too fast.

Blessings on your days, Robin.