Happy New Year!

In some ways I can’t believe it is already 2015.  Like someone pointed out the other day we were all concerned when it was going to be 2000 (would the computers still work, etc).  Oh, and I remember those days since I was working with a lot of people who were testing code and making changes to make sure that critical computer programs did continue to work.  I think we all gave a big sigh of relief when it was 2000 and it appeared everything was still working correctly.

So, do you have any grand plans for 2015?  I realized the other day that I want to make goals (some big and some small) to work on in 2015.  I am tired of resolutions and usually don’t remember what I had (mentally) signed myself up for in a few months (other than the obvious like get healthier).

I will post my goals soon and then plan on making monthly updates.  Maybe that will keep me accountable.

Later – H

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

For those of us celebrating Christmas, I know this week is sort of nuts for a lot of us so I wanted to make sure I scheduled this ahead of time.

I am still working on Christmas cards, making treats to give out to the neighbors, cleaning the house, planning our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals, etc.  I also have a list of ‘non-Christmas projects’ that I want to work on, but they will have to wait.

I am hoping that everyone enjoys some time with friends and family.

I am looking forward to the New Year and hope you are too.

Later – H

 

 

Happy Halloween!

Hope everyone in the United States has a great Halloween especially with the little ones.

It has been a crazy few week so I am looking forward to staying home tonight!  I have a few Costco Peanut Butter cups in case we get an trick-or-treaters.

Enjoy your last day of October!

Later – H

 

Happy 4th of July!

I hope all of you (in the United States at least) had a great 4th of July.  We worked around the yard (fixing sprinklers, etc), taking Pepper (the Golden Retriever) for a swim in the river, eating BBQ’ed ribs and squash and went to see fireworks.  The sad part is the fireworks started a small brush fire.

Hoping we have as much fun during the rest of the weekend.

Later – H

Christmas Elf on a Shelf – do you do it?

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!  And since Christmas is now over I feel I can ask this:  Does your family do the ‘Elf on a Shelf’?

There are a couple of blogs that have been posting everything their Elf has been doing around the house and to be honest I don’t get it.  Maybe it is since the daughter is in College, but even if we had little ones (other than Pepper the Golden Retriever) I don’t think we would do it.

So, I am curious: Would you do Elf on the Shelf??

 

Later – H

Patriotic Flag Wreath – TidyMom.net

I try not to post too many updates in one week, but I just finished this and you might want to make one for the 4th of July also.

Want to make an easy Red, White and Blue wreath that can go outside (especially if you don’t add the lights) that your kids could easily do/help with?

I saw this idea on TidyMom.net

http://tidymom.net/2013/easy-patriotic-flag-wreath/

patriotic, wreath, DIY, easy

I figured it was something I could easily do since I already had an unused wire wreath form (and battery powered lights, but I haven’t put them on since the wreath is currently hanging outside where it could get wet if it rains).  I went to the local Dollar Store and picked up the plastic tablecloths and the tablecloth weights so this project cost me $4.00 + tax and some time in front of the television at night.

I think it turned out pretty nice.

If you live local (and know my personally) I will give you the leftover tablecloth pieces so you can start your own (if you ask me).

Thanks to TidyMom.Net for posting this idea.

What new holiday decoration do you want to do?

Later – H