Hello Sunday!

I asked my wife what she wanted for Christmas. She told me “Nothing would make her happier than a diamond necklace” So I bought her nothing.

I missed the day to call in!  No!  It can’t be!!!

Time to panic.  As I walked into the office at 6:30 AM I realized it was the 25th…the day AFTER I was supposed to call Disneyland and get our tickets for the Disneyland Christmas Walking Tour!  OMG, what if they are sold out!  First time in years we might miss.  I got three lines going to Disneyland and began called at 5:59 AM.  I got through at 7:05 AM and was on a 5 minute wait.  Finally she answered and I told my story of woe…she looked up the availability and they had eight openings at 12:50 AM on the 24th…we are in!  Hallelujah…Christmas is saved!   I called Robin and Rebecca to let them know are are on for Christmas Eve at Disneyland!

We can sit and watch the parade with tookies and hot chocolate!

Another laid back day.  I went for a walk but for some reason I reset the pedometer half way through the walk but since I have done it so many times I can say “I went 3 miles in 90 minutes” with certainty.

The winter flowers are still quite pretty.  Interesting to see the tropical Hibiscus doing so well in relatively cold weather!

As I walked I called and talked to Jonathan and Zachary…our oldest grandsons.  They are 27 and 29 and both responsible young men!  Zack was painting his house while Jon was resting for another bog work week…winter has hit New Hampshire so he has to fight the snow!

Fifteen years ago on our vacation to Alaska with the boys!  OMG how time changes everything!

Christmas decorations are just beginning to show in the hood.

Random Thoughts:  I often wondered why my mother stopped decorating for Christmas and said to myself, “I will always decorate for Christmas”.  Well, the time had come…approaching 75 tears I do not have the energy to spend three days unpacking, placing, packing ,moving, re-arranging, and otherwise doing acrobatics on the 12 foot tree.  I feel sad about that. 

However, I am going to get a new centerpiece for the table, new Christmas table cloth, new Christmas candles and perhaps a few wall decorations.  All of our family is grown up and they decorate their own houses and very seldom stop by here to see our anymore.  In the old days, the grandkids would stop many times to see the trains…today, they have kids of their own,  Life goes on I guess.

As usual, Mom was right!

In the afternoon we watched a Christmas movie and I decided we watch so many that I would keep track of them this year.  Please visit our movie tracker!

It will be interesting so see how many we get to watch this year…perhaps that makes up for the lack of decorations?

In the evening, we continued the Christmas movies and found “The Christmas Project” pretty good!  Standard rich kids versus poor kids story that ended up with everybody friends… heartwarming!

About 9:30 AM, Sue got terribly sick and I put her to bed leaving the door opened so I could hear her from the office about fifteen feet away.  Something did her tummy in! We could not figure it out but her tummy i temperamental to begin with.

I stayed up until about midnight putting the finishing touches on some web work. 

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet loving my best friend and wife, having fun, learning, and passing on helpful things to others.
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