After Christmas News
Well I guess the biggest "After Christmas News" is my husbands accident! He had taken the snowmobiles to Watkins to get them serviced before riding. The whole time he was there is was raining, making the roads very slick. On his way home he hit black ice and lost control. The truck and trailer swerved back and forth several times while he was trying desperately to keep it out of the ditch. Finally the trailer kinda jack knifed and hit a telephone pole. There was only minor damage to his truck and he was fine, shaken, but fine! But as you can see the trailer is totaled and we fear, so his his one year old snowmobile! The snowmobile came loose and was flung all over the inside of the trailer. He said if the trailer had not hit the pole he probably would have lost the truck and would have been hurt. Thank you God for letting it only be the trailer and S.M.
Now comes the dealing with the Ins. companies to see how much of this we are going to get back.
For two weeks now I have been on vacation without kids! It has been nice but I am ready to have them again on Mon. We have some new bird feeders to hang up. I thought I would have them all get dressed and go out with me to "help" hang them up. I bought one to hang up outside the daycare window so we could watch them from there instead of having to go to the kitchen. Two friends bought us hanging seed cakes so I am excited about that too!
We had a great Christmas. I don't get to see most of my family very often so it is so nice when we can all get together. I got some really nice things for Christmas. My favorite being a cappuccino maker from my wonderful husband! It is awesome! And the cappuccino is great! My mom has one just like it. When I went to TN last year to visit she made me some and I said "I have to have one of these." But all in all I was very impressed with all my gifts this year!
My daughter is moving out this weekend! Sat. morning to be exact. I am very excited for her. She will be renting a room in a real nice house in the next town. she works in that town so it will be very convenient for her. Also even though it is a small town, it is a very "cool" hip and popular town, and there is lots to do! I think she will love it there!
Some more bad news! My laptop has died! Really died, as in "Dead", works no more! Won't even start! So now I am trying to decide what to do. I really can't afford to get a new one so close after Christmas. I have to research my options, look at prices, etc. I will keep you informed.
Knitting - Remember I won some yarn a while back - I am knitting myself a cabled scarf. It is so beautiful! I love it! I will post pictures next time.
Books - I read "Echoes" by Erin Grady. It was the signed book that the author had sent me a couple weeks ago. It was a great book! It was so many books wrapped up into one. Suspense, Love story, Historical, and Mystery. A woman comes up missing, leaving her young daughter alone. Her sister, Tess, comes to take care of the daughter and look for her sister. At the same time an elderly man has been murdered. What do the two have to do with each other, if anything? During her visit, Tess is being flung back in time to the 1800's as "Molly" who's sister has died. why is this happening to her and again what does this have to do with anything? This is definitely a page turner. I found the Characters very likable. I am a huge Historical Fiction fan but I found myself liking the present time in the book just as much as the 1800's! Congratulations Erin on a book well done!
Top 5 things you would like to do this next year (I am not calling them resolutions).
1. After my daughter moves out, I would like to clean my house top to bottom, rearrange things, sort through things and just get more organized.
2. Have fun with my daughter as a independent person, meet for coffee, go shopping together etc.
3. Keep in touch with my friends better, there have been some friends that I have kinda let get away from me! I can be a better friend!
4. Get in better shape, eat better, maybe even exercise/work out.
5. Work on getting a new laptop!
What are yours?