Sunday, December 6, 2015

Happy Sunday From The Rancho!

Happy Sunday morning from the Rancho!


I have started with a little Christmas decorating.  My big box of ornaments has been MIA for about five years, so a couple of years ago, I picked up a little tree and small ornaments.  Now, I use it for the kitchen table.  This year, I went with red and white.  I found the place mats at the dollar store.

Christmas is not my husband's favorite holiday.  His father passed away during the Christmas season back in the 90's and it has never been the same for him. It was okay when we still had a little person at home, he put on the holiday face and stuck it out.  After my son moved out of town for school, for a few years, I didn't even put up a tree. Since my sister is here, I'm feeling more festive, so I started in the kitchen.   Husband seems okay with I'll put up the "plug and glow" tree in the living room in the next couple of days.  It's only 4 feet tall, but with little ornaments and candy canes, it's pretty cute!

My baby sis was on a photo hunt yesterday.  Somehow she seems to think that it is always open season on pictures of me. LOL  She took this one while I was doing something on the computer...probably looking for yarn or fabric, I seem to be pretty intent.  LOL  I changed it to black and white since that color scheme seems to hide the wrinkles better.

I am still working on various projects, but not staying with one long enough to actually get anything finished.  LOL  Focus, focus, focus!  I keep saying I will do this, or this, or maybe this.  And what do I do? That, and that, and that!  LOL  I did all the housework yesterday, so once I get grocery shopping out of the way, I will have the afternoon for ME!

Short update on Dad...things are about the same.  He seems to sound a bit louder when he breathes, but the Hospice nurse says that it's in his throat, not his lungs.  Friday night was pretty bad.  I really thought that it was time.  I was surprised at myself.  After two and a half years on Hospice, you would think I was ready....nope.  Still scares me to my soul.  His breathing is quieter today...

Hug the ones you love, be kind to one another.


  1. Oh that is the cutest little tree. Love it! :) Oh I know what you mean about not being able to keep to one project (I am after all the Queen of Starts). I like having more than one project going (ok, one, ten...tomato, tomoto).

    ((Hugs)) to you....oh, and if Santa flies over your house, don't worry, I told him you were ok with him leaving your gifts at my house this year. :)

    1. Well, how strange is that!! I told Santa that you were okay if he left all of YOUR gifts at my house this year! LOL

  2. Your gonna miss that sis when she heads out. ;)
    I am praying for you and your dad. ♥

    1. Thank you so much, Miss Vickie. I appreciate the prayers. It has been very, very nice having my baby sis here. SMILE! She works extra all week, so she doesn't help then, but she has been great about feeding Dad on the weekends to give me and husband a break. She's not very good at changing and clean-up, but I keep giving her lessons, so I am ever hopeful. LOL My husband likes her with us, too. We always have a fun time and he says that he hasn't heard me laugh so much in a long time. Have a great week!

  3. Your little Christmas tree is so darling. It would be OK for me as well as I am not really with Christmas decoration. But with our kids being home for Christmas it's always a must to put up a big tree on Christmas Eve.
    So great to read that your sister could stay with you for a while.

  4. Thank you! Baby Sis brought home candy canes yesterday, so on the tree they went!! I just have to remember to take them off and eat them before they get stale. LOL