December 25th, 2012

Beach

Home…Feliz Navidad!

Back from Spring, safe and sound. Got hung up on the North Fwy for a while while an accident cleared.

Having some herbal tea and then some medication and I’m off to slumberland for a few hours.

That was a very pleasant way to be diverted for an evening. Interesting meal. We cooked on a granite griddle (for lack of a better term) It was a cook ya own kind of deal. Sabine did all the prep work. Thinly sliced beef and pork. Peeled shrimp. A couple of salads and veggies. Woman is a consummate entertainer. Everything that needed to be cooked could be cooked on the granite stone or the little shelf right below that. I’ve never seen anything quite like it. Dee-lish was what it was.

Took one of my soy candles for her. Those are interesting. Made with soy oil. When you light the candle, it melts the soy oil, which has been treated with various aromatherapy materials. Once the oil melts, it can be used for a moisturizing lotion or oil. Feels and smells terrific. Hope she and her BF enjoy that!

I’ll get up in the AM and see when we’re supposed to be doing Christmas and wrap the last of my gifties.

Joyeaux Nöelle, y’all!
got my eye on you

Today was a Good Day

Scrambled around earlier today looking for wrapping paper. Thought I had more than I did. And THAT’s what I get for not checking. *laughs* I swear I had more than I do. So I used the Sunday funnies to finish up. It all turned out.

Sipped a couple Irish Whiskeys (from the flask) with the kiddo and her mom. I never broke the flask out last night, so it was still in the trunk when I got to where I was going today. The three of us pretty much drained it. *grins*

A roast with veggies for our holiday dinner. The Offspring has turned out to be quite the culinary talent.

She gave me a bottle of cranberry infused vodka. Tasty! And some home made vanilla extract. And an artist’s re-print of one of her pieces that I admired sometime back.

A very pleasant interlude, I must say.

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Weather turned colder by about 20 degrees between the time I got to The Offspring’s place and the time we left. I knew it was supposed to and had thrown a coat (well, an insulated vest) in the trunk of the Saturn Express. The wind has turned around to out of the north and picked up in intensity. The first taste of it kinda took my breath away. Swooosh!

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One of my neighbors in the high rise across the way lost a patio cover today. It looks like they had sunk bolts into the concrete to hold the frame in place. The bolts did their job all right. The nylon/canvas cover has been shredded beyond recognition and the frame work is several twisted pretzel looking messes. And the bolts ARE STILL HOLDING!

At least it didn’t end up in the pool!

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Hope everyone has had a mostly pleasant day doing whatever it is you do on days like today.

Ain’t no drama here and for that I am GRATEFUL! Got to be a couple years running now. No holiday drama. Ever since I moved out of Katy, really. Once I got away from that family.

But dude! I need to step up around this place tomorrow… And the next day. And the next day… Heh. I went through here like a whirlwind today and left messes in my wake.

I ain’t starting anything I don’t want to finish *laughs* at 1130 at night...