Hell of a Guy

And on to December…

11/30/2006

Well, we can kiss November a fond adieu, an adios, see ya, goodbye.  December beckons and is about ten hours away.  Christmas, too, is just a couple of weeks down the road, as is the end of 2006.  It’s been a great year for me and I will miss it…for about a minute.

The Thanksgiving leftovers are just about gone.  The meal that took me four days to put together was consumed in about twenty minutes and reduced to dirty dishes and some stuff we just could not completely devour.  Some stuff will languish in the freezer until it turns white with freezer burn and it gets tossed out, yet another inedible dish.  The Nancy and I do this a lot.  It was a great meal with loads of food and fun guests.  We actually ended up with seventeen for dinner and had a simply wonderful day.

Now the Christmas Season will come at the speed of colored lights and fruitcakes.  The Nancy and I will begin to shop this weekend, but not for Christmas presents…for some reason we have reached the time in our lives when checks seem to work out very well for us as gifts to others.  I think this is something that happens when one reaches the “Fifties,” we begin to subscribe to the “KISS” method (Keep It Simple, Stupid).  This sounds good, but a Christmas tree with a bunch of envelopes beneath it loses some of it holiday luster.  Will this cause us to alter from the program?  Nope!  The hell with luster, we are now into easy.

So, if you should receive a check from me as a Christmas present this year, don’t think of me as lazy.  Instead, just think of me as simple.

And that is all I have to say about that…

 
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I will let it slide as long as you don’t start bragging in a few days that you ‘have all of your Christmas done’ like Grandma does. I can’t believe it took us as long as it did to realize that of COURSE your shopping is done and wrapped when you write a check and stick it in a card….why did it take us so long?

Posted by Meredith  on  12/01  at  09:26 PM

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