Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve day

good morning and Merry Christmas.  I've been keeping busy with my days off running around and last minute shopping. Friday I baked some more cookies and then that afternoon drove south of OKC to where my friend A sells trailor homes (where we move furniture in and out of them on the lot) and brought her and coworkers some cookies. Then I went down on south shields where a former English student and friend who is a Mexican immigrant and has a little mechanic shop in a rented garage in this building behind a car dealer (?). Anyway he's a great honest hardworking guy and I owe a lot of my Spanish to him when we would talk during class about every night and he'd help me with my Spanish and I'd help him with his English.  I've had my truck parked at his garage since I bought my new one last May.  Turns out he's ha trouble finding a rebuilt transmission to put in it, I told him I should probably just get rid of it and for him to tell me how much I should sell it for. He said $800 and since I was going to be happy with anything over 500 I said, yes! ha, he's actually buying it for himself to use to all car parts in.  Funny thing is when I left I could see a backpack and pair of shoes in the cab of my old truck and an axle in the back bed, so looks like he's already making use of it. I told him, Uli, that he could pay me after Christmas sometime in Jan or such and I'd bring over the title when he's ready.
that reminds me I need to check with state farm to see if the thing is still insured for liability in case he is driving it, seems like I remember keeping it insured anyway. Friday night I had pizza out with my vet friend Am and we caught up and chatted about the holidays stuff and made plans to get out and shop after Christmas.  I have to admit sometimes we on't have a whole lot to talk about since she's not interested in anything same as I am but, but alas we are friends from high school and both single and I know she needs to get out and socialize because she's pretty shy and introverted, sort of like a nervous little bird if that makes sense. I always thing back to how when she was a senior and I was a sophomore that she'd give me a ride home from school every now and then since i couldn't drive yet and she lived down the road from me, we only happened to be friends from helping each other in Geometry class or maybe Pre Calc. ha I don't remember.
Saturday was fun, I spent most of it picking up around the house, getting my tree out of the attic and set up and decorated. This year I used all my souvenir ornaments.- from Honduras, wooden crosses covered on one side with glitter glued on, basket woven little fish ornaments, and little pillow ornaments with holly or poinsettia stitched on them. From Afghanistan little handmade stuffed animal camels and little people in robes and scarfs. From India hand-painted paper mache ornaments. fun to remember all those places. I also worked all weekend on this hanging decoration for over the table. I plan to take it to my folks' place tonight in prep for Christmas dinner tomorrow with the family. It's an idea I got off the internet. I had a leftover piece of plexi glass that I cut down, drilled holes in, and then hung 80 ornaments from string underneath. Saturday night I met my buddy S at the mall and we shopped around a bit and then saw the new Hobbit movie! it was AWESOME!!! LOVED IT SO MUCH. I also came home with a couple new shirts, well they are actually sort of shirt-jacket type things, I love to wear stuff in layers so much in getting outfits together for work, since it's so cold in the morning I like a sweater or shirt or hoodie to wear over my shirt and tie during my first class maybe and then de layer as the morning warms up. I'll try to post a pic!
Sunday I surprised my family at my former church in Yukon west of OKC. I thought it'd be nice for sake of Christmas, and My mom and sisters were happy to see me. :)  then I went  home with my mom and dad to visit and hang out for while. also I wanted to measure stuff for decorations.
Sunday night I pretty much watched Sound of Music online, surfed the internet both good and bad ;)/. I went ahead and signed on to a gay chat site and a former buddy found me online and wanted to come over. I told him maybe this week it would be cool. It's weird to be celibate for a couple years and suddenly have a bit of opportunity for fun.  I really used to like this guy when he lived int OKC. He has a very fat big piece and is mixed race guy working in Kansas City now as a med school intern. A really great guy! apparently he's all closet and doesn't fool around in KC but I dont' believe that for a second. ha
Yesterday I got a call from my Austin buddy H who asked to sleepover when he arrived in town last night, I said absolutely.  Yesterday I baked more cookies to take to the neighbors, chocolate chip cookies and chocolate cookies with rolo candy in the middle.  also ran errands to the grocery store yesterday to get some flowers to bring to mom for Christmas, a tradition for me it seems. I've been swiming laps twice a day still and when I arrive home yesterday, my friend A called to borrow my pickup. I told her to not come over and get my truck, but just let me meet her at the furntiture store. So I drove and met her on her way home from work and we loaded up a big ole box with a dresser inside and took it over to her and her pregnant wife's house.  unloaded it with the help of a friend and then I sat around a bit and visited and loved them, they are awesome. picked up the place so it'd look nice when H arrived, and then crashed into bed, My Austin bud H got in around 1 am and woke me up as he got into bed.  I just went swimming laps this morning and then came home and got back into bed, he murmered good morning to me and then went right back to sleep. So I'm just sitting here typing up this post and next plan to get myself some breakfast and then maybe start doing some baking again until he gets up. He'll leave to his folks place around lunch I think. Although he said he wanted to go to the gym at some point today before they close at 2pm.
Merry Christmas everyone, enjoy the holidays!! :)

3 comments:

Mike said...

Merry Christmas, Dan!!! Hope you have a great holiday!!! Sounds like things are going very well for you!!!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Dan.
I wish you a Happy New Year also.
I am watching Cinderella w Whoopi Goldberg and Bernadette Peters and a marathon of The Nutcracker ballet on Ovation tv.
The sales have started. Lands End,
Frank and Oak, Belle and Clive, Bluefly all have good sales.....

EX Frat Man said...

"...and woke me up as he got into bed."