Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone is having a very Merry Christmas. Right now it's quiet here, but Marcy & Oscar are on their way from his parents house. They spent the night there because yesterday was Oscar & Cesar's birthday so they celebrate Christmas Eve into Christmas day. We talked to Julie and the girls earlier and are going to call my dad later after Marcy is here so she can wish him Merry Christmas too. And Mike, Ray's brother, will be here this evening after he gets off work. We've invited a few others, but I don't think they will make it.

We've had quiet holidays these days, with both of my in-laws gone now and the grandkids across the country. Of course Christmas will never be the same without my mom. You would think I'd be used to it by now, it's been 15 years, but I still miss her the most this time of the year.

Merry Christmas to all and great hope for the New Year!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Computer Issues and Christmas

Well, I'm on my laptop today because I had to take the big computer to the Geek Squad to have them take out a rogue security thing that took over the whole thing and now wants me to buy their program to help remove lots and lots of viruses, trojans, and worms that are not really there. Just that stupid security thing blocking my way. So the geeks are gonna get rid of it (for a price) and I should get it back next week sometime.

Meanwhile, I have to get some things done today so that tomorrow I will have time to clean the house. I've invited a few people over - a sort of open house. So we could have 3 or 10, I'm not sure. But I've sorta put off big cleaning while playing a bit so tomorrow is it.
You know - "If it wasn't for the last minute, nothing would ever get done!"

We are hoping to make it to the valley in the next week or so, but the rain has caused lots of slides and the canyon road is closed. So the weather will be the guide for that.

Over and out.

Monday, December 20, 2010

It's Raining It's Pouring

It's been raining for days and that's not normal for So Cal.

Here's a picture of the bridge in Kernville near our vacation house. Normally there's a large space between the bridge and the water. Luckily we don't have to cross it to get to our place.

We had to move our walking (we've been working on losing our extra pounds) indoors to the gym, but I'm liking it. It makes my workout more intense and I sweat a lot more which makes me know that I'm getting more for the time involved. And with the treadmill it tells me how many calories I burn which is kinda fun. Plus we might as well take advantage of the gym membership that we've been paying for all these years.

I know I haven't posted much lately, but I'm hoping to post more in 2011. In addition to our travels, I would like to post more of my quilting accomplishments and a few other things. I know there is a problem if someone wants to comment. Some are not able to do so and that needs to be figured out. So, I'll be working on it or I may need to change to another blog location.
More later!