Today was my son’s “Grinchmas” Party with his friends here at the house. Since it was a half day, I picked them up after school and made lunch.
For lunch, I made a spiral ham, mac and cheese, green bean casserole along with spinach-artichoke dip, veggie dip, lentil hummus and various desserts. The kids loved it and they had a great time. Gifts were exchanged, watched the Grinch movie and laughed their butts off.
One young man, who we’d be trying to figure out what to get him, was very hard to purchase for, so I made him a bunch of “gag” gifts, which we gave to him first and then his actual gift.
The gag gifts: A belly button lint cleaner (a pipe cleaner I’d bent to look like a toilet brush 1″ long. A redneck raincoat (black trash bag), air guitar strings (empty plastic bag), a money clip (paper clip with a penny glued to it), two #2 pencils (with brown, spiraled pipe cleaners on top like the poo emoji), a pet cloud (5 cotton balls glued together with eyes), a natural blow dryer (balloon) and a little bag of pot (plastic pot from a kids kitchen set). He LOVED it. Such a great kid and a super fun time he had. Plus, he loved the other gifts we got him as well.
I am so blessed to have such wonderful young men and women in my life. They certainly made for a great afternoon.
Yesterday, I was freaking out. My USMC ring broke. It’s made with both yellow and white gold and the white gold “eagle, globe & anchor”, which was attached through the middle of the gold ring, broke off. I had no idea where it was. I searched for hours. Drove me nuts! Couldn’t find it at all. Tore apart the garbage, looked in the disposal, under the bed, in the sink drain, etc.
I climbed into be last night and there it was, laying under the pillow. So grateful for finding it!! Took it to the jeweler today and it will be ready tomorrow. YEAH! I’ve had it since 2009 and I felt devastated when I thought it was lost. Now, I’m celebrating that it can be fixed!!!! They no longer make it, so I’d have been so distraught over it’s loss. 😦
There are not a lot of things that I have that would make me sad; but not having my ring would be one of them. It’s a sentimental thing and not a material thing. Back in 1994, I’d had everything from my child hood to that present day stolen from a storage unit in KY. I was upset; but the things that were missing that hurt me most were the pictures in my photo albums. To this day, I’d give anything for them to be returned. I don’t put much value on material possessions. Even though I had about $20,000 worth of stuff stolen, collector items that were valuable, it was the pictures and journals. Oh well. Can’t get them back.
Merry Christmas everyone!!!!!