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Saturday, December 8, 2007

Hiho Hiho its of to Calafornia I go!

Well its 2 in the afternoon and I'm almost ready to go! I am so organized! Hero cookie for me!

Earl did a great job at almost finishing his honey do list yesterday so he's pretty much off the hook for today. Everything I have left to do I can't do until morning eg pack up Evan's bedding, playpen, music box etc. So I guess I can just relax for the evening, get a good nights sleep and look forward to tomorrow. I'm soooo excited! I hope I'll be able to sleep. I just got off the phone with Crystal and she's so excited she's almost in tears. I think that might be preggy hormones but to tell you the truth I'm almost at the same point. There was a few times while we where doing our running around this morning that the thought of hugging her and Mannix got me a little misty. Not to mention we went to my dad's on Thursday and there was alot of trifling through old stuff of mom's. All those memories came flooding back and I couldn't help but feel a lump in my throat. Some of her things such as the jewelery box my dad gave me have been sealed for so long still smelled of her. I'm looking forward to sharing those memories with Crystal as we unpack the crystal glasses, tea sets, and decorative spoons that where a small but memorable part of our childhood.

I can remember every year around this time my sister and I would be in charge of carefully pulling out all the fine china tea cups and silverware for our yearly New Years party, and XMas dinner. Or the even better times of sipping tea out of those beautiful dainty cups on cold winter nights when my dad was out of town. My mom would make squirrly jiggs and tea, then just us girls would sit at the dinning room table and just talk. I can remember feeling so special on those nights, like a grown up that's more special then the guests during the holidays. I'm looking forward to making squirlly jigs and tea with Crystal when all the boys are asleep, we will be able to sip tea from those very same cups and talk. I'm sure my mom will be watching. It will be nostalgic and a memory of our very own.

Well that's it for me today. I'm going to grab a Kleenex now that I'm tearing up from the above memory and say goodbye. I'll see all of you in 2 weeks or so.

Leanne I'll see you on boxing day at the latest.
Jordanna I'll see you when you get a chance to come out.

Have a great two weeks ladys. Have fun shopping in the crazy malls!


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Annieann77 said...

Thanks D! I hope you have a blast with your sister and hopefully the drive down wont be too crazy! See you when you get back!

Luv ya!