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Christmas at the "Casino"

Just got back from dinner with the fam at the country club. Sounds more hoity-toity than it is. Lots of snow birds, actually, eating one of four dinner selections. A few of them were on the golf course.

This morning, the Sculptor and I were at my bro's house at 7 am for the gift-opening and Messiah sing-along. That was after hitting they hay after midnight. This year, my SIL had the idea of inviting the Sculptor and me to be fellow elves. I stored the kids' gifts at my place and then yesterday evening, we wrapped and assembled them at my place as well. We started at four pm, but one of the gifts was an art desk for David that took HOURS to assemble. I cursed and threw out my back bending over and lost more screws and tools in my dark red rug than actually went into the desk.

There was that big desk and an air hockey table to assemble and transport and only one SUV between the three of us, so we had to make two trips. Somehow, the Sculptor and I missed the freeway turn off on the second trip and were halfway to Tucson before we figured that out. We were on the Gila River reservation and had to turn around in the dark. So today, when we made our veiled references to last night in front of the kids, the euphemism for the evening was, "We all went to the casino." Got a lot of mileage out of that.

I'm resting up now, then I'm headed over to the Sculptor's to exchange our gifts for each other. Right now, though, I'm flat on the La-Z-Boy watch It's A Wonderful Life.

Hope everyone had a great holiday and/or dinner at the Chinese restaurant.

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cactuswatcher
Dec. 25th, 2012 10:25 pm (UTC)
"We all went to the casino."

I was in Tucson on Saturday. That afternoon when I was approaching the casino exit from the south there was a giant jam. We crept along for miles. Just before the highway gets an extra lane going north into town, there was a tractor trailer off to one side with somebody pouring diesel into the fuel tank. I guess the guy was tryng to make it to Phoenix and ran out of fuel before he made it. All the traffic was from gawkers slowing down. I'm glad that mess wasn't there when you were trying to turn around. At least I got to go to Bookman's in Tucson that morning.

I had to tell my sister I wouldn't put together anymore furniture for her. She used to keep buying things from catalogs, have me assemble it, decide it wasn't what she really wanted and then give it to Goodwill. Grr-argh.
masqthephlsphr
Dec. 25th, 2012 11:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, we got as far as Queen Creek Road before I realized we were on the I-10 and not the 202. So I had Deborah get off at Riggs Road and turn around. Not a lot at that exit--just desert, so that's why it was dark.

There wasn't a soul on the highway, it was Christmas Eve!
marciaelena
Dec. 25th, 2012 10:58 pm (UTC)
Happy holidays, hon. <3
masqthephlsphr
Dec. 25th, 2012 11:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Hope everything's great in your neck of the woods.
cornerofmadness
Dec. 26th, 2012 05:17 am (UTC)
sounds like fun, getting a bit turned around aside, happy christmas
masqthephlsphr
Dec. 26th, 2012 02:19 pm (UTC)
Yep it was. Hope you found some good times in the midst of being so sick!
cornerofmadness
Dec. 26th, 2012 09:23 pm (UTC)
I did. I'm enjoying the fact that pink eye has a nasty habit of contaminating your hands so I'm not being asked to DO anything
masqthephlsphr
Dec. 27th, 2012 03:21 am (UTC)
A plus during the holidays.... Hope it makes up for the rest!
cornerofmadness
Dec. 27th, 2012 03:31 am (UTC)
so far yes
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