Friday, December 29, 2006

Note To Self

Pay close attention. Mother is visiting. Reality checks are real.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

A Christmas Miracle

Well, Christmas day was flawless with no tiffs, nothing broken, no gift disappointments, no political arguments . . . the food was plentiful and delicious, lots of sentimental background music, etc. Thank you to fate, karma, God, destiny and anyone else who had anything to do with making the day a smooth one.

We did have a Christmas miracle. For months, the oven hasn't been working properly, never reaching temperature and shutting itself off. On Thursday we called an appliance repair person in. Bob had already taken it apart (wall gas oven installed in the 70s) and the repair guy poked around and said it was the igniter and it wasn't worth replacing in this old oven. He charged us $70 and wished us Happy Holidays. Bob put it back together and turned it on. In five minutes it reached 400 degrees - so I quickly whipped up a batch of cookies and they baked beautifully. Since then, the oven has continued to work as it has never worked before. A Christmas Miracle. Apparently miracles aren't free anymore, but $70 was absolutely worth it!