Oh my gosh - oh my gosh - oh my gosh - how IS everybody?
Life is over the top crazy busy for me right now - we just welcomed another baby into the family -
Wyatt Grayson Tomalty.........
He's Evan's little brother and such a little beauty !
I was going to try to use him as an excuse for not blogging for the last 8 months ( can that really even be possible - 8 months ? )
But he was just born last month..........so I don't think anyone will buy it, you?
The office got a makeover ...........so did the dining room ( well most of it ) and hopefully we're on to the downstairs bathroom soon.
I just realized that I never even told you all about our Paris trip - holy cow - I'm behind.
Anyway, I just wanted to slip in here and wish everyone the Happiest of New Years..........and leave you with a little ditty.
I haven't been overly diligent recording our conversations, and there's been some doozies that I've let slip away - but last night?
THE. BEST. ONE. EVER.
John says - I feel like a Pea Knuckle
Suzan says - Why? What did you do now?
John says - Huh? I didn't do anything - just feel like one
Suzan says - Well that's weird...........
John says - Maybe we could have some for New Years Eve ?
Suzan says - What?
John says - Pea Knuckles
Suzan says - I have no idea what you're talking about?
Suzan says - Is that a British dessert or something?
John says - WHAT......YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF A PEA KNUCKLE ???
Suzan says - No - I really haven't ..........I thought you were calling yourself that !
John says - I'm going to make you one ! You'll love it !
John says - It's made with rum and coconut
Suzan says - O.M.G. - are you talking about a Pina Colada?
John says - Yah ! Pea knuckle lada, that's it !
John says - Have you ever had one?
But I was on the floor at this point - crawling to the bathroom - so that I wouldn't pee my pants
BAM ! When I think our conversations are getting a little boring - he delivers.
Every. Single. Time !
I promise to try to be a little better this year - keep you up to date on what John says at the very least because they are too priceless not to be recorded lol.
Love to you all - every single one of you
( now go make yourselves a Pea Knuckle )
Holy crap - I forget how to include my signature !
Okay got it !
Oh boy, too funny! Welcome back Suzan! If only for a moment - we experience your wonderful humor and vigor! Congrats on the new grandbaby! See you next time! Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Gail - Happy New Year to you as well !Delete
Okay, I will now always call a pina colada a Pea Knuckle. So happy to see you pop up in the blog stream. Happy New Year and I know I will see you on Instagram. I do wish to see the completed dining room started two weeks before Christmas dinner! Congratulations for the new babe.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh - is that the best one ever ? It got me off my ass and writing up a post at the very least LOL !!!Delete
Thanks Donna !
Welcome back, dear lady!! Is my room still ready for me?ReplyDelete
Miss you much ~
Why yes it is Bobbie LOL !!!Delete
Missing all of you guys too you know....it's time :)
Wow, congratulations, another grandbaby already, seems like you just had Evan! I wrote you a few emails wondering if you were okay, glad all is well but must say I missed the laughs your blog always gives me!ReplyDelete
They're Irish twins Julie LOL !Delete
I have so many emails mixed in with spam and ads that I haven't a clue what's legit at this point !
I'm an email hoarder it would seem lol !
HNY honey !!!
OMG you are too funny. Thanks for brightening my day with laughter. I am still chuckling over pea knuckle...ReplyDelete
Congratulations on that new grandbaby. And don't stay away too long...
Happy and Blessed New Year!
LOL - I almost died !!!Delete
Thanks so much for the warm wishes - I'm going to try much much harder this year :)
Love to you
And a happy and blessed New Year to you and yours
Wow, I'm first?? woo hoo!!! I was SO excited when I saw a post from you. YES, it has been eight months, lol. Congrats to you all on the new member of the family! Such awesome news. When I was reading about pea knuckle, I was thinking "pinochle" the game. Now I want a pina colada. Happy, Happy New Year to you and yours!! I hope we get to see you a little bit more in 2017 - please tell us about Paris.ReplyDelete
Nope you weren't first Betty LOL - but I'm SO excited to see all these wonderful comments - you guys are just the best !Delete
I thought John was calling himself a Pea Knuckle - a word which I haven't heard since I was a kid I suppose ( is it even a word lol ? ) But you know all those Yorkshire ( isms ) he comes out with I just assumed it was one of those - OMG - too funny !
I have a ton of Paris pics - I could do a post every day for a month I think - next week I'll start - promise !
Happy New Year to you and yours xoxoxo
LOL. I only have those kinds of stories from my grandkids. ;) Congratulations on the new little!!! And...has it only been 8 months???? Seems like 8 years. The world is right again. :D xoxoReplyDelete
Usually those stories come from children, it's true LOL !Delete
The world is going to take a hell of a lot more than a few words from yours truly to make it right again - but you are too sweet for words
Happy New Year Fancy Nancy !!! xoxoxoxoxo
Good to have you back. You have been missed! Looking forward to seeing the changes in your house, too.ReplyDelete
Why thanks Baye ! Good to be back - it really is !Delete
Happy New Year !
I must say; I was just thinking about you this morning.ReplyDelete
Speaking of babies; our family has gotten larger as well. On Sept 23rd we welcomed our first Great Grand child ( a boy born on my hubbies birthday) and on Oct. 14th was blessed with yet another Great grand child ( little girl; born 2 days after my birthday)
No plans here for New Years Eve, just spending quiet evening at home.
Wishing you and John a Very Happy and Blessed New Years.
Hello my dear friend !!!Delete
2 greatgrandchildren - oh my gosh - a huge CONGRATULATIONS !
We're spending a quiet evening at home as well - this year was crazy - absolutely crazy - I need the down time!
A very Happy and blessed New Year to you and yours as well - lets hope it's a good one.
I am so tickled to see your post...and John just about outdid himself on that one...lolReplyDelete
Oh BJ you just made my day - and yes - didn't he though LOL !Delete
Happy New Year to you and yours !
I stopped by just on a whim and well, WELCOME BACK and congrats on the new addition to your family - what a blessing!! Love to hear these conversations...BEST. EVER. !!! Happiest of New Year wishes for you and yours!ReplyDelete
Thanks SO much Beth !!!Delete
And the happiest of New Years to you and yours as well !
Lol! Now I'm crawling to the bathroom ! Oh how I have missed you two- so glad to see you back. Please don't go away and leave us like this again.ReplyDelete
Listen to me you pea knuckle LMHO !!!Delete
Thanks so much Carla - I'll give it my best shot for 2017!
The happiest of New Years to you and yours
Susie Sunshine!!! So happy you are back!!!! I have missed you!!!! I have been missing in action myself. I'll belly up to the bar for a pea knuckle myself, my favorite!!!! Went to the bar in Jamaica that claims to have invented the pea knuckle just last March!!!! You two have brightened my dreary day. Love you girl!!! Happy Healthy New Year and Congrats on the new baby!!! It's what life is all about!!!! I now have my first great grand!!! He is a peach of a kiddo!!!! Maxwell Daniel!!!! We are so blessed!!!!!ReplyDelete
You're a GREAT grandmother Karen - hard to believe !Delete
But a huge congratulations - it's a pretty incredible feeling :)
I want to go to that bar where they invented Pea Knuckles now lol
The happiest of New Years to you and yours - and especially to Maxwell Daniel !
My niece just had a baby on Christmas day! I'm a great aunt several times over. Don't forget I'm a great grandma, too — just one!ReplyDelete
It's so good to hear from you again and the antics that happen in your house!
Katie and I just finished painting our first room. Now we need to put together the IKEA shelves, get a settee reupholstered, find a rug I like, refinish a Mission Oak desk that my mother "antiqued" years and years ago with O D green and gold. I used it as a kid and through high school. Somehow I acquired it, and I've been dragging it around for years. The, add the finishing touches. Oh, putting nails in the walls for things to hang from is in there somewhere, too. It ought to take us months! Oh, an electrician comes in there, too. It never ends, does it?!!
We hope to hear more from you, and see photos of the things you've done while you were AWOL. We'd love to see.
Take care, and best wishes in the new year!
Oh Congratulations honey - to you AND Katie !!!Delete
It never does end - no - but that's what keeps all of us going, right?
At least that's what I tell myself to preserve any sanity I have left ( and we all know there isn't much of it left lol )
The happiest of New Years to you both !
Oh my how I have missed your posts, especially your conversations with John! I had no idea where that conversation was headed and you had me rolling on the floor! Congratulations on our new grandson, nothing beats the joy of being a grandparent!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much - I had no idea where the freaking conversation was headed myself - he had me going there.
Completely LMHO !
Happy New Year !
So good to hear from you and congratulations on another new grandbaby! How precious! I haven't been blogging much at all this year but am hoping to change that next year...fingers crossed! I laughed out loud about the pea knuckle...lol! Poor John! Here's hoping you have a blessed and wonderful New Year's!ReplyDelete
Hey Vicky !!!Delete
I feel like I'm at a Reunion here !
Hope you ( and yours of course ) have the most wonderfully happy New Year !
Hey Suzan~! SO nice to hear from you!!! Congrats on the new youngun. :) Sounds busy and fun there. Enjoy and know you are loved!ReplyDelete
~ Christina in FL
Oh My Gosh - hey there !!!Delete
You're loved right back you know :)
Happy New Year Christina xoxoxo
So good to hear from you and read everything is well and good! Another grandbaby, that is indeed exciting. Love to you and John, all the best in 2017. Patty/NSReplyDelete
Hi Patty !!!Delete
Love to you and yours as well honey - I see you haven't headed back West yet?
So happy to have you back..Happy New Year to you and the family..ReplyDelete
Thanks SO much Gail - happy to be here !Delete
The happiest of New Years to you and yours as well!
THERE you are !!! I was beginning to think you didn't love us anymore. Glad to know all is well. A new baby! How wonderful ! THAT is hilarious ! Oh, John...John.... I can't believe he said that. Terrific! Happy New Year, Suzan. Hope to see more of you soon !ReplyDelete
I'm HERE - can you believe it Patty LMHO ???Delete
I still love all of you - never stopped !
Thanks so much ( and yes - he definitely said that - how on earth could anyone ever make that stuff up lol )
Happy New Year to you too honey !
Life is just too busy nowadays. Welcome back. I've missed you...and my little pink champagne glass...lol.ReplyDelete
It really is Linda - I've missed being here myself !Delete
Happy New Year to you and yours !
Well, at first when you stated you have been gone, and now here you are 8 months later, after the welcome of a new baby in the family, I thought ha, NO..I really didn't think that..well maybe, for a tiny second, that it was you that had the baby....(fooling), it just sounded kind of fun for John. Missed you both very much.. WELCOME back to blog land, and Happy New Year to you. I'll be drinking a pea knuckle, here in Snowy,cold Wisconsin, and thinking of you both.ReplyDelete
I had a sympathetic pregnancy - is that what they call it LOL ???Delete
Miss all of you guys too !
I never did have that Pea Knuckle - maybe tonight !
Happy Happy New Year to you from snowy cold Montreal :)
Been wondering we're you've been. Welcome back <3ReplyDelete
Thanks Susan - hope all is well ? Your Mom ?Delete
Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
And to you and yours Anna !Delete
Glad to "hear" from you! Was beginning to think you'd gone underground, lol! I was imagining you and John, dressed in black ninja type outfits, faces smeared with black grease paint, creeping about in the dark, scaling walls and beating up bad guys with some super karate, fancy jujitsu moves while tossing off snappy, snarky one liners. Oh well. Maybe next time?ReplyDelete
Happy New Year! (Pea knuckle!....snicker!)
Oh my gosh - you just had us roaring ( I read this to John )Delete
My bones are so brittle that if I just TRIED a karate move - my leg would probably snap off completely Kim LMHO !!!
Happy New Year to you too - you pea knuckle you lol
Oh my Gosh! How we have missed you! Congratulations on the new baby. Our youngest daughter and her husband had their first baby this morning at 6 am,and I got to be There! Babies aren't they Grand! Please feel inspired to write more, your blogs are wonderful and the banter is hysterical! Well from one granny to another Happiest New Year! XxxReplyDelete
Thanks SO much Mary Anne !Delete
Oh how exciting for you ( my daughter didn't want me anywhere in the room with her lol - wonder why? )
A huge congratulations to you - it's a true blessing!
Happy New Year Granny :)
I have so missed you...and have been sending you vibes and messages via the mental internet---wth is Suzan-ReplyDelete
Welcome Back, and can't wait to see your new rooms. And it took us until Thanksgiving to finish our main floor.
Ugh, well welcome back, Sandi
Hey Sandi !!!Delete
Thanks SO much - I've missed everyone too !
We're nowhere finished - just a little closer than we were I suppose !
Happy New Year - enjoy the fruits of your labor !
Suzan!! Girl, I have missed you! (And John's conversations). Oh my word. A Pea Knuckle. Lol. Lol. 😂ReplyDelete
And a new grand baby! Congrats! (Saw his precious picture on instagram. )
Seriously? You've done renos on spaces and haven't shared? And Paris? Get busy and post pictures, ya hear? Did you put photos of those rooms on Instagram? I'll have to go look!
Happy, happy New Year!
Cecilia (go ahead...burst into song) 😄
I've done SO much I haven't shared - lots of furniture pieces too - what the hell happened to me ?Delete
I didn't even put much on Instagram - I've been an anti social media person LOL
You have a wonderful Happy New Year too Cecilia ( you're breaking my heart )
Would love to see those home updates and you regularly blogging again Suzan.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Carla - I'm going to do my best - scout's honor !Delete
Happy New Year to you and yours !
You and your blog have have been sorely missed! So happy you are back! I follow you on Instagram but I like the longer format that a blog provides. Hurray! No more boring Fridays! Hope you do write about your trip to Paris--I'm sure you had a fabulous time! Looking forward to hearing about it and to your John anecdotes. How fun to have another cutie pie grandbaby in your life--more blog fodder!ReplyDelete
Awww - that is SO sweet of you RuthAnne !!!Delete
The Happiest of New Years to you and yours and I'll do better - promise !
Happy New Year Suzan I miss you very much congratulations on your second grandbaby ...nellyReplyDelete
Oh thanks SO much Nelly - a very Happy New Year to you too !Delete
Hope it's a good year for all of us !
There you are! Another baby? Wow! That spins my head. Where does the time go? How was the Pea Knuckle? LOL! A very Happy New Year to you and your growing clan! MaureenReplyDelete
Hey Maureen - Ashley had Irish Twins - oh my gosh - 14 months apart!Delete
She was the one who said she wouldn't have kids LMHO !
I never did get around to making the pea knuckles - and could use one right about now actually lol
Happy New Year to you and your clan as well !
Welcome back. I've missed you chatting to me.ReplyDelete
That was great.
Congrats on another grand baby.
Thanks SO much !!!Delete