I had a wonderful Christmas. Lots of food and time with family. My family is very supportive of my 101 things. Jason spent a good hour or more setting up the percentage widget on Christmas Eve morning. And by setting up, I meaning writing the code to make it work! I have smart kids. I received 4 presents to further complete my list.
My three children combined their resources and are going to fly me to Florida to see my friend Cindy (item # 62). I met Cindy when her family came to stay at our farm for the summer in 1970. My parents participated in "Farm Vacations". Where people would come and stay on a working farm for their vacation. Cindy's Dad worked at Honeywell, he was transferred to Minnesota to work on a special project. So Cindy and I, being the same age, were inseparable. Seven years later they spent another summer at the farm. Cindy and I have kept in touch all of this time. We aren't very good letter writers, but we pick up right where we left off even if we haven't talked in a year. I am so excited. I would like to surprise her for her birthday in April. I have written to her parents who live close to her. I am hoping to enlist their and her husband Jack's help.
Jenni went above and beyond this year. In addition to helping with the plane tickets, she got me a gift certificate to go get a pedicure (item # 51). The certificate is for two people, so the two of us can have them together. Mother and Daughter bonding time!! Now I just need to find a time when she isn't busy before she goes back to school.
My fabulous sister, Rachel bought me tickets to Chanhassen Dinner Theater(item # 30). We are going to go see "All Shook Up". Jenni was really jealous when she heard that. She loves Elvis. If Rachel is unable to make it, due to weather, I have a back up date. I'm only going to tell who it is if I need to use that person.
My other fabulous sister, Diana also got me a present involving my 101 things. She got me a Planisphere (item # 33). Now I can bring my chart out with me when I go star gazing. I was reading about how to use it yesterday. It is really cool. It shows the star positions for every day of the year.
I love my family, they are the best!! I enjoy just spending time with them. My Dad made a present for everyone this year. If you are at my house ask to see the bracelet tree that I got, it is just beautiful. It is almost a crime to cover it with bracelets. All the gifts he made were beautiful. The funniest moment of Christmas was Jenni getting her clap on disco ball from Dan. I guess you had to be there!