This morning when I learned that a pipe in our attic was leaking
and water was running down the wall of our den,
I looked around and smiled.
It really is ALL good.
This holiday season has not been been perfect,
but it has been
Our youngest daughter got here safely,
our middle daughter is now officially on vacation
and laughing with her sister,
and we will see our oldest daughter and her family
Friends have been in my home this holiday season,
and I spent wonderful time in the homes of friends.
I have danced till my feet were numb,
I have laughed so hard I thought my sides were going to split,
(a centerpiece I created for our party)
We hosted a wonderful Christmas Party and Dance with dear, dear friends.
(a second centerpiece I created for our party)
Austin at the Teacher Retirement System office.
I was retiring after 32 years.
It is amazing how 75% off Christmas china makes the future look
I slipped into the local liquor store one morning,
in the bright light of day,
to buy a pint of rum to bake a rum cake
using real rum.
I changed the name of the cake to
Flammable Rum Cake.
If you are going to drink rum, drink rum.
If you are going to bake a cake, bake a cake.
However, those activities, in my opinion, do not need to mix.
It is not a Win Win.
I sat in the Nap Room this morning with
my husband talking about the future
while a variety of humble, polite workmen
came by to diagnose the problem.
The roof man said check with the AC man who
needed a plumber.
I called the roof man back who sent a plumber in 20 minutes.
The plumber’s young son sat politely on our patio kicking his legs
and to take to my daughter’s house:
5 chicken and cream cheese
and 4 pork.
Christmas Eve Menu
chili con queso
and chili con carne
I made fudge using the recipe on the
back of the marshmallow cream jar.
I won’t be doing that again.
My mother’s recipe from the back of the Hershey cocoa can is the best,
yet nothing makes me smile bigger than planning and preparing
So go ahead pipes;
leak your heart out.
IT IS ALL GOOD.