Checking In…

 About 3 lbs heavier this AM. I don’t really think it was Christmas as much as it was probably my Birthday yesterday. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas this year, and happy Boxing Day to all my friends in Canada.  When I was up there it would be so odd if I had to give someone my birthdate for some reason, (DMV, etc.) right away they would mention about being born on ‘Boxing Day’. Canada or America, it’s another day of presents and ‘after Christmas sales’! Seems good to me. LOL

I, myself, had an exceptionally good holiday, even tho absolutely none of the gifts I ordered thru the mail and paid extra for faster shipping, got here on time. I ended up wrapping pics and descriptions of what they could expect, so the kids would at least have something to open. Part of it finally showed up yesterday, after my daughter had left for home, of course.

My oldest daughter came up from Central Cal and stayed for a couple of days. It’s the first time she’s stayed with us in quite awhile. (The house is just too full for anyone or anything else). It was great! Everyone got along perfectly, and the 3 of them slept in the livingroom around the Christmas tree just like when they were little. They were up a lot earlier than I thought they would be, but it was so wonderful to hear them joking and laughing first thing in the morning. Then as their usual Christmas tradition, after presents, they went to a movie while my dear BF and I cooked.

Yesterday my oldest daughter ushered me out of the house bright and early to go check out furniture for her new apartment and go exchange one of her gifts at Macy’s.  This all under the gise of taking me out for my birthday. LOL. It was fun tho. We had a ball walking thru the mall, which I haven’t really done in years. She had to leave early yesterday afternoon so she could be at work last nite at 6.

My middle daughter is taking me out to lunch today and for a couple of cocktails. Yeah! I’ve waited so many years to hear one of my kids say that to me. It feels even better than I imagined. LOL. So needless to say, I’m still celebrating! My boyfriend made my favorite Prime Rib dinner, (hence the 3lbs), got me a beautiful chocolate bday cake, that I’ll probably leave for the kids, and some gorgous pink roses. He was also the one to finally find the perfume antomizer that I have been wanting for years. I currently spray my afterbath splash out of a spray bottle that would normally be used for some kind of cleaning supply. It drives my daughters crazy, and it’s just one more of the endearing qualities I have that causes my oldest daughter to proclaim she comes from a ‘white trash’ or ‘trailer trash’ background. (fondly, of course).