Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Past....

Well, I slept in this morn. Not by choice, I was up at 2:00 a.m., with the nastiest heartburn, I have ever had... At about 2:05, I started recounting my Christmas Day's indulgences... I don't get heartburn, my stomach, I am positively sure is coated with iron... So, I'm thinkin', what in the world, did I consume, that could cause this misery... Hmmm. Well, there was turkey, with a mountain of mashed potatoes{with loads of sour cream, and garlic} and gravy, oyster stew,{ everything laden with butter, of course} salami, cheese, sausage/apple dressing, cranberry relish, radishes, dill dip, chocolate, of all varieties, {Santa was pretty generous, with the stockings this year! Lots of Chocolate!} Fudge, and more fudge... You see, we always get a huge box of Fudge, from Sweet Lorain... I consider myself a 'Fudge Connoisseur', I have sampled fudge, since I was a child... To date, tho many have been absolutely delicious, there is none,{ and I mean 'NONE'...} that can come close, to Sweet Lorain's...Oh My... Oh yeah, I ate that big Cadbury bar, and several white truffles, just before bed... Hmmm, maybe it was the Truffles... Oh, I did have a glass of wine...just before bed, with the truffles... Hmmm, nothing out of the ordinary... I don't know, but I do know it was after 5:oo, before I fell back to sleep, in the recliner, sitting strait up... I tried to lay back, uh, no... my iron stomach, wasn't having any part of that... I think I'm going on a rather 'bland' diet, for a day or two... As I was rolling down to Missouri, earlier this week, I had a Kenny Chesney CD, blaring, and one song, really hit home... Fast Foreword... I'm Livin' in Fast Foreword, and I need to Rewind Real Slow.... Oh my, one of the lines he sings, reminded me of someone....... " You're body's a temple, that's what we're taught, I've treated this, like an old Honky Tonk, greasy cheese burgers, and cheap cigarettes, they're gonna get me, if they ain't got me yet"....Well, something 'got' me last night... Liz came out yesterday, I told her not to, the roads were a mess! Justin, Kate and Baby 'J', didn't, thank goodness! I wanted them to stay put! Liz made it home, fine, but I always worry... We had a lovely day, visited with my Mom, on the phone for an hour and a half... I was going to take Oyster Stew, in to her, like always, but I didn't want to get caught out, on the slick roads... I'll make it in today or tomorrow. She was fine with that, she worries too. It's a 'mom' thing... I think the kids are coming out tomorrow...if the roads are good...My sister, Merry Jo, called, she lives in Washington State, we had a wonderful visit... She's eight years older than me, and always will be...ha, ha, ha! Oh my, how we used to fight, and I mean about everything! I hate to admit it, but I think the reason is, we are sooo much a like... I've always thought we have a little e.s.p. I remember, one time, my Mom and I were scouting out birthday cards, for my other sister, Chery, and I ran across one, that was perfect for Merry Jo, I turned to Mom, and roared, "Oh my gosh! Look at this card, {I'm very fussy about cards, it may take me days, to pick the perfect one!} This is NOT, one for Chery,{ Chery was one of my best friends, she thought I could do no wrong, and was truly the wind beneath my wings...} but it fits Merry Jo and I to a T!" It had a little Pink Flamingo on the front, she was sipping tea, and smiling, it read, " Happy Birthday Sister, Do you remember, how we used to argue, over the littlest thing? { then inside, it said} "What do you mean, NO!!!!" "Happy Birthday, anyway!" It cracked me up! I didn't buy it, why, I don't know... Merry's birthday is in September, Chery's was in April, and mine, just 7 days after Chery's, in May... Well, Merry Jo called, on my Birthday, to tell me my card would be late, so I had to tell her, about the darling little card, I had seen, but didn't buy, that fit us, sooo perfectly... I was laughing so hard, as I was telling her about it, but all I heard was silence, on the other end... I said, "Don't you think that was perfect?" Her reply was, " You'll be getting it in the mail tomorrow..." We figured out, that we had been looking at the same card, at the exact same time....2000 miles apart.... {she was shopping for Chery and I too, the same time, Mom and I were shopping...} Life is strange... I know other Sister's that have had similar experiences... This happens with my close friends, too... Coincidence? Nope, I think Love and Caring, can travel any distance. I'm going to clean up the messes I left last night, and then put on some Oyster Stew... Have a Happy Day! Barb C. I hope everyone had a Great Christmas! I'm enjoying some of the wonderful coffee, that Barb H. gave me for Christmas! Mmmm Mmmmm.! She also gave me a Sponge Bob's Christmas DVD, that girl knows me too well! Great Coffee, Sponge Bob, and Chocolate... all is right with the World...

3 comments:

Lori R. said...

love your post Barb. and my sister and I do similar things all the time!
Sponge Bob CD, I might have to look into that!!!
P.S. I was eating *fudge/chocolate* and TUMS last night too!!!!!

simplyiowa said...

Hey Lori!
Sounds like you were much more prepared, than I... I have an iron stomach... who needs Tums???? Brother! I feel fine, today, but bread and water for me... Sweet Lorains Fudge, isn't a bit tempting!
Hope you had a great Christmas! I'm looking forword, to a little 'slow down'... Someday, I'll tell ya, about my revelation, just before Christmas... I knew I was burnt out, but I really didn't know how much... So, that song, I'm playing, 'Livin' in Fast Forword', has great meaning to me...
Take care,
Love, Barb C.

Pam said...

Happy Day After Christmas Barb. Sorry, but there is no doubt in my mind that the OYSTER Stew is what did it! I eat just about everything in the world except liver, bologna, and oysters!!! Several glasses of wine would help, and if that doesn't, drink several more!! HaHa. I'm going to email you in a day or two about "Heart". Would love for you to be there.
Pam