Hello my friends and welcome to my happy Christmas party!!! I know, I know!!! It is only June!!! However, I have to tell you that I am going to have one of the merriest Christmases ever!!! Oh wait...well, my hubby never reads my blog so I think we are safe!!!
Several days ago we were sitting down in our store talking and thinking about the things we needed to do, but were too tired to do. When Don was talking about visiting his brother, Troy, down in Texas and going hunting with him. When we were talking he muttered soemthign about Christmas and then quickly changed the subject. I watched his eyes and tuned into him like a television set. Then I waited.
Yesterday, we were talking to Becky, a very good friend of ours who helps us out in the store from time to time. I brought up Don flying down to Texas to go hunting with Troy and elaving Christmas Day. He looked at me odd and said he was thinking the same thing. now, let me tell you. Aside from our side trips, Don has not had a true vacation in nearly 2 years. I ahve encouraged him to do this before, but he kept saying...no. So, now, when he came up with the idea I gave him the OK and so he called his brother. The plan was working well. of course I would stay back and we would be here for the returns and such associated with the holidays. I told him I would hire someone to lift the feed for me and there would be no issues. Then my big ploy worked. "Hey Don, why don't you take a couple of the kids down to see their cousins?" I was worried he would see right through me, but alas! He was thinking so much of hunting he didn't!!! We checked with my sister-in-law and she was thrilled that they would keep her kids busy and give her a break. My oldest had decided she was going to stay at home with me. So, for the week between Christmas and New Year's Day Corinna and I plan to "party like a rock star." Those were her words, not mine!!! Actually, we are planning to see Twilight 2 or 3...maybe 4 times!!! Just palying. However that is our plan. We are going to spend a lot of time just hanging out and having a good time together. Let's just see how my plan works out.