This A.M. I finished Danish for Dale at work. 36 rolls. And I cleaned a turkey. Had planned on Beef Loin for tomorrow but waited too long to buy one, so I got the turkey out. I did a little cleaning -- a "lick & a promise", in the bathrooms. Then I got a shower & dressed for the day. Just finished the USA Today crossword puzzle & decided to start a letter. I'm surprised I have time to relax. Kim & Lar won't be here until 6:30 or so; it will be 7 before we eat. We're having shrimp cocktail, steak & lobster, baked pot. & tossed salad. Didn't know what to have for dessert & Barb suggested Vienetta & said she'd go buy some. She couldn't find it so she got a Breyers ice cream cake. I'll still put out some cookies & candy -- made fudge & another choc. candy Sheila recommended.
At work today the
The fellows that worked 7-5 this week didn't have to work today. Dale went in at 11 A.M. for the lunch & the place closed at noon. He said the Mall was really crowded today -- from the looks of all the cars. He thought about going in but he changed his mind.
I'm taking it easy the rest of the week. I need to. Got everything in the washer (changed my sheets) & as I started writing I was sure I hadn't started the washer. Sure enough, it was just waiting to be started.
We had a wonderful Christmas & thank you for your part. I'm anxious to try the new baking sheets & liners. Now I know what they are. Barb's sweater & pin look so nice on her. It's hard to get Dale anything but clothes & he appreciates that. He likes everything including your sweater & book. And Lar & Kim were thrilled with your gift -- it's a beautiful place according to an included picture & they are looking forward to seeing it in person, esp. the whirlpool tub or whatever you call them. I was so surprised to get a TV for the bedroom & can't wait until ti is hooked up. I said that was too much but Kim said they are here every Thurs & by the end of the week she appreciates it. It works both ways as I'm sure I have contact with them every week. And they are here birthdays & holidays. So I'm thrilled to heave it.
Our Christmas Eve dinner was so delicious. The lobster was so good. Wasn't sure how to cook it & my old Fannie Farmer (shower gift) cookbook said to boil it 20 min. And the Breyers ice cream cake is very delicious according to Lar, Barb & Dale. Kim had a taste of Lar's so he had to have another piece before they left.
Our Christmas day dinner was similar to yours except we had corn pudding & no pumpkin pie. Think we started a new Christmas Eve custom -- lobster & steak.
Kim will be glad to get back to work -- they have been on the go every day. Tonite they go to Mike's house -- his sister Barbara is home for a visit & they always invite Lar & Kim over as Lar is a real friend to Mike Brindis. If he has an emergency he calls Lar; if he needs a small loan the end of the month, he can call on Lar. Fri. nite they go out to friend Jay & Nancy & Nancy's mom. Sat. nite Kim is having the neighbors over. Sun. nite we are invited over for a 6pm dinner. Mon the "gals" to go Erie to visit a friend. They sold their Warren home & got a condo in Erie. The husband will be here until June. Their home sold very quickly so they had to make a move. Kathy had the aerobic classes with Kim & she was in Kim & Lar's wedding. A tall dark gal. Her husband works in the Business Dept. of Blair's. A good job. Three sons are all gone from home, 2 married.
New Year's Eve they are at Betsy Moran whose lst name always evades me (don't want to say forget again) for a party. New Year's Day they just want to be home & not have to go anywhere. Back to school on Thurs.
Whenever I have a roast Torey always knows where to go. He keeps watch over it, hoping to get a taste. Last nite he stayed here while they were at Betsy's. He slept the whole time.
Time for a coffee break. This aft. we'll go to the Mall & then to Quality where I have a 15.00 coupon (for spending more money) for meat goods until the 28th. Probably won't get back to this letter. Love you all.
Happy New Year!