Thursday, December 24, 2009


I remember when the children were young and the anticipation of Santa coming. We always let them open one present Christmas Eve and it was always new pajamas or a nightgown for Sue. Well those days are long gone and no children around this year but the magic is still there. We will be watching tv tonight with all the usual Christmas concerts, etc.

Tomorrow will be a busy day as we are having 10 of us for dinner and taking dinner to one family where the wife is too ill to come out. The other 4 couples either decided like us not to go home this year and do not have any Florida family or other family visiting. I am cooking a 10# spiral cut ham and making corn pudding and the other gals are supplying the rest. Like a good potluck. This is a new step in our lives as the first year of not flying home. It is time and I feel so much more relaxed without the travelling, opening up the house and closing it again.

Sue and Mike who live very close to each other are celebrating at Sue's house with our 6 grandchildren. Our son David and wife Kim in Minneapolis will be having her brothers and sister over as her parents live in Hilton Head in the winter months. We all have Skype so have set up a time 2.30 central and 3.30 eastern for us and will try to have a 3 way picture conversation. That should be wild.

I just want to wish all my friends and blog readers a very Merry Christmas and to say I enjoy hearing from you in comments and love reading your blogs so keep on blogging gals. I couldn't live without you all now.


Rengin Yazitas said...

Dear Freda,
May your Christmas be glorious.
All the best,

Debra said...

With all the snow and crazy travel alerts, you made the right decision to stay in Florida.

Merry Christmas!