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Old 12-22-2009, 07:46 AM   #21
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We'll be going to SIL's place about an hour and a half away. As usual there will be enough food to feed a regiment. DW will spend so much time talking she will forget to eat enough and then complain she's hungry when we get home. As usual I will have no sympathy for her.

This may be delayed a day or two because of the forecast for freezing rain on Christmas Day.

Some people like to drive around and look at the decorations on homes. One year a friend took us for a night flight in a Cessna 182 a few days before Christmas to do that - that sure put a different perspective on it.
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:16 PM   #22
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Probably getting stranded at DFW, if we make it that far. The ideal plan is to make it to Nebraska, flying tomorrow night. Thunderstorms and rain at DFW, icy rain at OMA, and then an icy drive to Lincoln. If flights are canceled or we miss the connection, we're looking at heavy snow on Thursday, along with poor prospects to actually get on any flight that may be going.

I thought about driving, in which case we'd have left early this morning to beat the weather. I tried switching to an earlier flight but they are all full. I could show up for the flight that leaves 4 hours earlier to try standby, but I'm doubtful that we'd get on.
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Do a formal table setting, meal served in several courses, nice uniform , etc etc.
This thread is worthless without pictures!

We're going back into the wilds of Northern VA. Christmas with DD and DGD, then a couple days of visiting with various friends and family. Should be as peaceful and pleasant a Christmas as a 3 y.o., very excited little girl will allow. Too much driving, of course, but it will be nice to see all the snow I missed, now that the roads are all clear.
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:34 PM   #24
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Good luck RunningBum....weather here looks really bad for the next few days. Be careful on I-80 if you get to Nebraska. Can I ask why you didn't fly into Lincoln?
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I can tell that you missed my 24 hour avatar from yesterday. Ask the rest of the guys about "the uniform". Hint: it was red and black and had really long legs.
I'll post the table setting when I'm done. It is a w*rk in progress.
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Man, I can't believe I missed the "nice uniform" thing the first time around. And I missed a pic as well

A search for "red and black and long legs uniform" returned some provocative images...oh, wait, that's because I reset Google to stop censoring my results. Never mind.

Oh, Christmas, back on topic. Sleep to a decent hour, rouse the teens and twenty something crew and we'll do the presents and breakfast. Play games all day, watch movies, just be with each other until dinner and then hang out some more afterward. Naps will be dispersed liberally as needed.
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Good luck RunningBum....weather here looks really bad for the next few days. Be careful on I-80 if you get to Nebraska. Can I ask why you didn't fly into Lincoln?
Thanks. The Lincoln airport has fewer and fewer flights anymore, and more expensive ones too. When I booked I guessed that using DFW (which doesn't fly into LNK) was safer than ORD or MSP in the winter. Plus, I'm staying on the west side, so it's not all that much longer to get to OMA, though the city driving would be safer.
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Here is the recipe . It is a pretty sweet stuffing but it goes great with ham .


1/2 cup butter
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4 eggs well beaten
1 can crushed pineapple
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Beat sugar & butter til fluffy . Add eggs and pineapple and mix well . Add bread pieces and mix . Place in two quart casserole and bake at 350 for 1 hour until the top is slightly brown .
Thank you very much. I am definitely going to try it. I am having ham also.
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Probably getting stranded at DFW, if we make it that far. The ideal plan is to make it to Nebraska, flying tomorrow night. Thunderstorms and rain at DFW, icy rain at OMA, and then an icy drive to Lincoln. If flights are canceled or we miss the connection, we're looking at heavy snow on Thursday, along with poor prospects to actually get on any flight that may be going.

I thought about driving, in which case we'd have left early this morning to beat the weather. I tried switching to an earlier flight but they are all full. I could show up for the flight that leaves 4 hours earlier to try standby, but I'm doubtful that we'd get on.
Have to say that I don't envy you this. I guess it can either be a good or bad thing, depending on whether you were really wanting to be there or whether it was a visit of obligation. Hope it all works out for you though I think it may take me less time to fly SFO to Hong Kong that it will take you to complete your domestic trip.
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The nightly news makes me glad I'm not traveling, but I'm sure they exaggerate it. DD leaves the airport in Kansas City at noon the 24th, so I hope she misses the storm that's heading her way.
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The nightly news makes me glad I'm not traveling, but I'm sure they exaggerate it. DD leaves the airport in Kansas City at noon the 24th, so I hope she misses the storm that's heading her way.
I pity those who have to travel, despite that here in Spain the weather is much more benign. But even so.....
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Like most Jews we will follow our usual tradition of chinese food and a movie.
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Hmmm...seems like I'm gonna be a busy girl filling Christmas wishes...

I need to make my own wish list....
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I'm not Jewish, but that's exactly what I plan on doing. Can I come over to the Grumpy house?
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