Sunday, December 29, 2013
It Was a Good Christmas
Massey is the girl so was very explicit with her list. She wanted one of the cowl's Jennifer Lawrence wore in Catching Fire.
I have a good friend from high school who crochets and made her one. It turned out awesome and think my friend may get quite a few orders for more once Massey return to college with hers.
Zach got a much needed wallet, some nice sweaters, a few beanies he always wears and another pair of shoes. The boy owns two pair of shoes...all he needs "He says." I broke down and bought him an iPhone. I found it on Amazon. It's just like the one I have only there is a tiny quarter inch crack in the upper left hand corner of the back. When the case is on it you can't even see it and the people sold it because they updated to an 5s. I got it for one fifty and told him all he had to do was pay to have it activated and choose a plan. Now I can have my phone back! He works late at night and always have him take my cell in case something happens on the road.
Massey and I went to Ross-Mess For Less and got Tim some nice dress pants and shirts. I made sure all the zippers and buttons were there and worked and sizes were right. You gotta pay attention at Ross'!
Everybody was happy Christmas morning. I was even surprised with a present from Tim and the kids.
It was a rough pre Christmas week. I got sick a week before Christmas as the Flu stampeded through my workplace. I went to work every day came home, fell in bed and got up the next day thirty minutes before I had to leave for work. I washed my hands at least fifty times a shift, was careful not to touch food and coughed into my sleeve. My fever finally broke after four days and started to feel somewhat better. I should have gone to the Doc in the Box but thinking about how many presents I could buy with the money kept me away. I mean the Flu is the Flu. You have to be careful about contamination, wash your hands relentlessly and pump yourself full of vitamin C. Not one of my regulars came back sick so guess I did a pretty good job.
I lost five pounds and my New Year's resolution was to gain ten. I'd better get to eating!
TJ, my oldest was still in Australia. It was me,Tim, Zach and Massey. We went to my sister and brother in law's house joined by her two sons and their partners. My nephew Casey and his fiancee brought her daughter, Ava (a delightful girl)
No the cup isn't clear, it's white with the nose and top lip printed on them.
We don't have a lot of money but got a butt load of love going on and always have each others back.
I may have had a few hard knocks since I've been in my middle age but what reassures me most is I will always, ALWAYS have my sibs to fall back, rely and depend on.
Momma didn't make it long enough for even one grand kid, Diddy made it for six but blazed out early from West Nile virus in ten days. God takes the good ones early.
My brother, sister and I often talk about how lucky we are that our family takes the express checkout.
When you are a Leach, you live hard and you love hard. You don't drag out your life, you simply do your best and then let go.
How you live your life every day is how you will be remembered. I try to think about that every morning I wake up and draw a breath.
I was born in 1960 and feel pretty lucky to still be kickin' in 2103.
Turn to your neighbor who you haven't seen outside in a while and ask what you can do?
Make a new friend and help them out no matter how insignificant it may seem. A car ride or just an ear to listen .
See someone in need...that could have been you.
I'm one of the lucky ones and therefore is my destination to at least try and pay it forward.
Hoping you all had a happy and blessed Holiday Season. Want to be blessed more?
Pay It Forward.
Blessed Beyond Belief, COTTON