It's about time.

Many of you that can relate to this. Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" to follow our dreams.

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Getting ready for Christmas day.

Our Location Today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Waking up this morning we were surprised that all the vehicles in the parking lot and ground actually had a coating of snow but by 11 a.m. it was all gone as things warmed to the upper thirties today. Unfortunately for the kids the prediction is for a green Christmas holiday season. I wonder what the new year will bring? 
Our Truck and Car.
After having breakfast this morning it was time to charge camera batteries and cellphones all the little things that could easily be forgotten as the pace of the day picked up. Next we were off to the Grocery store to pick up fresh produce for the salads that we will be bringing for the Christmas celebration dinner at Kevin and Melissa's house this year.
This afternoon a Christmas eve visit to our friends home to bring gifts to a special little boy definitely readjusted our hearing ability with screams of excitement. From there we went to the 5 p.m. Christmas eve service at the parish church. Kathy chose this mass because it had all the school choirs singing and it always seems to add to the beauty of the celebration.  

Luck boy with his own
Transformer Watch.

Even Murphy was dressed for the occassion.
 This evening we'll be getting everything ready for tomorrow morning's mad dash out the door. That mad dash has been a tradition since the grandchildren could remember. They couldn't get out of bed to see what Santa brought until Gramma and Grampa arrived  at 7 a.m.. With the little ones they have trouble waiting for that time to arrive. Now as some have turned into teenagers they'd rather we wait until after supper so they could sleep in. The day will come when they will be the middle persons in this tradition. After opening Santa's gifts they go through what Gramma and Grampa brought. After enjoying coffee and Breakfast it will be time for the next stop.

From there we'll trek from Tecumseh to Amherstburg for our second stop of the morning.  These little ones were probably be out of bed before Gramma and Grampa but we needed our sleep too. Their faces still beaming with excitement from the gifts they already received brighten even more when opening the gifts brought in by Gramma and Grampa. It is definitely Christmas overload in some cases as they can't make up their minds of what to play with first or finish opening the gifts before them.

In both cases dad and grampa will be kept busy adding batteries and doing assembly that is required.

 To all of you reading and following this blog from Kathy and myself.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah

Lets continue to enjoy the spirit of the season with more Chistmas lights.
Another house with the real meaning of Chistmas

Could this be the new Griswald award winner?

It's actually two neighbours that have worked their displays together.

Not only did they decorate their garages but Santa and his team
 are fying from one house to the other. How cool is that?
It's about time.


You might be a Redneck if
Your grandmother wears a tank top
 without a bra.


  1. Merry Christmas to you both! And be thankful you don't have to pay the electric bills on those houses... ;c)

  2. Merry Christmas. Have a wonderful day and enjoy those kids. Know what you mean about the teenagers wanting to sleep in...I hate it when they lose that early morning excitement.