Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year Merry Nutcracker Christmas!

The title of today's post is a direct quote from Roo, three year old Grandtwin deluxe. And every day for the past week Emme greeted me with "Good Morning! Merry Christmas!" But, alas, it is now the year Twenty Ten (I can't believe I'm writing that! 2010?????? Who's life is this, anyway?) and all children and grands are gone home. It was such a fun ten days that included, but was not limited to:
A thunderstorm
Many viewings of Sesame Street and The Nutcracker
Three needy dogs
Ten or so pounds of Nannie's candy, pies, crackers, and homemade bread
Four pans of cinnamon rolls
One each: ham, brisket, night at Rosa's, burgers from Lytle Land & Cattle Co., trip to Lubbock, pot of Joy & Mike's Winter Squash Soup, bag of pretzel sticks rolled in white chocolate, pan of Key lime bars, batch of mint chocolate chip cookies, Sunday church service (Christmas Eve was cancelled due to inclement weather), evening of homemade Tex Mex, grilled chicken, and
One Tournament of Roses Parade! (Click here to watch if you missed it.)

Unfortunately the happy merry nutcracker Christmas was interrupted by two viruses--one of the sinus variety and one of the terrible, awful stomach bug variety which included, but was not limited to:
2 cases of toilet paper
3 boxes of Kleenex tissues
2 bottles of Pepto Bismol
1 box of Immodium
1 trip to the Doc-in-the-Box
1 visit to the pharmacy
Many bottles of ginger ale and Gatorade
a few crackers
Many, many, many manymanymany loads of laundry
And Three Cans of Lysol Spray. (Try singing that to Twelve Days of Christmas)

And a great time was had by all.
(Someone left two pairs of white socks, 1 bottle of vanilla, 1 bottle of raspberry liqueur, and 3 foil pans with lids.)

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