Sunday, December 5, 2010

Miscellaneous Tidbits

Dear Readers,

Today, I'm just going to ramble. I have a horrible headache and my neck has been stiff and hard to turn for five or six days, so I'm not feeling up to my best. That being said, I'll attempt to write a blog for those who are my faithful followers.

On Friday, my dear hubby celebrated his 75th birthday, and I had a surprise party for him, which didn't turn out to be a surprise. lol One of his old friends called to talk to me. My hubby answered the phone and this friend asked to talk to me immediately instead of talking to my dh. Of course, dh recognized this old co-worker's voice and became suspicious when he didn't visit with dh. lol Sorry, Glassy, just had to tell on you. Grin.

Later when dh questioned me about why this friend wanted to talk to me and not to him, I tried to distract him with the information that another friend of theirs had Parkinson's. Dh said he didn't remember said friend (it's true the memory is the first to go. lol) Without thinking (something else that goes) I said I hope you don't say that to him when you see him. Oh yeah! He was suspicious then for sure. This was about three days before the party and the next day another old friend not realizing it was a surprise called to say he was going to be at the party with his wife. lol The cat was out of the bag for sure then. Ha! Ha! David got you.

Who was to blame for this fiasco? Me! I sent email invitations to everyone and for the RSVP I put our telephone number instead of my email address. Yep, I'm still kicking myself over it. In spite of everything, the party turned out great and hubby had a surprisingly good time. He doesn't like crowds but he enjoyed this bunch.

Saturday, I went to my RWA chapter, MARA's Christmas party and had a fun time. We had plenty of food and camaraderie. Everyone brings a $20.00 gift, and pick numbers for the order in which we get to select a gift. If someone has a gift you would like to have you can take their gift or select a new one to open. Once a gift has been taken three times the third person gets to keep it. It's a lot of fun. I selected a Jim Shore Christmas ornament of a snowman with cat. For those of you familiar with Jim Shore's work you know how excited I was to get it.

One last little tidbit for you. Did you know that the only people in the Bible who celebrated birthdays were the pagans? Oh, you're going to say, what about Christ? There's not a word about Christ celebrating his birth in the Bible. Instead, the wisemen came from afar to celebrate their king and no one really knows the actual date he came, nor how old was the Christ child. We have made it about his birth. I'll be eager to hear what kind of responses I get about this info. lol

I'm still suffering, and now I've made all of you endure my ramblings. Hopefully, next Sunday will be back to normal. Have a great week, while I go off to a trigger point therapist.

Oops, I almost forgot to mention that one of my readers read my romantic suspense, Addiction, and she really liked it. She shared it with her whole family, and they all liked it. Thanks, Bev. That's the best present of all.

See you soon,



Linda LaRoque said...

Sorry about your headache, Sandy. Bummer on the surprise being busted but glad hubby had a good time. Interesting tidbit on the birthdays. Did not know that.

Feel better soon!


Sandy said...

Thank you, Linda.

Christie Craig said...

Hi Sandy,

Sorry you are under the weather. But I'm glad you hubby had a great party, surprise or not. I went to one of my RWA Christmas parties and we do the same thing with the gift. We had a blast. I hope your holidays go great.


Stacey Joy Netzel said...

Sandy, this is the worst time to not feel 100% when there's so much to do. I hope you feel better real soon. I'm glad dh's party went well and that you enjoyed your Christmas party as well. I didn't know that about birthdays in general or Christ's birthday. We do our best to make Christmas be about celebrating his birth and family instead of all about the toys.

Merry Christmas to you!

Celia Yeary said...

SANDRA--I couldn't even think of anything to ramble about on my Sunday post, so I just cheated and put up promo about a Christmas Anthology I'm in--and the great review!
My dh is 75, too, but....hey, I'm not!
In a few days, I'm a guest on the Roses of Houston and I must write something Christmasy. So because we married on DEC. 21 and had a Chrismas wedding, I'm going to post a couple of photos. I can't find our wedding photos--man, that was so long ago--but I will find something! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, too--you see, I separate the two. The holidays revolves around shopping, eating, and parties. Christmas revolves around the birth of Jesus.That's the way I see it.Take care of your head--

KT BISHOP said...

I am sorry you're going through some pain! Hope you get well soon!

Mary Jo said...


When my head hurts and doesn't quitand it's accompanied by a neck ache and shoulder ache, I know my cervical spine is acting up again. I truly feel for you and hope you are on the mend soon.

Sandy said...

Thank you, Christie.

Yes, we always have fun at our MARA Christmas party.

robynl said...

Sandy, I quite well know the pain you have as I also get the headache, neck and shoulder aches and pulling in the neck when one wants to turn. So sorry for you.

You've had some celebrating already but here we haven't yet. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

I agree on Christ's birth: who knows how long it took the Wisemen to get there and they were the ones celebrating His birth.

Sandy said...

Thanks, Stacey.

Yes, it was a surprise to me about Christ's birth. It says in the Bible that only the Pagan's celebrated birthdays. I really didn't know what to think about that.

Sandy said...

LOL Celia, I can't imagine not being able to come up with a post for your blog. It had to be intentional that you promoted.

Merry Christmas and Happy holidays to you, too. I love the way you separate the two.

Sandy said...

Thank you, K.T. The pain has just lasted too long, and it makes my brain foggy.

Sandy said...

Thank you, Mary Jo. I'm sorry to hear you have problems, too.

Sandy said...

RobynL, I'm so sorry to hear that you suffer from this same ailment, too. It's not fun at all.

Thank you for coming by.

Cheri LaClaire said...

Feel better soon! (Interesting note on the birthday/bibles thing--I never thought about that :)

Sandy said...

Thank you, Cheri.

I had no idea about the birthday's either until I thought to do a search to see when they originated, which may be another blog. lol

Anonymous said...

Watch where and how you sit at your computer. You can get lotsa pain if you do that wrong!!

But you sure do a bunch for someone in pain.

Happy Holiday Season,

Petrina Aubol

Cassy Campbell said...

Sandy, hope you're feeling better soon. Neck and back pain is the worst! Interesting factoid about only the pagans celebrating birthdays. They had all the best parties!

Sandy said...

Dear Pet,

Thank you for coming by, lady. We just have to push through what life throws at us, Pet.

Sandy said...

LOL Those pagans paid for those parties though.

Thank you for stopping by.

KT BISHOP said...

No wonder I hadn't heard from you. Hope things get better soon!