Goodbye Christmas 2014.....Hello 2015!!

Posted by: cheryl

Well.... Christmas 2014 is just a memory, but oh what a great one it is.  The grandsons made this christmas season a blast.  We had so much fun singing, talking about, and preparing for Christmas.  I taught them some Christmas songs and it fills my heart with joy when I hear them singing those songs all by themselves. 
These boys are growing so fast....

Calvin & Braedy
I was going to wait til after the new year to take down the decorations, but "the mood" struck this morning so Ritzywife's "Christmas 2014"  is neatly tucked away til next year. 
I love to just sit and look at the Christmas tree so i put this picture on my phone  so I could enjoy it a little longer after the decorations were down...
Christmas 2014

Looking forward to  our New years dinner/snacks tomorrow.  I told everyone I would fix chicken wings and they all seemed to go for that....besides wings, the menu consists of chips, dips, tortilla pinwheels, meat, cheese, veggies, pickles, olives...I don't think anyone is gonna leave here hungry....
I think we are finally getting some cold weather around here.  It's only 26 degrees out now in the middle of the afternoon.  Could get some nasty weather over the next couple of days.....guess we will just wait and see what happens.  Here in Oklahoma - who knows what's gonna happen?!?
Ritzy and I are gonna go babysit the boys this evening while the daughter has a massage job to do.  Gee, I've got a neck and shoulders that could sure use her services, haha!!  The son-in-law is "on call"  this week so we are volunteering.  Doesn't take much twisting of the arm for us to make ourselves available to watch those two boys.  We love being around them and spending time with them.  Believe it or not Ritzy is teaching them things that are getting them in a little bit of trouble.  Imagine that!!  I get on to him and tell the daughter she needs to get on to her dad and not the boys, haha!!  I guess that maybe  P-Pa's do that to their grandkids just to irritate the kids, haha!?!
After the New year I start counting down to Spring, even tho Winter has officially just begun.  I start anticipating the longer daylight hours, the budding and blooming of the trees and plants and last but not least CRAPPIE fishing!!!
Well I need to go check on the fire, get clothes in the dryer and check out the roast in my new pressure cooker that mom & dad got me for Christmas.
With that Ritzywife is out.................... 



Posted by: cheryl

Yesterday I stayed home from church because I had been up since 2 a.m. not feeling well.  After trying Tums and Alka Seltzer, at 4 i went to the recliner.  Ritzy got up and came in the living room to restart the fire and was surprised to find me in there.  Told him I had been sick thru the night.  Well the poor guy was about ready to go to church and I knew it was coming and there was nothing I could do.  Yep, Ritzy ended up cleaning up my "throw-up".   Poor guy!  If only that were all I was doing....
I should have just camped out in the bathroom all day.  I didn't even feel well enough to get out of my pj's the whole day....and for Ritzywife that is rare. 
At 6 I decided to take a lukewarm shower to try to feel "clean" from all the stuff going on during the day.  After the shower i was finally able to drink some chicken broth and some ginger and mint hot tea. 
This morning I got out of bed, stripped it....and the sheets an pillowcases are now in the dryer.  I want all of those germs gone!!!
I have eaten some toast and am sipping on some hot mint green tea.  The unsettled stomach is not as bad but it's still  not gone and I still have the "other problem" too.  But at least I have my clothes on.;)
The daughter called yesterday afternoon and told me she took the boys to Reasors in Owasso and Santa was there.   They are almost 3 and are loving Christmas and all it means.  I have taught them some Christmas songs and we have us a sing-along quite often.  Braedy was on his belly looking under my tree the other night and had a big grin on his face when he turned around and said "I like it".....That made this Ni-maw's day!!!!
Here they are at Reasors and looking under Ni-maw's tree


Calvin had gone to get a pillow, his blanket and his tiger.  I could see that he was getting everything "situated" down there and I asked him what he was doing and he said he was going to sleep down there by the tree.  That was so sweet.  He was trying to talk Braedy into joining him.
This Christmas is going to be so much fun with those two little boys. 
Well I am still not at 100% so I am going to end with that.
Ritzywife out............................