CHRISTMAS MEMORIES 2011

Hope everybody had a spectacular holiday.
L-O-V-E-D all the videos people posted.I’d never seen any of them.Thank you all.

Things went very well at the bunkhouse under the circumstances.DW made her ham with the gooey 7-up and brown sugar glaze,cheesy diced potatoes with bits of ham and her corn casserole.DIL brought a crockpot of little meatballs in some kind of barbeque sauce and stepdaughter made a big tray of her sugar,peanut butter and thumbprint cookies and little gingerbread balls coated with brown sugar.Given my shrewd negotiating skills,I traded her the leftover corn casserole for the cookies,which I am enjoying at this moment with my first cup of coffee as I type this.
The little ones gathered around the computer and I pulled up ‘I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas’ and a couple other kids’ songs they sang along to.
I only got one physical gift,a coffee cup my 4 year old granddaughter had picked out that says “I Love My Grandpa.”
Money-wise,not much,really.When I gave her a big hug and told her how much I liked it she smiled the smile of the innocent when they know they have pleased someone they care about.That cup means more than gold to me.Every time I use it,I’ll remember the day I got it and the precious gift God gave me named Olivia.

Please feel free to use this as an open thread to share your day with the rest of us.
I may start posting the Grudge again tomorrow or so,but I’m in too good a mood to tackle it right now.

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8 responses to “CHRISTMAS MEMORIES 2011

  1. I’m glad your day was so special, Pete – that’s the way it’s supposed to be.

    We had our big celebration on Christmas Eve – delightful gathering of special friends and so we pretty much just recovered yesterday. I got a fun phone call from my grandsons in Oregon – they had just opened their presents and were wound up like tops.

    It’s lovely to have an extra day off to bask in the joy of the season – enjoy it everyone!

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  2. chrissythehyphenated


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    • Oh my gosh, they are so CUTE!!

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      • Now Pete needs to post a picture of Olivia.

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        • chrissythehyphenated

          O.Liv.I.A. O.Liv.I.A. O.Liv.I.A. (everyone will now do a “wave” … around the garden, starting with bob … ready, set, go!)

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          • I used to sew Noni a red velvet dress every year for Christmas when she was a little girl. Poor #4 Tina got her first (and only) Christmas velvet dress when she was well into her teens. I’m sure there’s a moral there somewhere!

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            • chrissythehyphenated

              Ahhh … I think it evens out. The first borns tend to get more of the parental goodies (like photos and baby books that are actually filled in LOL), but they also have to break in the ‘rents on every front.

              Our eldest triggered a new and different self-identity crisis every time she reached a developmental milestone. I remember very clearly pushing a cart through a department store, clutching a list of school supplies and muttering, “I’m not READY to have a child who needs school supplies.”

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  3. What A Hoot

    Pertinent article to be shared around the blogosphere: Creating a Contingency Plan for At Risk Bloggers
    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/12/creating-contingency-plan-risk-bloggers

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