Friday, December 25, 2009

It is a Merry Christmas Morning!

Yesterday was pretty awesome as far as Christmas Eve's go...

I first arrived at LDBoy's about 9:00 AM and we immediately hit up the Giant Eagle and Target for a couple of last minute things...

Because what is Christmas Eve without the last minute shopping experience???

It provides some good bonding time as well...

Till I realized what time it was and that if I did not get the turkey started soon we would not be eating til Christmas Day...

So back at the Stone House - in the awesome kitchen - I was frantically trying to cut the wrap off the turkey, with a knife, because I was too impatient to wait for LDBoy to bring me a pair of scizzors...

Yeah, you know where this is going...had to slow down a bit to take care of the gash in my arm...

Don't worry, the spurting blood missed the turkey and other food....

And butterfly bandages with a little neosporin and a lot of ice and I was good to go....

At least good enough to supervise LDBoy while he got the rest of my casseroles ready for the oven...

Luckily for him, I did most of the preparation the day before, because he had enough of his own stuff to do without having to do my stuff and worry about whether or not he should take me to the ER despite my insistence that I was ok....

But it was more good bonding time...

Then I headed back North to pick up my Mom and Dad....

And I made time to stop home and see G-Man for a bit.

Long enough for him to help me change the wound dressing and determine it really was okay.

Unfortunately, G-Man had to work for Papa John Christmas Eve, so he was not able to join the family festivities in Akron. He laid the guilt trip on pretty good - must be part of the Catholic influence shining through...

Then I headed back to the Stone House with Mom and Dad...

CareBear and K and Taz were there when I got back. I was excited because they had missed the family Thanksgiving.

K is great in the kitchen; he made one of my favorites - corn pudding...

And he finished up my stuff....

And Carrie continually made sure everyone had anything they needed...

As G-Man said, when they are not there, there is a gap....because they are a big help and great company.

We feasted on ham, turkey, mashed potatos, green bean casserole, salad, corn pudding, and desserts....

But not sweet potato casserole, because we left that dish in the oven - totally forgetting to serve it.

That's seems to be a tradition with us....

Last year left the green bean casserole in the microwave where I had it keeping warm...I realized I forgot it the next day when I went to warm up my coffee...

I guess everyone is just too polite to ask "I thought you were making..."

At least then I'd remember where it was...

Or maybe there was enough food that noone missed it....

Then it was present time...

Not that I needed another thing..getting together with family and friends is my holiday wish come true.

But...

CareBear made me an awesome photo bulletin board....

Included a few photos and left room for me to add my own...

And LDBoy made appointments for CareBear and I and himself at his friend's salon.

I do not have to color my own hair this week...yay...

And it will last a lot longer...

And there is hope that I may be beautiful for the start of the New Year...

And more good quality family time at Salon Preston!

But for right now I am just relaxing and looking forward to another family Christmas Day tradition - going out to a movie.

Have a great day, everyone.





7 comments:

Scott Free said...

Merry Christmas, Phillipia!
May you be merry, even with that gash in your arm. :S

Phillipia said...

Thanks Scott.
Merry Christmas to you, too:)

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Merry bloody Christmas, Phil! Get it? Bloody Christmas? Cuz of the.... blood....from your ..... never mind.

;)

Ed Adams said...

Merry Christmas!

gayle said...

Hope your arm doesn't cause you any problems!! Merry Christmas!!

CatLadyLarew said...

Hope you've stopped bleeding by now! Sounds like you had a lovely day. What movie did you end up seeing?

Phillipia said...

Good one, NGIP:) Thanks. And Merry Christmas to you too.

Thanks Ed - and back at ya:)

Gayle, it is pretty bruised and sore and looks nasty looking when I take the bandaid off - so I am just gonna leave it on. I hate blood and guts - not sure how I made it through the Mom years - luckily for my kids they were not accident prone.

CatLady, we saw Sherlock Holmes. It was really good. Humor and mystery rolled together...