Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday Already!!

Okay, it's Friday, 6 days till Christmas. My computer had to go to the doctor, so I'm using DC's. It's back, but is not hooked back up to the network yet, or something of the sort. Nobody has time to deal with it.

I haven't had a chance to visit much this week, and don't know when that will happen any time soon. With 30 people coming to my house tomorrow night (I have only myself to blame for this one!) - our SS class is bringing a planned pot luck and I'm doing the work of setting up and making the wassail and coffee and tea. Should be fun, but labor intensive.

But I don't think I can even begin setting things up until the new fridge arrives sometime in the morning - sometime between 9 and 1. That is too large a window for all I have to do! The first thing is once again removing everything from fridge and freezer, setting it on the patio, where it will be fine because it's colder out there than in the freezer! Remember the day after Thanksgiving when they brought our order and it was too big for the hole?? We have a wonderful fix-it-everything kind of guy in our church who spent part of two days this week moving all of the cabinets over 1.5 inches to accommodate this huge new appliance. Not good timing for delivery, but I'll sure be glad to have it.

We have final choir practice for the cantata at 3 in the afternoon, DC is delivery baskets to families in our church who are in special need, and the gang arrives around 6.

Right after the cantata, DC's family will make their appearance from Georgia, N. Carolina, and S. Carolina. There will be 30 of us in all, and each family who lives around here will be hosting 4 of them - they are driving in caravan all those many miles - 4 families. It'll be a grand time of mass confusion! Well, I shouldn't say that because my SIL has everything very well organized.

This morning I went to graduation of the distance part-time students that I admitted three years ago. It was a poignant time for me. I really enjoyed the ceremony and seeing everyone, but felt strange not being intimately involved in the planning and executing of the event. There is one more class that I admitted and I'll watch them graduate in May (including Barb's son-in-law, Aaron). Then the emotional tie will be gone and I'll feel really released from that place. I'll still visit the office on occasion, since they enjoy seeing me and especially the girlies.

Our anniversary is Sunday, the 28th, so after everyone is gone, we'll head for our favorite cabin on the Big Thompson River for a couple of days of much needed R&R.

Kristen has a new post up showcasing Care Bear's latest art and story-writing. She's really something. If you have a minute to spare, it'll give you a good feeling all over! Not that this grandma is proud or anything! Kristen has completed her first semester of school, and her finals, so maybe she'll actually have a minute or two to visit you faithful friends.

So - until after everything dies down, I will hope to drop in and say hello once in awhile. I'll have some great stories to share after this week to come. I want to wish all of you dear friends a most blessed celebration of our Lord's birth.


Midlife Mom said...

You sure do have a lot planned for the next week or so! You will need that R & R! Isn't it fun though to have people in and enjoy this season of the Lord's birth? I have a really big crowd coming on Christmas Eve and a smaller one for Christmas Day. I missed our Christmas Music Night at church as I had a severe asthma attack due to someone wearing a ton of perfume that night. It was scary but once I got home away from it I was fine but I sure hated to miss all the music!!!!! :o( For some reason they didn't tape it that night either so I can't get a cd of it. Oh well, things do happen.
Thank you again for the award, that was so nice! I will post it soon and also do the meme.
Glad you are getting your new fridge situation straightened out! Won't it be nice to have all that extra room!?
Take care Dawn and try to keep rested up. I will think of you doing your cantata, I'm sure it will be lovely!
Merry Christmas dear friend!!!

Christa said...

Sounds like lots going on. I remember lots of family when I was growing up, which I miss now. After all is said and done enjoy your R&R. Have a Blessed time with your family and friends.

Nadine said...

Sounds like you're extremely busy. I hope you can stop by tomorrow in the next week. I'm going to post about my book giveaway.

Diane@Diane's Place said...

I still have to make 3 batches of butter shortbread and 4 batches of dog treats, so I can sympathize.

And, I did it to myself, nobody twisted my arm. I just can't seem to get motivated, but the fact that Christmas is only 5 days away is about to sink in! I may make my shortbread here in a bit.

You do have a lot to pack into the next week. Hope everything comes together on time for you on Saturday.

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! Hope you enjoy your visit to the cabin. :o)

I'll drop by to visit Kristen after I post this comment.

Have a happy, blessed and joyous Christmas season, Dawn.

Merry CHRISTmas!

Much love,


Needled Mom said...

Your schedule sounds very tiring, Dawn. It is always such a busy time, but you do have a lot of added duties this year. You will soooo enjoy your anniversary getaway.

I am way behind too as my mom has not been well and I have been with her. Still....we will all enjoy the beauty of celebrating the birth of Christ this week.

Have a blessed Christmas.

Nancy said...

You are one busy lady! I don't know how you do it... the hostess with the mostest!

Is this the brother and SIL that I met? Tell them hello for me.

Blessings to you my firend. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas. May God bless you and your family in the New Year.

Hootin' Anni said...

Dawn....may your holiday be blessed with love, family and the serenity of the season.

Happy Christmas from Bud and me to your and your family!!!

Sioux said...

Bless you, Dawn. I know how harried we can get at this time of year...and waiting for a new fridge...Well, that doesn't make it any easier. We had 75 or so people over here Friday, and it was wonderful EXCEPT for the oil on the road that was tracked into my carpet! GRRRRRR....

Love you.

Laurie in Ca. said...

Busy lady Dawn!! Your grandkids are so beautiful. I know you will have a wonderful time with all the family and cherish memories for a lifetime. Have a wonderful Christmas.


PEA said...

I think a lot of us are wayyyy behind with our included! lol I've just had such a busy 3 days but now I can finally sit at the computer and have fun:-)

I read my emails this morning and noticed the one from you asking for the Wassail recipe. Dawn, I've never posted a recipe for Wassail...have no idea how to even make it! lol You must have seen it on someone else's blog?

I do hope your pot luck dinner went well, am looking forward to hearing all about it:-)

I can well imagine how it pulls at your heart strings to see students that you admitted finally graduate. I'm sure it means a lot to them to see you there as well!

I'll now go on over to Kristen's blog:-) xoxo

Penless Thoughts said...

I just passed an award on to you. Come & see. LOVE the header!!!!!! So perfect.

Jess said...

Merry Christmas to you and yoru family! I'm way behind on blogs...maybe I can catch up soon!

Love, Jess

Tammy said...

Hi dear Dawn...
Thank you for your well wishes and yes, today as the day's worn on I am feeling SO much better! :)
A very Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Linda said...

Merry Christmas Dawn! It sounds like your days will be full to overflowing with family, friends and wonderful times. I pray you'll feel the joy and peace of His presence as you go through your days.
Happy Anniversary in advance. How wonderful that you will be able to get away for a few days.

Maine Mom said...

I hope your dinner went well and you are enjoying time with your family!

Merry Christmas!

Linds said...

You will definitely need the R&R after all the busy-ness! Merry Christmas, you and all the family!

PEA said...

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through! Merry Christmas to you and yours, dear Dawn! xoxo

Nadine said...

Hi Dawn. My giveaway post is up. Come by when you get a chance.

Sharon Lynne said...

Sounds like a very busy Christmas, but full of the richness of life. I wish you a very merry Christmas and will be looking forward to hearing how things went!

Penless Thoughts said...

Hi Dawn, Please be sure and check in at Hearts today. I started something new. Thanks!!

Coe said...

Katy wrote on her blog, it is long but very interesting. She tells about her trip home from school.

Theresa said...

Dawn, your grandchildren are beautiful. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Sammy said...

Hi Dawn!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family. I bet those adorable grandchildren of yours had a blast!


groovyoldlady said...

Hmmm. Seems you always comment that you are tired after reading my plans; I guess the roles are reversed this time, 'cause I'm exhausted after reading all that. 30 people? Oy! I hope you had a wonderful time in the midst of all the chaos!

Have a wonderful anniversary tomorrow with your sweetie and get some rest in with all that romance. ;D

Hootin' Anni said...

On this frosty Sunday morning...I wish you both the best of anniversary celebrations. 36 years of love and such pride to be able to sit down and say that you've been together that long. It's wonderful to know that your marriage is solid. I love that part.

And Estes Park? Are you going to spend your time at Stanley then? How fun!!!

And yes....GO BRONCOS!!!!!! Love that team. For over 40 years I've been a Bronco fan.

Gigi said...

Dawn, thank you for inviting me to your blog...I am loving all the pictures of the grandbabies - they are so precious!!

Nancy said...

I hope you had a great Christmas. I look forward to pictures. Have a great week! Blessings!