Thursday, December 8, 2016
festivities, gatherings, fun, and family....and a haircut!
I finally did it. I got a haircut at a hair salon, first time in my life. I debated whether to make the appointment, or to just get the scissors like I usually do, and trim it here and there. My sister-in-law Kim and I were going out and about, Kim is even busier than I am, she started a LulaRoe business, and babysits grand kids on a regular basis, has 12 kids, homeschools some of them, ect. So I decided to surprise her, and make the appointment for the both of us, and didn't tell her until we were in the plaza where the haircut place was.
I didn't get a picture of her haircut, but she looks adorable! No more long ponytail!
And, granddaughters!!!! Anya from far away, and little Lydia, sweet cousins.
Anya and Lydia...are they scrumptious or what? And let me brag for a minute or two...Miss Anya just turned three, she knows those letters, she knows their sounds, she's a smart cookie. Lydia is smart too, she knows how to put those letters in the dog water bowl to get them all clean. She also chatters and says, "Wow!", claps her hands and stomps her feet when I sing, "When you're happy and you know it..." They kept us busy and entertained last evening. Sunny was a royal pain in the neck, stealing Anya's cheese stick, trying to steal Puffs from Lydia...she's gentle with them, though.
So the wedding is happening the day after tomorrow!!! It crept and sneeked right up on me! Emily and I are going out to buy the food today, and all the little odds and ends. We have fantastic friends helping with set up and decorating and will prepare and serve the food, as well as clean up. In lieu of a wedding cake, Margaret and Adrian chose donuts. Yes, donuts. The ultimate food, the best yummy on earth. And, they ordered them from the little Greek bakery in the town I was raised in, the bakery I used to get things for my dad when he was so sick with leukemia. The bakery that is foremost in my mind when I have to pick someone up from the airport, because it's right in that town. Once I asked the girl working there if it still smelled heavenly to her, working there for so long. She said it did. I think heaven will smell like this bakery. Anyway, the happy couple ordered 204 donuts, and I ordered the fresh bread for the tables from there, which will all be baked on Saturday morning. So ha, even if nothing else comes out good, we will have donuts.
So I am super excited. Ashley is in town with little Anya, Benjamin is flying in on Saturday morning. Soldier Samuel from D.C. is coming tomorrow (yay!!!). We're having a gathering tomorrow night here, with pizza from the place in town. I keep thinking of all the meals I COULD make for a large group of people, then I slap myself silly, and keep the pizza idea. This very morning, I had to slap myself because I almost started a batch of cut-out sugar cookies, you know, Christmas cookies. I thought I could get them almost done before the shopping trip. But thankfully, the lazy voice in my head chimed in. Between cleaning up the house in the morning, taking the dogs out a million times, and having a chance to sit here and blog, clearing my head and straightening out my thoughts, I don't have time to bake cookies.
Kids are up, and my day is getting moving...so bye for now.