Friday, December 6, 2013

Still Busy

It is grey and drippy outside...so very gloomy and yet I have not started packing for Florida.  My house is a mess--everything from the kitchen sitting on and around the dining table.  However!  The kitchen is painted.  The bathroom is painted.  The cabinets are stained and covered with one coat of polyurethane.  I will let that dry for a couple of days.  I think I will actually complete my ambitious plan.

Then it will be turning my attention to some Christmas shopping and baking.  Yesterday was a break day, or brake day as the case may be.  I went to the annual Christmas lunch and gathering of the card making group.   It was a festive time and fun, but I did miss my friend Ginnie.  (There were a few of those moments when a good kick under the table was in order, Gin! Maybe it is just as well.  My legs are already black and blue from clutzing around with the ladder.)

I am hoping that the rain does not start to freeze so I can pick the grand kids up after school today and have them here for the weekend.  I guess I will have to clean up enough in the kitchen that we can maybe do some candy making or baking.

They are probably going to be distressed that I scaled back to basic cable and all the children's channels they watch are not on the plan.  I'll call it character building.

I watched The Sound of Music last night.  I would have much preferred to see it in a theater.  I have little tolerance for commercial interruptions.  I don't have DVR service which is one thing I would really use.  Even On-Demand has commercials that cannot be fast forwarded now.

I realized I always thought Carrie Underwood and Kelley Clarkson were the same person.  So I enjoyed the play and learned something as well.

12 comments:

  1. Even my college grandchildren would be unhappy if I got rid of the cartoon channels. How sad is that? lol

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  2. Wow, you are being productive. I am glad you are having the grandkids over. I always love to have mine over, too.

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  3. We're gray and gloomy here as well, but I love the warmth of the indoor Christmas decorations. I know the ads on SOM were annoying, but even in the theater, there are breaks to change costumes and scenery. You're really amazing -- I can't believe how busy you've been.

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  4. You are a busy lady!! Have fun with those grands this weekend.

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  5. I have tried to downsize my cable..but I have an upgraded version which includes the kids channels and many sports channels for the guys. I do not get any movie channels, but we do pay for the rare on-demand as we rarely go to movies except over the winter holidays. Have a safe trip south. We will be in FLorida the end of January...maybe our paths will cross ;-)

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  6. Wow that's a lot of work! You are truly ambitious.

    Enjoy the weekend with the grandchildren. I am having my niece overnight Saturday. She's 11 and this will be the first time. We're planning to set up the Christmas tree, wrap a few gifts and do a little sewing....it will be interesting!

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  7. You have been busy! We are on the Big Island and doing absolutely nothing.

    I will miss my granddaughters this year between Christmas and New Year. Their mom and stepdad moved this summer so the girls will be with their dad during the school break instead of at Grandma's house.

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  8. I hope the weather was good enough that you could get your grandchildren and that you have a wonderful weekend. Stay warm!

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  9. I really enjoyed Sound of Music; had never seen the Julie version so it was all new to me. I think Carrie did a great job, and the hair, costumes, and the house were beautiful.
    This is the first time I've seen your blog, and I'll be back to read more. Have a happy holiday, and by that I mean Christmas!

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  10. I hope your weather held up and you got the grand children OK, and hope they can deal with the reduced cable offerings. It will be like a Zen retreat for them. They will survive.

    More bad weather is heading our way today. Hope it misses you.

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  11. I am way behind in my reading and I apologize! I sure hope you and the grandchildren had fun making candy -- and messing up your newly painted kitchen!

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  12. Darn! I missed seeing The Sound of Music. I hope it comes back again. I'm amazed at your energy and ability to get things done, Olga!

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