Time Marches On

Happy Birthday Dad!! 


I hope your Christmas was a wonderful one.  Joe and Laura arrived in Wenatchee on Christmas Eve and once the family was together everyone was happy.  The house was a buzz with visiting and wrapping last minute presents and then off to bed.  It was voted to wait and have our Christmas later in the day because Holly had to work Christmas morning.  We never think how the hotels or restaurants can toke care of people.  Every time some one serves you someone else is waiting at home to have abnormal life.  I know it is the way you know it will be when you agree to do such a job but I never thought about it before and I think of all the time I took it for granted that people were there because they really want to be, but think about it!  Who really wants to leave their loved ones on  special days?  Anyways I stayed at home and worked with Luke while Laura and Landen went into work with their mother so she could get home a little earlier.  This is such a close hard working family.  Holly and the kids got home before 3 so we had our tree and then had a great dinner and we all had a wonderful Christmas.

Tuesday was a repeat of Christmas and once Holly got home we continued our Christmas.  Norman helped Luke put together his lego Star Wars ship, I cooked and the kids helped their mother again.  Landen was Santa Claus and was a great hit.  Who would not believe that big bear was Santa.  There  were lots of kids that went home believing they had spent the day with Santa.  What a wonderful present, they will remember him all their lives.  It really made giving up part of this Christmas worth while.  All in all it is a Christmas we will all remember glad we had.

Today I got more of my insurance problems untangled and should be able to go ahead now to a favorable conclusion.  Laura had to take the train back to the Seattle area and work, Landen went in to help his mother, Joe had to work here at home.  He had all his computer work to do.  Luke and I worked on some math and reading.  He is right now reviewing fractions getting ready to do some Algebra.  I made some chicken soup and a chicken salad which cleans up Christmas dinner and tonight we will have steak just for a change.  Tomorrow Joe will help Holly in the morning, take me grocery shopping and then take Luke and me to Leavenworth to see that town and Holly’s hotel, then take us all out to supper so I don’t cook tomorrow night.  I love to cook but for anyone that loves to cook I can tell you it is always nice to have some cook for you, not always but once in a while it is fun.

The best part of growing old is you are always on vacation and if you have something to keep you busy it can really be fun.  Have a great day.

Can’t say I like spiders but these pictures are awesome.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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