24 December 2007

Christmas Eve

Just a quick update in case you wanted to know.

Virtually a tornado since I got home from L.A. at 7:00 PM, Friday, I went Christmas shopping on Saturday, which included buying a new set of Michelins for the Passat. $550. Ugh. But necessary for the trip home to Louisville. While I was out I picked up a Hormel Cure 81 spiral sliced ham, a box of Target's Market Pantry 3-cheese potatoes au gratin, baby romaine and mixed gourmet tomatoes and some asparagus for dinner. Cameron, Cleo and I celebrated Christmas that evening. But, as her bedtime comes early, she left before dinner.

Yesterday, I spent the morning going through some paperwork, decided to bring the luggage that I still hadn't unpacked from L.A. (yes, I brought laundry with me to Thom's house), rounding up gifts purchased so far, collecting dog stuff (food, bed, laser thing for Doris’ eye, medications, water bucket, food, leashes, harnesses and pillows), packed it all into the Passat, drove to Petco for some cookies and headed toward Kentucky.

We made one stop just east of Jackson for gas and a #2 at McDonalds (sacrilege) for me. Setting a new record, we made it to Louisville in 5 hours and 26 minutes.

Thom’s house looked great with some of the renovations he'd been doing completed. And, he'd decorated a bit for the holidays. Friends were here to welcome us: Thom’s roommate Reese, Danna (my friend from 3rd grade), Michael and Anthony.

Later in the evening, Danna and I drove to Kroger so he could pick up some gift cards. I impluse bought a 2-liter bottle of Big Red and some anchovy stuffed olives. Next, it was a trip to White Castle, then back to Thom’s.

This morning, it's finishing up Christmas shopping and making my way back here to wrap and prepare for tomorrow. If I don't post again, I hope you have a Merry Christmas.

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