Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Catching Up after Christmas
We got home from Electra about 10:30 last night. Toby’s sisters both live in Electra. The oldest sister has a beautiful home where we usually gather. She is the hospital administrator, and her husband has a small oil company. His other sister works for a windmill company (those giant windmills that produce electricity). Although she has a home in Electra, the windmill company is based out of Austin. She spends a large amount of time traveling for the company. Both sisters are lots of fun and great cooks. They cook a gourmet meal every Christmas serving beef tenderloin grilled on mesquite wood. It is definitely yummy. We play Dirty Santa, which can be fun or Not. This year it was not. I got the gag gift (donkey mask) which I did not think was so funny. Jesse got a belt buckle flask, which she was not too pleased over either. All the guys thought the flask was great, but not great enough to take it from her so that she could get another gift. They told her that the flask was a man magnet guaranteed to get her a husband before next Christmas. She was still not pleased. When one of the cousins offered her five dollars (which she had lost at poker) for the flask, she took the money and was much happier.
Jesse went to work this morning. Toby took today and tomorrow off so that we could work on the barn. Today was a pretty nice day, and we got some work done. When Toby is home it is hard for me to catch any computer time without catching some flack. While he did some welding, I managed to catch up on some house cleaning. I tried to post a blog earlier, but I lost the whole thing – frustrating. I talked to my daughter-in-law and made a plan for the up-coming grandbaby. Sara goes off her medication to stop contractions (contractions have been happening, but the baby was not big enough to enter the world yet) on Thursday. Once she goes of the meds, the contractions could start. We could have a new baby any time after that. Sara thinks we will have the baby by this weekend. Pretty exciting! Sara’s mom (Inpassing) will be in OK City to wait on the baby. I will head up to the City as soon as I get word that the baby is on its way. My job will be to watch the Grand Baby until the new baby arrives. Speaking of the Grand Baby, she called Christmas morning to say “Chris Merry.” Then she said her ABC’s for me. Isn’t she is the smartest, most exceptional grandbaby?
Here is a picture from my Marine cousin in Ramadi.