Skip to content

Welcome back, your dreams were your ticket out…

I think I speak for everyone when I say, 'huh?'

Hola! Happy Not-Yet-New-Year!

Courtney and I had a fun-filled, eleven-plus-hour journey across the plains to York and Cockeysville on Saturday. We even managed to stop for some T & A in Toledo…you know how Courtney enjoys a little T & A

Sunday: obligatory trip to visit the grandparents. They were very cute and Grandma Toby didn’t even declare that I was a “Mean Girl!” for moving to Chicago…

Lunch on Monday with Rob, Leslie and the Grays…and Arthur, of course. Too much fun, hon! Later, a pilgrimage.

After that, of course, there was nothing to do but…complain that there was nothing to do

Christmas morning: overload of presents and wrapping paper as usual. But everyone seemed to enjoy their gifts.

And then it started to snow. Oh, how cute, a White Christmas. Cream-colored sashes, snowflakes that melt on my nose and eylashes, anatomically correct snow people…these are a few of my favorite things… And then. And then the power went out. And stayed out. The oven was unavailable. Compromises had to be made.

Of course, power was eventually restored. Other relatives were eventually visited. And the York Daily Record eventually returned to its usual top-notch reporting. Just another visit to the homefront. Hope you all had a festive and enjoyable holiday/vacation too. But without the power outages.

{ 9 } Comments

  1. Jesse Rutledge | December 29, 2002 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    I personally regret that vacation 🙂

  2. Mirandala | December 29, 2002 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    And you’re not the only one…

  3. Courtney | December 30, 2002 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    Question for Jesse: I seem to recall that you and Vanessa were victims of a power outage in NC just a week or two before the Christmas Day black-out…is it unreasonable to suggest that you need only look in the mirror for the person responsible for these electrical failures?
    Such a coincidence is doubtful at best… : )

  4. Jesse Rutledge | December 30, 2002 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    I personally regret the unfounded and baseless charge that I am somehow responsible for El Nino or La Nina or whatevever the hell we’re calling it today. Given the apparent difficulty that power monopolies are having keeping their wires strung up properly, it is obvious we must all support President Bush’s initiative to drill for more oil in the Arctic…is it the 12th day of Christmas yet? Wow, what a great audience.

  5. Jesse Rutledge | December 30, 2002 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    Miranda, I thought you said you didn’t stop to see Uncle Barry and Aunt Marilyn (T&A in Toledo)?

  6. M | December 30, 2002 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    oh, that’s such a disturbing conjunction of images and concepts…what, are you trying to make me toss my cookies?

  7. M | January 6, 2003 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    Oh come on. Will no one comment on the exciting use of the Welcome Back Kotter theme song in the title of this post? You disappoint me, people.

  8. Rob | January 6, 2003 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    As Epstein (or was it Washington?) would say, “Lookin’ good Mista Kot-tair!”

  9. M | January 6, 2003 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    I knew I could count on you, Rob…

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *