Monday, December 21, 2015

It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas Around Here

December 21, 2015

Good morning.  Today is sunny and cool with a brisk breeze.   It's 42F degrees at the moment, but will work it's way up to the low 50's in a few hours.  This whole week will be fairly warm.  It should start raining tonight, and continue to rain for the next couple of days.  But then it will clear up and be gorgeous for Christmas.  I can definitely dig it!!

Yesterday, I put the rest of the packages and gifts on the shelf with my Christmas Angel, and took some photos.  I think it looks quite nice even if I don't have a tree set up.

I spent a few hours finishing up the last of my wrapping and bagged it all up.  After the football game, Deanne and Eddie came by for a visit and took all the bundles home with them.  Today, I will have to start putting all the wrapping stuff away. 

SIL Eddie said that he will come by after work and give me a hand with the vacuuming and whatever else I need help with.  This will be a blessing because vacuuming makes it difficult for me to breathe.  So today I will move a few things out of the way to make it easy for him to vacuum. I'm terrible.  I like to have all my stuff near me when I am working on projects.  (yarn, bags of started projects, etc.)   It's not really necessary though, so today I will put a lot of it away.

Today I went into my photo archives to find two photos that I took (at work) on this very day.  (Dec. 21, 2012)   It was raining that day until mid afternoon.  While looking out the kitchen window, I spotted a little Dark Eyed Junco enjoying a bath in a puddle made from the water coming out of the drain pipe.

My next big project will be to start getting my paper work in order for my taxes.  This is definitely not my funnest thing to do.  However, I do want to get it finished and out of the way before it is time for me and Pogo to go on vacation.  I just called the accountant, and made an appointment for mid February to bring all my information to him. 

Last evening, I was finally able to get in touch (by phone) with a cousin, and we had a nice long chat getting caught up on each other's life happenings.  I've been trying to reach her, but her phone was broken.  (I just found this out).  Yesterday, she had to go out and buy a new phone. 

I had sent her a Christmas card, but it came back undeliverable.  It seems I left her apartment number off her address and the mailman was not familiar with her name so he sent the card back to me.  At least I feel better now knowing that she is okay and has not moved away.  She and I both love bingo, so I'm hoping that after the Holidays, we'll be able go to a game together.  That will be fun.

While I was talking with my cousin, she mentioned how good her cleaning lady was, and gave me the name of the agency that the woman works for.  Today I'll call them to find out what it will cost for me to get a cleaning lady too.  Hmmm, now wouldn't that be a big help for me!!!

Well, that's about all the news for today.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a super beautiful day.

Hugs, Edna B.


The Queen Jester said...

You are the busiest person I know. I feel like such a slacker with my lazy style life....not that I'm ready to trade anytime soon.

Unknown said...

Hi Edna,

Well I spent most of this morning updating my blog. I went to add a link and the whole thing just disappeared... Why does blogger do this? anyway I want to add the link to the invitation on my blog here for the new blog that I am doing for Audrajscraps and hope that you get it...

The water came back on at 3 am and didn't do me much good. Jonathan sent me a text just as I was getting in the shower that the office notified him water will be off again from 9am until 1200pm... so I am still stinky and dishes are piled high and I am ready to explode right now as I want a shower. Good thing is that my son Matt brought me a gallon of water last night so I do have my coffee... which is a good thing.. 2 days in a row without coffee might have sent me over the edge. LOL.

I will go for now... work on my blog once more... Hugs, Beth

Stacey said...

your little angel with the presents around her, looks so festive. I think having a cleaning lady for you will be real nice, for you. doing taxes is never fun, but just think after that is done, you get to leave for Florida, that's a nice little reward!

smiekeltje said...

Looks so nice, all the presents around the Christmas angel.
oH how nice of Eddie to do the vacuuming for you. And yes, good idea to look into a cleaning lady, if you can afford it, already once a week would be a big help for the "heavier" cleaning things.
How courageious of you to make already the appointment with your accountant!
I surely hope that for this year all paperwork will arrive in time so that i can send it early to my accountant.
I hate the period of the taxes. But already wonderful that I have an accountant for it, and it's worth the money, believe me!
Today looks to be real nice weather, may be Jan and I will go to the market, we can do with some cheese and perhaps a few veggies.
Have a wonderful day