Love and hugs, Susie Q
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Why yes thank you. We did. In fact, Grace missed her first day back to school when the schools closed. She was quite happy. Imagine that! I am still cleaning and fluffing and tweaking and puttering and, okay, so I am slow but it is getting done! I am cleaning out drawers and closets and the storage room as I go along. Oh how happy Goodwill is with me. They have given me my own lane at the drive through. Okay, so they didn't but they smiled and said, "You again?" I am still packing away Christmas and, though bittersweet, the house always feels lighter and cleaner in January. It is quieter and frees us up to do more cleaning and puttering and tweaking and fluffing around the nest...er...cottage. Bill, who rarely gets sick, had the awful cold that has passed through the entire family. He is always so generous and that sweet man shared it with me. Wasn't that special? So, here I am honking and sputtering and snorting but only in the most feminine way possible. Oh, so you heard me? Not feminine you say? Okay, but I can't help it! Aw gee... It was a quiet New Year's Eve but nice. We had dinner with Mom and our buddy *T* at one of our favorite places. We met up with 2 more friends, *M* and *M* and enjoyed a delicious dinner and lots of laughter. Then we all went to see "National Treasure: Book Of Secrets" and loved it! Yes, we knew that some critics did not like it but since when do I ever listen to critics? It was fun and exciting and Grace loved it! Just as delightful as the first film and this one even has Helen Mirren! How could it have been anything but good? Poor Bill did not even make it to Midnight but Grace, Dan and I did and we welcomed in the New Year with Kip, Lucy and Henry, apple pie and ice cream. I forgot to talk about some of our Christmas booty! Mom gave both my brother and sis in law and us a treadmill. I love walking on it and wow. Won't it help me stuck to being more active in 2008? I know, I know. I have to DO it but I will. I promise. My Mom is a pretty super lady eh? My brother and sis in law gave Bill and me tickets to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band! How cool was that? Good seats and a great night out! It is in March and I am already looking forward to being with the Boss...er...I mean Bill! Thank you Jim and Lisa! More soon...I am off to tweak and fluff some more. I also wanted to thank all of you for the prayers you are sending up for Chris Burrell. I know his family will appreciate it so much. Many blessings to you all.