naughty or nice, it was a good Christmas
we've been fairly good this year... the boys have tested my patience a few times, but stayed mostly to the good side. I was good (some of the time)... the daughter was near "perfect". nobody got rocks or coal... well, the daughter did get an obsidian pendant.
on the way to "grandpa's house", #2 son announced "I only want to eat square waffles". he got his wish Christmas morning when my dad got up and made him breakfast.
of course kat was good.
#1 son received a few books. he was eager to hide away and read any chance he got.
the portal 2 turret was a big surprise. it's motion activated and speaks just like the ones in the game "I see you.... t-t-t-t-t (sound of machine gun fire)"
his new belt is made from airplane seat belt. the boys each got new headphones. the car is MUCH quieter now.
another holiday tradition, my grandmother's shrimp salad. shrimp was a real treat many years back where they lived in nebraska. she'd save up to buy a can of shrimp for Christmas salad. how the times have changed, the shrimps are now plentiful and fresh! we made your salad grandma!
dad fried up a really good turkey. I've been paying extra for a never frozen free range organic turkey... he buys the cheapest frozen clucker he can find. it's obvious I can save my money as it's not necessary to buy that fancy (expensive) bird for frying.
dad also made the strawberry rhubarb pie, it was good. not too sugary.
#2 son has been quite the season dick-tator. he won't hear us talk about winter without his interjection, "IT'S NOT WINTER!!! THERE NEEDS TO BE SNOW ON THE GROUND TO BE WINTER!!!" then he had to agree, when it was all snowy in dallas, "yes, it's winter now (smile)"
that was us at the guitar center on Dec-26, buying a 3/4 size acoustic guitar to take with us to new orleans. we had a plan...
we stopped at eatZi's and picked up lunch and dinner for later in shreveport. I discovered that when the bakery girl asks if I she should slice my loaf of bread, if I answer "yes, the people we are visiting can't have knives, by court order", ... well, it upsets my wife. we don't share the same sense of humor.
and then we drove east (shreveport).... then south....