I hope everybody had a great Christmas, we certainly did!
We were graciously invited by James' Boss-of-the-year, Ronnie
(last year, Brad, his at-the-time-boss invited us too!) to have
Christmas brunch/dinner with the family at his place.
|Ronnie & Anita Perrin's place in Ponchatoula|
That's Southern Hospitality for you! Or maybe we were just a 'charity-case', as in, "those poor people, having to celebrate the holidays without their family, and in an RV, of all places!"
We took some pics with James' cell, since I didn't want to be in every one's faces with a big camera, and guess what, they all came out blurry!
What the %$@&! How do other people always seem to make such great pics on these smart-things and I can't do it for the life of me ...?
So, sorry, terrible pics!
We had a wonderful meal, prime-rib with delicious side dishes, and some great deserts (Mississippi Mud pie!) afterward.
It's such a treat to be with a 'real' family in a 'real' house!
Second Christmas day, we spent at home, where James worked on a small 'honey-do'-list and tried to get rid of an ant invasion of lately. I cleaned up after him and took the opportunity to do some 'deep cleaning' behind and around various appliances. Wow, things get pretty nasty (greasy) around the stove (if you look real careful), and that dishwasher (yuk)!
At the end of the day we worked a little bit on our golf-swing, at our newly set-up, personal 'driving-range', right next to the RV!
We'd gotten some foam golf balls, a ball-retrieving bag and a golf-mat, and we're just hitting out over the grounds.
Since we're the only ones here at the moment we have more than enough room to do so, and those foam-balls aren't going very far to begin with.
By the way, Christmas was a 74 degree affair here this year! Overcast, at least, but jeez, it hardly felt like Christmas ...
Like I said, there's nobody here at the moment, but the coming weekend is fully booked once again!
The Old-Year festivities are always quite a happening over here, there's going to be a band, as usual, and at midnight they'll start a huge bonfire and Nita and Roy (the owners) will pop champagne for everyone!
|It's ready to go!|
And although I fought a hard fight, I finally succumbed to the cold that James was so kind to bring home, and I've spent a whole week in the RV, feeling to much 'out of sorts' to do much of anything. I wasn't real sick, but not fit either.
|Hard to believe that despite all this, I still got a cold ...|
Because of this I've not been walking to much, but I try to 'air out' a little each day and get some fresh air in my lungs so I've managed to snap a few pics of the grounds.
It still looks a little more like Fall over here, probably due to the high temperatures ...
But I did find some berries, some pretty red mushrooms and even a stunning red Camellia:
|Looks sort of christmas-sy, no?|
I made some more cookies too. These little beauties are called Chocolate Crackles:
As I mentioned on Facebook: 'Be careful, because these cookies can make or break your Christmas spirit.
The dough is so ^%$#@! sticky, it might drive you nuts! But they are sooooo melt-in-your-mouth-chocolaty good, it makes you almost forget about that &@#%$! dough ...!'
Being 'RV-bound' also is a good opportunity to start a new puzzle. A Christmas puzzle, as you can see. These Wysocky puzzles are so much fun to do!