Saturday, December 26, 2009

Stretching out the Holiday Fun

Christmas Eve Oklahoma City was hit by a day long blizzard, ending up with a record snowfall. I met up with the kids, their dad, and Miss Vivian for lunch instead of our usual dinner because Samantha was scheduled to work that evening. By the time they arrived at the restaurant the roads were going downhill fast and sensible people were headed home. As soon as our orders were filled the kitchen closed and the restaurant closed behind us. I got home without incident (except for my hair standing on end), but all of the interstates closed and it took everyone else three hours to get home. To those who long for the 'White Christmas" of song I say Bah Humbug. I've had many in my life, and they nearly always suck. It's lovely to be snowed in but just awful if you need to get out.

Shana and I had planned to have Christmas dinner with friends and go to a movie after calling on various family members, but with 14 inches of drifting snow on the ground we rescheduled our dinner for Saturday night and spent Christmas Day snugged up at home. I had a big bowl of chicken soup for my Christmas Dinner and went to bed early. Just as well, as my cold bloomed into a full on snot fest that I would not have liked to share with everyone.

Saturday night we had our festive dinner with friends and slid on out to see Sherlock Holmes which we we all thoroughly enjoyed. I'm hoping to get out today to deliver my cookies so I don't eat up a lifetime supply all by myself. Tomorrow I'll be back at the coal mine, but today I hope to spend mainly knitting, reading, and watching movies at home.


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zippiknits...sometimes said...

That was a bad, bad Snowy Blizzard to land on Christmas like that. Glad that you all got home safely.

Do you like the dog park experience? We are thinking of taking Wolfie to one.

The picture of the lit trees is gorgeous!