Friday, December 26, 2008

Sigh.. Merry Christmas


Sigh... I feel much like Santa in the above picture. A bit tired and just want to snuggle up and sleep. Right now we have no pet, so the snuggling will have to be with Frank... which is even better.

I hope each of you had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was great. We had dinner at my Mama's on Christmas Eve. The food was good for the most part and we ate too much. My dressing didn't turn out the way I wanted it to. I guess it has just been too long since I made it... it was edible. My sister-in-law made a sauce of cherries and pickled beets. Frank liked it okay, but it was a bit too pickled beet for me. I'm not fond of beets. My carrot cake turned out great. My Mama makes a great Rave Cake... she directed my brother how to make the cake and he did very well at making it. My brother also made pecan pies that were pretty good. We all ate too much. I didn't eat anything else the rest of the day.

On Christmas Day we went to Frank's sister's home for pizza. They make great pizzas. Our grandniece and two grandnephews were there and they were a joy to watch. Hayden and Jeremy are under a year old... Jeremy will be one in January and Hayden one in February. Jeremy's brother, Nathan is about two years old. Next year there will be two more grands for the Christmas party.

There was also pound cake, chocolate covered peanuts, and some ginger snaps... all home made by our niece and niece-in-law.

Needless to say we ate way too much. Later in the afternoon Frank and I went for a mile walk. I'm slow, but I can do it without hurting much. I only ate a small apple for a snack later in the evening.

We really shouldn't eat for another week.... but don't think that is going to happen :-) We'll just walk more.

Today we plan to rest.

We called our children yesterday. Sonja got a job, but for only Christmas Eve. The day before Christmas Eve she sees a man in the grocery store buying a lot of sugar. She told him he must really have a sweet tooth. He opens up his jacket and shows him the Honey Ham emblem on his shirt. He is the manager of Honey Ham. She tells him that she has been trying to see him for days about a job. Anyway he hires her and she worked all of the hours they were open Christmas Eve... maybe 10 or 12 hours (I couldn't hear her that well). She got paid $7 and something an hour. The manager watched her all day and she did things for extra sales... plugging the turkey breast and when they were out of 8# hams she would sell them on the 9# ham. Sonja said other workers were getting small packages... 3# hams.. at the end of the day. The assistant manager gave Sonja her package and said the manager really wanted to let her know that her work was appreciated and they would definitely want her back at Easter. Sonja didn't open her package until she got home. It was a big package and inside was an $83 ham! Sonja was so excited talking and she was so proud that she impressed the manager. Sonja was proud that she did better than those 110# blond 20 something year olds. It's too bad the job was for only one day. She is going to go to Good Will and buy a bicycle so she can expand her job looking. They have no car. Which is good because Sonja is the worst driver.

David was tired. He and his wife, Tish, spend Christmas with her parents. Tish's sister, niece and brother live with her parents. Hannah is about 7 years old and David and Tish are like her second parents. David said there was a new puppy in the house... a lab/pit bull (what a mix!) Anyway it cried until David let him sleep on the couch with him.

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. -- Ogden Nash


  1. Thanks for visiting this morning. Sounds like you had a busy Christmas and deserve some rest now. At least it is warm enough in GA that we can get out and exercise! I plan to visit past posts this weekend to catch up, so I'll be in touch. Enjoy your day.

  2. Zaroga,

    Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas! We ate too much too but it was a great Christmas!! I'm kind of glad it's over with though. Now I'm all Christmased out. Lol

  3. Merry Christmas Zaroga! Sounds like you had a wonderful one. I'm going to have to make your Carrot Cake.

  4. You had two wonderful days of Christmas! And walking a mile is wonderful. I'm not sure I could do that yet but really need to start some exercise program. It is warm here, too. Weatherman says we may break a record today. Lots of after Christmas clean-up to do now. Hope you have a very Happy New Year!

  5. Zaroga,

    It sounds like you had a busy Christmas but a good time too! I'm like you...very tired. As a matter of fact, it's after 1:00 p.m., and I'm still in my PJs!

    I sure do hope your daughter finds a permanent job! I'll pray that she does!

    Have a Blessed New Year too!

    Thanks for your always kind comments and for visiting my blog too!


  6. Love the quote! (we've been sharing this ucky flu bug-ugh)

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!!! AND Happy New Year!!!!


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