Home again! Arrived back in town just in time for youngling's basketball game; they lost 30-15. Afterward, youngling fell down the stairs of the gym, but he's okay. Nothing broken; no blood; no missing teeth:) Just scared. Maybe this will teach him to slow down when going down a busy flight of stairs?
Also learned a dear friend of mine lost her husband yesterday. He'd been battling Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, and a week or so ago, his doctors had given him 3-4 weeks. He passed peacefully, surrounded by his family. RIP Danny; you will be missed.
Granny's health is stable. She's no better, but no worse. I'll hopefully get to see her on the 26th.
Good night at karaoke! I took Cheryl a slice of my 'birthday pie', a Marie Callendar's Chocolate Cream Pie. The freezer in Mom's garage stopped working, so I brought home two pies. The other one is Apple; the SU is enjoying it:)
Since I was celebrating my birthday, I decided to do a 'Best of' series. I sang 'Invincible'; 'Alone'; 'Because You Loved Me'; 'Baby One More Time'; and 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now' (with Billie). Bartender even gave me a free rum and coke:)
Afterward, B took me downtown and showed me the rubble from the fire which took out four buildings on Saturday, around the time I was arriving in Lafayette. The old Gimbal store, one of the oldest in our town, was a total loss. The cause is still unknown, and one of my friends lost her apartment. The miracle here is there were no injuries. No firemen were hurt; no lives lost. And the beautiful mural which graced the back of the building is being recommissioned.
Received my proof copy of LFAW! It needed three minor changes; I made them and sent it back. Hopefully I'll be writing that dedication today or tomorrow and getting word of a definite release date.
Today, I am finishing up the laundry and wrapping presents. And making some chocolate covered pretzels. I also need to inspect the cookie supplies and see which ones need replenished.
Have a safe and happy Christmas and I'll be back tomorrow with Christmas 2001 memories:)