Friday, December 27, 2019

Friday, They are all gone....


     They are all gone. They left in dribs and drabs.  The last 4 to go this morning.  Hubs and I are sad. Now we have to look at this Christmas house and have only memories and a lot of clean up!  I don't know when we will ever get all of us together again in one room.  It was such fun. We ate and ate and ATE.

     Our son in law Nathan had a buddy make that that Montana grizzly sign.  That is Hubs and my Alma mater.  It will look great in a cabin we think we might build someday.  Ha! But for now it will hang over the fireplace in the family room.  I love it!

     What am I going to do with all these left over cookies?  Yikes and I did not bake as much as I normally do.  At least the caramels are all gone. My of my do I have my work ahead of me.

Nathan is a huge tease, here he is at their house, when Daughter #2 was trying to do some rearranging.  He is always up to something. Which is probably why Schmills has the personality he does.

It is so quite here.... Is this my house?  My Lil sis is out of town so I can't escape the silence and go to her place.  I guess I could clean something.

Yesterday we had 4 huge baskets of wet laundry and we took it to a laundry mat with the boys in tow.  Our oldest grandson loves washing machines.  It is not his fault he is a little strange.  Look at his parents.  They had a ball while we dried all the clothes. Eldest daughter and I reminisced about going to that same laundry when she was about 10. We were between houses and stuck in a little tiny one bedroom apartment, without washer or dryer.  We lived there about 5 months until we found another house.

The kids do not tolerate my cheap (inexpensive ways very well)  Like the micro wave needed to be replaced as Hubs dad tried to make toast (dementia) in it and lit it on fire.  But I was hoping to get it to last until we sold the house same with not replacing the dryer.  I will just make do.  They just shake their heads at my ways.  Our TV remote has no markings any more and is held together by duck tape.  So they replaced the micro wave and the remote. Well the TV is so old the remote would not work. They want us to replace our TV as the sound is really bad let alone the picture.  Why we will move in a few months?  The dryer was a big subject.  Our eldest was not excited about using a clothes line to dry her undies.  Really?  Who raised these whiners?  It is not like they were deprived of any necessity. Now they all make a lot more money than Hubs and I ever had, so maybe sacrifice does not come up in there minds.  My whole life was sacrifice.

Well at least they will have mother and dad stories for the office.  I am sure we gave them plenty of fodder.

Hmmmm.... What to do with myself?  Perhaps sew, I could do that.  Or maybe get dressed?  I don't want to push myself.

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.

Kim

15 comments:

  1. I brought my son to the airport and it already is different. he has a great laugh, and is quite a talker when on a subject he is interested in. He's like me and the girls-we are not small talk talkers, but give us some interesting subject matter and we will talk for hours. My older daughter came over and the we cobbled together lunch-I love having both girls as I putter. We both go back to work on Monday.

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    1. It is so fun to have them home. It is so quiet here.

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  2. I don't know about your area but around here most homes come with appliances including washer/dryer. I couldn't remember if you have your old one out but having a non working dryer would be a turn off for buyers. (I think you'd get your money back by having a working dryer in the house).

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    1. Most houses here do not come with washer and dryer.

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  3. what a great looking crew you have there. I was sitting here laughing thinking what you finally said. Who raised them any way? LOL I guess all things are a matter of perspective - you have more $$ - you spend more. Well, people today do - I think I would still be pretty much the same even if I won the lotto!

    Relax, chill, watch a movie, eat more cookies - just sit an think about how wonderful it all was! Glad you had a good one.

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    1. This is so true. But all three have a much better sense of money then I ever did. They are conservative, I always spent every penny I had, but then when you don't have any that is easy.

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  4. Kim,
    Don't get dressed. I haven't! Relax and eat the rest of the cookies. I would not buy a dryer to leave behind. I have never bought a house with washer or dryer. The crowd at your house is good looking.

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  5. Your Christmas looked fantastic! Relax, take the day off!

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  6. I bet it was hard getting that crew to sit still long enough for the picture!

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    1. It was and the mother was running around like a chicken with her head cut off. Look at that hair!

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  7. Lovely happy family pictures. Christmas has gone so fast. I never had a tumble drier - yes even in wet old England! I have always pegged out washing in the garden or have used my clothes horse (clothes airer I think you say in USA)
    I have enjoyed reading your blog this year. Blessings for 2020 from the English Midlands to friends in the USA.
    Sally

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    1. Thanks Sally, our oldest who is a high powered attorney, called my place Little house on the prairie.... really? I kept the chickens outside.

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