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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Years Eve...

It is 44 degrees and wet and foggy on this last day of 2008... I have the Christmas lights on for one more day... The black-eyed peas and ham bone are simmering on the stove... Will make some corn bread in a bit to go with them... I was up at 7 this morning and started my day on the computer... Hubby was ready for work and we were playing with Holly... We are learning her personality now and she is quite funny... She sleeps most of the day but in the morning she likes to play... I've learned that when she grabs at our ankles it is not cause she is mad but just wanting to play... I have separate bowls set up for her and Raisin but they are worried the other is getting something better so they raid each others bowls hissing all the way... When she is done eating she will pull up/ scratch at the towel I have her bowls on... Don't know what she is looking for... She also likes to pull over my throw rugs too.... She also will not go out to do her business unless someone goes with her, lol... I will pick her up and put her out and close the door... She is usually right back as it is cold out there...


After getting hubby off to work I spent most of the morning and some of the afternoon on the computer just catching up on some blogs and finally deleting the rest of the folders off of Picasa that had come over when I tried to migrate the AOL journal... There were over 150 in October and today I deleted the last 40... Each folder contained 500 pictures... So now I have just the four folders for my blogs and only at 55% storage space.... I couldn't believe the boys slept in til 10:30... and they are still in their jammies now... I on the other hand did shower and get dressed today... I even made son2 a list of chores and gave him all of 2008 to complete them... has he started yet, of course not... he has been working on his paint by numbers he got for Christmas, had a turn on the Internet, been bugging son3 and texting in between... Son3 has been going back and forth between his PBS shows and computer games...

I discovered a real cool feature that Cricket has for the cell phone... I can go to the Cricket web site and text son2 from the computer... I have already used it a couple of times today... lol... For example I reminded him to do his chores... but if he is out and about and I just need to remind him of something, I can just text him instead of calling him... too cool... Just now I texted him to check the mailbox that I already asked him in person twice to do... guess what there he goes, regretting that I found this feature, (insert evil laugh)....

I have made a list of all that I hope to accomplish on vacation and during the month of January... Today I have filled the bird feeders, vacuumed, put away the Christmas movies, cleaned off the island, hung up my new calendar but still need to fill it out, ran the dishwasher and have just looked at my list and that didn't even make a dent, lol... Son2 is now working on his list cause we got Netflix movies and I said he couldn't watch them til his list was done... We got Hancock, the new X Files and a Dinosaur documentary... On his list to do: take out garbage/recycables, check the mail, finish cleaning the top of the dresser and entertainment center in his room, organize the computer games on the shelves, put away his Christmas gifts and watch the first hour of Gone With the Wind, I'm gonna have him watch it with me while he is on break...

Last night we ended up getting Carl's Jr for dinner... I was still on the computer when hubby came home although we just had to heat up our plates of leftovers, but hubby is the one who kept saying should we have a special treat, so thinking he wanted one... So of course Carl's Jr was way yummy and we watched The Game Plan with The Rock... That movie is so cute and hilarious, we all love it....

Some pictures of Holly playing this morning...









































































Son3's breakfast this morning...














Son2's paint by number...










The mini roses are still blooming... To see more from today visit my photo blog: Not Just Roses...








Our gray foggy day...










I'm off to make cornbread....
Happy New Year!!
Happy Journaling...

12 comments:

just me said...

Happy new year.
Barbara

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Happy new year to you all ! Enjoy your vacation! 'On Ya'-ma

Lisa L. said...

Happy New Year my friend!!!
Hugs to you,
Lisa

a corgi said...

that is an intricate painting son2 is doing! I bet it will take a bit to get it done! lots of detail in it!

neat that you can text from the computer! handy feature for sure!

loved the flowers over at your other journal! so pretty!

we had a gorgeous day here today; don't send your weather our way LOL

seems like good movies to watch over the next few days

I hope son2 likes Gone with the wind; one of my favorite movies!

Happy New Year to all!

betty

Jeannette said...

Happy new year Linda! Holly looks so beautiful, does Raisin love her too?! I hope you get all the things done on your list for January. Jeannette xx Happy New Year!

lisa jo said...

we also got HANCOCK in the mail yesterday. I also got "Boy Eats Girl" for Rick and he hated it. Your new kitty looks like a furball! XO

Janie said...

Yummmm food sounds really good. I did not cook anything but ham, eggs, and toast. lol Too funny about watching your son go to the mailbox after texting him. lol Sounds like you were really busy today and still had a good time. Wishing you a wonderful year with lots of blessings. Janie

Joyce said...

We did the same thing...put the lights on one last time. Got my pot of blackeyed peas too...and had some...yummy! Bring on the good luck...LOL You sure get a lot done...vacation means resting!!! Now, relax...and kick back!
Hope you have a lovely weekend...enjoy...hugs and love,
Joyce

mtrib2 said...

Holly is a beautiful cat. Son2 is doing a really intricate paint/number that should be a framed work for the wall. Even my college art proffessor said, just paint by the numbers. He was a great pen and ink etching plate Doctorate. He worked from photo's and models/life. Someday he will learn to paint without them and do originals. I am glad I found your new journal while at Helen's. I am just on the computer as I feel comfortable spending time, thinking I should be doing something productive in my home with my mess. You can view my new blog, just click on Salty. mark

sheri said...

Happy New Year!
Love the pictures.
That looks like a large painting to do. I haven't done anything like that is a long time.
We've had lots of sun,,,but it is COLD.
Sheri

mtrib2 said...

Hello again. I was able to view more photo's of Holly opening your page today. Living within driving reach of Yosemite is wonderful. Best wishes, Mark and Salty

Lisa said...

Loved the pictures of Holly! I am still playing catch up with my journal reading and going way back to NY Eve and Christmas entries soon. I think the paint by number is a great activity for the kids! How did you get son to agree to watch Gone With the Wind with you? LOL my kids refuse to watch it with me sometimes. LOL. Hubby watched it once or twice with me and always falls asleep during it. Then he says it was his best naptime ever LOL. Grrr. They just don't get it do they? LOL. I think that is cool you can text the chores to son!! I must figure out a way to do that too from my computer. Hugs,
Lisa