Wednesday, December 10, 2008

checking in

Well not much is going on right now really. Brian and I went to Myrtle Beach this past weekend. His Highway Patrol unit had their Christmas party there. We had a nice time shopping (well looking I only bought one thing). The dinner was nice because I had filet and lobster. It just cost us more money than we needed to spend right now. The unit Brian is with is spread out across the state so the families don't know each other the way the district does. So every year we travel somewhere (last year was Asheville) to spend the night and eat dinner with people we don't really know. Just a waste to me.

This weekend we are going to Boone. We are headed to Samaritan's Purse to help with Operation Christmas Child. I believe this will be the 5 or 6th year we've done it. What a great time we have helping out with the shoe boxes. I head up the trip and usually have about 20 people from church come. It is a great time.

We are still plugging away at the house. It's hard to get motivated when the weather is cold though. We are still doing things in the kitchen. Need to finish painting the cabinet doors and putting them up. We have some up but no hardware on them yet. I replaced the faucet AGAIN today. We've replaced it 4 times now (each one has leaked)...not happy about it at all! I've been painting today too since it's 70 degress today.

The remodeling has required me to not decorate for Christmas this year. I'm pretty bummed about it. I LOVE to decorate my house for Christmas. I decorate the entire house. We have a small plastic tree on the kitchen table and that's it. We haven't bought any gifts and aren't going to. No one in my family needs anything. We have told them not to get us a thing. We are buying a goat through World Vision instead. This Christmas might just be the best yet since we aren't stressing out about things.

Well, the paint should be dry enough for another coat now. Have a great day!!!