It is hard to believe that the end of 2014 is here. I sent the last week, being sick. I got sick the day after Christmas. I am glad I did not miss any work. I had last Thursday and Friday off and only had to work Monday and Tuesday this week. The days off had given me time to rest and take care of myself. If I would not have lost my Holiday pay, I would have at least taking Monday off. I do not feel bad about going to work sick about over half my coworkers at work have the same thing. It seems we got it at the same time too.
This Christmas was a good Christmas. My aunt surprised my mom by coming for Christmas dinner. She was not going to come because she did not have the money for gas for the trip up here. My cousin, managed to come up with so money and my aunt let me know but asked to keep it a secret from my mom. Mom and I got gifts for the kids and my brother and sister. I even managed to send a package of Christmas gifts to Jo Anne and her family. We had a issue with customs in the Philippines. FedEx did a great job at helping me result the issue. The customer service person from FedEx told me that over half the customs issues he helped people with were from the Philippines. Thanks to customs the package was late arriving the day after Christmas. But I was not charged any customs fees. Everyone enjoyed the gifts.
It has turned out that 2014, has been another year of waiting for Jo Anne and I on her Visa. We should be hearing a decision soon. I pray it is the approval. I do not have the money to appeal again. We thank all that are praying for us. We are should that we will be blessed with the approval we have been waiting for in 2015.
Mom and I are going to have our New Years Eve party tonight to ring in the New Year. We got chips and crackers with cheese and dips. I will try to to make sausage balls to night. We also deli spirals. I have some beer and mom has her wine coolers salute the New Year at midnight.
We will have New Years dinner with some family tomorrow afternoon. It is good to see the family but I am glad that the next holiday the family gathers is Easter is in April.
It feels like a lot of famous people I grow up seeing on TV died in 2014. Here is a little list of the some of the people we lost this past year.
- Shirley Temple
- Robin Williams
- Joan Rivers
- Joe Cocker
- Richard Attenborough
- Casey Kasem
- Ralph Waite
- Ann B. Davis
- Mickey Rooney
- Phil Everly
- Pete Seeger
- Ariel Sharon
- Sid Caesar
- Harold Ramis
I hope to have time to do a post tomorrow. I hope all of you have a wonderful year ahead in 2015.