Sunday, December 19, 2010

Merry Christmas (and I am back!)

Let me start by saying thank you to Meari! Her little e-mail reminded me I have neglected by blogging friends. Not only have I not kept up to date on blogging I haven't kept up to date on reading your blogs. I promise to do better on both accounts.
Work has been really busy. I have taken on more responsibility and by the time I get off, I just want to lounge in the chair and not do much of anything. Not even stitching, so I have none to show you.
My husband and I did get away (despite hurdling some obstacles) to Austin to a comic book convention. Yes I said comic book convention. My DH collects them and we had planned the trip awhile back.
This was not my first convention with him, but was the best one yet. If you are into people watching, this is the place to people watch. People in costumes, old actors and actresses from television and movies. We met the original Batman and Robin (Adam West and Burt Ward). James had his pic taken with them both and also in the Batmobile. Ghostbusters were there also along with many others.
There was one guy who I think really thought he was Batman was there also. He had a better costume than the original. When he left, he got into a 1969 black Corvette with the Batman logo and all the bells and whistles on the car. Clearly he wasn't married because a wife would say "you spent how much on the costume and car?!!!"
It was really good to get away with my husband.
My grandsons are good and are coming here next week. I will pick them up Christmas Eve and bring them here on Christmas Day to stay a week with us.
I do have a funny story about my youngest, Craig. He had a solo (he is 6) for the Christmas musical. He was supposed to sing the first part of Rudolph and then back off the microphone (and he doesn't need a microphone anyway he is so loud). But he sang and never left the mic. He was dressed in a tux and a top hat. His gestures and singing had the audience in tears. But the best part was the end.
After he finished singing, when the rest of the kids were leaving the stage, he bowed and said "thank you. I will be performing all week. Be sure to try the buffet".
What a hoot!
You might remember (or not it was so long ago) my last post that I had stitched something for a fellow staff member who was expecting a baby. Well she had that sweet baby girl last Sunday. So we have a new addition to our office!
We have kept pretty much low key this holiday. In fact we have already exchanged our gifts to each other. I got a mini notepad from James and James got a digital drawing pad from me. Mom got her favorite button down nightgowns from us and a new television from my sister & her family.
It's hard to keep presents from each other when they come in via Fedex, UPS, etc. I love online ordering. And we don't have a tree to put them under anyway.
James and I did manage to go to the company Christmas party last Sunday. Here is a picture of us:

And with this picture, I will leave you with a wish and a promise. A wish for you to have a very Merry Christmas and a promise that I will keep up with you all more in the coming year. You all are such blessings to me!


Kay said...

You sure have been busy! That is a cute story about Craig your youngest, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Meari said...

Yay! You're back :)

Love, love, love the pic of you and James! Enjoyed the story about your grandson. Too funny.

Rocky Mountain Stitcher said...

The comic book trade show sounds fantastic and the story of your grandson is priceless. Have a Merry Christmas and hope to see more of you in the following year.

Bernice from Canada

Shelley said...

Glad to see you back in blogging land. Wonderful photo of you and James.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

It is so good to see you back! For some odd reason blogger lost of my friends on the blogs list. I've had to go back and try to find everyone. I found your not on and will be putting you back on the list. Wishing you and your family a Safe and Happy Holiday Season.

Lyn said...

The story about your grandson is adorable! Sounds like he will be a performer! You and James look great!

Kathy said...

Fabulous picture of you both! I love the story about your grandson. :)

To you and yours I wish you a very Merry and Blessed Christmas and an even better New Year.

Daffycat said...

Merry Christmas, Donna!

Carol's Stitching said...

Great picture! :) Sounds like the grandson may be a budding comic or actor.... I am trying very hard to keep my blog updated more as well so perhaps we can help each other this coming year. :) Take care and Happy New Year....