The day after the day after

Christmas was a success again – even with a morning of missed ingredients, frustration, and anger.

Started out OK – presents with the kids, some coffee, slow & nice. Then it was time to get ready for the people showing up, and cook xmas dinner. That was when it got crazy. We had to clean, put together the non-entree dishes, and prep the entrees. Gods, I got *SO* frustrated with Renee, and she with me. And all the mistakes, I should add, were mine.

BUT, by noon we had everything we could do done. The potatoes were a loss (when you pre-cook mashed potatoes the night before, mash them then, not in the morning), the pine-nut dressing was more pine nuts and rice, and the apple cranberry bake was a little tart, but tasty. Started the goose at noon, started the london broil at one, everyone showed up at about 1:45, dinner was served at 2:30. From then on, it was smooth sailing. Cleaned as I went, so a *LOT* of pick up & clean up was done. Threw everything else into the dishwasher after the presents were opened. Everyone left at the same time, and it was good.

Thursday was lazy – did some laundry, then visited with my out-of-town family in the afternoon/evening. Today will be prep work for my nephew’s birthday tomorrow, and some playtime with Ray. Saturday looks to be more yard cleanup. Sunday….well, maybe I can rest Sunday. And maybe pigs will fly out of my butt.

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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