Sunday, January 12, 2014
Saturday, December 17, 2005
It's a sunny day finally. This A.M. I wrapped the rest of my gifts after finding boxes. I have to get another gift for Kim -- she likes candles so maybe I can find something interesting like that. She suggested clothes for Lar so that was easy. And Barb & Dale like clothes. Only Barb has to choose hers so I get the right thing. Dale & I went together & got her a jacket from L. L. Bean. It's very nice.
The end of Nov. I got 4 candles & 4 Christmas dishes to hold them. Used 2 of them & put 2 away. And of course I can't find them. I'm sure they are in the dining room. But I did find the Anniversary Towel Barb has for you & couldn't find. I found it on the top of the buffet in the dining room. (I found the plates.)
Barb got her hair trimmed today & the back looks very nice. The top is in curlers as she doesn't like how the gal styles it, so I will have to wait to see the results.
I have a schedule made up for the week. Mon reg. duties & grocery shopping. Tues. I must wash the kitchen floor for one thing. Wed. I start 2 kinds of cookies to chill overnite. Thurs. bake cookies plus a bar cooky. Set 2 recipes of rolls. Fri. up early to bake rolls. Get hair done. After that frost rolls for Dale. Barb will deliver them.
I plan to order the prime rib dinner for Christmas Eve. It includes the meat, baked pot., rolls & bean casserole. I'll add salad & dessert. Christmas Day I'll fix breakfast & then we open our gifts. Dinner between 4 or 5 pm. I'll fix a turkey breast with the rest of the goodies. Haven't decided on dessert. That is easy to do.
Had a card from your folks, JoAnna, & they enclosed a picture. Very nice. They wrote "we celebrate our 50th next y ear." Please send me the date of their anniversary. I'll write it on the calendar & send them a card.
Mon. Dec 19
Heard from Dick today. He is (helping) - working at Michigan Molecular Inst. doing consulting work. Also started to write another book on spectroscopy & hopes to finish it in '06. Heard from Shirley Carlson (Don) & she had seen David. He had 2 operations on his back. Has graduated from a walker to a cane. He has retired & they are raising alpacas. I think she said they have 17 of them.
Last nite I watched some of the Chicago game on ESPN. I sure wouldn't want to sit in that cold weather to watch a football game. But the people were well wrapped up even to covering their faces.
Last nite I woke up & was cold. No heat in the blanket. The connection had come loose. I fixed it & in no time had a warm blanket & went back to sleep.
Today is Eddie's 14th birthday. Another year & he can think about driving. Does it seem possible.
Dale cleaned out his closet -- got rid of 4 shirts & I'm having him check over his sweaters. Someone can make use of them. Especially in this cold weather.
The Buffalo Sun. paper had an article about 2 reporters doing Christmas shopping in the thrift stores. It was very interesting -- the buys they found, etc. They describe them & the cost. One item was never used.
Dale didn't get home til close to 7 pm. He gave the car a good cleaning inside the shop. It really looks nice out the kitchen window with lights off. It really shines.
We ordered the prime rib & Barb will pick it up on Sat before the close at 5 pm. I got a turkey breast for Christmas Day so I'm set for food. Haven't decided on desserts tho.
Dale just brought down a large bag full of clothes he won't wear. I'm sure they will make someone else happy. It is hard for him to give things up.
Tues A.M. the 20th
I can't do much until Barb gets up. The job on schedule is the kitchen floor.
It was 7 when I got up at 6:10 A.M. What will Jan. be like after this cold spell in Dec. We need a respite.
Larry said he did the Sudoku puzzle in the USA Today & solved it. So Barb decided she had to try & she solved it & enjoys doing it. Me, I just stick to the crossword puzzles with the help of my puzzle dictionary!! Something you don't approve of. But I've memorized some of the answers & that's good for an old lady!
Thurs. 22 of Dec.
Got the cookies baked & some out of the freezer & Barb made up a nice plate of cookies for Johansons. Lynn doesn't bake -- maybe Pillsbury cookies.
Also set 2 batches of rolls for Dale. Have the baking sheets all set to go; the table set for breakfast so when I get up at 5 AM I'll be set to go. Would like to get them frosted before I get my hair done.
Lar & Kim were here for dinner. Didn't make a dessert but had fruit & cookies. Fruit could be salad or dessert. Worked out fine. Kim was a little late as some of the teachers met after school for a drink.
By the time you read this Christmas will be over. Hope it was a nice one for you all. May your New Years be filled with many happy & successful times in your lives.