Saturday, December 26, 2009

December 26, 2009

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Mine turned out to be a pleasant time filled with family and friends and food...just like it is meant to be.

We have had so much rain that the creeks were flooding. On Christmas Eve night, it was 51 degrees when I went to bed. In spite of this abnormal weather, we did wind up having a minimally white Christmas as the rain turned to snow at about 9AM on Friday morning. It was a dry pretty snow, and the asphalt was still so warm from the week of crazy temps that nothing much stuck to the roads. That's what I call perfect snow...all the beauty and none of the hassle.

We had about 12 people at the house Christmas night for soup and freshly made (by me) french bread and tomato,basil, garlic bread. Big platters of cookies and candy and hot chai teas and cocoa and coffee. The first of the guests arrived around 4 and the last of them left around 10. It was really nice, lots of conversation and laughter and love in that room.

Today husbandman is gone to his Saturday ritual of meeting, hiking and whatever it is he does. I am truly blessed to be loved by that man. These past few days he has been off work for the holidays, and he stepped right up to the plate and helped with all the cleaning and cooking and whatever I needed him to do. He is a gentle and loving man....and a true gift in my life today. He told me this morning that he would like to have a birthday party this year (he usually hates them, lol). He said that it didn't have to be like the 50th surprise party he had for me (when one of my sober friends drove her 1982 Mercedes [tank] through the front wall of the restraunt where we were having the party). I told the policeman that came that it had been a long time since I had a party where the police were called. I turned 50 in 2003, and I was 13 years sober. lol He turns 50 on February 8th...he's an Aquarius, like my dad, whose birthday was February 2nd. I wish my dad and he could have met...they would have absolutely loved each other.

No plans for today besides recuperating from the day of cooking and being on my feet all day yesterday. I'm sitting up now with alternating heat/cold on my knee and some warmed up creamy potato soup in my belly. Tomorrow morning at the 10 AM meeting one of my sponslings is celebrating 1 year. A magnificent milestone of a miracle that I have been honored to witness and be a small part of. I am constantly blessed in this program to witness the miracles of recovery. My own included.

I'm going to read and sip tea and just have an all around low key day.

Wanna join me????



Steve E said...

"I'm going to read and sip tea and just have an all around low key day.

Wanna join me????"

Annie, you have been joined! Let's rest up, there is another whole year looming ahead (they tell me...).


Carol said...

I might take a note from you and have soup, bread etc when the next holiday comes around. I've been prepping a lot of rich food lately 'for others' which is a cop out, I suspect.

My favorite people are Aquarians, me and my son Feb 15th and 9th.

Jason said...

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I'd like to exchange links with you to help spread some traffic around. Please let me know if this is possible.


Enchanted Oak said...

Annie, I'm having my own little pot of chai and reading this evening. Consider yourself joined. I am glad you're sober and over 50 too.

Prayer Girl said...

Daughter and I had a very non-traditional
meal for Christmas. We ate snow crab legs dipped in butter and shrimp with cocktail sauce. We had a ball cracking, picking, eating.

Merry Christmas to all.


Anonymous said...

Your posts are so wonderfully descriptive. I love the food references and the jaunts back in time as you recollect the olden days :)

Happy Holidays!