Now that that is all decided, I am not dreading the whole Christmas shopping season so much.
Today was the birthday of the spouse, and we had a nice luncheon attended by the four of us plus the EGs. The burgers turned out very well, except that I had splurged on some expensive hamburger buns from the local bakery, and really, I could have saved the extra $3 because they were no better than the $1 package you get from the supermarket. Abby made sauteed corn which was fabulous, and she also made the cake, a chocolate cake with raspberry cream filling and frosted with a luscious chocolate frosting that had a bit of raspberry syrup added (that Italian kind you use in coffe drinks or Italian sodas). There was also a very good fruit salad that EG brought, my potato salad, some Jojo potatoes for Abby, and some sauteed Brussels Sprouts. I was feeling a little over scheduled since I had to cook this big luncheon, then go to a Christmas party at 7:00 in the evening of the same day. Plus, Amazing Race finale tonight which I would have to record. However, spouse's cousin called and canceled the party because his wife was sick today, so we are having a relaxing afternoon.
I totally had a case of internet confusion this afternoon. I was reading my daughter's blog, then noticed that she said it was very cold and snowed a little last night (I was thinking, what snow??, did I miss something??), and then she said that it was supposed to be down to 14 degrees tonight (holy cow, I am thinking, I have to go cover the outside pipes). Then I noticed that I was no longer reading Melissa's blog but the blog of someone in Virginia and had scared myself for nothing. Brilliant.