Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Merry belated Christmas!

We spent Sunday evening through yesterday morning at my grandmother's house, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I always enjoy visiting her, but especially at Christmas, because I know I'm going to get to see my cousins. (The only downside is that she has no internet!)

I have eight cousins, and I got to see all of them this year. I'm not sure when that last happened! We had a lot of fun visiting and joking with each other. I got to play my Lord of the Rings Trivial Pursuit game with my cousin Amy, the only person I felt relatively sure would beat me. She did. We laughed a lot. I was also thrilled to see that Amy has lost about 100 pounds so far after her gastric bypass. She is looking great.

So now it's back to the old grind. I've got to get the kids' breakfast and then start school. We took two weeks at Thanksgiving - well, really three because I was sick for a week - so there's no Christmas break in this homeschool!


  1. wow, a 100 lbs. that is such an accomplishment, please tell her i'm proud of her.

    wow. glad you had such a great christmas.

  2. I am dying to start school again but I'm waiting till after new year. Tink just cant focus now.

  3. I love getting togther with family - particularly family that humors me by playing board games. LOL.

    So, I guess I can't complain to you that my kids are home on Christmas break and driving me insane since yours are always home. LOL ;)

    (Seriously, they've been pretty well behaved and I know I'm blessed to spend time with them.)

  4. CD - I will, thanks!

    Mrs. D - Mine can't focus either, but too bad for them, LOL. Seriously, though, they just have to get back into the swing, and I know my issues are tiny compared to Tink's sometimes.

    T - That's right, no complaining allowed, LOL!