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A slice of pie

It didn't snow like it did last year, but it was still a lovely Christmas. I got up early and finished wrapping presents. My niece called to invite me to Christmas breakfast but I'd already told my parents I was coming over. I still stopped by for 10 minutes or so and gave her, her husband, and son their presents. She hugged me three or four times and didn't want me to go but I had to. She gave me a dvd player which was too very sweet.

I have the most wonderful memories, Christmas and otherwise, of the time I spent with her and her brothers when they were little. I hate that everyone is so busy and occupied all the time, especially since I'd spend every minute I could with the people I love if I could. Of course I learned a long time ago you've got to give people their space. Still...

My brother was able to make it in from Houston despite recently starting a new job. Everyone in our family was there for at least a few hours and it was one of the most pleasant Christmases in a long time. There was WAY more food than we were supposed to have and I know I'll pay the price tonight. Hope my over-the-counter medicine helps with the acid reflux problem.

I did okay until they started breaking out the bite-sized cheesecakes, deviled eggs, quiches, petit fours, salsas, various chips, etc., etc., etc. I made some killer, and I mean KILLER peanut butter fudge which I avoided today but tasted yesterday along with my pecan pralines. This was the creamiest fudge I have ever made and I am no slouch in that department. Sorry you couldn't have a taste.

All in all, it was a very special day. Oh, before I forget... a Happy Birthday to Sissy, who will never read this... but you have always been tops in my book. I wish I could give you a great big hug.

And another Merry Christmas to all!

Btw, here are the results of my last test:


True English Nerd
You scored 86 erudition!
Not only do you know your subjects from your objects and your definite from your indefinite articles, but you've got quite a handle on the literature and the history of the language as well. Huzzah, and well done! The English snobs of Boston salute you.




My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:


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You scored higher than 99% on erudition
Link: The Are You Truly Erudite? Test written by okellelala on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test



I'm not that smart. I did get lucky with a few educated guesses.

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aspoor
Dec. 26th, 2005 05:01 am (UTC)
MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Glad to hear your Christmas was a full one... The week of Christmas/New Years, I'm always pulled in a million directions - like everyone who ignores me the rest of the year finally wants a piece of me! *lol* I have to divide my days into half-days (ie: this half of the day I'm spending w/ so-and-so, then the other half I'm spending w/ so-and-so... then tomorrow, I'm spending w/ so-and-so...).

My head WILL stop spinning, eventually!
metaphorsbwithu
Dec. 26th, 2005 05:45 am (UTC)
Hope that little head never stops spinning. I like it just the way it is. Glad you could take the time to say hello... being in such great demand. ;op~

Did you get the e-card I sent?
aspoor
Dec. 26th, 2005 06:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, no, I didn't... Did you remember to send it to yahoo? I'm still having trouble w/ hauntmail...
metaphorsbwithu
Dec. 26th, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC)
Just came down from my roof to get a bite to eat.

Yes, I sent in at your Yahoo address. (???)

Let me try again... it was cute.
el_jefe59
Dec. 26th, 2005 05:16 am (UTC)
Merry Christmas, my friend!
metaphorsbwithu
Dec. 26th, 2005 05:46 am (UTC)
Still 15 minutes of Christmas here. Sounds like you cleaned up. Hope it was fun for everyone.
el_jefe59
Dec. 26th, 2005 05:50 am (UTC)
It's officially boxing day here. Now ehre did I put those boxing gloves?
metaphorsbwithu
Dec. 26th, 2005 05:53 am (UTC)
Hahaha!

Families can be like that. This was a good year for me. Very nice and peaceful.
judevenn
Dec. 26th, 2005 06:28 am (UTC)
Ah you had a lovely day indeed mon ami Ed!

I was wondering; do you sometimes get snow that actually stays on the ground for a certain amount of time in Louisiana?

And as for the test you did, I am not surprised, you are very erudit! :)

(I won't even try to do it!)

ps: I still see a giraffe, lol!

(no, I haven't drink) :D

metaphorsbwithu
Dec. 26th, 2005 02:57 pm (UTC)
Good morning J,

I slept well, no thanks to you. You stimulate my mind too much and get my imagination running wild, usually at bedtime. I get so many ideas, scenarios, and mental images from interacting with people, but much more so with you. I think sometimes our minds collide like flint and steel. I must find more time to work on my new book, as I am accumulating more and more ideas and material. I have so much to do.

As for the test, I do know some things but I am certainly not erudite--- just have a good overall education and know a little about a lot of things. It wouldn't be fair for you to take the test, not having a strong background in English grammar and English literature. However, I already know you are very smart and curious so you can't fool me.

Yes, we get snow every few years, sometimes with it staying on the ground for up to three days. Many years may pass between real snow (not little flurries). We had a wonderful snow last year but the last one before that was in 1989. We once had three snows in six years. Most times it is too damp for snow here and the upper air conditions are not good to form it.

We don't have constant severe cold weather during winter (we like to say we have two seasons---summer and almost summer), but when you Canadians decide to roll some artic air down toward us we feel it. Sometimes we get it for a few days, or a week or two or more, but it is always changing. I have seen 80 degree weather in the middle of January and temperatures in the thirties in April.

I mentioned before that I too always saw that little giraffe in my original icon. Since you are the only one so far who has noticed, I think we should give him/her a name.

What do you think about "Brumeux" or "Bouffi?" or do you call your cat (?) that already? :o)
E

metaphorsbwithu
Dec. 26th, 2005 03:39 pm (UTC)
p.s. I love your icons.

I see Judith dancing or kickboxing (maybe they are the same) in the sky. Do you?

p.p.s. In my second book, someone sees something in the clouds too!
judevenn
Dec. 27th, 2005 07:41 pm (UTC)
lol, now you know you have quite an imagination yourself mr. Eddy? don't you? ;D

But kickboxing in the sky could be nice, I wouldn't need to defy the law of gravity I guess?

About your second book about someone who sees the clouds, It is probably the one I order? it's this one:

Shipping estimate for these items: December 20, 2005 - December 22, 2005
Delivery estimate: December 30, 2005 - January 9, 2006 1 "Hale Harlay And Co."


And I love this icon of yours! it's like he tries to see our soul! :D
judevenn
Dec. 27th, 2005 07:43 pm (UTC)
lol sorry I added some shipping info! haha, lunatic me!

That will teach me for kickboxing in the sky! (maybe the sky was dark?)

Have a nice day mon ami!
metaphorsbwithu
Dec. 28th, 2005 12:37 am (UTC)
The icon, in case you haven't seen the movie, is the great Boris Karloff as Im-ho-tep, alias Ardath Bey from "The Mummy" (1932). I think he has the eyes of controlled madness.

I can't believe you're going to be reading one of my books! Yes I can. That's just an expression. You said you would and I believed you. I'm still happy.

If you ordered the second book in the series, the "Harrow House Mystery," that is the one where someone sees something in the clouds. Of course there are any number of strange occurances. I have a feeling you're going to be seeing lots of things. ;)
countessgregula
Dec. 26th, 2005 06:32 pm (UTC)
Merry Belated Christmas!

Sounds like you had a wonderful day yesterday...it is so nice to be with friends and family :).
crystalgee
Dec. 26th, 2005 11:04 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday!

*hugs*
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