Tis the end of another year and my they do seem to fly by very quickly – remember all the dire predictions for New Years day 2000, sure seems like a long time ago now and of course none of the terrible things happened.
The 80th birthday party we went to last week was fun but the weather didn’t co-operate, it was cool and rainy but fortunately we were out of the rain on the covered patio and just dressed warmly. Corrie served a fabulous turkey dinner with all the trimmings – very yummy!
On Christmas Eve we entertained our first dinner guests in our new home, the meal was good and we had a great evening with Diane & Ben.
Christmas day was nice and Santa was very good to us, we just had a relaxing day until it was time to go out for dinner. Our Christmas dinner was a disappointment, there were 11 of us and the company was great but the meal and service left something to be desired - Ed sent his steak back because he couldn’t even cut it. John also had the steak and said it wasn’t very tender but wasn’t as bad as Ed’s. I had prime rib but had to ask for the onion rings that were supposed to come with it, no one got them at our table until I asked. For sure we won’t be going back there again! That’s twice this year we have gone out for special meals and have been disappointed – our Thanksgiving dinner in Kincardine was not what we expected but again the company was good so that helped make the evening not a total waste.
This week has been busy but nothing too exciting. On Tuesday our daughter Nancy had the family Christmas dinner at her place so we talked to everyone on Skype, it was fun to see them all and chat with them, we wish we could have been there but sure like the weather here better!
There seems to be lots to do around here so I am sure we won’t be bored for a while. When we moved in here there were 8 locks on the two set of doors and keys galore, John has replaced all the door handles and we are now down to 4 locks, and one key does them all – sure is nice not having to try to figure what key works what lock!
I went to aquafit on Monday but passed on Wednesday because it looked like it was going to pour rain, turned out it didn’t start raining until about 11:30 so I could have gone.
Yesterday John put an extra shelf in the pantry and in the cupboard above the dryer for me, I don’t know why they make such large cupboards with only the floor in them and so much wasted space but it seems to be a fairly common thing. Yesterday afternoon I went out and got some baskets for the pantry and sorted out the food in there, now I should be able to see what I have and find what I want fairly easily – much nicer than it was.
I felt fine when I went out yesterday afternoon but came home with the worst backache I have ever had. This morning I woke up feeling nauseous and crappy so guess I have picked up the flu that is going around. My niece had the 24 hour flu the day before Christmas and my sister had it on Christmas day so I am hoping this is also a 24 hour bug and soon gone! We had planned on going to the show this afternoon and then out for dinner but that won’t be happening today if I don’t feel any better later.
Yesterday we had a major cold front come through and it is supposed to last for about a week, they are calling for highs in the high 50’s for the next week and lows near freezing. On Wednesday John went and put some anti freeze through the trailer just to be on the safe side. I heard they were calling for snow in the Phoenix area, hope they keep it there!
Kel sent me an e-mail this morning saying she doesn’t know what we are up to because I don’t blog every day now, but it is hard to write something every day when there isn’t anything happening, just the normal day to day stuff. I will try to do better and do a post a couple of times a week, but am not promising anything for sure.
We wish everyone a very happy and prosperous New Year and for those who are traveling, we wish you safe travels and, as Peggi says, never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly!
And so ends more great gifts of days and we look forward to more good days to come.