The Beav according to Beav

Still crazy after all these years.

Monday, January 01, 2007

May 2007 bring us more good news than bad

I guess I should post about the New Year, and maybe update everyone about the past few holiday weeks.

Let's see. Our Anniversary (the 24th) went well. I surprised Saundra with a new ring (which she promptly took around to show off). She got me a beautiful valet; wood with a leather finish and a nice brass monogram plate on the front (so now I show it off for you). It replaced the cardboard software tray that I had been using for all my "pocket stuff." We spent some time being close, drained a bottle of fake wine, and started setting up Santa Stuff for the morning. Santa gets the boys everything we don't want to wrap. If it's in a nice box, we got it. If it's got things sticking out and weird misshapen doohickeys...well, Santa doesn't have to wrap.

Christmas morning does nicely. The kids enjoy their gifts; heck Ryan can't keep his hands off Tristan's gifts. What is it about infant toys that are so universally appealing? Even as we were unboxing all the Santa gifts, Saundra couldn't help but play with them. After paper was shredded and boxes discarded, we started on the ham. I can say, without hyperbole, that it was the best ham I've ever eaten, and I'm a big fan of Heavenly Ham.

On the 29th, I get a call from Enterprise Rent-a-Car. They say that I've reached the limit of my insurance policy, and I can return it, or continue to rent for the same discounted price on my dime. Since it was estimated to be finished by today, I call the body shop that's fixing my car. "Perfect timing, Mr. Hall. We were going to call you in a couple of hours. It's in the finishing room now; we just need to give it the final once over to make sure we got it all." Excellent. We run to the rental place, return their Sentra, cruise to the body shop, retrieve my Civic, and slide on back home to relax. Good day.

On the 30th, Saundra's family came by for a visit. (They called on the 28th, but I figured that didn't warrant a whole entry.) Her parents, 2 brothers, a sister, and their families. It was a full house. We made another ham (m-mm, that's some good ham), and everyone enjoyed it. We all played Taboo and, as usual, the team Saundra and I were on totally kicked butt. The next morning, I made pancakes from scratch, we had some sausage and biscuits, and everyone pigged out again and had a good time before it was time to leave. Another good day.

That night I fell asleep watching the 2006 WSOP main event. Saundra woke me for midnight so we did manage to kiss in the New Year as we should.

Perhaps tonight we'll get around to draining the other bottle of fake wine.

--Beav (I'll have a fake hangover in the morning)

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  • At 9:17 PM, Blogger Soo Mi said…

    Dude! I am so totally using that recipe next time. The MIL made a ham, but it wasn't, not really. Pretty dry, and she baked it before we got there, which meant we ate it cold. A sad day for this hamivore.

    Normally, I'll just get a "picnic shoulder" and smother it in butter and honey whilst baking. Very good with a sweet Italian white not-fake wine.

    Glad to hear your holiday was lovely. Happy Western New Year! (Chinese and Persian New Years coming up soon--stay tuned!)

  • At 6:50 PM, Blogger Bk30 said…

    Wow, your holidays sounded full and enjoyable. May your new year hold as much joy for you :)

  • At 1:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I finally came by like a good lil Angel and read your blog. *grins*

    Sounds like you had a lovely holiday season with Saundra, the boys, and her family. I wish you all many happy blessings in 2007.

    Give Saundra a great big hug from me & tell her I hope to see you guys soon, and kiss the boys on both cheeks and tell them Auntie Angel can't wait to meet them.

    One day .... one day!

    Love you!!

  • At 7:58 PM, Blogger Eric said…

    Someone's been neglecting his blog. I think they have support groups for that sort of behavior.

    I'm anxious to read some of your uncanny wit and humor.

    Oh, here's the web comic site I mentioned to you.

    xkcd: A webcomic of romance,
    sarcasm, math, and language.

    I think that's going to be my new four food groups.


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