Chillin' at CRT on Xpu Ha Beach

Chillin' at CRT on Xpu Ha Beach
How I'd spend every day if I weren't redecorating, cooking, sewing and blogging!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013, Happy New Year and Merry Christmas, just in case

I started a blog about Christmas and never finished it...so I'm going to post very quickly a Farewell to 2013.  Just let me start by saying that it is Dec 31st and we haven't had Christmas with our kids and grand kids yet.  

You read that correctly.  We were very blessed in 2013, but it's gone out with a bang...or perhaps crash would be a better word.  On Thanksgiving we were in an automobile accident which was a pain in the neck - literally.  I've had whiplash from the side impact to the passenger side of our car.  The vehicle has been repaired and my neck is slowly improving. But I've had a VERY non-productive December.

And I've guess you heard about the flu in Texas....yes, it's even getting people who took the shot.  But we're surviving that also.

Fortunately, I had already decorated for Christmas and done most of my shopping before Thanksgiving Day.  So in spite of everything, we are still ready for Christmas - and will hopefully unwrap gifts tomorrow!  

Below are a few pics from around our house.  I know everyone else probably put the tree out to the curb or in storage already - but my house if fully decorating waiting for the arrival of children, grandchildren and Christmas gifts to be unwrapped.












A modified quote from Alexander seems appropriate, "Some days months are like that, even in Australia"

I hope everyone reading this has a blessed and wonderful year in 2014. 

Happy New Year!

And if there are other people like me that haven't finished celebrating Christmas yet, for one reason or another, Merry Christmas!

Much love and laughter,

Laura


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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Ice Ice Baby

This pretty much sums up the last few days at our house in North Texas.  If a picture is worth a thousand words - here's 10,000 words for you!  We've been home since Thursday night and are hopeful for thawing tomorrow so the roads are clear for getting to work on Monday.

Thankfully our power has stayed on and our pantry and refrigerator were fully stocked on Wednesday when the temperature was in the 70s!  We have friends from back home who got iced in with us, so it's been a house party for the last 24 hours. Plus Oklahoma won the football game this afternoon which provided much jubilation. (Boomer Sooner!) We had already planned a dinner party with the neighbors tonight, so if they can slip and slide across the street to our house, it should be a fun evening inside where it's toasty warm.

The ice is beautiful, but bad for the trees, there will be a lot of damage. And of course, lots of people have been in auto accidents - not us - we had our accident LAST week on Thanksgiving Day when the weather was perfect.














So that's what happens when you get freezing rain.  I'm ready for a warm up.  I'll be sitting by fire as much as possible until then.


Much love and laughter,

Laura


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