Up At The Crack Of Dawn!

Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle, or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle. When the sun comes up, you’d better be running.

I work hard at it!

It must be true; I do love my family!  Before the Sun rose, I was sitting in my office surrounded by three phone, a credit card, and pencil and paper just waiting for 6:59 AM to display on the clock! The Disneyland ticket office phone number is now engrained in my cerebral cortex, and I shall not misdial!

6:59 AM, and my fingers and arms spring into action. Dial, Dial, Dial; three phones are working hard to make the necessary connection to Disneyland ticketing! If a camera had been rolling, I’d of looking like a deranged octopus with arms flying in all directions.

Phone #2 won; my iPhone 11 found the way!  When they answered, the other two phones had the Disneyland background music playing, and I had to hold phone #2 to my ear while turning the other two phones off, not an easy thing to do!

Anyway, we have our Christmas Walking Tour reservations made for eleven of us.  This year we have the Adams, Dudas, and Linds going!  It will be Sue’s 56th consecutive year at Disneyland on Chrismas Eve.

Christmas Eve 2014 at Disneyland with the Finch’s and Duda’s

When Sue and her folks came to California, they knew no one.  On Christmas Eve, they were not sure what to do, so dad said, “We are going to Disneyland,” and every Christmas Eve since then, Sue has gone to Disneyland!

Time for shopping so off to Ralph’s for the necessities of life; cherry pie!  Amazing! I had five items on the list but came home with three bags of goodies.

Lunchtime and Sue wanted eggs with hash browns.  The internet gave me some clues, and we had great hash browns, just like a diner would serve.  I went to YouTube and got the secrets, and by golly, they worked.

We took an hour nap after lunch and then got ready for the Jam Session at the Santa Ana Elks.  Great fun with friends.  We had two tables full of our friends, so we jabbered for two hours, danced once, and then headed home.

We stayed for about two hours, danced a little, and then headed home for our nightly Christmas movie and a couple of episodes of Royal Pains!

Time to crash for tomorrow, we further batten down the hatches as the big storm is coming on Wednesday evening.

Good night all. See you tomorrow!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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