Monday, December 29, 2008
The tree is down, the floor is swept, and the sparse decorations we had up are put away. Sad? No way! There's always a big build up to Christmas but I'm just as happy to have everything put away and waiting for next year. After over forty Christmas' one gets a bit tired of it all, but with two young ones I keep going :) I swear when my last one flies the coop Hubby and I are going to book a trip to Mexico or somewhere hot and enjoy a snowless Christmas. On the 27th we celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary at Grandma & Pop's with an excellent steak dinner that my BIL, Doug, cooked. I have to say he is a fabulous cook!
We've been pretty lucky with the small amount of snow we have, unlike other places around BC. But I think our luck has run out because it started snowing pretty heavy today and it's still coming down out there. I had to take a quick run south yesterday and I was surprised at the huge amount of snow the farther south I got. There had been a major accident the night before last when a semi crashed through a bridge ending up on his side in the river, luckily the driver was able to sit on his truck and call for help using a cell phone. He walked away with only a broken arm but his truck was submerged in the river, laying on it's side, up to the mirror! This added an extra hour onto my trip and when I got home last night the snow just an hour south of the ranch was really coming down, made for some pretty scary driving! I have to return in a week or so and I'm praying the weather is better than it was last night.
So what did ya'll get, and give, for Christmas this year? Leave me a comment especially if you're male or you bought a gift for a male, because I need ideas for Hubby for next year. Once again we picked out our own gifts because both of us don't know what the other one needs/wants, it's been this way for years but every once in awhile I surprise him with a little something, this year I was stumped. I think the best present I gave him, which was a few years ago, was his Starbucks cup, he loves it and he's been through a few now. This year, for myself, I chose a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi 12.2MP DSLR Camera and Hubby chose a MIG welder. My present is on the way via Canada Post, his I will pick up in Kamloops the next time I'm there.