Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas!

How did it get to be Christmas already?   Only 3 days and it will all be over.....again.   I love the season, I love the spirit of Christmas, but it also makes me sad and blue. 

We're having a 'white' Christmas this year.  Don't think there was ever any doubt about that.  It hasn't  been bad yet....but it's only the 2nd day of winter.   January and February are looming.   What snow we've had so far has been beautiful.  And as long as I don't have to drive in it, I'm good looking at it thru the window.  Mailia on the other hand loves it.   She doesn't seem to ever get cold, and still tries to sneak out of the house with just a T-shirt and jeans, instead of long-sleeves or a sweatshirt.  She went ice-fishing with her Dad today and caught 8 fish.  They're going out again tomorrow. 
I love this picture of her with her Ron Jon boogie board in the snow.   lol    Santa is bringing her a sled, but in the meantime she made do with what she had.  She said the boogie board was "ok", but the skim board is "lightning fast".  
She joined the 4th grade girls basketball team and is doing really well.  Plus she loves it.  So now we spend one night a week at karate, two nights a week at b-ball practice, and then b-ball games every Sat. starting in Jan.   She wears us out, but we're all enjoying it.  Santa is also bringing her a basketball hoop which will cause shrieks of joy!   We got a letter in the mail today from the school saying that Mailia has been selected as student of the month.  Another proud mommy moment. 

Otherwise not a whole lot going on up here.  I lost my job b/4 Thanksgiving when the trucking co. I worked for went under.  I'm desperately searching for another job, but like just about everywhere, jobs are few and far between.  I worry that Jan. and Feb. will be even more depressing if I don't get out of this house and do something. 
I miss Florida.  I miss the sunshine.  I miss going to the grocery store in my capris and a t-shirt.  I'm going to miss planting my garden in Feb.  I'm seriously going to miss the Daytona 500.  I miss our house.  I really think we made a mistake moving back.  We both wanted to be close to family, but because we live about  35 miles from the nearest family members, we rarely see them.  Not at all what I was expecting.  It's actually quite depressing.  No family get-together for Christmas this year, so I don't expect to see anyone except my mom.  
Oh well, just kinda feeling sorry for myself I guess.  I'll stop complaining now and post a few pictures.   I'll be ok when spring rolls around and life is new again.  I'll miss the smell of orange blossoms, but so looking forward to the smell of my lilacs. 

Oh yeah, I miss walking my dogs in my shorts and flip-flops.  Takes me 20 min. to put on enough clothes to go out and walk them now.  But it's so quiet and still when we go after dark that I always enjoy those walks, regardless of the weather.

Hoping you all have a VERY Merry Christmas, and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

1 comment:

Mary Beth said...

Hey, Shirley! We miss you, too! I'm sorry you are feeling blue right now. Holidays can do this especially considering the family members you have lost in the past year. I do not think I could take midwest winters any more! But, spring will come! It is so good to see pictures of Mailia! What a spark plug!Tell her we say "Hi!" And Liann says, "Happy New Year!"