First off, let me wish each and everyone of you the Happiest of New Years. I hope 2007 is everything you hoped it can be and then some. 2007 for us will hold for sure two joyous occassions. In May my oldest daughter is graduating high school and will embark on her new experiences in life:College.
Speaking of new life and life's experiences, in July of 2007 my oldest son is due to have his first child. What an experience that will be considering he's my first born and it seems like only yesterday taht I had 18 1/2 hours of labor with him as my reward. This whole process should be interesting to say the least.
But thinking more in the today/now mood. I am wondering what's on the schedule for today? Today is a very memorable day for us. See for the past 14 years all of our holidays has been spent at the in-laws. Christmas, New Years, Easter, etc, etc, but for some reason, on Friday my father in law announced that he would be having his meal at home alone with his wife, none of his 6 children, 24 grandchildren, or 8 great grandchildren were invited. Now some might have gotten thier feelings hurt, but me this was the best gift I could have gotten the whole year long.
Why do you ask? Well no snid remarks from nosy,toxic in laws. No hearing how I am 10 minutes late with thier food and there should be no excuse. No having to watch my kids' every moves so they don't get blamed for something, no having to bite my tongue. None, Nada, Nothing......my life is just so good.
So here I am trying to remember how to prepare a New Year's Day meal. Dh has a pork roast stuffed with garlic in a bag in the oven with veggies, he boiled calliflower,cabbage, carrots, and potatoes on the stove top with some crab boil, the field peas are cooking down with ham hocks and onions, rice is needing to be boiled, and the bread is waiting to be baked. Done last night was the deviled eggs, shrimp and crab dip, coleslaw, and a coconut cake.
So today my kids can play without fear of harrassment, my food will be served according to my schedule, I don't have to hear any put downs or snid remarks, Can we all say this has to be heaven/? LOL
Well sending ya'll all of our best from the murky swamps of Louisiana,