That, my cyber-friends, is a kick-ass Christmas present.
So...the commercial mayhem is now complete. I didn't do too bad:
It was a practical Christmas this year, for the most part. The highlights are a new set of mathcing pyrex mixing bowls, a new Nikon Digital Camera(both of our gift), beard trimmer, plastic deer that my daughter spent her own money on, QuickClot Trauma Pak, a bunch of other first aid stuff, new oil lamp, and then a Gerber Gator Machete, and a new Gama Whisper Pellet gun. I think the last one means that Santa went over the budget I gave her, but that's okay.
Highlights for the wife include a self-contained chargable car-jumping kit, a 16-quart pressure canner, a turtle pin, and lots of stuff from Vickie's Secret....ummm...well, and some new purse/bag she bought herself, and her new cell phone she just couldn't wait for.
Now, it's off to a friends house for dinner. While I am not hosting, I still like cooking. I have made batch of zuppa tuscana, some bread pudding, bourbon peacan sweet potatoes, and a batch of Brigid's Rosemary and Salt Rolls.
I chose poorly on the last, by only making one batch. It will be enough for dinner, but not enough to allow my wife and I to eat one as the cool on the counter.
The smell is driving us loco. Talk about resisting the urge for instant gratification.
Merry Christmas everyone!