Posted 12-23-2004 at 19:31:28
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I'm done for today. Tomorrow my family gets together for Christmas Eve here with us.
Aracelis, my cousin, called me last week to ask what we were going to do for the 24th. I told her we would be home getting everything ready for Gerrit's trip to Holland, but if she wanted to stop by we could have some beers and chat. Then my 25 y/old daughter, Christina, called..I told her same thing. My dad called, told him Aracelis was stopping by and so would Christina; he said he would stop by and sit and chat too...
Before I knew it..Aracelis had a party going in my own house..she told me 'mourning' time was over..that my mom wouldn't like to see her house lifeless on a Christmas Eve...
So...:-) my brother and sister are coming with their families, several cousins, dad and his new wife, Christina and family, Titi Luisa and uncle Toño, and who knows who else is Aracelis dragging over!
I just got in the fridge two pork legs to be roasted tomorrow, and potato salad. Titi Luisa made Puerto Rican pasteles[stew pork wrapped in veggie dough], so I only have to dump them in the 'caldero' to boil in salted water. María made sausages, and I only have to sauté them a bit before serving. So tomorrow the only real cooking I'll do is put the pork in the oven and make some 'arroz con gandules' [chick peas rice], similar to the New Orleans jambalaya rice, with all kind of blessings in it..heheh
Aracelis is bringing desert; a 'Tembleque', coconut custard [flan]. She is also bringin 'Coquito', a holliday's drink made with coconut milk and 'Bacardi' Rum.
Gotta go out, thought, to buy some drinking watter for the cooler, ice for the beers and drinks, and fresh baked bread.
I think is going to be a nice evening. I love Aracelis, she's a great friend, and good looking too.
I might post a pic of her.
Posted 12-23-2004 at 22:01:47
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I'm sure Gerrit himself will reply to you tomorrow.
We have a lonnnnnnnng day.
First?, Gerrit will cut the grass in the front of the porch.
Second?, Gerrit will move the bar to the front of the porch.
Third, Gerrit will unload his car so our mechanic boy can fix it while he's in Holland.
Forth, Gerrit will scan a pic, from me to
Lefty, for his 'urinals' thread on tales.
Fifth, Gerrit will help me host our Christmas family evening.
Sixth, Gerrit will help me get rid of the trash before we go to bed so I can wake up refreshed and ready to fix him a wonderful breakfast before we hit the airport!
Merry Christmas, Alias, to you and yours!