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‘Tis the Season

Hello all!

This will probably be my last post for 2013 – unless of course there is Wi-Fi in Bahia Honda, Florida! But that is doubtful. I don’t see myself dragging my laptop or tablet to the beach (sand damage and all that!)

I haven’t so enjoyed making my edible gift baskets in such a long time. I think the last time that I spur-of-the-moment (with some preparation!) decided to do so was B.K. (Before Kids!) when time was something that was available in spades!

In the past couple of months I’ve been feeling ridiculously happy (not even Grumpelstiltskin’s freak-out episodes as we pack and prepare for our imminent departure has managed to sway me – and that’s saying A LOT!) Mind you, he is at this very moment out for a Big FIVE-OH-MY-GOD birthday with his buddies so he should be mellow upon his return…

So now that I’ve gone to New York by way of Miami, I’ll get back to my subject.

I just did two episodes of “DalesDelectables” now called “Dalectables” so I had some goodies to share – actually that is WHY I did my two episodes, to tell the truth…

I had a few people I wanted to say “Thank You” to and another just for love (yeah, that’s you, Patricia!) so I set to work creating my baskets.

They included Cranberry-rum sauce, Quick fruit cake, biscotti and sweet and spicy mixed nuts.

I then went off to deliver the goods and meet Pattie for our monthly dinner together, this time in the Gay Village, a fabulous BYOB Italian Restaurant Mozza. The whole menu is table d’hôte, including Caesar Salad, choice of entrée (appetizer) and choice main course pasta (all sorts of wonderfully interesting combinations – such as brie and green apple, chèvre and porto, to name but a couple. Of course they have the more standard à la vodka or arrabiata for the less adventurous.) And, as if the great food, super wait staff and ambiance were not enough, check out the bathroom!

Boogie in the Bathroom

Boogie in the Bathroom

As this was our Christmas get-together, my friend brought bubbles! Woot!

A most gentle snow was falling, the brutal cold had lifted (though by no means warm!) and all was well. A perfect end to a perfect evening.

Scccccrrrrreeeeeaaaaaccccchhhhh! WTF? I got a bloody parking ticket! Dammit! $52 poorer for the holidays…..

Oh well, not one to waste my energies on the negative, I turn the page and really, must get back to my packing if we are to leave at 2:00 A.M.

Too all of you, I wish you the most wonderful Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate) and may 2014 bring you all the love, happiness, fun, excitement, good health, and prosperity to you and yours.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

12 thoughts on “‘Tis the Season

  1. Dale! I hope you have a wonderful trip and look forward to hearing more about your adventures in 2014. Your cheery disposition, wit, and intelligence have definitely been a highlight of my 2013. So glad we “met” out here in Cyberland! Happiest of holidays to you and your family!

    • Yes I can see that… and I do thank you very much. What, cleaning and washing up of the kitchen not so *likeable*? Really? As part of the video duties? No? Sigh…. can’t say I blame you.

      Yes, yes, a new video must be created! And, I seem to have finally gotten the fuzzies out of me from being away for the holidays. Not bad, took me two weeks! Blog post coming up shortly!

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