Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas Vacation

The bennies of being a teacher...CHRISTMAS VACATION! I now have 10 days to unwind, breathe and spend some time with my children. I hope it snows a LOT! I would love to do some cross country skiing, sledding, maybe I would even try down hill again. My eldest son snowboards and he has a season pass this year to a local ski place. He wants to go every day over winter break. I once tried snowboarding. I won't do that again, my tail bone would never forgive me but I skied in high school and that might be something I could do again.

I am hoping that friends from out of town will be in town visiting family and that I will have a chance to see them and catch up with them too. I would also like to pick a room or two in my house and organize it from top to bottom. I need to get rid of some crap that I have accumulated over the years. I have to put a plug in here for the wonderful work that my middle sister and mom have been doing on my mom's house. They have painstakingly stripped paint off of all the woodwork in the kitchen and re-did it all. They sanded and polyurethaned the hard word floors. They put in new appliances, cupboards...basically it looks like a brand new kitchen! After 40+ years of living there, the kitchen needed some updating an organizing. It looks so nice now that when I go over there I tell them that I want to live in the kitchen of my mom's house. I mean, if you were to pick a room, either that or the bathroom would be the place, right?

I hope you will all forgive me if I don't get a X-mas letter out on time or at all. It might not happen. It is on my "to do" list and I bought about 80 stamps but I'll have to see if I can fit it in between starting the X-mas shopping, baking the cookies, cleaning the house for the relatives who will come over on X-mas eve and the martini drinking :)

Thanks to all who read this. I really appreciate it. Love and Blessings to all!!

1 comment:

Lucas said...

Garcia - Ah the teachers calendar. How I miss that. I had to take vacation days. Oh well. HOpe your break was awesome and that you all had a wonderful holiday.