|Son ordered too many gifts!|
He really did spoil us. DH got all kinds of games - Nintendo etc and all the different gear, a huge selection of blue ray movies, and Japanese goodies. I got a dozen books, a dozen DVD movies and 5 complete series in DVD. (Twilight Zone, Fringe etc.) Also a view master and an external 1TB hard drive with more movies. Then too, all kinds of candies and treats. He even got me some cherry cocoa! It was a never ending bunch of gifts!
We had a great time until -
BL went to visit a friend for a couple days. The Sebring (remember the car we had *fixed* twice and had to put on new tires?) died on the way. He did make it (over a hundred miles away) but then the bleep thing didn't want to run, oil was so low it didn't register. EEE! He added oil and it registered full and we relaxed a bit. He stayed an extra day. On his way home - he got maybe 20 miles, it was dead on the side of the road. Meanwhile DH was driving toward him. He ended up driving for him. DH was set on just taking everything out and abandoning it on the side of the road. I talked him into seeing if some salvage yard would come for it and pay a little. I was thinking of all the $ we blew on it. They got home when the day was ending. The car was disposed of legally for $200. Time to relax.
The next day, the guys went to pick up my old Buick. After 2 months, it had not been repaired. I'm sure BL was on needles and pins and I was holding my breath. It ran rough, but it's now in the yard. Breathe ... It will not be driven, DH is considering scrapping it. We shall see ...
The dogs were so happy to see their boy. He spent lots of time cuddling and playing with them. Now, I will have them looking for him every time a car pulls into the yard for a while.
I made this berry coffee cake for breakfast on New Year's morning. It was berry good! I used ice cream for the cream. Yum!
We had company and played a lot of games. It was a very eventful Christmas and New Year's vacation. I finally crapped out last night and ended up going to bed early with a headache. The guys stayed up for another movie and I didn't hear a thing. Today was hard. Saying good-bye is always hard for me. I will miss BL, more than he could possibly know.
Forsythia - thanks for your address! I will try my best to get that out to you as soon as I can before the week ends. Congratulations, sorry about the email mess. I thought I had that email set up properly. I am not computer savvy.
This is a shortened version of my *Christmas Vacation* I may add parts later on.
Happy New Year, Y'all!