Monthly Archives: December 2008

My oldest sisters birthday is today

No I’m not about to tell you how old she is because I wouldn’t live to ever do it again.  I personally think it’s silly not to want people to know how old you are.  There’s not a darn thing you can do to change it so what’s the big deal?  My mother is like that too.  They are the only ones that have a problem with telling how old they are.  My other sister and I could care less who knows how old we are.  Sort of like Popeye always says “I yam what I yam.”

She has always hated her birthday being this close to Christmas.  She said it always felt like just a few extra presents for Christmas instead of her birthday.  In fact, a lot of people would buy her things and put “Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas” on it.  They would also wrap her presents in Christmas paper instead of Birthday wrapping paper so it just made it all run together for her.

Mom tried to help her out by giving her something on our birthday too but it started to get a bit expensive when she started having to buy presents for all three of us on each of our birthdays.  Oh well, it was good while we got them though.

What a treat

My nephew was in his first Christmas play at his preschool.  It was the cutest thing I have ever seen.  The little ones were all dressed like tiny angels and barn yard animals.  Of course my nephew was the jack………donkey.  OOPS!!!!!!  Anyway, the play used each age group of kids for different levels within the play.  It was done like a cowboy type play.

It was a musical and had a lot of really neat songs in it too.  The kids did great on the singing.  Of course the little ones stood there and shoot tambourines or what ever musical instrument they had.  They did so good for their age.  The theme of the play was like a cowboy play but it was the ‘Bethlehem Ranch’.  The bigger kids were dressed with cowboy hats and cowboy boots but then sort of traditional garments for the time of when Jesus was born.  They did all of their lines with deep country accents too.

I would give anything if I could tell you about it but it’s hard to explain.  The one thing I can tell you is it was about the best Christmas play I have ever seen.  My nephew was so cute in his donkey suit.  I was so proud of all of the kids because they all did a wonderful job.

Snow Day

It’s been snowing all day today but there is no snow on the ground. It falls from the sky in a shower of flakes and then melts on the ground. We haven’t had any disruption of school or bad traffic issues, thank goodness. But it was our first official snowfall today.