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Well let’s see. I was born during the Blizzard of 1978 in Lima, Ohio. I have lived in Ohio all my life. I like it here. We have corn fields instead of oceans, overpasses instead of mountains and fog instead of smog. Sure it's not the promise land, but sometimes one doesn't need postcard worthy beauty on the outside to have it elsewhere. I'm a writer for fun, a Paralegal for profession, and while one pays the bills, one feeds my imagination, or perhaps my imagination feeds my writing...either way, Writing is as much of who I am as the color of my eyes, or the way that I smile. Blogs are great communication tools, and I'm here to communicate with YOU...yeah, you who's reading this right now....*assuming anyone's out there* *crickets chirp* Alrightee then, IF anyone should find themselves here, be it by accident or on purpose, welcome, glad to have you aboard. Throw anchor, stay awhile! Sunshine & Smiles, ~Heather Lynn~

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Just Another Country Christmas!

My family is in town from Wisconsin for our Annual  Christmas...and it wouldn't be Christmas without the drama and insanity that only family crammed into one house can bring!

My mom was stressed out about making a "damned turkey" that wouldn't thaw out....

My sister stirring mashed potatoes until she got carpal tunnel....

Jerimy let our "stray/adopted/inherited-with-the-house-new kitty-cat, "Franklin", inside to warm up his paws, but then my sister Brooke showed up with her dog Kelso, 


which sent the cat into a nuclear meltdown-mode, who then tried to jump through our bay window, knocking the coffee pot onto the floor and shattering in a million pieces!  Which in our house, no coffee = caffeine addicts all going through withdraw simultaneously!  Which translates to...."shit's about to get real"!  

We were lucky though, Jerimy, being the saint that he is, ran to Walmart and picked up a new pot, and that particular crisis was adverted.  Nobody died, order was restored!

Presents were exchanged...., friends and family stopped by to visit.  Laughs were had, cards were played, the turkey turned out just fine, proving the magic 8 ball wrong....who said the turkey would NOT be moist....a statement that had my mom wanting to throw the magic 8 ball into the fireplace with a vengeance.  
(which btw, she's hilarious when she's all pissed off at inanimate objects!)

Our new sofa bed that we bought for our family to sleep on served it's purpose.  The blow up air mattress in my office for Ang & Matt worked out great.....and the fireplace glass door that Jerimy and I managed to shatter has since been replaced!

By the end of the night, after the stress of the meal was long behind us, with full bellies, a cracking warm fire toasting the atmosphere, wine was drank...

....liquid apple pie was passed around, 
cheeks warmed by the magic of alcohol 
and we all found ourselves in fine spirits.

The night wound down with Jerimy cleaning his 12 gauge and listening to the bears game on the laptop....me loading the dishwasher and putting new sheets on the bed because George decided to pee all over earlier in the day....Angie and Matt shared some quite time making up for time lost with him in Columbus and her in Wisconsin for the last week...and the kids did their own thing and prepared for bed.

I smiled to myself, as our FIRST Schoebel/Osting Christmas at Jerimy and I's new home together came to a close....we survived, we hosted, and at the end of the day, we did good....well I think so anyway!

Family get-togethers can be stressful, but it's best to remember, shit happens, things break, but as long as you have each other, enough food to feed the masses....and a little homemade Everclear Apple pie, EVERYTHING's going to be juuuuuuuuuust fiiiiiiiiiine!

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!


1 comment :

  1. That was great! Always entertaining. Can't wait for your next one!


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