Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Year Ends and..New Year!

The year is ending on a good note…Kevin and Jen got on the flight and should be landing as I type - one handed.  I will so try to walk the line between polite and conducting an inquisition!  No real plans - JCC and relax.

Posted by Maureen on 12/31 at 08:23 PM
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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Our festivities

We had an uneventful Christmas celebration (compared to Kate!) - very nice and full of good food, nice gifts (lots of DVD’s to watch!!!), crackling fire, meaningful church service, and togetherness!  Everyone stayed healthy too!  Also last week our overnight with the girls at the Staybridge Suites was alot of fun.  Steve flew up to visit his folks yesterday and will be back tomorrow night - I talked to him yesterday and he said he’s having a great time and no weather problems.  Soon it’s time to start putting decorations away, taking down Snow Village etc - our tree still smells so good and hasn’t started to drop needles yet, but we will likely take it down this coming weekend.  Well, it’s back to photo editing for me!!  Have lots of great pics from the past month to work with.

Posted by Carol on 12/29 at 09:20 PM
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Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Stories

Plumbing problems—snaked on Saturday—had to call 2 different plumbers to get a successful outcome—(after our guests arrived from Dallas).  I got conked on the nose Christmas Day reaching for something in the top of the closet, there will probably be a scar.  Our 2 first choice movies for Christmas Day were sold out, so we saw It’s Complicated.  It wasn’t.  Children’s Museum with a 4 year old yesterday, now that was fun!

Posted by Kate on 12/28 at 10:39 PM
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New Year’s Eve

The story is my cousin, Sharon, who lives in Calif. is coming to Indy for her husband’s cousin’s daughter’s wedding. Her husband’s cousin, Keith, told Sharon to invite, her sister, Marla, Marla’s husband, Elliott and me to Keith and Rita’s New Year’s party in Carmel. The Wedding is Jan 2nd. Bobby, Rachel and I are going to Munster Jan 1st for two nights. Jen will be here Dec. 30th till Dec. 3rd so we will see her the 30th and maybe the 31st. I’m off tomorrow through Friday. I work Sat. and Sunday. Carol it sounds like you are already having a good holiday celebration!

Posted by CarolFay on 12/23 at 05:00 AM
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009


We are getting ready to pick up the girls and head to Staybridge Suites in Fishers to spend the rest of today, overnight until tomorrow noon.  We had a free hotel night to use up by 12/26 so thought this would be fun.  We will probably be most of the time at the pool! Kind of neat, they also provide an evening meal and breakfast - so we won’t have to leave to do that.  Then tomorrow afternoon is the dress rehearsal for the children’s Christmas program which is at the 4 pm church service on Christmas Eve.  Delaney has the lead part this year, she is the “stage manager” - the premise is putting on the nativity etc etc.  Ella is part of the group, no separate part.  After church Taylor’s are going to Melissa’s mom’s for Christmas Eve.  Matthew and Davie will come here for supper and then we always watch the George C. Scott “A Christmas Carol”.  (Just finished my annual reading of Dickens book!)  On Christmas day the whole bunch will be here in the morning for a little breakfast and then we will exchange gifts.  Later in the afternoon we will have Christmas dinner together too.

Have been to the dentist this morning for regular checkup - the roads were fine but a little slick and mushy in our neighborhood.  Safe travels everyone as you are out and about over the holiday time!!

Posted by Carol on 12/22 at 10:52 PM
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Monday, December 21, 2009

nice weekend and a good two weeks ahead

I went with two friends and the tea club to the Ayres Tea room, on Sat. Elliott and I relaxed at home Sat. night. Sunday Bobby and Elliott went with me to the Early bird movie ($5.00) of Blindside. All threee of us enjoyed it. Then we went to the new pizza place, Monicle, which has good pizza. Matt came over, in the evening, so that Bobby and Matt could give Elliott and me our Chanukah gifts. I got an Ipod and some picture frames. Elliott got ties and a gift certificate to Smees. It was a nice weekend. I work Monday and Tuesday then I’m off Wed. through Friday. I work Sat. and Sunday since it isn’t my Holiday weekend. I get next Wed. through Sunday off. Bobby, Rachel and I are going to Munster, the first. I hope Elliott enjoys the New Years Eve Party in Carmel. I think I told you the story about my cousin and why we are invited. If not let me know. Friday we are doing the movie and dinner with our friends the Brooks. it turns out Bobby is going to be with Rachel and her family Christmas Eve and for Christmas breakfast. Then he will he home in time to go with us to a movie and dinner. I hope all of you have a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Posted by CarolFay on 12/21 at 10:29 PM
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Friday, December 18, 2009

Good for Another 5-10

Colonoscopy went well this morning.  I lost 6 pounds doing the prep - and I am sure I will gain it all back with 1 meal.  Dave has taken the day off so we are running errands - delivering cookies to his Dad and the staff at the Altenheim, also going to sign “my painting” and dropping cookies off for Aunt Gloria, then grocery shopping for the next 2 weeks. We will be driving to Cincinnati Christmas Eve, Rachel said to spend Christmas Day at that way she can spend Christmas evening with Nick.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wednesday It IS

I’ll call Barb, Kate, and Raquel but regardless of their response since Carol Fay is in - we will have CC here on Wednesday, December 16th!

Posted by Maureen on 12/16 at 04:00 AM
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Sunday, December 13, 2009

No phone Call?

Did I see, on one of the posts, That the next Thursday’s CC is my Turn? Is it after the holidays? We don’t have our January schedule yet but I think I’m off that Thursday. It should be a Riley day since it’s the second Thursday but I will have to let you know. We might be going to a New Year’s Eve party, in Carmel, but we aren’t sure yet. That’s around the tume I would like to go to Munster, to celebrate. if I can get one of the boys to go. Matt is spending Christmas with Jen’s family. Bobby will be here but he will go sometime, during Rachel’s break, to her family. This sharing is hard already and they aren’t even married!! I hope all of you have a great holiday!! Barb and I spent the first night of Chanukah going to the movie Invictus. We both enjoyed it. I treated for Barb’s birthday (back in Oct.). It’s better late than never.Bob’s sister had surgery, yesterday. it seemed to go ok.

Posted by CarolFay on 12/13 at 01:57 AM
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Friday, December 11, 2009

Weekend and such

Tonight is Dave’s office party at the Arts Garden. Saturday, Rachel and Nick are picking up Aunt Gloria and we are going to Yuletide at the Symphony followed by dinner at Scholar’s Inn. Rachel thought it would be nice to put up the tree with Nick here so - we will.  We have offered to Rachel that we can drive to Cincinnati for Christmas since she has made the drive here so often lately - she is considering it but she likes the tradition of midnight Mass at St. Monica.  She will also be coming back New Year’s Eve weekend - if Kevin and Jen make it in.  I think we will wait until then to open our stockings.  I quoted the line from the movie The Grinch (something about Christmas isn’t about the presents) when Rachel asked - what will we do on Christmas?

Hope everyone is staying warm!

Posted by Maureen on 12/11 at 10:03 PM
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Retirement Reception

Tomorrow afternoon Steve is being honored at a retirement reception down at Lilly - I am going, and so are Matthew, Davie, Taylor and Steve and Gloria Worth.  I guess there will be nibblings, visiting and a few formal remarks.  It is still so hard to believe that after moving to Indy 30 years ago, we no longer have a job-related reason to live here!

Posted by Carol on 12/10 at 09:24 AM
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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Waimea Bay

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We go to this beach every year - this is unbelievably huge surf, usually the waves are around 10-15 feet and occasionally we have seen them around 20-25 feet which look huge.  But nothing like the ones in this report!!

Posted by Carol on 12/08 at 10:07 PM
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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Tis the Season

After a Christmas memorial service at church on Saturday - people who had friends and family who died this year gathered for a nice service - Dave and I hit the stores hoping to get ideas.  We wandered around Lowes, Penney’s, Dick’s, Wild Birds, Trader Joes, 1/2 Price Books, and Goodman Shoes.  It was fun doing it together - we managed to come up with some different things for the stockings - especially at Trader Joe’s!  Since I can’t give library books with the kids out of town we hit the $1.00 rack at the bookstore.  It occurred to me later that I could have taken the non-circulating paperbacks from the library and kept the tradition.  We even made a stop at Goodwill in honor of Dave’s Mom who always got us stuff from there.  They were having 1/2 off of everything in the store - luckily we didn’t find anything because the lines were so long!

Now - to enjoy the sun and brisk refreshing air!... Although Kate’s trip to Florida sounds good!  Should we let her have CC again?  She must not have recovered from Thanksgiving and is in a daze.  I wonder what else we can get her to agree to?

Posted by Maureen on 12/06 at 10:25 PM
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