Wednesday, January 2, 2008

A belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Seems I like reading other people's blogs much more than I like posting to my own! I thought posting those pics would get me motivated, but it just made me realize how lazy I am! It's all so much work to keep a blog scooting along! Enough complaining.

Our Christmas was simple. I think everyone enjoyed themselves, though I was sick and kind of out of it. We usually have the in-laws over here in the morning, then go to my folks' in the evening for dinner. It was the usual, crazy tear-into-the-presents thing at my folks' house. Every year I think, "Where is Jesus in all this?" Every year, I vow to change thing for next year. We were forced to keep the gift-giving simple this year, but that doesn't change everyone else's habits. Oh, well, it's over and I've vowed to make next year more about Jesus and less about materialism...again.

This was probably the least eventful New Year's Eve we've ever had! We didn't go to a party or have one. We stayed home and waited for midnight while watching "Pearl Harbor." At midnight, we walked outside and listened to the fireworks going off, went back inside, and went to bed. The Prince was highly disappointed. He really enjoys tradition, and we usually have some sparklers left over from Independence Day, but not this year. I think we were all just tired this year. All this talk of a potential move has been exhausting, emotionally.

Um, okay, what else? Ah, my bloggie friend, Lady T is engaged!!! Her's is a weight loss blog, but she talks about lots of other stuff, too...including LR, her now-fiance. I am sooooo happy for her! Go on over there and congratulate her if you have a minute!

Back to the old grind today, homeschool-wise. I'm off to give the Prince a spelling test, and to put a fire under his butt to do his other work. He's my highly-resistant kid, so it can be really challenging to get him moving.

Blessings to you!


Lady T said...

lol! awwwwee....thanks Clairboe. you're always sooo sweet!

i've been having the exact opposite problem. i've been posting (some, but i will do better) but not getting around nearly enough to all my friends out here in blogland.

Happy New Year!

Gombojav Tribe said...

To the Prince:

How's that missions class homework coming along? ;-)

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

Big Daddy was home schooled. Have I already told you that? Well anyway, God bless a homeschooling mom.

Robotface Shumway (Big Doofus) said...


Happy New Year! Thanks for visiting my blog (like, a month ago and I'm just now stopping by--sorry). I have two brothers that are gear heads. One of them even does it for a living. My dad is also very mechanically wired. But somehow, I didn't get that gene. Anyway, I like what I've read so far and will try to stop by more often.

Big Doofus

ClaireBoe said...

Lady T: Yeah, I gotta get posting. You do really well!

Daja: Um, what homework? We are so not keeping up with everything we have to do.

Scarlett: Yeah for Big Daddy! No wonder he snagged a great lady like you! Thank you for the blessing - I sure do need all I can get.

Robotface: Thanks! Happy New Year to you, as well! I'm sorry you didn't get that gearhead gene; though, I have to tell you, there are times when I wish I could just call a mechanic or a handyman to fix something! :-)