Tuesday, December 18, 2012

time and traditions

omg  it seems like a lifetime since i've posted anything.  the days are just flying by and yet i feel as though i am standing still.

not sure what this means.  one week today and it is Christmas.  am i ready? 
absolutely not!!  will i be?  one can only hope.

my whole family has been sick for the last 2 weeks.  not a flu, not a cold, but a kind of combination.  achey, sniffly, chilled, fevery, coughing like a mad person, kind of sickness.  my husband started it and then it spread throughout the house.  i guess he didn't want to be the only one.

hopefully it will be banished from my household by Christmas.   we are drinking lot of fluids, and washing our hands like crazy.  soup is the food of the week.  between watching the grandkids (also with colds), and working every night, i have been making batches of soup.  it seems the only thing anyone feels like eating.

amazingly enough my BG's have been pretty steady throughout this whole time.  nothing too drastic.  thank goodness.

for the rest of this week, i hope to get a little Christmas baking done.  nothing fancy this year.  we are cutting back on the sweets around here!  

turkey and all the fixings will be the Christmas Day meal. a tradition we can't break away from. all of my children and their spouses and the grandkids will be here.  my parents will also be here this year.  

Cameron has learned to play "go fish" so we will be having a tournament at some point during the day!  I am looking forward to spending the day with family and enjoying our time together.

Boxing day, we will have more family join us for a second day of festivities.  my sister and her family will join us and we will open more gifts, play more games, and this time we will enjoy Chinese food for dinner.  it was decided that this would be the easiest way to feed 16 people without a lot of fuss. a break from the usual leftovers or lasagna! 

i am looking forward to spending time with family and enjoying everyone's company.

what do you do for Christmas?  are there any traditions that you keep every year?      


  1. Sorry to hear about everyone being sick - that sounds miserable! Here's hoping that you are all feeling great real soon.

  2. I've been sick too! I'm sorry to hear you've been dealing with it too. Your traditions sound lovely. We'll have a full house this year with all my kids home. We have soup and sandwiches and games on Christmas Eve. Lasagna for dinner on Christmas and a day filled with more games and laughter. I can't wait! Merry Christmas!!

  3. Just popped in to say, Merry Christmas!