Monday, December 10, 2007

Relish ,Fudge, and the Christmas Rush

Every once in a while I get a craving for a burger from our In & Out (not part of the Cali chain, they got sued, funny story). So today for lunch, I ordered one. Now, those close to me know that I am a ridiculously picky eater. Part of that is that I don't like anything on my hamburger except cheese, ketchup, lettuce, and pink sauce if available. Well, today I forgot to put "ketchup only" on my order slip because we were busy. Completely forgetting this, I bit in to my hamburger and gagged...pickles, onions, relish, mustard, and tomato....NASTY! I hate relish.

Also in food news, one of our officers (who is pregnant and nesting, I believe) decided to make a basket of homemade goodies for the dispatch center and sheriff's office. So we now have a HUGE basket...platter....thing full of chocolate fudge, white chocolate fudge, peanut butter fudge, cookies, and rice crispy treats. Heaven help us.

And lastly, I am happy to report that I have ALL of our Christmas shopping done...except maybe one or two little things for stockings. Mom and I took a great trip to Boise this weekend and braved the Christmas Rush. It wasn't too bad because we avoided the mall until the very end of our last day. We spent two nights there in a lovely bed and breakfast set in a old Victorian house. We were in the Governor's Suite, which had a large room with a queen size bed and a small enclosed porch area attached to the room where you could watch tv in the evening (or play cribbage while sipping on Lindemans Framboise Raspberry Lambic, which is what we did). The only complaint was that the bed was rock hard. And by rock hard, I mean, it kinda felt like sleeping on the floor. Oh well, we had a great time.

The first night we went out to a great Thai restaurant called Mai Thai in downtown Boise. I hadn't realized how much Boise has changed. Downtown now has an amazing night life, with a lot of great restaurants, bars, clubs, etc. The second night we had dinner at a small Italian restaurant. We had a lot of laughs and it was wonderful to get to spend that time with Mom, just the two of us.

Other than that, Heidi is starting to really settle in, I think she and Bandit are starting to realize that she isn't going away and no, they don't have to get ALL of their playing done in just a few hours. I'm frantically trying to get some of my hand-made Christmas gifts finished before it's too late, and my next mission is to write our yearly "What the Labunski's Are Up To" Christmas letter that will go out with a family Christmas photo we took, unfortunately before we got Heidi. Oh well, life goes on, she'll be in next year's.


The Carlsons said...

That's so nice you and your mom got such a fun overnighter together!!! I would love to do that with my mommy!
I never heard about the In'n'out being sued! shoot!
you're a great writer, by the way, i like reading your posts!
What is your mailing address?

The Carlsons said...

935 Andrews Pl #1, Rexburg, ID 83440