Monday, December 19, 2005

Wonderful things do come in small packages

Yesterday Tom and I went to Martinsville to celebrate Christmas with his side of the family since we are going to Ohio for the actual holiday. It was the usual hanging out, eating, watching good food, only now we have a small addition Kasey our little niece. She is almost 6 weeks old and is absolutely adorable. I got to hold her for a little while but then she got fussy and needed to eat. Well after we all had our meal and had opened presents we were sitting around and she was still kind of cranky, but needed sleep. We were passing her around and I finally got to hold her, where she feel asleep in my arms, so we sat and cuddled and she slept for almost 2 hours, it was the best Christmas present ever! So remember wonderful things come in small packages!

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Be Grateful for What You Have

Today Tom and I had a reality check, the worst kind of reality check one can have. We went to Terre Haute to do what we thought would be a simple room re-do for a make-a-wish child, yes we went even though there was no heat. Only it was worse than there not being any heat. The walls were cracking apart and as we started to paint, the wall started rolling off onto our rollers, it was a very sad situation. To make matters worse , we did not have enough paint to finish so we had to leave the job half way complete and someone will have to finish it again in a couple of weeks. Tom and I on the other hand realized that our little house we call as piece of you know what in reality is not that bad and we were quite thankful to come home today to a warm shower and our nice little cats. So the lesson learned is be grateful for what you have because it could be a lot worse.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Make-A-Wish or Make-A-Scam?

Make a Wish or Make a Scam?
Well, this is my first entry into a blog, don't know if I will keep it up and I am sure I won't write as creatively as my husband, but I have decided that it is time to let some of my frustrations out in a productive manner. This Saturday Tom and I are supposed to volunteer for the Make a Wish foundation doing a room re-do for a child who basically is a vegetable. Well, we called to confirm with the family last night and come to find out the house we are painting does not even have heat. Yes, that is right it is the middle of winter, we are approaching the longest day of the year and this house does not have heat. I just am appalled to even think that someone would think it is okay to have strangers come over and paint their house in temperatures below freezing. But, oh it gets better, they are not even living in the house and they want it painted in Greenbay Packer colors. If you are a child who cannot talk, speak or hardly see do you think you know who the Greenbay Packers are? I don't think so. I wish that Make-A-Wish would better investigate their wishes prior to wasting the time of their volunteers. Because of this one wish I do not know if I will do any other wishes after this, I know sad, but oh well.