Well, once again it's been a while since my last post. But hey, it's the holidays - busy times around here. More so this year than most, since I invited a my mom and her husband to visit. That turned into my mom, 2 of my aunts, and my neice visiting. They got here wednesday, and left this morning and (although stressful) we had a pretty good time. I got to spend 3 days cooking for people (and they actually liked it), 3 days of good conversations and friendship. Ok, it got really stressful on Christmas when we lost power for 2 1/2 hours in the middle of cooking dinner. But we got around that, used the burners on the stove (gotta love gas stoves) put the roasting pan with the ham inthe grill out on the deck and it was all good once the lights came back on!
Once again Kate and I spoiled each other - even after swearing that we were going to back it down a notch this year. She still got me a nano (yeah, I've never owned an ipod before), so I'm playing with that today ...and jeebus I have too much music :) It's taking forever to convert my files! But we also spoiled the heck out of my neice - 13, plays violin, bass (upright), and guitar, loves the beatles and classic rock - yeah, I like that kid. Kate went girly for her - Vera Bradley purse and such, but I went with music ...the beatles collection songbook and a book of Christmas sheet music. Why not feed the kid's muse?
Today will be a day to relax and eat leftovers ...and we'll be doing that for days due to the way we cooked!