Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Forever Holidays

I keep asking Toby, "Is it over yet." He keeps saying that this is not a bicycle race. But the holiday season just keeps going. About the time you get over one hill, there is another.
We did Christmas with my family (last post). The next day the cousins came over for a bit of playing on the farm. I enjoyed having them here. As usual the cousins took some silly photos. Jesse posted one on her blog and others on her FB.
The day was rather cold for four-wheeling, so they stayed in and drank hot cider and played games. My house is cozy if nothing else.
Later that evening we had a wonderful gourmet meal with Lindz and Shay, and finished off the evening with a new board game of which Toby was the winner. Christmas Day we went to Electra to see Toby's family. Once again we had an excellent meal and fun family time. Having the GGs there made things more exciting. Afterwards, Toby's mom came home with us. Sunday was actually fairly normal with church and lunch with the GGs. Monday we took Toby's mom back to Lubbock. While in Lubbock, we had dinner with our good friends Bear and Anny. We did a little shopping while in the Hub City, since GBN2 turns four years old tomorrow. Today, Jesse and I are driving to Burkburnett to have lunch with my mom and her friends. Mom turns 79 today. Does it seem that I have done a lot of eating lately? And it is not over yet.

We don't have any plans for New Year's. Maybe it will be very quiet around here. I am ready for some serious down time. Not the down time of driving out to West Texas, but some Me time or back to normal time. One thang about the drive to and from Lubbock, you can do lots of reflecting on the past year and looking forward to the next. That should probably be a different post.
All in all, it has been a good holiday time. Of course, it had its ups and downs. Although I could reflect on that, I probably won't. Right now I feel very behind in reading my favorite bloggers and yet I can't seem to muster the brain power to write anything thoughtful. Yep, I'm so ready for the holiday race to be over.


Deb said...

Glad you're back unscathed. I know what you mean about the holiday race. Seems to always be "Is it over yet?"

Buck said...

The holidays can be HARD (i.e., stressful) when you have a lot of commitments. Even us humbuggers find ourselves thinkin' "It's almost over... Yay!"

Toby's folks had a beautiful tree. Natural or artificial?

Dale said...

Just think in 10 months or less you get to start the cycle all over again!

Junk Diva said...

The beginning of the holiday season is like " Let the eating begin". I am so tired of food, but manage to keep eating, whats that about?

Is the pic of the living room with 2 sofas your new living room?

Bag Blog said...

Deb, We have tagged on a several birthdays at the end of the holidays to make the race a bit longer.

Buck, the tree is artificial. I love that whole room. I could post pics of other rooms in the house and they are all gorgeous.

Diva, You think that living area is my style?

Dale, Electra was still there in all its glory. I'd rather not think about next year unless I am planning an extended trip somewhere.

Jo Castillo said...

Sigh.... in the end all is well, right. Sounds like you had some good times.

We had a quiet time, but Larry's car quit on him when he left on Sunday, so he came back, took our pickup and left his car. We took it in Monday, it quit on Gene and I had to tow him only about a mile, thank goodness. The engine had blown so Larry is shopping for a car and we are a one car family. Weird how two people need two cars even when we don't do much. All in all the holidays were good. We are back to normal. Nothing happens around here for New Years. :)

Towanda said...

I hear ya, Lou. The holiday season this year seemed especially hectic.

We've got to get through some New Year's events, and then I am ready for my down time too.

And like you, I miss reading all my blog friend's posts. Soon....

Loved all your Christmas pictures....