whew! i have been in a whirlwind and now all i want to do is sit...and do...absolutely nothing.
here is what has gone on since the last post BEFORE CHRISTMAS (yikes!)
decorating christmas cookies. son jason's zombie gingerbread man was the first one to be done.
some were more inventive (jason), some were really colorful (michelle and dru) and some were more subdued & traditional (me).
i did end up in the bishop arts area of dallas and saw this.
i love it!
plus it right next door to dude, sweet.
this my niece who got an itty bitty baby from american girl from us. i could not resist the red headed baby doll. i think that a chow life is so very lucky to have a real red headed baby.
son-in-law dru was fun to watch unwrap gifts. he still retains that child like attention of playing with his gift and must be persuaded to open another. love that.
michelle. i need to do a post on that.
then, there was the jean paul gaultier exhibit at the dma. a must see.
then came new year's eve which consisted of gnocchi, fireworks, and s'mores. here is dear ol' dad making our marshmallow roasters, with my mother's scarf on. just wanted to make that clear.
old video that michelle made of us on the same porch on the 4th. i can't believe it has been 3 years since that was done.
that is a long time not to see someone. i was so excited and nervous, and moreover, what should we do here in fort worth? i know there is a lot to do here, but one wants to do the best things when there is only a day or two, right?
i tried to get reservations at tim love's lonesome dove bistro in the stockyards, but they close for a few days after the holidays (sigh).
then went to the stockyards and drooled over leddy's $1500 - $3000 cowboy boots.
we had steak at haufbrau. gotta' have steak while in texas.
then, they were off to austin, etc.
then, they came back (yea!) and we went to angelo's for barbecue. my eyes were bigger than my stomach and i had to give some of my really yummy ribs to husband scott (should have gotten the half plate, right, deb?)
everyone was gone.
just like that.
i had a book that i needed to read for book club on friday and got that done while doing laundry. i really liked it, so it was easy to finish. i couldn't put it down. it's 'to be sung underwater' by tom mcneal. i recommend it.
it's time to look forward and to start thinking about new year's resolutions. think i am about 17 days late on that, but i figure most people have started breaking theirs and i have, yet, to begin, so i am ahead of the game.
until then, enjoy a good book and watch, again, downtown abbey, season 2 (so very very good), and do a little procratinatin'.