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And suddenly, it's Christmas

I woke up this morning and the weather guy said there is a chance of snow on Friday. Egads! The Christmas Tree Cutting Party is on Saturday, so I arranged to take Friday off so I can get to the ranch before things get nasty weather wise. It's supposed to be a low of 26 at the ranch on Friday night. Apparently, this weather thing will be over on Saturday, so the party itself will probably be fairly nice, if a little chilly.

This week is always sort of hectic, because we've just come off a holiday and embark immediately into the fray of the party. We've been at or near 200 people for the last few years, and pretty much everything is done in-house. Jose started working on the vegetarian posole a few weeks ago. My dad made and froze dough for about 30 loaves of bread on Saturday. My mom and Liv spent most of yesterday working on cutting up veggies for roasting. I think the meat order has been placed at the City Meat Market for the pork and brisket. There's some sort of salad thing involved. We're picking up the kegs on Saturday, and we've stocked up on water, soft drinks and wine.

It's been awhile since I've been there a full day early. We were up there the weekend before Thanksgiving and got a lot of shit for the party done, but there will be plenty to do when we're up there.

And this will be Celosa's first Christmas Tree Cutting Party. I suspect that she'll have the time of her life. She loves pretty much ever single person she's ever met in her entire life. So having 200 people in her favorite place in the world, many who will give her food, will be just wonderful. And her most recent Very Bestest of Best Friends, Chicken, came home with Liv for Thanksgiving and is staying for the whole month. So they get to play together with 200 people.

This will be the first year in a long time where I won't be looking for my own tree. For the last two years, Graham has gotten really congested and sneezy in December, and we think it might be because of the cedar that we cut at the ranch. So probably on Sunday, we'll buy a tree at Home Depot.

Snow! On Friday! How fucking weird is that? And it snowed last year too. And on Christmas Eve 2004. Weird weather.


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Dec. 2nd, 2009 02:31 pm (UTC)
The snow on Christmas Eve 2004 was just crazy but oh so cool.
Dec. 2nd, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
Wow. We haven't even had snow in Toronto yet (first snow-free November on record!)
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