Thursday, December 6, 2007

Nothing New

This is one of my favorite pictures of Tralee. This was from when she was about four or five months old.

There's really nothing new to post, but my mom said to me on the phone last night, "I'm sure glad Amy (my sister-in-law) writes on her blog everyday!" I took that as a hint that she would like an update. So Mom, here it is:

Jim packed up his truck and a trailer at 6am this morning to travel two hours to an install. He'll be home late tonight. I'm not complaining, the more hours he spends at work means the more income we'll get this month. So, as much as I miss Jim when he's away, I'm also glad he's able and willing to work long hours to support his family.

Tralee is still a little sick, but nothing too bad. She's actually taking a nap right now, which gives me a few minutes to get other things done. I'm trying to finalize Christmas gifts. I'm excited to give some people their presents. I'm really excited to give Jim his presents. I ordered them last night, and I'm sure he'll love them!

I finally forced myself to unpack, clean, and do laundry yesterday. My house is a bit more in order now, but I think I'll have to do a deep cleaning pretty soon. Maybe after the holidays are over.

I'm excited for Christmas, I've been blasting Christmas music everyday. Jim comes home from work and begs me to turn it off so he can watch ESPN or anything sports related. I guess some people just don't appreciate Frank Sinatra singing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" or Ella Fitzgerald belting out "Frosty the Snowman." Maybe Burl Ives crooning "Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer" annoys Jim, because it can't possibly be Eartha Kitt's voice resonating "Santa Baby" that gets on his nerves. I know he adores Alvin from Alvin and the Chipmunks singing to Santa for a hoola-hoop, just as much as he craves hearing the Vince Guaraldi Trio jam out "O Tannenbaum" from A Charlie Brown Christmas. Anyway, whether Jim likes it or not, the Christmas music is here to stay until December 26th. . . maybe even later!

Here's what Tralee and Corky were doing while I was typing this:

So there's an update. . . exciting, eh?

1 comment:

amy said...

i'll tone down my posting that way you won't get into trouble anymore :)

sometimes i feel like my posts are pretty dull and on those days i might skip posting or else just put a picture or 2 up. so, just take a pic of your beautiful daughter or cute doggy and throw it on the blog.

your brother would probably kill me if i played those Christmas songs. instead, he's got some tran-siberian Christmas music which does nothing, in my opinion, to invoke a happy Christmas spirit.
so, instead, i just go for the music, just kids yelling, talking, screaming, laughing. i haven't found the silent button for them yet.

sorry for the long comment.