Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

All is quiet here, we've gotten plenty of snow and we are about to go pull the roof for the 2nd time this year. Jim has started a new painting and it's coming along nicely.

We had a nice Christmas Eve dinner, ham and Jim had mac & cheese with his. Kraft only of course. A nice surprise arrived in the mail today, I had ordered Jim a new coat, the one we had bought over Thanksgiving was defective, the zipper was coming out already. So I sent it back and once the credit hit I ordered the new one. It wasn't supposed to be here until next week so it was nice to get it early.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Almost done for Christmas

I am almost done making Christmas presents. And I want to get my knitting basket cleaned out so that I am ready for the new year. I want to get things off the needles, a fresh start in 2009. I doubt it will happen, but I can try. Only 2 more days of work before Christmas and I am very excited about that. It will be a busy 2 days, but it will be worth it. I haven't had 5 days off in a row since before I started working at the health dept. I just hope the weather straightens out so that the family planning clinic for tomorrow goes well. We are fully booked, that's for sure!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Bitter Cold

It is bitter cold here this morning and I would rather stay in than go out. But I shall venture out and get some work done. And it's secret santa this week at work, which is turning out to be more fun that I even thought.
Jim has the flu bug I had last week. He also has finals this week. So he will be on the couch most of the day, after he gives an exam this morning.

Monday, December 15, 2008

I learned something new

I learned something new. I learned what a "flash freeze event" is. And I'm glad that Pat got out of here when she did. It was a rain/snow mix yesterday morning. Which turned to a bit of snow. Went to bed last night knowing that today would be a mess. And it is. The temp dropped quickly and created a flash freeze event where all the water/snow mix on the roads froze. So that made tons of ice. And now they are saying lake effect snow with high winds (the Mackinac Bridge is closed today to high profile vehicles). I am going to get ready and get to work, have a feeling people aren't going to show for their appts anyway. I wouldn't go out if I didn't have to be to work! All the schools are closed except for the University and that is where Jim is. It's finals week and I'm sure the students are really ready to get out of here for the break.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Tonight we had hockey, but before hockey we had chicken & dumplings made by Jim. Yum!

Then it was off to the game with toys.
Three stuffed animals. Then after our team scored their first goal, we ended up throwing them on the ice. The toys go to local charities. And we got to throw stuff on the ice. It's a win/win situation.

And of course the pic of me & Pat together.

And wouldn't you know it, we had matching socks! Opal...mine were made by Lorie when we first moved her, she was concerned that my feet would be cold.

Pat is here!

Pat drove up from Toledo yesterday and surprised me! We took her to dinner at the pub,And then off to a hockey game. Now we're slowly getting around and we'll be headed out to the Quilted Moose so Pat can see the shop, then to Joann's, and a few other places. Jim has promised us chicken & dumplings for dinner, so that's something to look forward to before we go out and go to another hockey game tonight!