Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Years Eve

DD, JK, AD and I went to First Night for New Years. It was really cold. By midnight it was 3 degrees. 3 DEGREES. Now that is cold. It is the coldest I have ever been.

So during the evening, we went to see African drummers and dancers, Irish dancers, highland dancers with bagpipers, Taiko Drummers and a big band. The evening ended with the countdown and fireworks. A fun evening.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Pancake House

Yesterday at the hockey game, because the made a certain amount of points at the end of the game, fans got a coupon for a free shore stack of pancakes at IHOP (which I have called pancake house since I was little). So today we (DD, AD JK, Mom and I) went to pancake house to use them. Mom used mine since I always get the cheese omelet and it already comes with pancakes.

After doing some errands with AD and JK we went back home to play some games and look at some of my resent pictures I have taken.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Good Old Hockey Game

AD, JK, DD and I went to see a minor league hockey game between the Spokane Chiefs adn Seattle. It was a good game and it was fun watching a game again. Seattle made the 1st goal within a few minutes into the game. Followed by a goal by Spokane before the end of the 1st period. The rest of the game was incredible. Spokane kept on making amazing goals. The game ended with Spokane 8 Seattle 2. It was a fun game to watch.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Staying In and Playing Music

Tuesday we never went out. We all stayed in. DD and AD were playing the Wii. Later Mom was playing the guitar while we were singing some Christmas carols. Then JK wanted to sing some broadway tunes and I accompanied her on the keyboard. It was a game playing and music making day.

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Movies and Sushi

We went to and had sushi lunch. We then went to see the new Harry Potter movie. It was the closest to the book than the other movies which in this case is not a good thing since the 1st half of the book was rather boring and a lot of camping from place to place. She really needed an editor.

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Lunch and a Movie

We all went to eat at the Red Robin.  I got the pesto pasta that I liked last time I was here.  We then went to got see Tron.  Not as good at the 1st one but still a fun movie. 

We then walked around the mall and I got a new calendar.  I also got Oryn a sleep and play outfit that says Go Bananas with little monkeys and bananas.

Then we went home and ate leftovers for dinner.  Then AD and I played the Wii.
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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Decorated Tree Day

Had a great Christmas Day. We each has a piece of the Opłatek and had a great lunch with ham, turkey, a sweet potato casserole, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy and a broccoli morsels. Followed by booze cake (the way Nana use to make it) and a really sweet pie made with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Hershey's Kisses.

Then opened presents. DD had me this year and got me a roll out piano. It pretty cool. Oryn had his presents to open for his 1st Christmas.


Happy Lighted and Decorated Tree Day!!!!!!

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Wesołych Świąt

Got to finally see my nephew. Cute little guy. Most of the day was hanging out. JK and AD made eggs and hash browns for breakfast and made lasagna, bean salad. They also made oreal truffles for dessert. There were good and sweeeet.

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Flying Again

A day of flying. This time with DD. Both flights were uneventful which is always good.

AD picked us up and I met bed.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Spending Time with Bonnie

DD and I went to meet Bonnie at Souplantation. I miss this place. Lots of fresh stuff. Then went back to Bonnie's to hang out. That was fun.

Then to weekday Mass. This time I got to see DD be an alter server.

Then I dragged DD to the reef. A spot in front of the Reef restaurant near the Queen Mary where you can see across the water downtown Long Beach. I used to go there many times when I lived there.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hanging out with DD and Good Friends

DD had to go to a memorial for one of his neighbors that passed away. I went to Ruby's and got a ruby turkey burger. Got back to pick up DD and get a hand made milkshake from Carl's Jr. It was so good and it had whipped cream on top. DD and I drove down PCH to the Huntington Beach cliffs which were nice considering that his has been raining here since I got here pretty much nonstop. Watched the waves for a bit and then left for church since DD goes to weekday Mass when he can. I went since I was there.

Then to pancake house. I was craving cheese omelets. Then dropped DD off back at the church since he was helping with decorating and putting up banners inside the church. I went to Dennis and Chrissy's to hang out with them and their kids Kat, Liz and Diana. Chrissy even made cookies for me. They were good. It was great to see them all.

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Back in LA

Landed in LA and DD picked me up. We then went to an Asian buffet. It was good with lots of seafood. The crab cakes were the best thing there. DD agreed.

Then it was time to find DD a new computer. We 1st looked at the Macs since they are easier to use than microsuck. When we got there, the look on DD's face was all I need to know. So I say to him to let's go get you a pc. DD has been using a pc for so many years that having him switch operating systems did not seem like good idea. Also the macs were $500 more that the pc is.

So we went to Best Buy and got DD a new HP quad core computer with a 6 gigs of memory and a terabyte hard drive. Took it home, turned it on and it works. We also got DD an external hard drive so it can automatically backup his internal drive.

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Traveling Again

So. Christmas is coming so for me that means travel. And travel means the ongoing fun of flying. I remember when flying was fun. Ok, at least uneventful. So this year I am leaving from a new city.

Years before I, AD and JK would fly from where ever we are currently living (we seem to have been moving a lot in the last 5 years) to So Cal. This year there has been a lot of changes. First, Mom now leaves with AD and JK in Spokane. Second, AD and JK now has a little guy Oryn. So Christmas is going to be up with them this year.

So DD has had the same computer for about 5 years or more and it is really running slow. It does not even have a gig of ram. Something like 448 megs and constantly running on virtual memory. DD needs a new computer. He also needs help getting one and transferring his files from one computer to the other. So how can I do that from Spokane? So here I am now on a flight to LA to help DD and to visit Bonnie since she unfortunately will not be joining us in Spokane.

The flight is uneventful as it should be and typing this on Heather. I love my new little netbook. She is so pretty.

Oh one funny thing happened. From Lafayette to Houston I take a small propeller plane. When we landed we were greeted by a shuttle since we landed out on the tarmac. We all got in, it drove maybe half a mile or less and then stopped to let us out. What? We could have walked it. Other airports I have been to have us walk. It was such a waste of time. O well.

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