Saturday, December 27, 2008

Recent Blog Posts Elsewhere...

Some recent blog posts I've written:

Christmas in Redhouse

Redhouse, Md. – I’m here at my father-in-law’s house in Garrett County, Maryland. It is unseasonably warm today – 65F at the moment, which is more common for May or June.

We did a little shopping yesterday in Oakland, Md. Not exactly a big city. We started at the Dollar General where we picked up some half-price Christmas cards for next year. Then we headed on over to Wal-Mart for a few groceries and some wrapping paper that was on sale. We stopped in the down town area at a little jewelry store and Cheryl’s dad ordered a 50th anniversary gift for his brother. And we finished off our trip at a second grocery store where I bought a couple of pieces of chicken (and two turkey drum sticks) that we’re going to shake and bake tonight for dinner.

Last night we had the family’s traditional Christmas dinner. Those present: Cheryl’s dad (Benny), brother Steve and his wife, Janet, along with their three daughters (Emily, Sarah, and Jennifer), complete with Sarah’s boyfriend Spencer and Jennifer’s boyfriend Brody; and sister Nancy, with her husband, Mitch, and their daughter Holly (who spends a week with us each summer). So that 13 people. We had pork loin, mashed potatoes, broccoli casserole, yeast roles, apple sauce, green beans, corn, cheese, deer sausage, a pumpkin roll, fudge, and some cheese cake.

Most of my time during the days has been spent blogging through a dial-up connection. We played Phase 10 last night for a couple of hours. Tonight we’re discussing a trip to the high school to watch a girl’s basketball tournament.

Cheryl and I drive home tomorrow…

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Things I Did Today...

Wrapped Christmas presents (between midnight and 1am last night).

Watched West Wing while I wrapped presents. (I own all seven seasons on DVD.)


Got up at 7:30 to turn the heat back up. Went back to bed.

Got up at 8:30 and made coffee. Put the dog out.

Cooked breakfast. Scrambled eggs with chorizo sausage and cheddar cheese, grits, and a biscuit with butter and honey. Biscuits and sausage gravy fro Cheryl. We also sliced up a store-bought tomato.

Read my email and my Google Reader.

Got dressed for church. Wore my Blue suit.

Some time online. Facebook (I friended my cousin Lee), tetras, news.

Went to Church. The Pastor preached a good message on the Old Testament prophesies that Jesus fulfilled.

Went to town: CVS and Food Lion.

Ate at Big Daddy's restaurant. usually I cook Sunday dinner, but Big Daddy's is closing for the rest of the year, so we thoguht we'd go see them...

Watched a little football: Titans and Steelers.

Took a nap.

Drank some coffee and read my Google Reader.

Got some boxes ready to mail.

Took the battery out of the riding lawnmower.

Lit the propane heater in the basement (it's supposed to be near zero tonight).

Spent a little more time in Facebook.

Cleaned up the kitchen.

And now... having a glass of Burgundy while I watch the second have of SNF.