Second, we had to do the family Christmas gifts and all that. We did it Christmas Eve morning, which was very nice. We got to be as leisurely as always, and because it was Christmas Eve, Leigh could join us. Winners all around!
The good thing is that the kids came with us for the first time since Ursula showed up. It was very pleasant having them around, though I wish we had remembered to tell them to remove the couch cushions for more comfortable sleeping!
The trip was rather unpleasant, thanks to a cold and persistent rain (on the other hand, hooray--it has rained a good amount this month!). Here is the rain, and a dim image of my new red cowboy boots I got for Christmas!
|My boot and scenic US 183 construction|
I prepared meals for the weekend ahead of time, knowing Ernest Sr. does not have an oven, and knowing that Ursula's oven is tiny. For Christmas I got a spiral slice ham, which could be eaten cold, and made really fancy mashed potatoes that I could reheat. I also cooked fresh spinach. For Christmas Eve I made my favorite baked pasta dish, but used a sauce with eggplant in it. It was really good.
First thing we did (after mourning the passing of #10 and the Friendly Calf) was to check on Bun Bun. Looking good, little bunny!
|Bun Bun looking forward to the delicious fancy lettuce and spinach we would give him or her later.|
|Jamming in the kitchen|
|Easy Hat I Made|
|Hat for Lee's Dad!|
On Christmas we were very low key, but the food went over well. We gave Ernest some German foods and he broke right into them. He did eat well over the weekend. We watched football until I think the kids were going to explode. Still...my favorite player from the kids' high school years who is also a rookie (Aaron AJ Williams) intercepted Tim Tebow. A Christmas gift for me. Sorry to digress into football. It must be a sign my blog entry is done.
The trip home was a lot easier than the trip to Yorktown. We had a lot of good conversation and arrived all happy. Hooray! Ursula goes back out this weekend...stay tuned!
- Tell your guests how to make the couch into a bed, or they may be uncomfortable.
- Mud is not fun in an RV.
- Competent RV repair people may be difficult to locate.