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Saturday, 23 December 2006

If you are reading this, you are probably either a very dear friend or the friend of a friend. In either case, I have one wish for you...that you have the merriest and happiest Christmas and new year.

   We are getting close to the big day. The stress is almost over. I have to clean the house today and get the china washed. My parents are here from Florida and they are doing the big X-mas eve party for my Moms side of the family this year. Some of Moms side have not seen there their new house in Sandown, so it will be a nice way for everyone to be able to see it at once. Mom didn't want to cook Christmas dinner, so I inivted them here. I have to steam clean the entire place because not only am I gone about 65 hours hours a week and don't have a lot of time for such things recently, but Mom is one of those clean freaks. She always has been. Even while we were growing up, you could have never been able to tell there were 3 adults, 6 kids, 2 dogs and 2 cats in her house. It wwas always spotless. Not if you listen to her tell it, but it was by everyone else's standards. "this place is a mess" to my mom means that little lone piece of dryer lint that stuck to the clothes and then fell off onto the floorwhile she is carrying them on their way to their proper place of rest.  Oh jeez, if she see's that, out comes the vacuum and the entire room gets a once over. LOL

  Dinner will be a ham and a turkey with all the trimmings. It will be served on my Grandmothers china, which I ended up with last year when my parents moved. I have 7 different kinds of veggies. They are bringing pies, because my dad, the prize winning pie artist, insists on making them instead of me taking the easy route and just buying them. Dinner at their house was always 22 people or so sitting at this huge table my dad would set up in the big living room. They had one room which was 30x18 so they had that luxury of having huge dinner parties. We will be having it right at my little dining room table with no white linen table cloth, fancy table runner, or real silverware. I might light a candle or two for a festive touch. Paper napkins are ok right? This might be a good time to pull out the Pachabel Christmas Cannon in D and other serious songs for the season and leave the Larry the Cable guy x-mas medly cd in hiding. 

   Merry Christmas!!

Posted by ann-is-clever at 7:58 AM EST

Sunday, 24 December 2006 - 11:04 AM EST

Name: "Becky68"
Home Page: http://becksblog.tripod.com/Beck68sBlog/

Hi Ann, Thanks for the comment yesterday, I didn't get online at all due to massive baking of cookies & a bunch of early (for me) errand running. Thanks for your comment on my blog, you're more than welcome to come to Kingston NH & help us Load the truck that I'll have to drive home from there this summer! (That's assuming miss 16's boyfriend actually comes with us on vacation, otherwise I'm not sure how we're going to get the stuff down here) The view from Phil's apartment picture was taken by Valerie & came out much better than the ones I took of the same view this summer (Much clearer day in December, it was very hot & hazy in July when I was taking pics) 

It sounds like you're going to have a great time for Christmas! For us, tonight with Rick's family is usually a lot of fun, it's at the very least utter chaos & that's often as good as actual fun (24+ people in a house, half of them inebriated, you know the deal)  I hope your dinner party & the Christmas gift giving etc. goes off with out a hitch for you & that you & yours have the merriest Christmas ever! 

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