My hubby and I had a lot of running around to do today. We renewed our CAA membership so we would have coverage if we needed a boost, a tow or other auto services during the winter and during our trip to Florida. That was very successful. We went to Zellers (Canadian department store) and bought a few things for the grandsons to do while we're on the road. The key to keeping the boys from driving us insane is to give them lots to keep them busy. Hubby bought them each a small Transformer, we bought a bit of candy for their stockings and they each are getting a Doodle Art. We also bought Crayola Window Writers so they could draw pictures on the van windows while on the trip. At first hubby said no, but when I reminded him that they get really bored while driving, he agreed. Window Writers are washable, so all we need is a bottle of glass cleaner and some paper towel. Each day the boys will be able to create new designs.
When we got home late this afternoon, hubby asked me if I had checked the mail today. I hadn't, so he went and got it. I received my first Christmas card of the year. I love sending and receiving Christmas cards. I send out a lot each year. Here is a photo of the beautiful card I received today. It was from Pea, at Pea's Corner and I absolutely love it! Thanks, Pea. You brightened my day.
The envelope had beautiful stickers on it and I was going to post a photo of it and then realized I would be giving both Pea's and my addresses to the world. This card means a lot to me. It is one that I will cherish and place in my card collection.
After we had dinner, I came to the computer and began visiting some of the people who had visited my blog. When I visited Vic Grace at Cariboo Ponderer, she had some nice awards posted and invited all of her readers to pick up a copy. Here they are:
Now, since I have so many faithful readers and blogging friends who visit my blog and support me with their kind words and love, I would like anyone who expresses a winning attitude to take a copy of the first award. Everyone who visits me is welcome to a copy of the second award.You won't believe this, but speaking of cards, here is a photo of the ones I have to write for hubby to give out to clients. I did 38 of them last night and will be writing more tonight. It's a good thing that I love making out Christmas cards.
It only took me about a half hour to make out 38 cards last night. I still have about 140 to do, so that is what I will be doing in the evening for the next couple of nights.
No farm today. I was just plain too tuckered out. Jordan was a bit disappointed, but I think sometime over the weekend I'll ask the boys to come over here tobogganing. There is a lovely hill just across the street, though it isn't as steep as the one at the farm. However, they will have fun and I will give them hot chocolate when they come in freezing and wet. I will have to be sure to hide all the Christmas presents and candy.
I sometimes forget that my friends in the South aren't familiar with some of the terms used in my posts. Tobogganing is basically sledding, only a toboggan is long and sits more than one person. Here is a toboggan:
I hope that makes things a little clearer for some of you. If I ever mention something that you don't know what is, go ahead and ask.
Well, this post is getting way too long, so I better quit thinking of things to tell you and go and write some Christmas cards. Blessings ~Mary~