Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Then There Were Seven

Okay, so here’s the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me!!  The Bible tells us not to swear by God so I’m not going to, but I’m “fixinto” to tell you the “rest of the story”.

Miss Judy and I retired for the night at seven PM on Christmas Day.  After our w*rking gig, getting ready for Christmas, and spending eight hours with our Grand Kids for Christmas (keep in mind that they were very, very good, but wound up none the less) we were “done in”.  Because of our early retirement, we were up at 0530 yesterday morning – our bodies have not adjusted to the Central Time Zone or the none w*rking environment so that’s not exactly sleeping in, ya know?

So why the late post yesterday morning.  Well the following paragraphs appeared in yesterday’s blog right after the paragraph about our Christmas dinner and just before the paragraph about wrapping up 2011 - - - -

“Now, the highlight of the day was the video that Matt and Jackie made.  It had a Catia, a Kalina, and a Radek section and ended with the “Parents vs. Kids War” which was a preview of coming attractions – coming in August of 2012 will be child number four.     

Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
   are children born in one’s youth.
Blessed is the man
   whose quiver is full of them.  PSA 127.4-5

So this will be Grand Child number seven.  And to think, that Darrell and Judy’s job is to spoil all these smiling little faces.  Tough job, but someone has to do it!!  It’s a good thing that we’re still young enough to be up to the task.”

When the editor, Miss Judy, reviewed the blog for errors, typos, and false information (not that I’d ever include any of that), she informed me that we couldn’t publish on the chance that Grandpa Mike and Grandma Sheila hadn’t seen Matt and Jackie’s video yet (Sheila is a blog follower).  So, we held off for awhile trying to determine if they had seen the video or not.  Being that we couldn’t confirm that that event had taken place, we deleted the above paragraphs and published late claiming that we had slept in (the editor missed that little piece of misinformation – I just love it when I can slip one past the editor).  So there you have it – “the rest of the story”.

Yesterday turned out to be another shopping day, this time for Catia’s seventh birthday which is on Friday.  We were successful with “one stop shopping” at Kohl’s.  After “bagging” the perfect birthday gifts, we did a drive by of an senior condominium complex.  It’s not officially a 55+ community, however, most of the residents all have gray hair.  It’s a nice quiet little neighborhood, but we’ve not decided whether Murfreesboro has the “It Factor” or not.

After that, we stopped by the kids house to say good bye to them and the Grand Kids, went to Demo’s for Lupper, fueled up the truck, came home and packed away all the Christmas decorations, and hooked the RV up to the truck for an early get away this morning.  We plan on driving straight through and want to be “home” before dark.

So, tomorrow we’ll be coming to you from Rainbow Plantation in Summerdale, Alabama – Yay!  We’ll be joining Randy and Terry for a travel day meal this evening and then begin settling in for a long winter’s nap.

Take Care Until Next Time  - - - - - - -


  1. Congratulations!! Another grandbaby to love on. Nothing better! Be safe traveling home. Can't wait to see you!

  2. Congratulations on another grandbaby to spoil.

  3. What a wonderful surprise!!!! Congratulations on yet another adorable set of arms to hug your necks!! Travel safely!!

  4. sheila here I watched the kids video last night at 11 pm so I'm glad you didn't put it in your blog yesterday. Mike was sleeping when I watched it so I of course woke him up. It was a cute way to tell it.

  5. congrats on the new babe...and travel safe!!!! Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas ...Happy New Year