Saturday, December 19, 2009

it's a blizzard, woooooohoooo.

I'm sitting by the fire right next to the christmas tree. I just felt the need to write and get some thoughts off so here goes. I left Clemson last week and headed to Mississippi to see Virginia. I miss Jackson a lot, we always have the best times there. I got a chance to see Virginia, Micah and Anna, then Bryson, Danielle and Josh, Caroline, and Penny Lane. I finally got to eat at Julep with a signature dish of theirs which was rated top 10 dishes in the nation by USA Today. It was that good. We all went out to eat at the Auditorium which was really cool and I got a chance to see little Aili too. I babysat with Virginia for a little and realized how hard little kids are—really makes you appreciate parents with multiple little kids. After MS, I made the trek back to Clemson and got to see Scott, Alan, and Hector. All those kids were graduating and taking that next step in life, that same step I'll be taking in May. I planned on leaving early to come back home but didn't hit the road until noonish...Well, bad idea. It poured for the first two hours, then when I hit NC, it started to snow and as I got further it kept coming down harder. Once I reached Virginia, it was an absolute blizzard. It took me almost 3 hours to go about 25-30 miles and my journey finally ended around 11. We got about 6-8 inches of snow before I was home and woke up this morning to find we have over 18 inches now with more coming. I stayed at James house last night and had a few drinks with the boys and played video games and pool. I made it home this morning and hung out with the fam all day. Mom was cooking all her holiday favorites, Josi was reading and my dad was outside shoveling. Josi and I decided to get outside and enjoy the snow. We bundled up and created a snowboard path from the top of the backyard—winding all the way down to the bottom of the yard. The first couple runs were unsuccessful but a few changes to the route and we were cruising. I had so much fun outside, it brought me back to my kid days and all the fun we used to have at our old house.
Christmas time is always my favorite and sitting by the tree, watching holiday movies, drinking chai tea, and listening to christmas music — you just can't beat that. We'll be snowed in for a few days, so hopefully I can be productive and get a lot of things done while I can. I have a lot on my plate right now and some exciting things are happening. I just hope that I can achieve what I set out to and I thank god for being blessed with all the wonderful things I have in my life.
Merry Christmas.