Well I am surviving. I am happy even tho I am as broke as can be. I hope to start waitressing again next week so that I can start to pay the bills again. My mom has been off work since last October so it has been verry tuff at home. My personal plans have been put on hold even longer because of that. But hey, you gotta help family when you can. Not that I have been able to do much.
I just love being here watching my niece and nephew grow up. Now and then my niece will say something cute and the rest of us will lol! For example: We were gettin ready to leave and she was headed to the door and said "vamonos!" She says the funniest things. Then she was part of a x-mas program at a church in town, she turned to the little girl next to her and took her hands and started to do the motions for the songs they were singing. Then she tapped the little boy next to her on the shoulder when he was bent down to tie his shoes, he is 3 and didn't know how to that, neither does my niece. She tied them in knots for him. We got it on video.
My nephew is so damn cute! He loves his auntie. He smiles at me all the time. He does this growl/grunt thing and stiffens his body. I growl back at him and we go back and forth till one of us laughs. He is trying to crawl but so far has only found "scoot" "drag forward" and "reverse." Oh and if he wants to get anywhere quickly then he rolls to it. Very amusing to watch on the kitchen floor.
I survived my first ice storm and had fun trying to drive my car on ice. We were going down a small hill and hit solid ice so that when I tried to stop, we slid. I turned my wheel and did a 90degree turn. Cones were in the road so we didn't have much choice but to turn. We had to go up a steep hill and since we didn't have much momentum we slid down a bit. We came to a stop and my mom sugests that I go down the hill in reverse. I could hardly see out the front or back windows as it was so I started the car rolling backwards and made it slide doing a 180 so that we were facing the direction we were sliding. That was FUN! Scared the chit out of my mom who had insisted we try to get back to the house to check on the dogs. When we tried to go up the hill and started to slide backwards, we knew our only choice was to go back to her mom's and stay another night. She had started to suggest to go another way then thought about it. The dogs would be fine.
I made it out in the morning and found we had no water as well. Thought the pipes had froze but as it turned out it was that the well had no power. We were glad for that bc that ment that our pipes wouldn't freeze and we won't have that mess to clean up. So many tree branches had broken off. The property was a mess. Still is. Gonna be a while to get it all cleaned up.
Well enough for now. Hope everyone has happy holidays and safe travels.