Karen's Keepers

Karen's Keepers

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The weather outside is frightful

My last blog was over 2 months ago! I guess I’ve been extremely busy. And since we’re in the midst of the holidays, it will only get worse for awhile. A winter storm rolled in and there is snow outside. It looks very pretty – but it is cold, and I HATE being cold!!

Randy’s knee is not getting any better. He is still putting ice on it a lot when he’s sitting down in the family room. He still walks with a limp. He has realized that he will never run again and that’s somewhat depressing. Getting older is not for sissies!

For Thanksgiving this year we (Randy, Tyler, Dylan and I) drove over to Ingrid and Jeff’s house – it’s about 1 hour away. I took some cold cuts (carrots, celery, broccoli, peas, etc) and a pie, but it seemed weird to not be cooking. All the food was wonderful and we had a good time playing a game, enjoying each other’s company and just relaxing.

She let us know about their new baby that is on the way!

Ingrid’s birthday is this week, so I took her gift with us and she opened it then. Talynn’s birthday is next week, and they’ll have a party on the weekend for that. They also have their anniversary and Jeff’s birthday – besides Christmas! December is a very busy month for them. My brother Derek, his wife Rita, 2 of their boys Jeff and Alan, and Rita’s mom Letha came to visit my mom and Connie and to bring them Thanksgiving dinner. I am amazed at all the blessings that I have in my life to be thankful for.

I have most of December off from work since the temple will be closed for cleaning. I’m giving people at work my CD from last year since I have some left. Randy and I took mint brownie mixes around to the people on our circle and we will give them to the people we visit for church. And I will make up some fudge for Randy’s work and just to have around. We have decided on a theme for this year’s Christmas card and Tyler is working on it. I wonder how much longer we’ll be able to do this since the family is getting bigger – it has really been a fun project for us each year!

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