Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Day Greetings To All

Happy Holidays everyone!!!!!!!!!!!
I had a very good Christmas. Family from CA and L and Han. Enjoyed the company.

Have a safe and Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!


Saturday, December 20, 2008

Merry Christmas

The season is here and we are all filled with cheer. Oh my what a year. So many things happened. A new President Elect, what a shock to the KKK. The near collapse of Wall Street, the Auto makers, and houseing was already there. It is hard to pay $3000.00 a month house payments when your income is $4000.00. When the air is relased from the ballon things get crazy. My mother-in-law always said, "Moderation is the key".

JP and I are going on a mini vacation for a couple of days. Looking forward to the trip. I have not been out in the country on the open road for some time. When I was driving for a living I enjoyed out of town trips. In Idaho sometimes I would be gone for a week. Here in CA it was just a night or two. I remember a trip from Id to CO. Across WY on I-80 in the winter time. Snowing and blowing. Very cold. Ice would freeze on the under carraige of the truck and the trailer. I would step on the brakes and there was none. Ice was so thick on the brake arms the air pressure would not move them. That was a scary moment. I was in a motel one night and had a dream that I was inside the trailer while the truck was moving down the highway without a driver. I woke up in the middle of the night with the head board of the bed across my body. I had pulled the headboard off the wall in my sleep trying to get out of the trailer I suppose.

Watching the news reports about the snow and cold in the mid-west and back east makes me appreciate the weather here in SoCal all the more. A lot of traffic and people to deal with but Mother Nature simles on us a lot. I dream of retiring to a warm sunny location, then I wake up and here I am.

To all that are traveling over the holidays be safe. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


A very pleasant day here in SoCal. One of the things I like living here is the weather. It's hard to beat. I can look out into the back yard from my desk. The lawn is green, oranges on our tree. Just very nice for December. Our neighbor has a ton of decorations in their front yard. Ours is decoration free as of now. I suppose we will put up some lights pretty soon. Maybe a few other things. Hate to be the only one on the block without any Christmas display.

I remember being in Germany one Christmas. A buddy of mine was from San Jose, CA his mother sent him some tamales. He got a big tin can from the mess hall and a Sterno candle. With this he steamed the tamales. He shared them with me. They were good. Since then I like to have a few tamales every once in a while. That memory always comes back. But the tamales never taste as good. Maybe I just think those tamales were good because they were from his home.

Tonight I am trying my hand at making a turkey pot pie. Still have lots of left over bird. Got the recipe from the food network web site.(how's that for progress) When I told JP that was going to be dinner see looked at me in doubt. Maybe I will have beginners luck.

Take care.