For the past couple of years we've had a real tree, and I'm not sure I'll ever go back to artificial, despite the convenience. There's just nothing like a real tree at Christmas. It was our intention since it was our first year "back home" to take Miss M into the woods and cut our own tree, but with Mother Nature bombarding us with 22" of snow, that was rather difficult. So, we compromised and headed out to buy one.
THIS was the one, and we think it turned out very pretty. :)
Another year and another Christmas in the books. Time to start planning for Christmas, 2010! :)
Another rainy and chilly day here in the mountains. I'm enjoying the whole "hibernating" thing. Comfort food, some good TV, and lots of family time. Before we know it it'll be time for yard work and air conditioning.
I'm planning to start my workout schedule again on Monday. It's that time. Last year I lost 35 pounds from February thru June, and this year I'm expecting no less thanks to my coach, Richard Simmons. He's a true inspiration! So, I'll be tracking my progress here and by the Summer I'll be back in my shorts and feeling great. :) Ah, determination!
I've really enjoyed looking through my older posts and remembering. Blogging is so much like a diary and I'm glad to be back in the swing. :)
A lot has happened since my last entry. I moved from Richmond "back home" to Bluefield, Virginia. Not technically all the way home to McDowell County, but close enough. For now I'm a SAHM and enjoying every minute of it while it lasts.
On November 14th, my niece Megan gave birth to my sweet grand-niece Brandie. Isn't she a little angel?
Mom and baby are adjusting well, and it's so great having a little one to hold and play with again. Gosh knows when I'll have grandbabies, so I'll just have to spoil Miss Brandie! :)
My name is Shirl and I live in Bluefield, Virginia. I have 3 wonderful children, two grown and on their own, and one little princess still in the palace.
I work full time at the local hospital as an eligibility specialist. Isn't life grand?
So glad you stopped by to visit!