Monday, December 25, 2006



Merry Christmas!  I did stay home last night; well, not BF picked me up.  We had a nice quiet night with each other.

Today it was off to my mother's.  I took pictures.  My memory card was full.  I didn't realize it because I was still able to take pictures.  They wouldn't download so I deleted some and that did the trick.  Now, I sort of wish they hadn't.  Sheesh, I have gotten f-a-t.  I know what one of my New Year's resolutions will definitely be.  Joey and I are planning to quit smoking for the New Year.  I sure hope I don't gain any more weight :(

         My brother and Megan.  I'll be nice because it's Christmas.

                      Joey and the Bah Humbug shirt.

Becky, Megan, my SIL, who Joey says took my cute little stuffed snowmen ornament the kids got me and stuffed it in her bag.  LOL...I'll give her the benefit of the doubt because she also got one so maybe I'll get it back on New Year's Day.  Something smells fishy, though.

                        My mom, who is soon turning 88 and sharp as a tack.  I took her by surprise with this one. 

               hate pictures of myself...totally...

             Megan being cheesy.  She is always willing to have her picture taken.  Dang, I would be also.  She is so photogenic.

                               ROFL...this is the picture that is going to force me to send myself to fat camp.  Megan said my outfit looks like a pirate outfit.  She was also supposed to be posing me so that my triple chin and jowls were disguised...

I'm getting up early tomorrow and actually going Christmas shopping.  Yep, you heard it correctly!  I was so short on funds before Christmas.  God Bless my mom as she was super duper duper generous this year.  I plan to go and get the kids a few things tomorrow that I just couldn't cut before Christmas.  I also should be able to pay off most of Grizzly's surgery with it.

I forgot my coat at my mom's.  Now, how in the world I did that I'll never know but I only have a raincoat here with a thin lining.  I may just buy another one on sale tomorrow.  My mom lives 45 minutes from here and it's getting cold again by the time I go back to work on Wednesday. 

All in all, it was a wonderful day today for the most part.  My SIL loved the wooden Santa I got her half price after Christmas last year.  Cracks me up because I always buy her stuff after Christmas.  Now, I'm hoping she didn't pilfer my little snow guys. I might just have to "lift" them at Thanksgiving next year.

My kids bought me two Dreamsicles again which I collect.  Becky got me a neat pewter angel and some Christmas decorations and a couple of snowmen.  None of them have any money.  I really didn't want them to waste it on me but they did anyway. 

I'd take more pictures but I'm still hating mycamera.  I should have asked my BF for a better one last year but didn't know squat about digital cameras and still don't know much more.

Another Christmas is almost over with.  This one was a hard one to get into this year.  I hate not to cherish each day because life is so fleeting.  I hope each and every one of you were able to find some peace and joy today!



lisa41076 said...

Chris, I love the pictures of you and Megan is such a beautiful girl, hope you are able to get a coat on sale tommorow, hope the crowds are'nt too bad at the mall, Hugs and Love Lisa

my78novata said...

you know this one was hard to get into this year too. I tell you So many said that. Must be something in the air. I think you look great you are not fat. You look so happy too. I love your family pics. GLAD YOU WERE "BEING NICE" LOL now I love your day being share with us. I hope you get a new coat. You know I will shop this week for next years gifts lol took me five cameras before I found "THE ONE" lol

queeniemart said...

Oh Chris, i LOVE the pics of you and think you are damn gorgeous and not fat AT ALL!! EVERYONE looks so good and happy and i am just so glad this day is over with, LOL.   Thank God only one Christmas a year!!
Enjoy your after Christmas shopping!!
love,lisa jo

xxroxymamaxx said...

Girlfriend, you do NOT look fat to me!  You're too hard on yourself, but YES on quitting smoking. : )  I love love the pics!  Merry Christmas. Love, Shelly

jckfrstross said...

You are not fat girlfriend:) glad you had a good day. i got my car out and went shopping for just the immediate family yesterday lol i will shop for sis and neice and nephew and the folks this week:) have a good week


rdautumnsage said...

Chris hon, Hush......Don't you know better to critic yourself. I swear we tend to be overbearingly hard on ourselves when we do. You look great, your entire family looks to be enjoying themselves. Megan is a hoot!! If I can get my daughter to even smile for a picture I'm lucky. I'm tickled pink I finally have my digital camera for Christmas. But I have to tell you , I'm nervous as all out about using it LOL!!!
And yeah, when I do I promise to send pics. you will probably be calling uncle from the barage of pictures . Glad your Christmas was a joyous one. Seems as though your Christmas Eve was as well. The quiet evenings are always the most endearing. Love Ya Indigo

bmorrrick said...

Hi Chris,

Merry Christmas!  You look adorable in the such a happy person!  Your family all look like they are having a great time too.  Good luck tomorrow with the shopping, what a brave woman you are to face those crowds! (ha)

Take Care,

chevyz71gurl74 said...

Merry Christmas Chris!
You do not need to lose weight..
I will show ya some junk in the
I love your outfit!!!  too cute....
Glad you had a good christmas....and honestly
I am glad it is

am4039 said...

you are not fat, you look great. I hope you had a great Christmas.

siennastarr said...

Awww Chris.. stop being so hard on yourself!  You look HOT!!  You look beautiful!!  I love that pic of you, in your boots!  There is no way I would ever guess you to be "that age"... you know.. the one we are! lol   NEVAH!!  

I'm glad your mom was generous with the moula' this year!  Now you can splurge a little!  :)  

Shopping?  You can have it!  Especially tomorrow!  Yuk!  There will be way to many people in the stores, and I would just want to kill them all! lol  I will wait until way after the New Year.  Like in March! lol

Glad you enjoyed your Christmas!  Loved the pics!


jlocorriere05 said...

Chris, you look great in your photos! No, I'm not just saying that either! I'm glad you all had a great time and hope you get the snowman back one day! Jeannette xx

jeadie05 said...

From where Im sitting you lokk fine ,certainly not fat ,very attractive ,I love your outfit too ,Thanks for sharing your lovely family pictures and you of course ,your lovely Jan xx

penniepooh said...

Chris, I`m glad you had a nice day with your family! You and the kids look great!!!! I like your outfit. Nice of your mom to be so generous. Have fun shopping.
Love ya  xo

djohn52 said...

Hi Chris!

Now, that sounds like my kind of evening.  Quiet and cozy!   You look GREAT!!! And your Mom is awesome, can't believe she is 88.  She's my kind of people! A friend of ours Mother just died at age 96, up until 3 wks ago she was always ready to go!  They had a picture of her at age 92 on the back of her grandsons motorcycle!  Some of the family kept saying telling her not to do it and her reply was "I will if I want to."  Precious!!

Glad you had a Merry Christmas!!

sugarsweet056 said...

Seems as if you had a wonderful Christmas!
Have fun shopping today (MANY ARE DOING IT TODAY), lots of crowds!
Hugs, Sugar

lanurseprn said...

Chris, you are being way to hard on yourself.  You are NOT FAT, ok??  You look VERY pretty!!  And I love your outfit!  You have a very nice figure.  And the close up of you is so pretty, too!  You have a very pretty face.  
Fat Farm? No way....but if you've bought the ticket send it MY way ok?
Glad you had a nice holiday.  Your pictures are great!  The kids look so good.  I can't believe SIL would take your snowman!  Maybe she'll realize it and get it back to you?  
Have a good day shopping.  I hope you find some good deals!
Lots of love to you,  Pam

kdcutie26 said...

I am happy that you had a good Christmas!  Mine was swell... I am happy it's over though.  Back to reality and moving towards the wedding.  :)  I think that you look lovely in all the pics Chris.  I really do.  Thanks for sharing pics with us.  I will try as soon as I get some...

pharmolo said...

Good to hear you had such a great Christmas, Chris. Who's fat? Didn't spot it, nice to be able to fit a face to a name btw


midwestvintage said...

Gee, some day I hope to be as fat as you.  Glad you had a great Christmas and hope you get your snowman back soon.


chat2missie said...

I think you look great!  So does everyone else in your family.  Where did Joey find that shirt?  I should have one of those for my son! LOL

rebuketheworld said...

Chris, you LOOK AMAZING in that outfit. Hip woman...I am still in my uggs, bootlegs and big T-shirts,lol....You look lovely. What great photos of your family. Christmas was humble for me this year too,lol...really humble...I am going to remember these times...I think they will feel right later on....those tugs get some maturity attached in can only do so much...such as life....but looking forward to New Years Eve....just by myself....but I learn so much on that night...every year...its good tearful reflections and inner smiles....I hope peace, joy and massive happiness to you....~Raven

helloimkara said...

Chris you need to be nicer to yourself!  I think you look so pretty and you are not fat!!!!  Everyone looks great and I LOVE the bahhumbug shirt! Too funny!!!

Merry CHristmas!

Love, Kara :)

bobbysgirl8584 said...

Chris: I am glad you had a nice holiday with your family. And you look great in your pic; you are NOT fat!!
Have a good week!

princesssaurora said...

I love your pics!  I think you look great!  

be well,

ps... have fun shopping... you will get more for your money now anyhow!!

queenb8261 said...

Well another Christmas has come & gone. I think the post Christmas blues are about to set in...not sure.  I may just be really really REALLY tired.  I've laid on  the couch for 2 days and slept.  Last night when I went to bed I set the alarm for 7 hours later so I  wouldn't sleep all day,because Tommy and the girls don't wake me up.  If I didn't set the alarm I could sleep past noon every day. I am trying to play catch up with my journaling.  I got SO far behind the past 2 weeks. I've read all your last entries that I missed. It sounds like and looks like from pictures that you had a good holiday. I'm sorry your BF and his mother were sick. I hope they're much better. How is old Grizz?  Did you spend the night or come home?  Hope you get your blood pressure meds lined out. Oh, and by the way the photos of you were SO good. You don't KNOW fat, missy!!   Megan looks like her beautiful mother if you ask me.  I wish you best of luck with not smoking. I quit Nov 18,1997 cold turkey.  3 days later I had a dr appt. I told him I quit smoking (hubby quit that week too). Doc was thrilled and wrote out Rx's for both of us for Wellbutrin.  If you can get it...try. It took away the CRAVING to smoke for me COMPLETELY. I have never even taken a drag off one. Hubby too.  Well this is turning into more of an entry so I will stop.  Have a joyous & prosperous 2007.
Luv & Hugs my friend, Barb

astoriasand said...

HI Chris loved this entry your picture is lovely,and it was so nice to see one of you and your family members.,and so are all the others.I too hate my picture taking.Don't see any fat on you though.You must be imagining that one.LOL!! You will probably put weight on stopping smoking.I think it's a lovely idea to buy gifts after christmas,and also a sensible one too, when one thinks about it, with all the sales which are on at that time.My son lives in USA and he has sent me three dreamsicles each year for the last three,along with my main gift for my birthdays.I think they are wonderful.So happy you seem to have had a lovely time.Hope the rest of the week has been good too.Sorry I am late with my comments but I have had a busy one this year and a good one..Take Care.Catch you tomorrow New yrs eve with an entry LOL!! God Bless.Have a lovely New Years Eve.

shayshaydc said...

Great pictures Chris!!!! And I think you look great!!!!!!!!!!! We are our own worse critics aren't we????????