Tuesday, December 23, 2008

"Twas the day before Christmas Eve.....

Counting down the minutes until I leave work
Boss didn't come sign checks, the jerk;
So I did and that's that jack...
We'll all have a Merry Christmas till we get back!

Couldn't help myself. Sometimes you gotta poke fun at your self or your day to get through it. I'm pretty sure I'm ready (not) for Christmas (not) Eve dinner at Nanny's and (not) Christmas Day (not) at Mom's. Planning the dinner goes like this:
"What do you want?"
"I dunno, what do you want?"

"I dunno either....what do you want to fix"
(Doesn't this bring us back to the original question, but in a "back in your court" kind of effect?)

"Well, I'm cooking a ham and a turkey breast and your stepDad wants some kind of potato that we can top with cheese, so I'm suggesting Baked Potatoes....what else do you want?"

(Round 3)

Keep in mind, my family is used to the "old fashioned" way of cooking. Nothing fancy, we have field peas or collards with our meal; probably a sweet potato of some sort usually the casserole with the pecan topping; we don't get into the all day affair....that's kind of sad in a way. Plus now we have 2 under the age of 4 to feed and they won't want to eat brocolli ala anything.

My Tom is used to the Northern way...the Italian's cook all day and you eat all day. This Suthern stuff is, well, foreign to him. My mom always tries to have a dish that he would especially like or want to have to keep him "in tradition". I think that's neat.

My Dad called me today.....same old story with him, as usual. Funny, my Mom and I just mentioned that yesterday how there's always a story with him for the holidays.
Seems he is under the weather (and not drunk SURPRISE) and taking BP meds along with some lasix so he's afraid to travel far especially with traffic. He did seem genuine about meeting up maybe tonight or......


I just had a thought!

Why not Christmas Day?

After lunch, there won't be anything else to do (but nap) and we can come into town to meet with him.

BINGO! Unless of course he is "celebrating" or "on vacation" as we've been known to call a drunk spell.

It's always sad for me at Christmas just for a bit, because of all the Christmas' past where he's promised to show up and didn't.

We'll see.

Have a Merry Christmas Y'all!!
Martha - Don't drink my Sundrop!!!!


Missie said...

I hope you and your family have a wonderful, merry Christmas!

garnett109 said...

Peace To All
Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

Well, I hope and pray that this Christmas is a little different and a wonderful surprise for you. I love Christmas but would love to spend it with an "adopted" family...oh well. I know you'll have a ball in Fla. Merry Christmas! HUGS

Kathy said...

I hope you have a wonderful time with the whole family. I also want to wish you a Merry Christmas and very Happy New Year.

Allison said...

You seem pretty happy and I hope that you will have a wonderful Christmas, heaven knows you deserve it. Luv ya!

Beth said...

I hope he doesn't disappoint again, Sharon.

I hope you and yours have a great Christmas!

Hugs, Beth