I enjoyed a quiet morning after an appointment for Ellen at 8:30. We don't usually schedule that early but there was an opening and since Ellen worked later today rather than go to school, we decided to take it. It worked for us, this time....but it was at a new location which was in a totally different part of York.....a bit stressful. We found it with little trouble.
I enjoyed some quiet after we got home again. ....
Some of Christmas went away at our house today. I intended to wait till later this week but today seemed like a good day to start. So start, I did. Tomorrow I'll dust and sweep. It feels good to clean areas I couldn't get to or have time to get to for awhile.
In other news -------
On New Year's Eve....
Ellen, Gina and I escaped the sick house and drove to our home town to see Christmas lights. All our plans to celebrate the new year had changed because of illness. Bummer!!
One stop we made was at the Krasley's. Their show is always spectacular!
Of course we drove through the town square of Manheim several times!
was the Fahnestock family Christmas. Several of Dale's family from Maine came for the gathering. Unfortunately, Dale did not go. He was still coughing and decided to keep his germs at home. Corey stayed home too.
We always enjoy a wonderful meal in the basement at Grandma and Nancy's home. After the meal the kids know what's next ....gifts! Aidan said that Nancy gives the BEST gifts! He doesn't know, but Aunt Nancy gives money to the parents and asks them to choose something the child would like :)
Brinley wanted to sit on Mommy to open her gift.
It's so much fun to see all the children open their gifts.....and it doesn't seem that long ago when it was our children in the middle taking their turns. Now it's our Grands.
I got up and thought I would make a dish of something (sigh) to take for the meal after church. Yes, that was the plan. But I felt completely spent. I have made food for days and days and making more food was just not gonna happen. And getting dressed up and out the door wasn't gonna happen either. Sometimes rest is best, even on the fist day of the week. We stayed in and rested. It was good!
Here it is, the end of the first Monday of a new year. Snow was in the forecast for tomorrow. I'll have to check the 11:00 news to see what's to come.
Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate those who take time to read my ramblings :) Leaving a comment makes my day....go ahead, let me know you are reading!