Friday, December 25, 2009

White Christmas

The "Great Blizzard of 2009" was not so great. At least, not in Bella Vista, AR. There is enough snow that my poor snow-deprived children can have fun. But there is not so much that we are trapped in my mother's house. NOT that I don't enjoy being here. It's been wonderful. But I suspect that she would get tired of us after a few days. My crew is a little rowdier than the ladies are used to. Then again, it might be fun. Snow angels. Hot chocolate. The new Star Trek movie on her gigantic screen tv.

We aren't quite 24 hours into our visit. It is too early for any disasters. It's been quite nice. Sloppy Joes last night. Turkey, ham, pea salad, 2 kinds of dressing, veggies, rolls and countless sweets tonight. Sometime today there is going to be pictures. We got some good pics last year of my siblings and I. I hope we can get my husband and kids to cooperate for a good Monzingo family picture.

Yes. So far, it's been just about a perfect Christmas.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Is Dad on Drugs?

The weather outside is crazy! We are celebrating Christmas in Arkansas with my mom, sister and Lindy. It is snowing. I suppose that is appropriate for Christmas Eve. However, I've become quite acclimated to Texas weather. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 11 inches of snow are predicted for this area. That is more snow than I've seen combined in my 16 years in the Dallas area.

The plan was to leave Oklahoma early. We were trying to miss the snow. We didn't leave as early as planned, but we still missed the snow. The rain never stopped the entire trip.

Kermit was feeling fun. He had his tooth pulled last Saturday. He's been on painkillers since then. Oh yeah. He was feeling fun. About an hour into our trip, Hannah started to notice that Dad was acting silly.

"Mom. Is Dad on drugs?" she shouts from the back seat.

"Yes, Hannah. Yes, Dad is on drugs."