Okay, so I will feel a little more caught up after this posting. Christmas was great. Boston was happy and cute. He loved opening the presents. He would peel a little of the paper off, and we would help him with the rest. We woke up around 7:30, and opened our presents here at home. Then we went up to my mom's house to exchange gifts with my family and for brunch. It was snowing pretty bad, I was glad we still had our Audi that has AWD. Then we headed back for home, we got things cleaned up just a bit, then Zariph's parents, grandma, and Teliece came over to exchange gifts. Zariph always has a surprise for me, so I wasn't surprised to only open a few gifts in the morning. He likes to pretend like that's all, and then somehow get me to find the rest...So, he casually invites everyone downstairs. Hmmm, for what? Well, he reached in the cedar chest and it had more presents! He wanted me to think they were all for Boston, which I kind of believed him because now he has two people to spoil. The first gift was for Boston, then the rest were for me. Although, he kept saying, "I think this one is for Boston..." Anyway, it was a great Christmas. I felt a little bad because Zariph didn't have a lot to open on Christmas becasue we bought him skis and all the equipment to go with that, which he's using already. But it was fun. Then when his parents were leaving, there was one more gift upstairs that magically appeared, so I opened it. It was a paper that had a picture of a new stove and oven on it, with "Merry Christmas" written across the top. I was so excited, I've been wanting a new oven for a long time! To top it off, it's top of the line - Electrolux.
It's awesome! It has touch screen buttons across the front, 5 burners with two or the burners adjustable sizes, it's flat top. And the shelves slide in and out so easily. I love it. It came in last Monday and Zariph installed it and it's up and running. We used to have a wall oven (I think it was new when the house was built in 1972!), which we took out. So installing the new oven involved cutting countertops and cabinets and moving some things around. We installed a little pantry with sliding shelves were the old oven used to be.
I cook all the time now. Zariph is quite the handy man.