Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas Vacation

We are going to San Diego again, this time in the RV. The weather has been beautiful but cool. We waited to reserve a spot until we had some weather reports and it is a go! This is the first time we are taking Gwennie with us and so we checked the dog friendly guide and SD is way dog friendly, we plan to go to the dog beach.

Here is Gwennie knowing something is up! More to come the place has WiFi!

Monday, December 24, 2007

It's the day before Christmas and all through my house, only 4 legged quadrupeds are awake, besides me, of course! The Christmas Eve chili is bubbling away in the crockpot, started last night and cooking all day until the chicken (non-beef-eating family here) falls apart, I serve usually with beans or rice on the side.

I baked very little this week and I only have to go out for a couple of things, that's why I am up so early. It is quiet in the house, DD1 and SIL have been here since Saturday, they came by train from Santa Barbara! Getting ready was not so much a challenge as we had done a thorough fall cleaning, and still getting some benefit from that! DD2 had the whole day off and we all went to my Brother and SIL's house for Christmas Dinner last night. We like to get together on Christmas Eve for our chili, however, it was her first opportunity to do a big family meal in her new beautiful, kitchen. Scads of room, but we are going back to chili next year as it is so easy and they don't have to spend so much time cooking! I know they are tired and so we all will have a low key Christmas Eve, in our own homes.

I got a great night sleep and not too much to do today, most of us have no pressing tasks or any real place to go. DD2 has to work but will be home by 5pm, so it will be family time. I am planning a breakfast for Christmas day and the Kids will go back to Santa Barbara on the train, Christmas afternoon. I have the rest of the week off and since the weather is so nice here in SoCal, we might take the trailer out, but we don't have to, and that is what makes this week so nice!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Christmas Party:LONG Drive Home

This Week TN Chick selected LONG

Every year my boss throws a great party for all the managers (no significant others), and I never miss them, (the parties, not the spouses) because they are so much fun. This year was no exception. We had a LONG but fantastic year so it was a little more lavish than usual.

It was at a lovely restaurant in Beverly Hills, Il Cielo. When you look it up on the Net, it has very mixed reviews, they say the service is slow and dinner takes a LONG time. Our night was lovely! The service and food was great.
This year we had a DJ and everyone danced, even me. (that is not me) The roof opens up so you can see the sky and before too LONG they opened it so we could cool off after dancing I probably wouldn't have danced much if Mr BC was there, because he doesn't dance much, usually one slow dance is his limit. Even though past parties have been fun, I am usually home by 10:00 PM, because it was Drinks and horses'doors, Dinner, awards, skits, laughter and gifts, over! But I acually stayed there until 11:45 and was home after a LONG Drive from Beverly Hills to San Bernardino County.

I didn't win the centerpiece this year. Too bad because they were beautiful. But it was a LONG shot after all. It was a LONG evening, but a good time was had by all !

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Favorite Red Things

I Loved these at the Movies

The first Movie I can remember seeing the next one is Bambi

We saw lots of these in Missouri over Thanksgiving

We had oodles of red squirels when we Lived in Michigan

A Missouri red sunset
Mr BC's Mistress, the red Hussy!