Saturday, December 18, 2010

I'll be home for Christmas....

... and I am!  I'm in Virginia. Got here yesterday morning, thanks to a very nice flight via United.  I feel like I have been here already for a long time. I've done a lot in less than 48 hours.

It snowed yesterday.  My mom tells me that it has been brutally cold, but it isn't really right now.  I had to sweep the snow off the car this morning (because my sister is making my nephew park his new Jeep inside so she can lock him in/know where he is at all times).  There's just a few inches of snow.  I saw deer today.  My sister has stopped feeding them in our yard because mice eat the grain/corn and then head inside for someplace warm to sleep... ew.

I bought my nephew a subwhoofer from Crutchfield and had to return it.  I forgot that it would invalidate the warranty - or so my sister tells me.  I think it might have more to do with teenager noise factor and distracted driving.  If you haven't shopped at Crutchfield, they've got great electronics and good prices. 

I wish someone had bought me a subwhoofer when I was a teenager and the radio in my 78 Trans Am was barely making it.  I miss that big, badass, noisy, flashy car.  It rocked.  I bought it from a current brigadier in the Kuwait Fire Brigade.  He was in his 20's then and still had all of his hair. tee hee.

So, we have 2 trees in the house (tree huggers!), one is fake and the other is real.  They both ba-gorgeous.  I am home for cwimmas and it really feels like it. 


ridwan said...

1. That is awesome that you bought your nephew a subwoofer! (why'd you have to return it?)
Also at Crutchfield they have the BEST customer support of any electronics franchise.
2. Also awesome that you had a 78 Trans Am!

Unknown said...

I'm happy for you. There's nothing like being with family for the holidays. I'm trying to work it out so I can het back to Alabama for Christmas.

silent-prince said...

what a lovely entry :)
i really loved the way you wrote ^_^
i wish you and your family a happy, lovely, funny christmas...
and also i wish that the new year is going to bring health, happiness, wealth and peace to you n your family... :)

LWDLIK said...

Have a very merry Christmas DG x

Anonymous said...


Love the stream-of-consciousness style of this morning's piece. Glad to learn that you are back home (home being the key word) and looking forward to a Merry (and apparently White) Xmas with yours. Have tons of fun, drink lots of eggnog -- and spare a wee thought for those of us stuck here for the holidays.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! To you and yours!!

Desert Girl said...

Ridwan - He just got a Jeep and my sister didn't want to add after-market product that might screw around with the car stereo system warranty. Word.

Kevrut - Sweet home Alabama :)

Silent-prince - that's so kind of you! Thank you and I wish you the same dear friend.

LWDLIK - thanks girl! You have a happy Cwimmas too.

Anonymous - Am I ever really conscious? :) tee hee. Thanks very much and merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Hi DG, i'm a long time reader and big fan of your blog! I was just wondering if you could tell me how to find an apartment in Kuwait.. It's been really tough and I would really appreciate any help you can offer.. I tried the list you had posted a few years back with no luck.. Is there anyway you can find out an updated post or what is the best way to find an apartment here? Would greatly appreciate any help!