There was so much excitement and fun this holiday. We opened many packages, some with a lot of laughter, some were homemade goodies that we are looking forward to enjoying, and some which were practical, but needed. All of them thoughtful gifts from family and friends.
Thanks to my grandson, Dylan, I also became the proud owner of a Lady Gaga singing toothbrush.
which then became the door prize at the New Year's Eve Party. It now has a new home with the Heisel family. (How could someone with the name, "Gaga", be called a lady?)
We are now in the middle of what I call the "blah days". The excitement is over. No more Euchre hands, Settlers of Catan board games, sledding, singing, getting up early in the morning with all of my grandchildren (without mom and dad), as it's grandma time, and watching the three-year-old running around the room nonstop for..... how long can he do that without stopping?
No Dylan (the college student grandson), you don't have to get up with the younger ones.
That is not to say that I don't like the Blah Days. I have time to read my new books, play my guitar and piano, bake bread, play with my watercolors and plan for the next event which is not far off.
Mardi Gras will be here on Feb. 10th. The band has a gig on Feb. 8th at the Hope Cafe which is just over a month away. Practice, practice, practice. Plus, there's time to enjoy the sunrise on the mountain each morning.