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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Every year it's the same. I say I will have everything finished early, so I can relax the week of Christmas. This year I even took an extra week of vacation. HA! I wonder what in the Sam Hill I would have done if I didn't. I spent one whole day (really) wrapping because I bought a lot of little stuff for the grandkids. You know they are all excited about unwrapping. I have been buying stuff on clearance all year long, and I forgot I even had some of it. I spent another whole day making little keepsake dishes for all of the big kids and a larger keepsake "graduation" box for the daughter who just got her RN. I am not even sure what I spent this whole day doing, but I have been moving since I got out of bed this morning. It definitely was NOT clean.

What I have left to do:
Make a loaf of pumpkin bread for all the kids, my 4 brothers, the 4 guys who pick up my garbage, the mail carrier, plus a couple other people on the street. ( I bake it in coffee cans -- the old fashioned way).
Make sour dough starter.
Make sour dough bread.
Make the trim for (cuz I am too cheap to buy it) and finish 2 blankets.
Make 4 shrugs.
Make 9 tie died shirts.
Wrap some more.
Clean a lot.
Cook turkey and ham and most of the trimmings for Christmas Eve lunch.
Spend time with Daddy.
Spend time with best friend.
Drink 4 bottles of wine. WAIT! I need to move this one to the top of the list!

Not to worry. I have 4 days to do MOST of it. Some has to be done by Monday.

Oh yeah, I better add color my hair to that list.

Then on Christmas Day, I will be making Duck and Rice at my daughter's house, but that is a whole different ball game.

I am really tire. I feel like I am letting my Sparks down, especially Martha.

Still, even though I am exhausted, I am happy. I am listening to Christmas music. Who can be sad with a hymn in the heart. Why don't we listen to Christmas hymns all year long? They are beautiful. They make me want to be good. I wish I could sing. Well, I CAN sing. I wish they would not throw stuff at me and the dogs would not howl when I sing outside of the house.

I am a blessed person. I have so many friends here. Students who are still emailing me and following me into next semester. I THINK all three of my kids might be in the house at the same time Christmas Eve, and that has not happened in a long time. I will have to drink double that day on accounta I know there will be a fight! At least one between the big kids and 3 between the little kids. Oh I hope I can bite my tongue. I have a fantastic job. Doesn't pay crap, but it is a great job that makes me happy, and I love the folks I work with.

So I am going to quit thinking about all I have to do and start thinking about how blessed I am. Hey! On the bright side, I have not had time to eat, and it turns out that peeling pumpkins is a aerobic workout!

Happy Sparks and Merry Christmas to You and Yours!

emoticon I am gonna watch Rudolph before I go to bed tonight!
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    I got tired just reading your blog! You are one busy bee. A suggestion? Right after Christmas hit the dollar store near you and pick up as many gift bags of different sizes as you can afford. That will at least simplify the wrapping.

    I hope you have a fantastic week. Merry Christmas!
    4160 days ago
    Hey Rhonda, you haven't let me down, this team gives me something to do and to look forward to. I have met so many wonderful people and I'm really enjoying this team. We do miss you but we also know you have your plate full and will check in when you can. It sure sounds like you go way out for your family and friends, maybe that's why you are so loved! Don't get too tired so you can enjoy your holiday and time off.
    Have a blessed Christmas and sing, sing, sing to make your heart merry! emoticon emoticon
    4161 days ago
    You really have had a busy day. I hope your Christmas with your family is wonderfully blessed.

    Marry Christmas
    4161 days ago
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