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A Holographic Holiday

January 5, 2014

If everything were crossed of on Wes’ wish list, Christmas would look a little different.

1. A holographic Christmas tree, preferably battery-operated as to not run up his electric bill.

2. The advent calendar would have 26 days, because he’s living for the day after Christmas.

3. All presents addressed to him would be envelopes, filled with Amazon gift cards.

4. Peace on Earth. I don’t know, but when I was a kid he used to tell me that’s all he wanted for Christmas. Now I realize that was another attempt to veto homemade presents.

This Christmas season I got to go home for over a week. It was nice to be back and visit with the family. 

However, before I got to make the trip home, my dad made a trip to see me. I moved from Gainesville to Ocala and he came to help with the move. He was obviously thrilled, because this is the 5th time he has moved me since 2009.This move added a whole new level of fun because it was my first unfurnished apartment.. so he would have to move all my furniture from back at home.

But Wes never gives up. 

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Of course it always helps to bribe him with his favorite restaurant. The God-sent of restaurants. The land of large cups and unlimited refills. The haven of affordable meals.

Sonny’s BBQ.

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He loves Sonny’s, but that smile is even bigger because I picked up the tab. 

This,however, is his much more common reaction when he gets the bill at places like Olive Garden.

 We made it through the move with only a few incidents. My dad and Mr. McCurdy loved moving around the stairs.

I got back home and was given my first Christmas project from my mother. I was supposed to go through my old room and make everything fit into the closet. I’m being replaced by baby land. 

Anyways, I found a box of my leftover high school graduation invites.

To quote from the most relevant Christmas story,

“You know, that old Grinch was so smart and so slick, that thought up a lie and he thought it up quick.”

What a great find around the holidays! We could just send out all the extras and see if we get anything back. 

So to the general public, please always check dates on graduation invitations. Wes might have just thought of a better plan the people hacking Target.

To sum up. Christmas was great. Dad got a couple Amazon gift cards, so all was not lost. Although there was some confusion over his Die Hard movie. There was a “promo” sticker on it, so he was upset that we got him an entire DVD just promoting the Die Hard series…Not exactly.

There was one portion of the day when all the grandkids were opening gifts and he kept asking me to find him a gift to open. He said “just please hand me something to open, this is just sad.” Good grief. 

We tried to find a new tree for next year, since none of the lights work on ours anymore. However, my mother didn’t like any of the ones my dad and I found.

So Christmas 2013 is in the books. We made it into the New Year so be looking forward to Wes achieving some lofty goals.This year he plans to lose 100 pounds.

It’s important to know that is his second goal. His first goal is to hit the big 300. 

Bring on the pie!

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