Well, it was a humdinger of a Christmas… just sorry I missed it (so to speak). I worked Christmas Eve, got home and then made it down to Stephanie and Gaston’s for Christmas Eve dinner: onion soup, beef wellington and black cherry forest cake , followed by cigars on the patio. I had smoked a CAO on the way down and finished up with a Mambacho, actually leaving about halfway through, since I had to be back at work by 5am (or so I thought). While driving home, I kept having this peculiar feeling that I had eaten too much – which I attributed to all that I had eaten 🙂 I actually left about a quarter inch of my cigar unsmoked, thinking maybe I had overdone that. By the time I got in the house, I knew… Stomach Virus – in a big way!! I won’t regale you with my plight, but for the first time in my career, I did not make it in on a holiday I was scheduled to work. Guys on the desk took good care of me. They talked the night shift sergeant into staying over and took care of everything else!! I remember little of Christmas day except wishing it was over. Emily opened my presents and gave me a description of each one!! As usual, Christmas was almost completely Grandma Sandi. She really is a great "Sandi Claus".
Today is the first day I am up and about. I finally got a bowl of soup down and am seeing how I feel about that. Then I may move on to the rest of my life. Hope everyone else is doing fine. Also, glad that Grandpa Larry came down to visit before the excitement. All right…. I am tired again… SEEYA!