Be a good little girl scout and be prepared.

Man and boy, what a long day. But not without some good fun. Do you know that by something like 8:15 AM, I had taken my usual 0-skunk-30 hike, put gas in the Ninja and bought a decent load of grokkeries out at the Jackson Road Meijer? After which I embarked on my usual Saturday-type chores, mainly changing the sheets, doing a few loads of laundry including the sheets and shower curtains, vacuuming and whatever else. Today, wrapping a few packages and throwing together a lasagne for the annual Cfam Christmas bash were on the agenda.

I was kind of freaked out about the Christmas bash this year. It was being held at our nephew’s house in New Baltimore, which is a pretty long drive from here plus we decided to swing by Detroit and pick up Lizard Breath along the way. Of course, freezing rain was predicted. I really wanted to be *home* tonight (and I am) but I was *prepared* to camp out on the floor in New Baltimore if worse came to worst.

As it turned out, we drove through a deluge of water all the way over there and back but even though the temperatures hovered just above freezing, we never encountered ice. Well, it was just a weeeee bit slippery underfoot in our driveway when we got home, but it wasn’t like when you get out of your car and promptly fall on your butt.

As I write this, various relatives are reporting in to the Cfam facebook group that they have made it home safely. I’m glad we didn’t have to turn this event into a slumber party even though I will have extra some unpacking to do tomorrow. I have a lot to do tomorrow. I’m sure everyone else does too.

I could blather on forever about the party and the Santa Anarchists who came in at the end and my own depravity but I’ll cut that short. Can I just tell you how blessed I am to have such a wonderful bunch of in-laws to play with? Thanks to our nephew for hosting and his mom for all of her hard work pulling it all together. Love you all!

3 Responses to “Be a good little girl scout and be prepared.”

  1. Margaret Says:

    It sounds like a great time, and I’m glad that you didn’t encounter any ice. (or not much) I am terribly afraid of ice! We have lasagne for Christmas Eve, an Italian family tradition. 🙂

  2. Pooh Says:

    Isn’t it wonderful that along with Bill, a keeper for sure, you also got his great, big family!

  3. kayak woman Says:

    I think one of the things I like about my in-laws is how inclusive they are. Ex-spouses and their relatives have been known to be invited (for example) and are warmly welcomed. That sort of thing.