Wednesday, December 23, 2015

December 21 & 22, 2015

Christmas Week is Here! 
Time to Get Busy!
December 21 & 22, 2015

Inlaid wood quilt pattern ornament for sewing room tree.
This week is off to a busy start.  Monday morning Ron left me sleeping when he went to work.  As always, I appreciate that, but have things I need to be doing besides sleeping.  I spent the morning on paperwork.  Ron was out on a job most of the morning.  Then at 2:00 I got my haircut and returned to the office to continue the things I was working on.

After work, I went to the Wal-mart near our house and shopped for a few gifts and some food items.  It was 7:00 before I got home and I was tired.  I went to sleep in the recliner and slept until about midnight when I got up and cleaned the kitchen.
Little Santa with a quilted heart for my sewing room tree.
During the evening, before I went to sleep, I was going to work on a quilt in progress.  It is almost finished, but I found two little holes in it and sat there pondering how they got there and how I would fix them.  They are on the edge, so I can do it.  It just wasn't in my plans for this week.

Tuesday I was up at 6:00 to work a little on the house.  Ron had a doctor's appointment and I had an appointment with a contractor to come give us a bid to have a couple of small jobs done on the house.  He showed up about 8:30 and we discussed the jobs.  He will get back to us with a price and then we will see what to do. 
Made by my mother-in-law for the sewing room tree.
At the office, Ron was not there - still at the doctor's office and so I opened up and got to work on my Christmas cards.  I got some out in today 's mail and got some cleaning done.  I had a couple of good conversations with customers. 

Then I left at closing time and went to a newer Wal-Mart .  I got the things I had to have, but not the groceries.  So I will need to go back again Wednesday afternoon.  Tonight, I am cleaning the kitchen and doing laundry.  I talked to our daughter-in-law in New Mexico. 

The last couple of evenings I have tried out the new wireless microphone device for the television and have been able to do well with it.  I am eager to try it more and see if I am doing it right.  I still need to set up the one for the phone.  I am hoping my technology savvy sons can help me with it over the holidays.

Late in the evening I got a text from a friend.  I tend to call him a "young man" because that is what he was when we first got to know him about 35 years ago.  He lived with us one summer and with my mom another summer while he was in college and was here as a summer missionary, working in Mexico and in our area doing Vacation Bible Schools and physical labor on assorted mission related projects.  He is going to be coming to spend a couple of days with us. Some of you may remember this friend, Joe Schmidt.  So much of the mission projects our church does on both sides of the border in this area, have Joe's finger prints all over them.  We look forward to seeing him.  He now serves as the director of Baptist Student Ministries in Commerce at East Texas University.  Laughter is sure to get louder while he is here.
Made by my granddaughter last year for my sewing room tree.

Have a safe Christmas.  The traffic is terrible.


  1. Busy times! Last trip to heb this morning...horrible! If I forgot something, we'll do without. Was going to decorate cookies this afternoon but it's so pretty out, the kids would rather ride bikes. Oh, well!

    1. I haven't even gotten any baked yet. Tomorrow! Tomorrow!