Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

Hellooooo my darlings!!!! Damn, I've missed you all so much and thanks for the comments you left me on my last blog. Well, the jury's in...the computer is a fried goner!!!! My poor little Dell sits there looking so forlorn and sad, but I will replace it soon with a brand new spankin' new Dell. My sweet man's company has a deal with them and he'll be able to buy one for a really good price, so hopefully, I'll be back online in January...from my lips to God's ears.

I'm getting ready to go to Austin tomorrow for Christmas. I'll be gone from the 22nd to the 28th just in time for the "menudo cook-off." For those of you who don't know what it is, it's a really great soup made with....drum roll please.....cows stomach and I add an ox tail in there for more flavour!!! Ok, I see some of you making those sour faces and sticking your tongues out going "YUCK!!" Well, I'll have to admit, it's an acquired taste. I grew up with it and I didn't touch it as a child, but I fell in love with the stuff as an adult. My sweet, late uncle, from Ohio, used to come by on New Years Day to our house to get his share of "menuuudo!" A very brave man for his time!! LOL I already have the list for my hubby when he arrives on the 26th from Chicago to go grocery shopping at my favorite Mexican shop, Mandos, for my stuff....can't wait. Didn't make it last year since I was still in shock and mourning from my dad's death. Oh speaking of Mexicans, how many Mexicans does it take to fill up a gas tank???? From what I witnessed today while I was gassing up, about 8!!! It was "toda la familia" trying to figure it out, till I went over there to help them..oey vey!! I guess it was my good deed for today. Anyway, you all have your black eyed peas for good luck for the year...we have menudo...not for luck but for the hangover the next day!!! We're really quite practical when it comes to these things...besides, I hate black-eyes peas. Made them when I was married to my ex...was from TN.

My sweet man and I have already decided no more Christmas' away from home...the little mountains can just come to Mohamed, dammit!! I'm still not threw packing for Ian and me and I think that I'll just be up late tonight with the ask what the hell I was doing all weekend....not a friggin' thing. Saturday, my mom and I went to the cemetery to lay some flowers on my dad's's been a year and some on my aunt's since her birthday falls on the Virgen de Guadalupe day. Then I came home and spent the better half of the time wrapping gifts. What was I thinking....I can't take wrapped gifts on the plane...Doh!!! So the next day, Ian and I went to the $ General to get some bags, then I just labeled them all and packed the gifts in a piece of luggage. My butt, knees and lower back are really pissed off at me right now for putting through those wrapping sessions on the floor...ouch!!

I also saw one of my fav movies...well 2..."It's a Mad, Mad Mad World, " and "The Name of the Rose." Didn't stay up to watch the "Hangover," but I'll watch it in Austin since Andria has it. Tonight, I'll be washing, packing and just the usual one does before a trip and leaves all the details to the last minute. I did invite my poor daughter-in-law to come over as soon as her husband arrived. She was shorted some pills, Concerta, for her 6 year old steps0n and called me for advise....told her the pharmacies are notorious for doing that and the customers always ends up paying for it....metaphorically, or in her case, physically!!! LOL The kid was pinging off the walls and speaking in I told her Benedryl is her next worked!! Hey, been there,done that!!! So I told her as soon as Lance get's home, just cross the street and come over to instruct her how to feed my doggies during our absence and have a 6 pack on me!!! LOL

Well, my dear friends, this is the end of my story and I'm sticking to it. If I don't get to blog before Christmas, have a wonderful Christmas or whatever and please be happy, safe and stay a little crazy. LOVE AND MISS YOU ALL!!!! Peace out.


yoborobo said...

I love menudo! I had a friend in college who made it for us (post hangover). I ate it probably 5 times before I asked what was in it. hahahah! That's probably the best way to do it, by that time you like it. :) Have a fabulous trip, I have missed you! Get that Dell pronto and get back in the blog loop, sista!

Merry merry Christmas to you, my friend! xoxo Pam

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I love you - but, frankly, the soup sounds like something left over from Halloween. Sorry. LOL I couldn't bear it. Now, black eyed peas - those I can deal with. Not love. But deal with.

I especially love "It's a Mad.....Mad World" for Ethel Merman. She never was appreciated in film, and made far too few of them. "The Name of the Rose" is really good, too. Very interesting double feature LOL. I haven't seen "The Hangover." I have a feeling it's not my cup of tea. We plan on going to the premier showing of "Nine" on Christmas morning.

Have a safe journey and a wonderful holiday with your family.

oh - and congrats on the new 'puter - a new one is always such a fun thing to play with!!!

Merry, merry, happy, happy!

oldblackcatboo said...

You've been missed! I love reading the stories of your life, you always make me smile! Have a wonderful safe trip and a Merry Christmas!
I must admit, I've never had menudo!
OR Black Eyed Peas ( but I like their music! LOL!)

Janine said...

Welcome back,
just in time for christmas greetings.
Happy holidays to you and your family

Diane MacNaughtan said...

I want to wish you and all your family a Merry Christmas! Have a fantabulous time in Austin :)

Menudo! I have not tried this before, but this is one of my son's favorites. I guess i'd better surprise him one day and attempt to make some :) :) :)


Designs By CK said...

Merry Christmas & happy new year!

Chris (-:


Mundo Mundaca said...

Hi Georgina,I adore their chronicles of the daily life.. they are entertaining and very tempered.. the touching times also.
Ahhhh I adore ox tail.. here we do ourselves in the pressure cooker with seasonings and we accompanied with collard greens pricked very fine and rice and farofa.
I want to you and the all your family a Merry Christmas and a New Year full of light and magic.

Fragrant Liar said...

Well, I'm already here in Austin, but I will not be partaking of the menudo. Fajitas and charro beans, ay ay!

Sorry to hear about your pops. My sister died last year and I think of her daily. This will be our second Christmas without her, but I can't visit because her urn is in Florida. That's okay, though, I think she visits me regularly right here.

Have a great trip to Hill Country.

Tracy M. said...

Oh boy! Missed your humor very much lately. Really needed that laugh today. The Hangover isn't as good as all the hype I'm afraid. My 20 year said it was hysterical, not so much, but it was entertaining.
Have a super, duper, wonderful Xmas and New Year. No Menudo for me thanks, But I LOVE Posole.

Take Care,
Tracy M.

yoborobo said...

Just stopping by to wish you a very Merry Christmas!!!! xoxoxoxoxox Pam

my tiny studio said...

Wishing you and yours a holiday filled with cheer and a joyful new year.


Bone*Head*Studios said...

Merry Christmas Georgina!!!!
I LOVE Menudo too and Barbacoa
and Tripitas with homemade thick
Harina de maize tortillas, all lathered up with butter and served
with Frijoles , especially the way my mom used to make them....
and I wonder why I can't lose weight?

Olde Baggs n Stuft Shirts by LindaOma said...

Sweet Lady: thanks for the email. Thanks for this posting and hurry back.
The word is ratendi, I theenk it is when a rodent kicks it in Italy. You have no idea how many other "poor" victims I have past your insanity on to. Sorta like the Georgina plague of black humor?????????
And I will stand up and say, you bet your sweet ass Benadryl is the world saver when Concerta is AWOL. You so smart.
B&G, Linda

yoborobo said...

Merry Christmas, Georgina! I miss ya! xo Pam

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Good Lord I have missed your pith and wit!!! I hope the company gets right to it and gets a new computer for you because we all are going through *Georgina-Withdrawal*!!!! And it is not fun either!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that everyone survived everyone elses company....been so long since I have done the family thing, well, I don't have any! That's why! LOL!!!
Take care--want to mail something to you as I can get mobile, which could be a while......
Much love and good wishes,


P.S. Love Sean Connery in "Name of the Rose" which I watch each time it happens to be on....good movie! (as with the other, which is an absolute time capsule and a hoot too!!!)

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a Happy New Year! :)