Sunday, December 02, 2007

02 December 2007. Well, things are going good here. Mrs. Dub is glad to have me home for the holidays this year. I worked Thanksgiving Day so we have our big meal that evening after work. Mrs. Dub's family on her mother's side is Italian and one of the Thanksgiving traditions is to make canoli shells the day after Thanksgiving. They've been doing it for years. Mrs. Dub was in the middle of it from start to finish this year. I was in it for most of it. The family made over 300 shells this time. The shells stay good all year and each family will take a number of shells and fill them when ready to share with friends. I'm really looking forward to Christmas because being a part of an Italian family means the Christmas dinner is Italian. I really do love it.
I'm hoping to resolve the Internet problem at home in January. The dial up is just so slow I hardly ever even bother getting on it anymore. You noticed? Sorry. We stay busy enough at work that I don't normally have time to mess with it there either. Speaking of plans for the new year, I have submitted my package to continue my bachelor's degree. If all goes well I'll start classes on January 14th. I need to pick up the pace as my little brother is in Ft Worth Texas and is working on his school too. He applied for Ft. Worth Police Dept and is now just waiting to here back from them. Keep your fingers crossed.
We put up the Christmas tree and I decorated it yesterday. This year we have a 9 foot pre-lit tree. It's bright enough that I'm afraid we will be attracting ships in the night or causing planes to land in the back pasture. There's been some traditions where people hang the Christmas tree upside down from the ceiling. Mrs. Dub suggested that, but I'm not sure how that would work, it looks cool, but I don't think so, (at least this year).
Well, I better take off for now. Be safe and have a great day.


Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i smell canoli!!! ha ha ha

found my way back here from the lights too. good to hear from you dub! long lost friend...

smiles, bee

Amazing Gracie said...

Sounds as though you're as busy as ever! I think I mentioned that my granddaughter is now living in Edmond. Well, my daughter has put in for a transfer to the federal prison somewhere close to you...
Another reminder: she's an accountant and her hubby is a CO - just so you don't think wrongly...(she says with a smile.)
Dial-up is horrible. I don't blame you for cutting back on your blogging time.
Have a joyous Christmas and taser those bad boys!

Desert Songbird said...

Good luck on going back to school. You can do it!