Holiday cheer – Yesterday my family got together for Christmas dinner. We don’t see each other much but when we do, we have fun. We are more alike than different. All five woman, aged late 50’s to late 80’s, have medium to long hair. Not a short cut here. We like similar stuff. I was surprised when my niece brought my favorite salad dressing (which is not common). Turns out, it’s everyone’s favorite. We caught up and rehashed old stories. I’m glad we do it. One year someone will be missing. I want to stock up on memories.
Cemetery flowers – It’s traditional in our family to remember passed family members on significant days. Three out of the four families had put something on the family grave-site. The tradition lives.
The best present – I spent a lot of time at the beginning of the year researching my ancestors. I was neurotic about it. There was some information out there but I had some holes. This week one of the ancestry companies sent me an email. They found my grandparents’ marriage certificate. That is my best present this year.
Say what? – I was reading restaurant reviews and they kept referring to the “vibe.” It’s not a word I use for restaurants. “Quiet, good food, fast service, reasonable prices, nice staff” perk me up. I’m don’t care about vibe unless I get the “drive by shooting” vibe when I’m sitting there.
Dumb and dumber – Is it me or are commercials getting dumber? I like a fun ad. Put an animal in it and I’m pretty excited. I love the Farmers Insurance commercial with a cat on top of a roof taking a bath while dogs are scratching the car up (as long as it’s not my car!). The one with grandpa’s nose playing a tune is over the top. Yuck!
So how was your week?