WINTER!  Such a busy time.  “…a beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight, walking in a winter wonderland…”  Are you kidding?  Who has time for a walk when she is in a constant sprint!

 All right, I am being unfair.  I am leaving the work to “the kids.”  I’m doing a lot of my favorite things – at least, I’m planning to.

 My favorite winter activity is to sleep and dream about spring.  I’ll take daffodils over snow!  And all this shopping with holidays all over the place!  I don’t know why other folks being busy ruins my schedule. But it does. My goodness, did you all notice I couldn’t even do blogging for most of the month! At this point I’m behind on blogging, Facebook, Bible study, housework, visitations, and treadmill. Don’t have my SS lesson prepared, my cards are not mailed, I’ve missed church, my social calendar is blown, I’m sleepy, and I’ve gained 15 pounds. As I said before bring me some daffodils.  

 As I said though, I’m leaving the actual doing to “the kids.”  With that in mind I’m sending them this advice. 

1.  Buy some stuff, but don’t break the bank. 

2.  Join the hustle but don’t stay too long. 

3.  Come home but drive slowly and safely. 

And to the Christmas shoppers and travelers, I sing you a song to the tune of On Top of Old Smokey.

“Out on Northwest Expressway all covered with snow, you got that speeding ticket cause you wouldn’t go slow. Now that speeding ticket will cost five days pay. Like working at Hardy’s for free every day. Now Haggai tells you, you’ll have holes in your pocket, guess that’s what happens when you drive like a rocket.”  (Haggai 1:6)  

😀  Sending you smiles and a Merry Christmas!


About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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7 Responses to LEAVING IT TO “THE KIDS”

  1. Olga says:

    Thank-you for the smiles, Oneta. I’m dreaming of spring also. Ha ha! Happy holidays and cheers to your favorite activities. 🙂

    • oneta hayes says:

      I’m dutifully sitting here trying to catch up on framing pictures, preparing lessons, reading blogs, posting, etc, etc. I will probably crash in a bit. Everyone knows God prepared Sunday for rest, huh? Rest means having a nap, huh? 😀 Merry Christmas!

  2. I wanted to say thank you so much for writing your blog. I enjoy reading it. I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. Here is the link the the Award: https://wordpress.com/post/lifewithjesus.blog/401

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