Trina L Short (trinalin) wrote,
Trina L Short

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Simply Having a Wonderful Christmastime

Although I haven't been posting, I have been having a great end of the year. Amy arrived on Christmas and we had lunch at Waffle House* on our way back from the airport. That night was festivities with dad's side of the family, and next day was a party at our house with mom's side of the family. And that night I Skyped with judiang and elsaf which was fun. But yesterday, we actually got to have Christmas for ourselves, and once again, we won at Christmas**. :-)

We have Amy with us till the day after my birthday (so till Friday) and we intend to enjoy her company as much as we can. Yesterday, after presents, we took a walk downtown and wound up doing Happy Hour at the Caroline. Mom and Amy and I have been mainlining episodes of season 1 of House of Cards*** (the US version with Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright) while dad hides in his den. (He's not into political maneuvering and shenanigans, and I'm beginning to see why. Heh.)

I'm hoping y'all are also having a nice end to 2014 and I hope that 2015 starts out wonderfully for you.

*Well, it was one of the few places open on Christmas day. Though we felt bad for the joint - busy as they were, their ATM, phone, and credit card machine all crapped out at the same time. Basically, the phone died and took everything with it. Thankfully we had cash as did other customers. Christmas is one of Waffle House's busiest days. We even had a 20 minute wait before we had a seat. I decided to have second breakfast and it was yummy.

**Lots of fun stuff from the folks and Amy and others. Some new outfits, sweatshirts, books, Doctor Who DVDs, and a couple of new appliances - egg hardboiler (cuz I was envious of mom's) and smoothie maker (cuz my blender just doesn't have the power). We all had stockings this year, which was fun to help fill. Mom made the stockings and they're lovely.

***Last time I had the DVD set from the library, I managed to get the first three episodes watched before my 1 week time was up. This time I have the set for 3 weeks and recommended to mom and Amy to catch up and we could watch together. Amy did her homework (she has Netflix) and mom got started on hers and finished up once Amy had arrived. We're all pretty captivated for now.
Tags: amy, christmas, dad, mom
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