Thursday, November 30, 2006

The Holidays are Upon Us

So, yeah! I've been doing okay, Thanksgiving was great with no stresses! As you can see, I'm working on a new template for the Christmas season. Haven't figured out how to put my blog title in there though. This template didn't provide for it. I know very little about HTML coding, so I'll have to figure it out! Unless one of you geniuses out there can tell me! LOL...I did manage to figure out how to add the comments. They weren't there either at first. Gotta have comments! Otherwise I have no clue if anyone is actually reading the drivel that I write.

Let's see now...I'm over my cold! Yay! Meghan is too, and Destiny didn't ever get it, thank goodness. We put our Christmas tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving. Meghan really likes it. She'll smile real big when I plug in the lights in the morning, and throughout the day she'll be walking past it...she'll stop and point at it while saying, "See? Seeeee??" lol

A few days ago I woke up and found little Miss Meghan standing at the foot of my bed!! Yup! Seems she's figured out how to climb out of the Pack 'n Play. It was quite a shock to open my eyes and see her standing there. Not only did she climb out of her bed, but she toddled all the way down the hall and managed to open my bedroom door! It may not have been shut all the way to begin with, but who knows? She still wasn't where she was supposed to be!

The weather here today is atrocious! Just a couple of days ago temps were in the upper 60s and 70s and had been for at least a week. Temps dropped dramatically last night and we had freezing rain. It was snowing this morning when I got up and it snowed all day long. Yeccchhhh!! MrKB took Meghan outside for a minute to see it and she doesn't quite know what to think of it. She didn't like the coldness of it one bit, though! November sure is going out with a bang...

Lots of birthdays in my family lately. My youngest stepdaughter turned 14 on November 10th. My Mom and my nephew both had a birthday on November 24th. My nephew is 3 years old already, I can't believe it!! My Grandmother's birthday is on December 2nd, my niece will be 5 on the 3rd, MY birthday is December 5th! Send presents!! :) My cousin and friend's birthdays are on the 19th, and little Miss Destiny will be 4 years old on New Year's Eve. All those birthdays and I haven't even started Christmas shopping yet!

I used to really love this time of year. It's hard now, though. How do you buy presents for so many with just a few hundred dollars, if that? The Christmas stress has begun! I will manage, don't worry! Won't be anything spectacular gift-wise, but the kids will have to live with it. Yeah...speaking of...I did mention before that my two teenage stepdaughters will be up to visit this year, didn't I? One of them wants a digital camera and has been heavily dropping hints about it. LOL...I should really start shopping in July, but when you live paycheck to paycheck with no credit cards, it just never seems to happen.

Gotta go get started on dinner! Hope y'all are staying safe and warm!! :) Excuse the dust around here while I fine tune the new template!


SignGurl said...

Cute template! You could also adjust the pixels in the columns to get rid of some of the snowman's empty space.

Christmas is going to be so fun this year with the girls!

MamaKBear said...

I did adjust them by a couple of pixels...and made them solid. That empty space above the snowman is where I thought my blog title would go, but it's nowhere to be found, along with title's to my blog posts! LOL Oh well, it's a temporary template anyway.

The winter storm is heading your way, girl! Better stock up on the groceries! Stay safe and be warm! :)

Amanda Cowan said...

I know, the weather is so COLD here!! We came to check things out in December last year, before moving here. I think, if it had been this cold then, I'd have put a stop to the whole thing then. Okay, so.. not trying to just spam you with a link but you should check out because there are some cute affordable gift ideas that can also help start some new fun traditions with your whole family! Hope you have a great weekend!

Amanda Cowan said...

Wait! I thought you were hear in the Bay Area, Calif. too! Haha! Hope you guys stay warm through that storm!

Chris said...

I love the new template! Have a wonderful weekend!

ps. I have a new blog addy too. Chris and her Crew is no more.

kaliblue said...

Lovin the new look :-).