Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Many thanks!

Let me start this by saying thank you for the nice comments, emails, that I received from this post. Believe me when I say that your thoughts and prayers were felt by not only me, but the whole family. The memorial service was simple beautiful.  We have been back home for a week and trying to settle back into our routines. It is taking time but we are getting there.  We were blessed with great weather while we were in Texas for the funeral.  On the morning that we  Betty was buried the  weather was 80 degrees and it was sunny.  A perfect day. It's still hard for me to believe that it's over.  Finally all her suffering is in the past.  I can't tell you how much that comforts us knowing she isn't in any more pain. So again, thank you!

We got our first snow here last night.  It didn't stick but while I was driving home from work it was snowing like crazy.  As I was driving in it, it was coming right at me.  I hate that.  Granted I don't like to drive in many weather conditions except sunshine, and don't like it if it blinds me.  :)  Our temps for the next 10 days is only suppose to get around the mid 30's.  Thinking it is time to throw another blanket on the bed, or cuddle up next to a fire.

I am trying to get myself psyched up for Christmas.  Not so much the holiday as I am all the work involved in decorating.  I am so behind this year.  I haven't really done any shopping or baking, nothing!  I have a partial shopping list made out but not sure when I am going to find the time to get it all done.  We are planning on putting our trees up this weekend.  Our plans are to head to Kentucky either Tuesday night or Wednesday for Thanksgiving. I am looking forward to being at my mommas.  Not to mention I will finally get to meet my little nephew Caleb. We actually will not be celebrating with our big meal until Friday, so no black Friday sales for me.  But if you want to check out some, the ads are already out there. Mom and I usually do some shopping that day but not this year.

I guess I should scoot for now, I will try to get back soon.  I hope you are all have a wonderfully blessed week so far.



Addyson said...

Nice post..! Thanksgiving weekend is approaching fast so don't wait for Black Friday to do your Christmas shopping.

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Hey Cindy! Welcome home! I know what you are going through.
The 11th month anniversary of my Mama's passing is on Thanksgiving Day. :(
And she loved the holidays and put so much of herself into them. That is the only thing that is keeping me motivated to do things for my family. I know there will be moments of sadness because she is not here with us, but I hope that the holidays will still be happy too.
I have had almost a year to get used to this, but the loss your family has suffered is still very fresh. So I'm sending your family prayers to help get you all through the holidays. May sweet memories fill your hearts and bring you comfort.