Can you believe that the 25 days of Christmas Advent is over! Thank you
for giving me a little break last week to spend some time with family. This is not a rehab post, but this week I am going to fill you with all sorts of past goodies and projects that you might not have seen. I have some new readers since the I love rehabs Advent Calendar. Today, I thought I would share a little bit of my Christmas. I am from the great state of Oklahoma so Lee and I went home to Oklahoma. My dad and his wife have moved to OKC because they retired and wanted to retire in Oklahoma. (My family has made it a habit to be near to Sooner football in retirement) We had a great time watching movies, eating, and spending time with family. My parents moved into a new home. It is a really nice home but there are a few updates my parents want to do. Everything in their home is Oil Rubbed Bronze. All except for their kitchen faucet. We were sent to look for a faucet. This is typical family task for Lee and I. He worked with a contractor and
is now renovating homes, so we often take on “home tasks” for our family. We love it. I found this great faucet on sale at Lowes that fits the holes already installed in their granite I love picking stuff out for other people.
Here is Lee and my dad playing with my nephew. He got lots of toys for Christmas but playdough was his favorite. I found out that my dad and Lee are really good at playdough figurines.
We ate and ate and ate. My dad’s wife and I were laughing, it takes all day to cook Christmas dinner, 30 minutes to consume way to much of it, and it will take two weeks to work it all off.
It actually snowed in Oklahoma! We experienced a white Christmas, so we didn’t get out. On Christmas Eve, we went to church I asked my parents to drive By Nichols Hills in OKC. For those of you non-oklahomans, Nichols Hills is a really nice neighborhood in the middle of OKC. The houses, are older and beautiful. Almost every house has some version of these type of lights. It truly is a Clark Griswold competition at its best. Some are traditional, some are artistic, and some are straight up Clark. I didn’t want to bore you with all of them, but they all look pretty much something like this. I am certain that driving through these lights will become an Oklahoma Christmas tradition….
We did a lot of resting. Because I work at a Summer camp, Christmas is my huge chunk of vacation. Even Viszlas get tired at Christmas.
And then, we worked. Yes, Lee and I are knee-deep in a massive home rehab. I can’t wait to share what we are doing. If you are renovating a home this year, you are in luck. We are gutting a house and making decisions left and right. I hope my experiences can encourage you along the way or even be a resource for a decision you are making for your house. I spent and entire day ripping off drywall. It was so fun. I know, I am afflicted but it was a good work out and a good productive way to be destructive.
I hope you all have a Happy New Year!
Thanks for Reading,