Monday, December 7, 2009
Well the weather outside is frightful ..
Okay.We are in Southern California so how frightening can it be?For us,cold and rainy.Cold equates to high 40's today and as I type this I think it's in the mid 40's with it dipping to high 30's tonight.So yeah,frightening for us thin skinned Californians.And before I get any backlash from my East Coast,Mid-West,Utah friends .. I do know cold.24 years in Upstate NY gives me all the knowledge I need.Don't miss the cold.Do miss teaching my children about snow forts and sledding and skiing.Yes,we can go to the mountains for that but honestly,we can't and never have been able to afford it.Holiday in Mammoth or Big Bear has never been in the budget.One day maybe.
Anyway,I ventured out this afternoon and bought fixings for smores and hot chocolate.The boys readily exchanged their after school healthy snacks for a good old sugar high.I quite enjoyed it myself, as did Matt and Jess.Zoey looked on,taking in the action and I tried to entice her with some chocolate,anything,to get her to eat something but she would have no part of it.My very favorite line of the day:Jake saw the picture of his marshmallow on fire and he said something along the line of:"Cool,my hands look like they have been cut off by a light saber like in Star Wars."Joe thought that was hysterical.Oh,my cute boys.
I really am not a fan of the rain and cold but I made the most of it.Zoey got showered this morning and I put her right back into some fresh jammies.I felt like having the boys play hooky from school but opted out seeing Christmas break is just around the corner.My cards are out,the house is decorated and the only thing left is shopping.A few things done here and there.I am not stressed in the least bit because I figure if
I managed to pull off Christmas last year,with Zoey in the midst of round 2,then this year should be a piece of cake.
Nothing too exciting to report here.Joe and Zoey are still nursing colds that just won't let go.Jess had a stomach thing this past weekend ... SO hoping that one passes the rest of us by and so hoping we can all make it to and through the holidays relatively unscathed.
One last thing.If you are looking for a little something to do for others this holiday season,here is a perfect opportunity.Many of you here,know of our little buddy Gavin that just passed away.His mom has begun a fabulous holiday drive for Du Pont Hospital where Gavin was treated all of his little life.Gavin wore Babylegs all the time.They are the perfect thing for tiny legs of little ones, whose precious bodies need to be hooked up to lots of tubes and lines.In fact,Gavin's infamous skeleton Babylegs were the first I saw,the summer before Zoey was diagnosed and I immediately bought a bunch.Zoey literally lived in Babylegs her entire 9 months of treatment.Anyway,click here and learn about Karen's campaign and hear how we can all honor her tiny but might fighter Gavin.Babylegs has a 2 for 1 deal going on right now too.If you do decide to participate here is the address to ship them to:
PO Box 985
Boyertown PA 19512