Saturday, January 8, 2011

I should be in bed....

Family Photo

Well here I sit. It's 10pm. I should be in bed, I'm so pooped I cannot think straight. I worked all day. The last month or so I've been working 5-6 days a week. I'm not used to this. I'm not sure how much longer I can keep it up. Oh well...You do what you gotta do.

First of all a very belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!! The weeks leading to Christmas were go, go, go...parties, concerts, contatas, work, work and more work!! Then it all comes to a screeching halt on December 25th. It's almost a downer. I actually get depressed at Christmas time. I almost feel ashamed of the feeling. Everyone is so happy and giddy and I could sit there and cry. Next year I jokingly told a co-worker I'm going to take anti-depression pills from the week before Christmas to the week after New Years.
Sounds like a plan.

Out of everything that came out of the holidays one great thing happened. We have wanted J. to sing with us in church since we started. He didn't want to. He said he never would. NEVER!!!! Were his exact words. Never say never.

Contata Night. Me and two other ladies singing "Beautiful Star of Bethlehem" (I'm in the middle)

We were singing the special in church that morning,"Glory to God in the Highest" by Ernie Hauss and Signature Sound. He actually sang with us!!! I could barely sing. I was on cloud nine! It was also the Christmas contata that night. The organizers loved the song so much that they wanted us to open the contata with it. That meant that J. had to sing it again! And he did! So now he has no excuse. He can do it.

J. singing his little heart out with the other kids.

Christmas eve Dave's dad came and had lobster with us. We open our gifts on Christmas Eve. Most people around here do. I'm not sure if it's just an Acadian tradition or if other people do it.
I was going to go to Midnight Mass with my mother at the Catholic church and I completely forgot. We were in bed by 10am. I woke up the next morning with my eyes stuck shut, swollen and extremely red! I was hoping I wasn't going to be allergic to lobster. I've never been before, but it can happen.

Getting a lobster to fall asleep.

Christmas Day, no snow. Sugar Boogers! Oh well. We opened Santa's gifts, ate a late breakfast and did the daily chores that go with being on a farm. The goats got corn on the cob from Santa, Tundra got treats and a toy. The cats got a scratch post/bed and the barn cats got treats and canned cat food. J. got a Lego Christmas once again. He got a Lego crane from us, but Dave had to put it together. It took him 4 hours! The 2 other items were from Santa and he did them himself. One was actually for kids 14 and up. I was really impressed. Lego teaches kids to read instructions and follow them. Other than that it's not the thing that it was supposed to be.

Binoo loved her scratch post

After a quick lunch of left over lobster we went to the senior's home to visit Dave's mom. Stayed a while then when to my parents for supper. We had rappie pie.

New Years Eve we has a pizza party with our Bible study group. It was fun. Everyone brought a pizza. There was pizza everywhere!!!

After battling with swollen, red eyes for a few weeks, I went to the eye doctor. I've got Blefaritous. I think that's how you spell it. It's an irritation of the eye lids. So I have to take eye drops for 7 days. It's getting better, but baby they burn.....ouch!!! But on the positive side, that means I'm not allergic to lobster!!!

I also had to visit the dentist, since Christmas day I ate a Terry's Chocolate orange (the mint variety) and I love frozen chocolate. Not a good idea. I broke off a large piece of tooth. The last piece of real tooth off of my root canal. Double sugar boogers! I called the dentist and he was off till Jan 4th. I left a message and waited. It didn't hurt, just bugged the heck out of me. So now my entire back tooth is not a tooth. It's all filling. Not very appealing. Oh well, better than a 1000$ crown.

Tonight The Havelock Trio, Dave and I went to the Home to entertain them. We sang three songs and again J. surprised us and sang one also. One we sang is called the French Song. It was made popular by Lucille Starr many, many,many moons ago. I sing the French part and then we sing the English part together. It was a mainly english audience so I figured they wouldn't like it to much. But after, a lady told me that she was taught that song as a child. She hadn't heard it in decades. It brought back many memories for her. They all loved the little concert we all put together for them.

So your lesson for this week....Please volunteer at a seniors home. They will really appreciate it.

I'm thinking of drying up Febe. I'm barely getting 3/4 of a liter. It's time to let her bulk up for her babies.

Tundra thinks she's a goat. She's eating hay, fir trees and tonight it was dulse. Strange dog.
I got lots of fir trees from work this year. It's like a drug to the goats. Weird.

Well I think it's all for tonight. I have got to write more often and not as much. Did that make any sense? Probably not, but it's late and I'm tired.

Have a Blessed Day (or evening)


  1. Hello Lisa! Busy times at your place, for sure! How nice that your son is becoming interested in singing w/you.

    How did you end up getting the irritation in your eye lids? Some kind of virus or bacteria? Is it similar to pink eye?

    Your Tundra has definately been hanging w/the goats too long! Eating hay, wow! And what is dulse? Never heard of that.

    I think a lot of us that are too busy around the holidays get that melancholia. We need to just slow down so we can try to enjoy the holiday season and maybe it wont get us so bad next year

  2. Dulse is a kind of seaweed. Dried is very healthy for you. A friend of ours dries it and sells it in small bags. But sometimes he has some that aren't perfect so he saves it for our goats. It's full of iron and minerals.

    The eye irritation is just something that sometimes happens. It's like a very bad case of eyelash dandruff. It irritates the eye. It's not contagious.

    I remember years ago an ophtamologist told me I had eyelash dandruff, strange since I don't have dandruff anywhere else.

  3. Hi Lisa, you've had a busy month! I ended up with one of those $1000 crowns after eating a caramel at Christmas one year. Not fun. I'm glad your eyes are getting better, I've never heard of that disease.
    Happy New Year!

  4. I know you were so proud of your son for singing in church and the seniors home. I work in senior homes and have for 18 years now. It is so wonderful you all go and share your talents with them. I know how much they love that. So many seniors are so lonely with no visitors and it breaks my heart. What a treasure J is for singing to them too. I know they loved him!

  5. It was nice to catch up on your happenings.
    Happy New Year to you!


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