Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Eve Eve

I'm still sick. The coughing has started on a regular basis now & I sound like a dog with heart worms. Oh joy!

Friday night was our neighbors Christmas party. I didn't leave work until 6:15. Long story but suffice it to say I wasn't really in the party mood but we went & it was nice.

This is Cliff, the host. He started the party in a tux & ended up like this. Don't ask.

Saturday was Christmas at Dean's parents with the cousins & Dean's brother & niece & nephew. Dean's parents went on a cruise the week before we did & they brought the kids some gifts from Mexico.

The chickens were the hit of the party. It was one of the stupidest things with no point!

Camille had bongo drums on her Christmas list.

I was excited about this gift. You can never go wrong giving me wine!

There are always interesting conversations at Dean's parents. They live in Bayou Pigeon. The heart of Cajun country where everyone has a nickname. This is how it went.

Me: Keith from White Castle is a carrier.
Dean: Spinx
Me: huh?
Dean: They call him Spinx
Dean's brother: oh yeh Spinx. Isn't that the one we always thought was gay?
Dean: No, that was Plug.


Dean's mom was sick earlier in the week & her Dr. gave her prednisone. She quit taking it after a day because it kept her awake. I feel bad so I'm taking it now. Yeh I know all about not taking other people's meds but it's steroids & my Dr gives them to me so I'm not worried. I took the first one yesterday. I didn't sleep. Sigh.

Today, Dean & I had some last minute shopping to do. We have a Christmas Eve pj party & Dean needed some Christmasy pj's. we found some Ralph Lauren ones at Macy's. Yes, Dean will be sporting Polo PJ's!!! It cracks me up!!

We had some gift cards to get & as usual I picked up a few things for me. Supposedly, this is going to change my life.

A 20% off coupon at Ulta is an awesome thing!!

Loft had everything in the store 50% off. I picked up a top & a sweater.

We took a shopping break & went to the movie & had lunch. We saw "This is 40". I really liked it. I'm a big Paul Rudd fan. I loved him when he was Phoebe's boyfriend on Friends.

We had Mexican for lunch & did some last minute grocery shopping. This is my Christmas baking this year.

On a side note, I think my mom & mother in law are trying to kill me. I've talked to both of them tonight & they told me to take a Benadryl too. Good Lord!

Merry Christmas!!



  1. I hope you feel better soon, Traci! It's no fun being sick during Christmas.


  2. Merry Christmas! I hope you feel better soon.

  3. MERRY CHRISTMAS ans I hope you feel BETTER FAST!!!!!! That is horrible to try to be "merry and bright" when you feel like crap! Have a good day. Loved the pics and stories:) XO, Pinky

  4. I hope you feel better soon and that your Christmas was amazing.

  5. Hope you are feeling better friend! Merry Christmas! :)