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-given the sounds and moans from my house. And they're all from me.
I've been infected. SAVE YOURSELVES!!! D:

Cooked for 20 hours straight (that's only a slight exaggeration) including more than two dozen beef short ribs (soaked in Cote du Rhone then browned in bacon fat and herbs) that I had specially cut for Chrimbus Dinner only to be told an hour before dinner was served that my father, step-mom, and siblings wouldn't be coming after all. ARE. YOU. EFFING. ...what!? My awesome lovely favorite sister and her husband were over and asked if my dad told me. Oh, they have the sniffles, you see. Guys, I have been functioning on base human motor skills for two weeks with this damn sinus infection (anti-biotics failed. I have to go back to the doc today/tomorrow) and they have a tickle in their throat? NO SIR. EAT MY FOOD, OPEN THE GIFTS I LOVINGLY BOUGHT FOR YOU AND TELL ME YOU LOVE ME. Every family has their traditions, mine involve disappointment.

So basically I bullied my family into letting me love them, and it worked. They left shortly after dinner, which was fine, because I went to bed at 6:30pm and I just woke up. It's 11:30am as of my typing this. The lurgy is strong, cry cry.

Other than that, the holiday was lovely, the chirrens were well pleased with Giftmas, the Mr. was overjoyed with his thoughtful presents, and I was, too. I owe emails and comments and a few phone calls, but guys, I am going back to bed with my Kindle and reading The Road because I like cheering stories (lol.) (OH!! GUYS!! I MADE MY MOTHER IN LAW CACKLE WITH LAUGHTER ON CHRIMBUS EVE. I felt like a GOD.)

Those of you who feel so inclined to promote your Yuletide stories of awesome, keep it up. I have Calibre open and plan on loading up my Kindle for the week. YAY STORIES.

Oh, and I've had a few PMs asking - yes, I'm going to put up a "Year in Fic" post + a kinda-sorta masterlist. Eventually. But if I start moaning brains, you know the drill - exterminate and save yourselves. *shuffles feet aimlessly*

(I hope everyone had a lovely Hanukkah, Christmas, Giftmas, Sunday, Day of Sacrifice or whatever winter festivus you celebrate. GERMY KISSES FOR EVERYONE! :*)



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Dec. 26th, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC)
Well done on making the MiL laugh! Christmas miracles for everyone!
Dec. 26th, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha!! And it was with a dirty Paul Lynde joke, too! (I think that's why her laugh sounded so shocked - with herself for laughing at it, LOL.)

<3 Hope you had a lovely one, as well.
Dec. 26th, 2011 07:24 pm (UTC)
Germy kisses back to you, my sweet!
Dec. 26th, 2011 10:26 pm (UTC)
*sprays you down with Lysol* There, now I'm not wracked with guilt, lol.

Here, come share some Tom Yum soup with me, we'll both feel better.
Dec. 26th, 2011 09:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, no. No no no. Unless you are bedridden with the flu (and one year my mother was and still made a four hour car trip with us to see my grandparents), you do Christmas when there are children involved. Especially if people have been cooking like mad for you. I do not approve on your behalf.

I also do not approve of your sinus infection. Why do you always have to be better than anyone else, Stoney? Regular bacteria are good enough for the rest of us, but not you. YOU are all uppity and sicker-than-thou and have to have the antibiotic-resistant kind. Such a snob! Hmph!

Omg get better! Get lots of sleep! Get a bell and make your husband and children bring you hot tea and fresh laptops when you ring!
Dec. 26th, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
FM, I WAS SO DISTRAUGHT. I think my "whaaaaaaaat?!?" could be heard 35 miles away, and thus they came. And hahahaha, I think the pharmacy slips placebos out every now and then because people are so over-loaded on antibiotics all the time, but seeing as I've only been on them five times IN MY WHOLE LIFE (seriously) the placebo was a cruel joke. :)

Fresh laptops made me laugh ridiculously hard. I have Tom Yum heated up in a mug and warm wool socks and my Kindle and I'm feeling SO MUCH BETTER. Tomorrow when the doctor's office is open I will get more medicine and be right as rain.

Dec. 26th, 2011 09:35 pm (UTC)
Sorry you've got the creeping lurg. I hope your medical professional is able to get it right this time around and you're bright eyed and bushy tailed by New Year's Eve.

The short ribs sound phenomenal. Pretty much anything soaked in wine and browned in bacon fat sounds phenomenal. *eyes the mister speculatively*

Get better!
Dec. 26th, 2011 10:30 pm (UTC)
Stupid lurgy! I am not a fan. I'm sure I'll be aces soon, for now though, it's wonderful that there are no expectations. And I have a fabulous Vietnamese take out down the street for hot and spicy soups.

Oh my god, those short ribs... I posted the recipe a bit back (recipe tag, halfway down the list?) and they are just...ungodly. NOM.
Dec. 26th, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
Dear Texan,

How do I make beef short ribs so they are delicious. I tried once and it was full of fail. Woe.

Dec. 26th, 2011 11:49 pm (UTC)
HERE IS THE RECIPE: http://stoney321.livejournal.com/445488.html#cutid1

Dude. DOOOOOOD. Follow every step, you cannot fail. CANNOT, I SAY.
Dec. 26th, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I have been ignoring that portion of the half the Mr. Moo for some time now. I'm not going to be able to do that for much longer.
Dec. 27th, 2011 12:14 am (UTC)
Sometimes there is a darkfic in another fandom I think you would enjoy... if it weren't for the fandom. It is one of the most well-written things I have ever read. And it is so dark and gritty it punches a whole in my gut. Let me know if you dare the plunge. *hugs*

Glad your Christmas worked out fine after all though. :-)
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Reading this? I'm just curious. Because that's really detail-oriented of you. Feel free to stop reading. But you can see that there's more here, so are you going to keep reading? Really? That's pretty dedicated. I'm impressed. No, really. I'm not being sarcastic, why do you get like that? See, this is the problem I have with your mother - yes. YES. I'm going there. It's time we put all of our cards on the table.

I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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