Saturday, December 28, 2013

It’s almost the new year….

So how are you all doing? Things are calming down, getting into a routine, enjoying the not getting up at 4:30 in the morning, 7:30 is just so much better, at least for another week.
To Marc, I’m still walking Marc. My numbers have to go just a tiny bit further so here’s what it’s been like for walking the past week.
walk2 Let’s see, I think this is the one where Wilbur was so far in front of me (2’) that I couldn’t see him very well. The picture is black cuz that's what I'm seeing too.
1226131728a Doesn’t the snow look so pretty in these trees? I couldn't see it very well in the dark either.
walk And evening 3, well somewhere in there is the puppy attacking the snow bank. She sounded cute but couldn't see her either.

Each walk was only 2 miles but in snow gear and the ice and darkness I thought that was far enough. Today I’m going hiking in the better than knee deep snow because it’s the weekend to check out the local cabins and make sure all is well. I’m not to fond of the knee deep stuff.
Christmas Eve breakfast
I took my mama and daddy and Mike out for Christmas eve breakfast. We had a great visit, great meal and everyone was in good spirits. It’s been a different Christmas season but we are doing our best to make new things happen and remember the old with smiles.
This is my Wilbur. He loves me and sits in my lap every single time he can. Doesn’t he look distinguished in those glasses? He looks better in them than I do.
Soon I’m going to be able to share more of my playroom. This weekend we are getting counter top and shelving materials. It’s coming together so nicely and I am so excited to get in there and mess it all up.
I’ve had daycare most of this week. And we’ve been busy. We went sledding yesterday. I climbed the tailings pile 5 times and went down. My legs were mighty tired last night and poor Wilbur. He hurt so bad I had to carry him to bed.
I spent the day at Mike’s this week too. It was just a movie watching, organizing, working on budget day and just a plain relaxing together day.
We went to the casino for Christmas dinner with my in-laws. Afterwards we walked around. We are not gamblers and are not about to put money into a machine that eats it like candy but it is fun watching others do it.
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The weather was been so weird for us this year. Today it’s 30 right now, tonight it’s suppose to get to minus 20 and highs tomorrow –10. Yesterday was an awesome day at 35 above.
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We have to plow snow today. First it required cleaning out in front of the bobcat and for me to shovel, shovel and more shovel in the places it’s packed with ice or to close to the buildings. But we better do it today, don’t want to do it in the subzero again tomorrow.
Take time to smell .... the tuplips
I took this picture many, many years ago and it won me a prize or two. I call it …. “Take time to smell the …..tulips”. I love it and love that I keep finding it. It’s sorta like a reminder too. I’m going to have it printed and than frame it and put it up in my room.
Anyways my friends. I wanted to check in and share a bit. The new year is fast approaching and other than doing my best to keep the family plugging along and working on making me the healthiest I possible can I think that will be enough to keep me busy.
Take care everyone and please have a safe and wonderful new year.


Marc said...

Hi Julie - You are a WALKSTAR HERO! Your mileage past goal is about equal to my total miles walked and tracked. So I bow to your superiority. My computer is seeing black squares in the photos you posted. Kind of looks like Montana at night;) Anyway, you are doing awesome, and if we don't blog before 2014 here's to a healthy New Year!

Maren said...

The first few pictures are black on my screen too, but I can see the rest. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas time my friend!

And I have to agree with Marc, you ARE a walkstar hero. :D

Sunshine's Heart said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas, Julie. I'm so happy for you. I wish you the very best in the new year. I know there are hard times ahead and I will remember you in my prayers. Hugs.

Empty Nester said...

I've been thinking of you and your family over the holidays and hoping that y'all were able to find some joy a midst the sorrow. The first pictures cracked me up! You are so funny!

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Hi Julie!!!
I hope you have a fabulous new year. Keep plugging away and being positive. Sure been missin' on reading your blog. Take care, my friend!!

God Bless!!

Caron said...

Happy New Year, Julie, to you and your family. :)

Baby Sister said...

Sounds like you had a nice Christmas break!! Cute pictures of Wilbur and the cat. :)