Hi gals! I'm still waiting on that call from Ray telling me Moonbeam won the trophy...LOL
Roxanne, one year we were having a huge Christmas party for Ray's customer's at our house, of course it was catered, so didn't have to worry about that, but I LOVE to decorate and especially for Christmas, go overboard, I'm sure none of you are surprised by that, I do that on just about everything I do!!! Anyway, I started decorating the house in Oct. for Christmas!!! LOL I do so much, that it just isn't worth it, to do it all and only enjoy it for a couple of weeks, as I spend several weeks just doing the decorating. I put up a 12' tree in the family room and a 9' tree in the formal area. Took me 3 days getting the trees fluffed just right...lol Anyway, it really helped me get into the mood and we had around 125 people show up for the party, man, that was the biggest party I have ever had. We always would have our Sunday School party at Christmas and averaged around 60 to 70, it was an experience, to say the least, but loads of fun. Since buying the ranch, we have sort of been in limbo for Christmas, it took 2 years to get our house completed at the ranch and now here I am, my first Christmas in my new house and I'm living in Houston, oh well, when we are finished in Houston I will really get back into it all. I started playing Christmas music about 3 weeks ago, because I was in such a down mood and it has really helped lift my spirits, so you might even try that!!! Like Amy said, Merry Christmas, Roxanne, go for it!!!
Do you guys think it is the change in the weather since we all seem to be achey? I can't totally blame it on that, because mine all started more in the middle of the summer, I am awful upon getting up in the mornings, but as I move around during the day it gets better, then as the evening comes on, here it comes with it. I can't take ibuprofen right now because of the surgery and I definately think it helps me a lot more than tylenol does.
Amy, I know Orecks aren't cheap, but they sure are worth the money to me. I didn't buy all of mine at once. Just added one here and there, really they are so light weight I could get by with just one for the ranch house, they are not hard to carry up the stairs at all. My brand new one, is really great, it is even self-propelled, but they are so lightweight that isn't something you have to spend money on, my other 2 are very easy on the back, too.
Molly, I wanted to mention to you that just about all of the mattresses in our house are new and good ones, but I am like you...still wake up achey feeling every morning. When we leased the condo, Ray layed across the bed and said okay, the first thing we are doing is buying a good mattress, I told him to let me go to Linen's and Things and get one of those 2" memory foam pads to go on top of it and it is wonderful!!! I want to get one for our pillow top mattress at the ranch I like it so much. I am still achey, but I do believe it has helped me to a degree and I love the way it feels to my body. Anyway, something to think about. They aren't cheap, but if you have a 20% off coupon it is definately worth giving it a try, just be sure to get at least a 2" one.
Hey, Jackie! The only thing missing yesterday were the bon bons...LOL Hope you are having a much better day today and it is FRIDAY!!!! And you are off for Thanksgiving, whoo hoo, at least there is something to look forward to for you!
Julie, I too, have purchased a piece of clothing that is alittle too small and use it as my tool to get some weight off! It does seem to help...I haven't gotten my french wire earrings yet, but if there is anyway between now and Tuesday, I'm gonna do it...lol I am getting a little anxious about the upcoming surgery on Tuesday, but trying to not let myself dwell on it too much, or I could really get myself worked up and there is no need to do that (I'll keep telling myself that)!!!
Hi, Conni, yep, I'm in a cow contest...LOL Looked so funny to me reading that in your post, Ray is there right now, I'm anxiously awaiting his call to tell me how she has done, I just don't want him to be disappointed!!!
Our company called and his surgery went well and they were so appreciative to stay at our condo, so I'm glad it all worked out, they said they were only 10 minutes away from his surgery Dr., I'm glad we could help them out! Like we have all stated, sometimes we need a kick in the rear end to get motivated to really clean good and I had to be doing it anyway since my sister is coming Monday, and I won't be able to clean for awhile after the surgery (told Ray it could be months...lol)!!!
Well, guys, I better get back with it, since I was a bum yesterday, I am doing double time today, but that's how it goes, isn't it?
Decided to just edit this post, Ray just called and MoonBeam won second!!! Felt sorry for him, she lost by 2/8th's of an inch, can you believe that? Her horns are almost 71" from tip to tip, she is 4 years old, so in the longhorn business that is considered awesome, as their horns continue to grow. I told Ray, third time is charm (she'll win first next year). She placed third last year, second this year, so next year she will have a pretty trophy to go with her pretty ribbons!!! Never thought I would give a hoot about how long some cow's horns are...LOL Just wanted to let you guys know!!!