Like that quotable giant Yogi Berra once said, "It ain't over until it's over."
And it's over.
Christmas that is....
It was lowkey and simplified.
I never set foot in a Mall or WalMart beforehand so I am calling it a Successful Holidays!lol
#2 son loved his Beatles CDs....
And #1 son seemed to gush over the Jack Daniels Zippo lighter his SECRET SANTA gave him.....
And the belly laugh award does to Daughter's SECRET SANTA, who packaged her $20 bill inside an Austin Powers Penis Enlarger.....
Here are a few of the gifties Sluggy received.
From my SECRET SANTA(who turned out to be #1 son)
And from the Hubs......"the book that is not to be named"....lol
And also from #1 son/Secret Santa, I got this....
I know all you readers are shivering with antici.......pation!
The BIL and Nephew came over for dinner mid afternoon.
I set out appetizers of crudities, cheese and sweet bologna cubes, crackers, chips, tortilla chips, salsa, 2 kinds of dip and a fruit plate.
After everyone mowed through that spread, I served Ravioli with Italian Sausage and Meatballs and homemade Sunday "Gravy", along with a very elaborate Salad and those TMF Pepperidge Farm rolls.
Many cookies and 2 kinds of pie followed later.
And here's the very full and happy crew.....
The day after Christmas we said goodbye to #1 son as he headed back to western PA on the bus. He has a job for the 3 weeks before school starts up again so he was only home 1 week. I miss him already.....
We basically just relaxed after he left and did a little cleaning up here and there. Hubs knee was paining him, Daughter is still sick with some sinus-y crud and my sinuses aren't feeling very clear either so we took it easy.
We ate more pie and watched as the Blizzard of '10 headed up the coast toward us. The snow started around here at approx. 3pm. At around 6pm I realized I didn't get out and get my Sunday papers(coupons)yet! So silly me headed out in the snow at 6pm to the newspaper box to get some papers.....but they only had 1 paper left, I had to drive 1 mile further and go to Rite-Aid!ack
Needless to say, Rite-Aid was empty except for me and the employees.
I quick grabbed a paper and a few other things and headed back home.
Hubs thinks I have lost what was left of my mind going out in that mess for coupons.
The roads were a mess and it was probably the worst part of the storm for us, since the plow trucks weren't out because it was a Sunday evening.
No other After-Christmas shopping for me on Sunday.
We only received about 3 inches Sunday night and by late morning on Monday it was bright and sunny, but still cold as a witch's teat and windy.
We got 3 measly inches.
My brother in southern VA got 18 inches. That's a very rare thing down there. He should have come up here to the mountain for Christmas to avoid it....crazy talk, right?lol
So what did everyone else get for Christmas?
Was Santa good to you??