Teacher Gifts that I did not share with all of you! Oops!
I love the name of the Tazo teas - Refresh & Awake...
Hope Mrs. Black didn't think I was 'hinting' at anything (like, Hey Lady, Wake Up! or Snap Out of It!).. Both kids are in Mrs. Black's class, it is a little rural school, and the grades are doubled up, so 3rd & 4th grade are together, and Jake and Sami likewise... And, if you know Jake, you definitely have to be on your toes when it comes to slipping him any new tricks... at least I know I have to be awake and feeling refreshed!!
Christmas was wonderful.. Yes, I did drive to Boise on the 24th which made Christmas Eve a flurry! Phew! We had an awesome fondue dinner party with friends, and Mrs. Claus finally rolled into bed about midnight. Chocolate fondue is wonderful for keeping you alert!
Christmas Day started early... Sami woke at 4:23 am sharp! She woke us up and said 'is it time to get up'? After three rounds of sending her back to bed, which was in our closet (kids are still camping out - dont' worry, closet is an open huge room) we finally stirred about 6am.. and what a day it was! Santa was 'very very good to me'. Well, good to all of us!
This is the cozy time.. no deadlines, no rushing around, and ignoring all the items on my to do list... For today, just cruzing... and savoring every moment. The kids have recouped from a nasty cold, and I am trying to keep the germs at bay... And, there is a winter storm warning for tonight.. Oh well!
So, mainly I just wanted to check in, say 'hi' and let you know, I'm still here, but taking life easy for a few days...
Thank you to all our great friends and family members that sent beautiful cards and sweet gifts! We have a great collection of cards on the windowsills.. the presents are still under the tree, unwrapped, and they shall remain there until I get my next wind...about December 31st!