Coco is sitting in the doorway, chewing his "gum". He likes to look out the door while we are reading the Sunday paper. He will bite off a piece of his chew toy and chew it like gum. He spits it out, picks it up and chews it again and again.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
This is one of my least favorite jobs. I had to sew buttons on 8 of Jim's dress shirts today. He always seems to break the collar buttons off. All but one of these shirts, I had already replaced the collar buttons once and had to "find" new buttons for them.
We went on an Eagle hunt along the Illinois River this morning. We ate lunch at Logan's and continued up the river toward Peoria Heights. We stopped at the Forest Park Nature Center to see if they had any information about the eagles. We will look again another day as we didn't see any eagles today.
Jim, Stacie and I left for Ikea this morning at 7:30 a.m. We were shopping for blinds for our living room. We saw them in July when we were there, but didn't have the correct measurements. Needless to say, we found ALOT more than the blinds. We ate lunch at Potbelly and were home by 3:45 p.m.
I went to eat lunch at McCalister's. It is right by Scrapadoodle and I was spending my gift certificate. We like to eat there and Jim loves those dill pickle spears. I had to send him a picture of that lonely pickle on my plate that wasn't going to get eaten!
I started a puzzle today. It is 1000 pieces. Peyton came over this afternoon and we started the outside edges. The entire time we were working on the puzzle he kept saying, "why would anyone buy a 1000 piece puzzle?" Made me laugh!
We went to the Rivermen hockey game tonight as we do very often with our friends, Cindy and Eric. After the game we went back to their house and played a few games of marbles. We had some awesome goodies to eat and fun with our friends until midnight, at which time, we came home. We are not party animals!
I invited Stacie and Trisha over today to make this calendar project. We saw it on pinterest and thought it would be fun. You can see there are index cards divided into months. We stamped the month and day on the top right corner of each card. On each line, you write the year and something that happened during the day. After 10 years it will be fun to see what happened on that day for ten years back. It was fun to spend the day with the girls!
I took the Christmas decorations down today after I went to the gym. I took pictures of some of my favorite ornaments and hope to make a little mini book one day. This ornament is one of the Roland Johnson designs that I have been getting since 1995.
Merry Christmas to you! Here is our family. Love you all! We start the morning off with opening gifts with my side of the family. We then have our traditional Christmas Breakfast, ham, egg and cheese croissants. After breakfast, we open our stockings which usually have lots of little goodies in them. But the most favorite is the Lottery tickets! John was the big winner this year. He thought they were fake tickets all the way until the cashier gave him the money!