Friday, January 4, 2008

Slowing Down, Gearing Up

Wow, I caught my breath today. It has been a busy week! As I said before I picked up my niece, her husband and the baby for New Year's Eve. We had a great time. Below is a picture of my niece and great-niece. Aren't they cute!

On New Years Day we decided to have a movie marathon so we went to rent some. We picked up popcorn and cokes as well. We stopped back by my friends house to pick up the camera I left there the night before, visited for awhile then came on home. As it was New Year's Day we had to have some traditional good luck foods: black eyed peas. My husband grilled chicken and we had black eyed peas and cornbread. No one wanted cabbage so I didn't fix that. I would have been the only one eating it. We played Skip-Bo for awhile then went back to the den for the movies.

We saved Happy Feet for the baby the next day. I took my niece & family to the new Pizza Hut Bistro for dinner and made it back home by six in time for the movie. The local nieces and greats were invited over. That was a total of 6 little kids - OH MY. Rusty and the cats had to stay in our bedroom, it overwhelmed them. We had plenty of popcorn, cokes, sweet tea, and other snacks. The kids enjoyed the movie for the most part. Part of their time was spent with Uncle David in the computer room talking and watching him work.
Thursday morning we got up, finished another movie and got ready to go. We went to Tyler for breakfast at IHoP. Lots of coffee & yummy food. After a bit of shopping I took them on home.

On the way back home I stopped at Hobby Lobby where I got a great sunset picture from the parking lot, and some stamping paper & ink from the store. Them on to Barnes & Noble for a Vinte Vanilla Latte. Love it, gotta have it. Also picked up another new book. This one is March by Geraldine Brooks.
Today I cleaned up the house. I'm about tired of cleaning. :) David and I ate out with some close friends at the Ranch House and went to the show to see The Water Horse. I wish I could get a copy of the little poster they were handing out to the kids. It would be great in my classroom. I always read The Mysterious Tadpole by Steven Kellogg to my class when we discuss thinking about the story as you listen or read, and for studying illustrators as well as real & make believe & well, lots of other stuff. This would be great for comparisons.
Have to get back in gear! Vacation is about up. School starts back up on Monday!


Alyssa said...

Sharon - Thank you for the compliments and the visit. Your New Years Eve and Day sound really wonderful and hectic. The movie marathon is a really good idea - I do that with the LOTR trilogy once a year. It does take up the entire day though! Your niece and little one are precious and I love how the children were enthralled by your Hubby working on the computer. Rusty is also precious - I could give him a hug. And I do understand that most dogs and cats don't tolerate "active" kids for very long. I'm kind of the same way - I have to be put in the bedroom if there are too many children around :) :)

I also enjoyed your previous sky picture - it was quite beautiful.

I will be visiting again.

A fun and interesting post.

Elaine said...

Every so often I have to have a marathon of the Clint Eastwood spaghetti western series, my favourite of which is The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. I challenge you to get that tune out of your head once you think of it.

Happy New Year

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Mrs. G. said...

Husle Hag, you are so cute. I insist you change your name to Hustle Hottie! That's an order!

Yolanda said...

I am glad to have found your blog. I am a bookworm too. I lived most of my life in MS before moving here in 2006. I will be back often and I wish you a good rest of the school year.

quintarantino said...

Niece and liitle one are precious.
Liked to see all those little ones sitting around...
I'm glad our blogs met each other!

Jane said...

Looks like you had an awesome time!