Monthly Archives: December 2018

Christmas Comes Early . . .

And an unconventional one, at that. At least as far as Christmas dinner goes.

Because of all the different travel plans this year, December 25th for the White/Morrison clan will be on Sunday, December 23rd. And rather than the usual boring turkey/ham cuisine, Brandi’s doing a brisket with potatoes, baked beans, green bean salad, tortillas, and brownies.

If that doesn’t scream ‘A Texas Christmas’, I don’t know what does.

And even better, Lowell will be heating up the pool/hot tub area for some prime soaking.time.

Most of my day at work was going back  and forth between eBay and PayPal to get a refund on a machine that my client bought off eBay that looked like this on the sale page.

Fischer Epilator 1

But what we received looked like this.

Fischer Epilator 2

And since the seller is no longer answering our emails, I submitted this to both eBay and PayPal, and then it was back and forth between the three of us trying to work out the details.

Coming home this afternoon I stopped off at the Costco for gas, this time down to $1.78. And according to GasBuddy the Sam’s Club down in Texas is at $1.74.


Originally we were going to eat at home this evening, and then do our Christmas dinner shopping and eating out tomorrow. But with the Christmas/Christmas Dinner scheduling change, we had supper at Chili’s once again. And with Jan’s favorite Honey Chipotle Ribs and my Grilled Chicken Caribbean Salad, the food was as good as always. However, as usual, the service sucked.

And although it was Friday, it wasn’t busy when we got there. At this point we might be better off checking out one of the other Chili’s in the area.

Tomorrow will be a busy day of present wrapping and recipe making so we’re ready for Sunday’s get-together. We’re still looking for just the perfect gift for Landon, and then I came across this. Since their new house has a big fire pit,  I thought this would be perfect.

My First Fire

I’m not sure how Brandi feels about it, however.

Thought for the Day:

It takes three men to make up a conspiracy, but only one women. And two women can make a revolution.



The Conroe Bunch . . .

OK, let’s get this straight. I’m not going blind.

We don’t even know if I HAVE Fuchs’ Dystrophy. It’s only a possible diagnosis. The only reason I’m looking into it is because the Sam’s Club optometrist thought I had a cataract.

And I don’t

As far as what I see, I don’t have a problem. My left eye will only correct to 20/50, but my right eye is 20/20. And using both eyes on the eyechart, my total vision is 20/20.

I’m not seeing any glare or halos around lights at night, not any diminishing of my night vision. All in all, it’s not a problem.

Down the road, we’ll have to see.

As far as today, Jan and I headed out about 10am for our get-together with the Conroe Bunch up in Spring at the El Palenque Mexican Restaurant there. We’ve passed it a number of times, but this was our first visit

El Palenque Conroe Bunch

Starting on the left, it’s Ed Hurlburt, Dick Mott, Judy Mott, my Jan, Janice Evans, Karen Headley, Debi Hurlburt, Sandy Mills, Mike Mills, Richard Headley, and Dave Evans.

A motley group if I ever saw one.

We had a great time getting together with old friends Ed and Debi, Dave and Janice, Dick and Judy, and new friends Mike and Sandy, and Richard and Karen. Hopefully we can maybe do this once a month or so.

Finally saying our goodbyes and heading home about 2pm, our first stop was at the Friendswood WalMart for a few groceries, and to pick up the prescription I had dropped off on the way up to Spring.

It was for the steroid drops that I’m supposed to be putting in my left 4 times a day, but they didn’t have the saline drops I’m supposed use 5 minutes before the steroid drops.

Then it was next door to the Sam’s Club for another prescription, plus they had the saline drops, so I was all set for the eye stuff. Then it was back home by 4:30.

A really nice, fun day.

Today I sent this photo over to Brandi, threatening to buy this for her for Christmas.

Unicorn Pool Float

The only problem I see is that she’s gonna need a bigger pool.

For her part Brandi sent over this photo of the Gingerbread House Landon build for school. Unfortunately it didn’t survive the trip home, so of course Landon had to rebuilt it better.

Landon's Christmas Gingerbread House

Tomorrow it’s back to work before the upcoming 4 day Holiday weekend.

Thought for the Day:

It was certainly worth all the time and effort to grab the park’s 1st Prize.

Rig Photo for Christmas Sign 2


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