This year, as it does every year, Christmas has arrived all of a sudden!
The Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare keeps me busy from October 1 through December 7th, VERY BUSY. Lots of hours and miles! In January that turns into a nice commission!
Then, on the 8th of December, Jennifer and I went on a 10th Anniversary cruise to the Caribbean for seven days. Wonderful! We thoroughly enjoyed our time away and NO CELL SERVICE after 8 weeks of having a phone practically attached to my ear.
We are back and the annual flurry of church-related activities and family stuff has my head spinning. But I didn't let that stop me from making a batch of 74 pork and green chile tamales and 33 cheese and jalapeño tamales yesterday, a little carry-over from the years we lived in Mexico. Christmas time is tamale time. At our house, we eat them year 'round.
Family coming in from Texas today or tomorrow. Big day at church tomorrow filling treat bags and nursing home gifts. All day Sunday with a special program in the morning, carols at the nursing home in the afternoon and then the evening service.
Then it's off to Branson with the whole tribe for a few days, with a quick trip to my maternal grandmother's house for a few hours. She couldn't handle much more time with ALL of us! Ha.
I'm loving the renewed interest in this site and reading the writings of bloggers who have rejoined, as well as the writings of the new folks.
Have a very Merry Christmas everyone!