Thursday, December 30, 2010

On a happier note...

Christmas generally went well.  I understand fully now what a pain it is for my mother and sister to travel to NY/CT for the holidays all the time.  It was nice to be on the Cape for Christmas - beautiful and quiet out there in the winter.  But I was sad to be away from A, who was working.  We had a family dinner Christmas Eve which was really nice.  One of the neighbors who was alone joined us.  The next day - Christmas - the Boom Doggie and I headed back home to NY.  I headed across the street to the neighbors who had invited us for dinner.  A arrived just after we sat down to eat.  It was a fun evening.  Good food and good friends.  The next day - the blizzard.  We survived.  I worked the snow blower!  Yay me!  A did most of the work, but I did help some.  I made bread during the storm - it was the one thing we didn't have in the house.  I had to improvise the recipe a little - but it was yummy - and smelled so good baking.  It was a little oddly shaped, but still enjoyable.  I did not feel the least bit sorry for the jerk neighbors having to shovel themselves out.  After the husband's party the week before where he and his buddies woke me up 4 times between midnight and 4 am, I told A that we were not helping them with any snow removal this year.  Especially since when I said something to said neighbor at 4 am that night, he waved me off like "buzz off".  Well, happy shoveling buddy.    Boomer ventured out into the snow, not realizing how deep it was.  That was funny.  Unfortunately, I failed to get it on film.  At first.  I did get it later - kind of made him go back out - but I screwed up and didn't put the thingie on my camera which helps block the sun.  So, white dog in blinding white snow - doesn't show up so well.  I did get some great pictures of the little boy across the street playing in the snow.  I asked his dad if it was okay for him to do snow angels so I could get a picture.  I didn't want to encourage him if they would get upset at him getting all snowy.  Later in the day, A and I got a call from the good neighbors asking for help to shovel out an older couple down the street.  So, off we went.  It felt good to help someone out - someone who needed it and deserved it.  Now, the Boom Doggie is off in doggie daycare, we'll be off to Arizona for the football game.  The weather will be better than here - but not by much!  No shorts - but that's okay since my legs are pasty, winter white right now.  Hoping for a good game - GO UCONN!

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