You can bet Santa and those reindeer have a busy night ahead! 🙂 Things won’t be nearly so busy at our cave.
The little red truck has to be in the shop at 8 a.m. today and I hope they keep it forever! I’ll follow Vince and give him a ride home and in exchange, he will take me out to breakfast. Then I’ll make the pies (pumpkin and buttermilk) and cornbread to be used in the dressing tomorrow, season the bird, clean out the smoker . . I’m roasting the turkey and smoking a ham, and hopefully spend the afternoon sewing/quilting. It’s been so long since I used the longarm, I might’ve forgotten how to do it.
Chad is going hunting Christmas morning and plans to be home around noon. It will just be us here so it should be a quiet and relaxing day, but I wanted so badly to go to Louisiana for Christmas. Chad had to tell them at work last week that he’s going off to school in January but he wants to continue to work weekends here. That’s fine with me because it means he’ll be home on weekends. He’s mainly doing that so he’ll have a job for the summer. Then after the summer, he’ll try to transfer to the Wal-Mart in Pittsburg. Anyway, somewhere in the back of my thoughts, I wondered is maybe Wal-Mart would say no to the weekends only schedule and tell Chad he could leave now. Vince is off for two weeks and I had it all figured out in my head that I could get the car packed and we’d all be on the road within about 23 minutes of finding out Chad would be off for a few days. That didn’t happen, the weekends only schedule was approved and I’m glad for Chad that he has a job but sad that I won’t be with mom and dad and niece and nephews and those four little children that I love! I’ll remind myself to Bloom Where I’m Planted and we’ll have a wonderful Christmas Day and I’ll remind myself that driving 12 hours with Vince, Chad and Speck is a whole lot different from driving 12 hours by myself and then I’ll be thankful to not be making the trip!
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!