It's about time.

Many of you can relate to 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" and what we do to follow our dreams.

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Second Christmas Celebration.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

The last time Kathy and I had trouble sleeping we only used a single cup of the Sleepy Time Tea to help each of us sleep. However since we were expecting guests this afternoon we weren’t taking any chances last night and made it a double. When we woke up this morning we really felt refreshed and started looking forward to our day. 

When we opened the window curtains this morning we were a little disappointed that all the vehicles in the parking lot and surrounding landscape were white which fit well with the grey cloudy skies. As we had breakfast the sun started making its appearance and before long everything was back to its normal colors. 
Connor liked his Google Card among his gifts.  
Once we’d finished with our morning reading we started rearranging the location of things in the apartment. With a stack of containers that will be filled with things to be stored after the holidays we transferred them from the edge of the living room to our office giving more room for energetic youngsters to play. We also vacuumed and dusted the apartment before staging the bedroom. 
Haigan liked his artist set.
The temperature would reach 37 F (3 C) this afternoon but only feel like 16 F (-9 C) with the windchill so we didn’t spend too much time outside today. Kathy and I arrived at the east end Pizza Hut just before 4:00 so we’d be there before our son Gary and his family arrived. Due to Gary and Jen’s careers only giving them Christmas day off travelling from Welland to Tecumseh and back plus having two family get-togethers with their children would be too hard on them all. So we’ve made it a tradition of getting together at a restaurant for an early Christmas Celebration for quite a number of years. 
Emma loved the makeup supplies she received. 
It was nearly 6:00 by the time we returned to the apartment to exchange gifts and to allow the boys to start calming down for the evening. Everyone especially the grandchildren really liked their gifts. After the gifts had been exchanged the adults had a chance to talk getting caught up on all the happenings since our last get-together. Gary and Jen’s landlord recently sold the home they had been renting forcing them to move with very little notice. They were also forced to rent another home that is much too small for the time being. Gary and Jen had a number of questions about our plans on going Fulltime in the spring. Like everyone else they were at first skeptical but finally understood that we have to enjoy our lives while our health still allows us. They even started rethinking what they would do when they themselves retired. 
Gary and Jen liked all their gifts.
The time just seemed to fly by and before we knew it was time for them to head to their motel for the night. Tomorrow will be spent with Jen’s family before they head back home tomorrow night. It seemed like the kids had just arrived when they were leaving but Kathy and I were worn out from it all. Tomorrow we might even have a few minutes just for ourselves. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. I like the idea of spreading out the holiday!

  2. You having some very busy days, nice to see all the familuy again.

  3. I want to be part of your family. You celebrate the entire month of December! Merry Christmas.

  4. Christmas and family go together the date and place are not important. It sounds like you had a special day.

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