Interstellar Adventures

December 28, 2005

Interstellar Christmas

Filed under: Uncategorized — by InterstellarLass @ 10:09 am

It was a very Merry Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at the Interstellar Casa. Elle and Zed got dropped off at their dad’s house. Fortunately my Ex’s family celebrates on Christmas Eve and my family celebrates on Christmas Day, so we don’t have a ‘conflict’ as to which house the kid’s celebrate. Two days, two celebrations, we’re all good. Nick’s brother (he calls him Bubba &#8212 this is Texas after all ya’ll) Bubba drove up Saturday morning and arrived at our house. We chatted for a bit, went and ate some lunch, and then came on a tour of my company’s offices. We have a lot of war memorabilia and things donated to our company. Bubba was in the military, but was actually discharged when it was discovered he had a ‘lazy eye’. His step-daughter, son-in-law and step-son are all in the military, and the man has a penchant for the good ‘ol US of A, so this tour and seeing all the artifacts my company owns was a big deal for him.

Then we went home and I started cooking. Turkey, dressing, jalepeno cranberry sauce, ham, green beans, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, and dinner rolls, accompanied by a couple of bottles of wine. We were happy campers. Nick’s special request for the night was the sweet potatoes with marshmallows, so I put a bit of extra effort into them. With butter, cinnamon and nutmeg, they were delicious.

The dinner table was set, and we enjoyed our meal.

We then played an exciting (and long) game of Mexican Train dominoes. Bubba won (he’s the master), I came in second, and Nick was last. I only beat him by one point. I ended up with the double tweleve in my hand more times than I would have liked. But oh well. It was such fun! Elle and Zed got back home about 11. We put them to be shortly before midnight, and we continued playing dominoes until almost 1 am. Then Bubba went to Nick’s, I wrapped a few more presents, and of course, had to present evidence that Santa had indeed come and left presents for the kids.

We ate a fantastic breakfast cooked by yours truly. The hollandaise turned out perfectly. The waffles were fluffy, the strawberries were fresh, and the whipped cream was whippy. With our bellies sufficiently stuffed and the dishes done, we all then turned to the gifts. We decided that as we opened presents, we would all take turns wearing the Santa hat.

Yep, even I wore the Santa hat. Everyone did!

Nick’s favorite present came from my sister.

I got a nice photo of my mom and grandmother together.

My grandma spent a lot of time on the presents she gave to all of us. I got my scarf for my birthday, but my cousin, my sisters and mom my got theirs for Christmas. They were all so excited!

We all had a fantastic Christmas. It was warm and cheery, everyone got nice presents, and our family was all together. Well, mostly together. My sister Nikki was sick. Flu, fever, blah. Poor thing. I didn’t get to see her. 😦 My brother and his family stayed home and did their own quiet thing, so I didn’t get to see him, or my niece. I was a little bummed about that.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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