It’s been a while since I've spent this much time at home, alone. Friday was my last day until January, so I've just been knocking around here by myself. It’s weird, but I embrace the positive side, and make do. I’m adaptable that way.
...only I had a bigger block of cheese.
Had a good time over at the sports bar on Sunday. Because the Steelers were playing the 4:30 game, and I wanted to make sure I got my favorite spot at the bar, I was there at noon, and because the games ran long, spent nearly 8 hours on that bar stool. I swear, the things I won’t do to support my team. I wore my Steelers Santa hat too, which was all lit up (just like me). Seemed to go over well. But it was fun… any time the Steelers win and the Ratbirds lose, is a good day by default.
Tomorrow, I’ll head over to my brother’s for presents and Christmas dinner, then on Thursday, we all will go to Pittsburgh. My brother and his family, my sister and her husband, and my parents are all making the trip to visit with our large, Burgh-based family. I can’t wait. This will be the first time in ages we've all been together for the holidays. I’m sure it will make my Grandpa happy. (He’ll be 98 in February!)
Meanwhile, I’m keeping myself occupied during “TV rerun season” by watching old True Blood seasons that I missed the first time. So I can’t possibly find the time to write a brand new post for you. But again, I’m unearthing something from Christmas of 2009, which you probably never saw. I figure, if I give you a nice, substantial post today, which ought to hold you until I get back this weekend.
Until then, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and charge into 2014 with a song in your heart and a smile on your face. And lacking that, a giant block of cheese.
The Traveling Christmas ShowChristmas was always such a busy time, growing up. When we were real little and still living in Pittsburgh, it was such a flurry of activity having our own Christmas, and then heading off to both grandparents’ place. I know it was all pretty hard on my parents but as kids, we loved it! Three Christmas extravaganzas of cookies, good food, presents and cookies! Lots of cousins to play with! And did I mention the cookies?