Thursday, December 24, 2015

AWOL Husband

DS has come down with a cold and his California body is telling him Vitamin C. I was really craving some orange juice to mix with the leftover Sprite I'll have from basting my ham and none was in the house. We were short of butter for the potatoes I'm bringing to my mother-in-law's tomorrow. I made a big batch of wild rice soup for a simple lunch and thought some crusty bread would hit the spot.  DS and DD#2 drank the balance of the beer I had in the house so reinforcements were requested. I made the mistake of sending DH to the store. A reason to leave the house on a holiday means he will disappear for sometimes hours. He never made it to the liquor store-we'll stop on route to my sisters, but did indeed disappear again after running the groceries inside. Another 90 minutes he comes back, all secretive.  

He was one of those mad, as in crazy, Christmas Eve shoppers. Deciding he needed to pick up last minute gifts for someone. I sure hope he avoided jewelry stores. One, I need nothing in that area (or other areas) and two, we were supposed to be intentionally downsizing and being more about the experience and less about the gifts. I'll fill you in later what he was up to to-once I find out. 

From my house to yours, Merry Christmas to those that partake in the holiday.  For everyone, have a  wonderful weekend and do you best to avoid the last minute shoppers. 


Update: I was correct and he was doing some last minute shopping. He went a little overboard though.  He went looking for a replacement plate to one he broke, but did not find.  Instead, he bought a Nutribullet, a lantern and candle, and a Sherpa throw blanket. Not sure we need the nutribullet since I bought him a juicer and we already had two blender type appliances, so that may go back.  I love the Sherpa throw. 

6 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas, Sam! Wishing all the very best to you and your family! I'm sure your festive dinner is yummy, the gifts are fun, even those bought last minute :), and the company is just top notch!

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    1. Thanks Natalia! I hope yours is equally full of love and joy!

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  2. Have a wonderful Christmas. Our shops in England remain firmly shut today!

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    1. Moat are closed Dec 25 here as well. I'm not sure how late last night though. 8:00, maybe? Have a relaxing Christmas by the sea.

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  3. Merry Christmas Sam! I hope you're immensely enjoying the day with your family!!!

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  4. Well, read my post for today, and you'll see yesterday was not the best Christmas could have been, but I'll choose to focus on the rest of the week.

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