Sunday, December 17, 2006

Happy Holidays from the desert southwest!

Southwestern Snowman!
Everyone always asks me, when I tell them where I live, "How can you live there during the summer?" We tolerate the summer because the winters are so nice! We have the screen doors open, it's sunny, and around 70.

And, believe it or not, a lot of people here decorate their saguaro cacti. The first time I saw that I could only shake my head and say, "Old people. Don't let me get like that when I get that age." Now, owning a house down here, if one of those things were in my yard, sadly, I'd decorate it, too. I'm all for putting a ton of lights up! I think we've even inspired our stodgy older neighbors to put some lights up. Several houses which didn't have lights last year has some, to some extent, this year.

We had a nice visit with Jim & Stacey. We took 'em out to see Xmas lights around here, took 'em on a boat ride around the island, and played the Nintendo Wii. Got my butt kicked in Wii Bowling. Don't worry Jim, I'm practicing, waiting for a rematch! In the meantime, I get to kick Jamie's butt!!

We just finished watching the all-time great, most favorite Christmas movie of mine on DVD. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, starring Chevy Chase. Absolute classic. When he puts that slippery stuff on the bottom of his sled and slides down the hill in a streak of fire... Cracks me up!! Ranting and raving about his tightwad boss at the end of the movie. Longest string of insults I've ever heard in one sentence!

So what is everyone's favorite Holiday movie? You know mine! Christmas Vacation!

Hmmm, a football game is on. Buccaneers vs. Bears. Gotta love football season. Go Bucs!!


Blogger Diane said...

Pretty nice cactus! You certainly have decorated your house nicely. I can see the lights on your house from quite a distance away! And, you must have influenced your neighbors because they do have more participants in the neighborhood outdoor lights on Pueblo Dr. As for my favorite Christmas movie, I would hav to say, hmmm, Frosty the Snowman! I always loved that one....

December 17, 2006 8:39 PM  
Blogger Jeff & Gilly said...

Frosty the Snowman is a good one!! My personal favorite is How the Grinch Stole Christmas! It isn't Christmas without seeing that movie at least once! :o)

December 23, 2006 9:12 AM  

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