Chillin' at CRT on Xpu Ha Beach

Chillin' at CRT on Xpu Ha Beach
How I'd spend every day if I weren't redecorating, cooking, sewing and blogging!

Friday, December 28, 2012

The Celebrations Continue

I've got to say I am SO impressed by my fellow bloggers who went right back to blogging without missing a beat after Christmas.  I spent most of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day sitting by the fire. I did manage to cook a small Christmas Dinner with just the breast of a turkey. Those two days were really quiet at our house.  Our family had come and gone and the weather had turned frightfully cold and we had.....a WHITE CHRISTMAS.  No kidding.  After basking in the warmth of north Texas for the entire fall season (I still had geraniums blooming Christmas morning)  Christmas afternoon our yard looked like this and it was COLD.

That's the guy I'm married to (just short of FOREVER) braving the wind and cold for some pictures while I snapped one from the doorway and closed it again.

December 26th we were both right back to work.  We spent Wednesday evening with a group of good friends and neighbors laughing and celebrating some more.  (then going back to work Thursday after 6 hours of sleep)  Zzzzz  But it was worth the good time, we'll catch up on sleep eventually.

After work on December 27th, my SuperDave and I went out to dinner because we have been married 33 years. (and who wants to cook after a day at work?)  Yes, 33 years, people!  During dinner we tried to name all the people we know who have been married longer than us and toasted to 33 more!  We are very blessed - two of the couples of our list are our parents - both sets married over 55 years! 

I got him us a DVD for our anniversary.  It is a movie called Paradise Alley.  It's not a great movie, but my sweetie thought it was a pretty funny and clever gift.  It is the movie we saw on our FIRST date.  I figured we should own it and watch it again.  The only thing I remembered about the movie was the title and that it starred Sylvester Stallone.  It wasn't as bad as we remembered, but it wasn't that great either, we won't be watching it again any time soon.

Our cold wet weather is continuing today. Tomorrow we'll be driving six and a half hours round trip to have Christmas with my family.  So we'll be off once AGAIN, bearing gifts and food for another whole day of noisy family fun. My family is sort of loud, but in our defense any group of people that large is noisy, right? (20 to 40 depending on who can make it)

I'm thinking Sunday I'll be sitting by the fire all day again resting up for my New Year's Eve "not" party.  It's not going to be a party - just four or five couples trying to stay awake until midnight.  Unless friends hanging out eating and drinking and laughing until midnight IS a party - then it IS going to be a party.  I'm going to need a nap when 2013 gets here.



my apologies for any typos, transposed or left out words....the short nights and Christmas cookies are starting to addle my brain

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Maureen Wyatt said...

Your Christmas week would be perfect if you didn't have to go to that pesky job. Congratulations on keeping it all together as a couple for 33 yrs! Finding that movie was a great idea.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Happy Anniversary, Laura! We enjoyed the white Christmas this year, too! It was just the four of us; and we loved it! We ate dinner in the dining room, enjoying the wintry scene...we never get to do that! Then, we made snow ice cream for dessert! Don't know how long it will be before we get to do that again! LOL!