Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Happy Hanukkah! Today, the skies parted and there was sun! I didn’t make it out of the house today. But it is starting to look like I might live! I hope you are all enjoying this special holiday with those you love. And if you are not, (or even if you are) you can always join us here. We are a merry (um not usually) band of misfits who will be here for you over the holidays.
This will be the Christmas of HAM for some of my family. I don’t know if I bitched about it here or just on Twitter so my sister wouldn’t see but I ordered a fancy ham and had it sent to my sister’s house for Christmas. It’s a strange gift idea but my sister is the matriarch of my family. She has five kids and grandkids and tons of friends that are family and a whole tribe of Brazilian extended family.
My sister is a great cook. She makes Sunday dinners every Sunday and there is always a house full. So she has a lot of people to feed during the holiday season. So, ham number one got lost. Like D’artagnan had no idea where it was. This never happens with them. So they said they could issue a refund or send another. Well today she got two hams. So um, all’s well that ends well? I am hoping to go for a sister visit soon. Perhaps a day or two after Christmas. I really want to see her tree! She has big balls. LOL. She lives in a split level home and the den has really high ceilings so she gets a HUGE tree and thus… she needs big balls.
I also got a call with my brother today. When I lived in Libya, he was in high school and went to boarding school in Switzerland because the US school where I went to first grade through fifth grade ended with grade nine. He was kinda my whole world as a kid so I never really got over him getting married (he’s ten years older than me) and becoming more than just my brother. My older siblings were back in the US and married and he was kind of my person. I wanted him all to myself. Now he has kids and a grandchild on the way! You may not have noticed but I can be kind of a bitch. 🙂 So it was great to talk to him about football, and kitchen renovations (I am so not going to do it) and life and stuff.
Anyway, the sun came out today in Atlanta. And I am forever grateful for sunshine, Christmas, my family, and especially my Internet family. Thanks for putting up with me for another year.