Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Late Holidays Part 2

Got up and headed to Pinconning for the day to spend the day with Kurt's Mom. The drive is around 2 hours and 15 minutes (if Kurt is driving anyway, LOL, if a normal person driving the speed limit is driving, I would say about 2.5-3 hours). Got there and she showed us some new stuff she had in her house (a TV with *gasp* 13 channels, a new TV stand, two new lamps, some new wall hangings, etc.) And, shockingly, a DVD player. Kurt's Mom is very adverse to new technology, so I love to see anything new in her house. She still has those phones that you rotary dial phones, if that tells you anything. And no answering machine. Kurt hooked up her DVD player for her and wrote out instructions on how to use it. So, hopefully, she can start using that. I think she will really like it. Next, we took her to lunch at Uno's in Bay City. After that, just came back to the house and hung out. Gave her the quilt and picture frame we bought her (posted links yesterday), and she loved them, so yay. She bought me a Lands End fleece pullover, as well as a Lands End puffy vest (which I need to take back because it is too big), and a really cute black hat and gloves (knit) set. I love all warm winter things......

Kurt and I decided to leave around 7 PM because there was a winter storm advisory for the area we were going to be driving through and we wanted to try and miss it. We did, kinda. In Flint, we drove through some heavy snow, but drove out of it pretty quickly around Waterford. No snow at home yet, but it sounds kinda windy outside and I am hoping to NOT wake up to a winter wonderland. Ugh. Days like this really make me miss Panama. The weather there was so freaking perfect.

Anyway, drove home and spent the rest of the night at home, just the two of us, which is exactly how i wanted to ring in the New Years. I dont really like going out for New Years Eve--I think the holiday is overrated and expensive, and I hate all the drunk driving that occurs. So, I made a new receipe for a chili cheese dip (which I modified slightly by adding 4 oz extra cheese, used mexi shredded cheese instead, and pieces of jalapeno peppers, as well as vegetarian chili instead of real chili), poured Kurt a rum and Mountain Dew with Panamanian Rum, and me a Midori and Diet Mountain Dew......And we sat and watched the end of a couple bowl games and the ball drop! :).

Happy New Years to Everyone! I hope everyone has a fabulous night and a happy New Year! :). Hugs.

3 comments:

.................Nancy said...

Happy 2008!!

Rebecca said...

I just saw it's supposed to be 47 on Sunday! Rain though :(

Amanda said...

Happy New Year!!!