I been neglecting my blog the past week or so, I’ve been so busy, wrapping up Christmas stuff, attending the grands’ Christmas pageant (more about that in a second) and just acclimating myself to real retirement. It’s a big change, believe me, but I’m getting into the swing of things. Even though I can’t seem to sleep past about 6:30 a.m., just taking my time with the newspaper and coffee is a continuing happy. I’m busy, don’t think I’m sitting around watching soaps and eating bon-bons. I’m baking (which is different from cooking), cooking, visiting my mom, knitting (lots of it) and reading. I love retirement – I think more people should try it! ; )
THE GRANDS’ PAGEANT
The Papoose and Babysis were in their first Christmas pageant on Wednesday evening. The Papoose was an angel (no surprise there) and Babysis stepped up as the Baby Jesus. The sweetest things ever! We did have a tiny bump in the performance when Angel Papoose turned around, saw the audience and immediately had a small meltdown, crying very pitiously until Bigmommy took her down from the stage and she came to sit (on the front row of course) with Grandmary, Pops, Pawpaw and me. Best. Angel. Ever.
Two seconds and counting down pre-meltdown!
In the green room before her big entrance
Babysis rocked it out as the Baby Jesus, sleeping through the whole thing and being all the more precious because of it.
Showing off her new smile with Bebe (that’s me)
FUNNY THING ABOUT TIME
It flies. The holidays are nearly upon us and it feels (at least to me) like we just wrapped up Christmas 2011 a week or so ago, relaxing and telling each other that “this was the best Christmas ever”. We’ll say it again in about a week, vowing that nothing could top Christmas 2012, what with two babies on their first Christmas and one who’s just getting the hang of presents and Santa. The wonder never leaves me, I’m blessed.
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens. Carl Jung