I have survived Christmas 2007……..
Hear me sigh a huge sigh of relief. Glad it is over and that I had enough foresight to buy 2 bottles of red wine and a pint of Cap’t Morgans.
My house is trashed and may not be the same until the boys are back in school after the New Year.
My best guy friend D spent quite a bit of time with us. His mother recently passed away and D seems sort of lost.
So far this Holiday, I have not eaten a whole pecan pie….yet.
Dinner at the In-Laws was delicious and uneventful.
Wee One was glad when he finally was able to put baby Jesus in our Nativity Set. We keep baby Jesus put up safe until Christmas morning, then we put him in the manger.
For the last 11 hours, I have been Wee One’s ‘patient‘. He received a doctors kit for Xmas. Much to my relief, he has moved on to ‘doctoring’ Marvin…
Wee One has cooked me every dish imaginable in his toy kitchen. Pretending to eat plastic broccoli, bananas, hamburgers, and pickles is not getting any easier with repetition. That is just an example, Wee One has plastic play foods from all the food groups.
When Bubba has not been out riding his bike with his buddy or playing hoops, he has been holed up in his room with his new XBOX games and his new IPOD TOUCH. **I inherited his old IPOD which is packed full of every single awesome rock song you can imagine, woot!**
Hubs has had to work since everyone is on vacation, including his relief hands. Shucks huh? not really…he could have been a jerk and made someone else work but he did not.
Everytime I think about packing up the Xmas stuff and putting it away, it makes my head hurt.
Santa was not good to me but that is what I expected since Ive been a bad girl.
But my family was good to me this Xmas. Thanks to my 2 sistas! and thanks to my Father! I appreciate the gifts. You guys are awesome! I miss y’all like crazy….
And thanks to the hubs, those fancy tires are really niiiiiiiiiiiiice. Oh, and so is the set of cooking pans.
I just cannot wait to try out those pans. After 17 years, I still get all excited about cooking yet another meal for you.
Am I sounding a bit sarcastic in regards to my spouse? I hope so, because that is my intention.
Not very nice, am I?
I think I need sleep………..in a bad way.
Last friday evening’s sunset was a stunner.
But, like everything in this world it came with a price.
More snow and ice on Saturday.
Wee One and I made Christmas cookies since the weather was crappy all day Saturday.
Hubs, Bubba, and D polished off nearly an entire plate of cookies. Wee One and I only baked 2 dozen. The cookies were gobbled up before Xmas.
Wee One and Bubba woke up at 5:55 am to see what Santa brought them.
Wee One went to bed at 7:30 pm and Bubba crashed out at 9pm Christmas Eve. Once a year thing, they both usually try to stay up as late as possible the other 364 days of the year.
I am not mechanically inclined whatsoever…
I do not pretend to know how machines operate or to have any type of knowledge about automobiles.
If my horse or your horse, or anyone’s horse has a shoe coming loose or is coming up lame, I usually notice fairly quickly.
If I have car tire problems, I am the last person to figure it out……
2 weeks ago I say to hubs, “hey, will you drive my car. It feels like it is pulling ever so slightly to the left.”
hubs sighs, then says, “you probably just have a low tire, have the guy at the full service station put air in it for you.”
Me, “okay, why should I have a low tire? those tires are only 6 months old and my car only has 30,000 miles on it.”
Hubs, “just put air in the tire!”
So, 2 weeks ago I go to the only full service station within 50 miles and have a grease monkey put air in my tire. I asked him if it looked okay, grease monkey said, “yep.”
A few days later, I say to hubs, ” My car is still pulling to the left a tiny bit, maybe it isnt the tire.”
Hubs, “did you put air in it?”
Me, “yep.” I tell him who,what, where, and when.
Hubs, “go back and have them put more air in it, it just probably leaked out, Ill check that damn tire when I get a chance. Right now I am busy.”
Me, “big suprise you are too busy.”
1 and a 1/2 weeks later.
Me, “ummm, my car is really pulling to the left now. I think it is more than my tire needing air. You had better look at it.”
Hubs, “yeah, okay when I get in from work tonite.”
Me, “you had better because Christmas is 3 days away.”
3 days go by, I still drive my car and the pulling to the left is getting worse each time I drive it.
Christmas Eve morning.
I am heading out to the barn to feed the horses while hubs follows me out the door to start his work truck to warm up.
I remind hubs again about my car’s problem.
I get Scooter and Freddie their feed and hay, I walk back up to the house. As I am about to get into the door, hubs hollers, “dont drive your car anywhere, your gonna have a blow out on the front drivers side.”
Then, I hear hubs cussing under his breath. I promptly remind him I’ve been after him to check it out 2 weeks ago. I will not take the blame.
Needless to say, I got a new set of tires for my car instead of the silver bracelet I was really wanting…..
I do not think we’ll be buying anymore tires from Sears. They gave hubs the run around on their Service Agreement. The tires were not even 6 months old. Hubs left sorta p*ssed and went to Tates Tires. He bought my new tires just in time before closing……
I am angry with Sears, I plan on letting them know tomorrow.