Monday, December 21, 2009


What a day we've had.  My work day starts at 1 p.m. and I work until 7:30 or 8:00 each day.  Gratefully, I am able to spend half my working hours at the preschool around the munchkins, who are amazing little units of galvanized energy.  Mike and I spend most mornings running errands and taking care of chores.  It's a mighty busy world with an endless to-do list. 

There are times we don't know which way to turn our attention.  Well, I've run out of time.  A friend of ours, Will (the fellow in the photograph), has suggested we read to each other every day to help keep our minds working efficiently.  It's almost eleven o'clock now.  Better go to bed.

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Another day that ended too soon.  Doesn't seem like we ever get that much done but we are on the move whether at home or out running errands in the car.  We treated ourselves to a veggie burger and fries at Fuddruckers and afterwards made yet another trip to the hardware store about the key to the front door.  The weather was mild with clear blue skies.  Just the kind of day for outside excursions.

Back home from all the activity, Mike spotted a table, as we were parking and wondered, if one of our neighbors might be looking for someone to relieve them of the furniture.  Upon closer inspection, I was very happy to find out that not only were they interested in getting rid of the table, but that it was an antique.  What a find!  We've put away the project table and the living room looks roomier and more homey. 

Have to get to bed early and wake up early so I have time to write "thank you's" to the staff and parents at the preschool, who were so generous at Hanukkah as well as take care of some money matters.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Saturday Night

We got a late start on what turned out to be a busy day.  Last night was the eve of Shabbat and the last night of Chanukah.  Friends came over for a kiddush of lox, challah and juice before we left for The Sweet Tomatoes to eat some veggies.  We frequently get together at the Sweet Tomatoes, when we don't have dinner at the house and have gotten to know the staff well enough to know their names and a little about them.  They know us too.  We got home around 10:30 and stayed up for a little private time.  (Photos follow of some of the get togethers there.)

  •  we had to get the car's oil checked because we were concerned about a leak.  Mike has a friend at Firestone, who put some dye in the tank,
  • then lunch at Subway,
  • some shopping at Texas Art Supply to pick up material to repair the displays for the Archives Committee before the convention in January and to meet the budget deadline for the end of the year,
  • a trip by the city's big recycling plant and
  • a visit at our friends. 
Just like that the day was over and evening was settling in. 

I have been intending to set up this family blog for a while now and somehow the holidays seem like a good time to get it going.