Wednesday, December 29, 2004

END OF THE YEAR STUFF...

The Bronco's have finally found their groove... again!  Bronco's 37, Titans 16.  We still have a chance at the playoffs.  Of course the Titans haven't been playing very well this year and I don't consider the win to be a great accomplishment.  The next game will be against the Colts... that will be the game to win!

I took advantage of the After Christmas sale at work and bought a bunch of stuff to use as gifts and decorations for next year... they will probably join all the stuff I bought last year for this year... and get forgotten next year... Such is the ways of my life, but I just couldn't pass them by.  Anyhow, among the stuff I bought was a thin brass French horn, purely for decorative purposes only.  My younger children are convinced however that it is a playable musical instument.  It is NOT!  They blow it morning, noon, and night, sounding like a monotoned fart that kind of pinches off when they run out of breath.  I picked up a bag of miniature horns as well, I refuse to let them open the bag.  Its bad enough with one going off non-stop, Heaven help us if the little ones start blowing!  They're all getting put away under the stairs this evening, and if there is a kid still attached by the lips to the horn, well, see you next Christmas kid!

Art did my dishes yesterday.  I came home from work and the counter was clear.  In fact, not only was it clear, it was sparkling!  I don't know what kind of threats his daddy sent his way, I don't care... it was beautiful!  Thank you Art!

Today is our last day with Gabe, he leaves first thing in the morning.  I got up late, as if to prolong the time we have remaining.  It didn't work, but it doesn't matter, I still have to go into work until 6pm.  Tonight we will be feasting on elk curry, its one of my signature dishes, served on a bed of rice... We tried to make as many of Gabe's favorites while he was here although once he gets into a real unit the mess hall food will be much better... at basic I think the cooks go out of their way to serve up the most bland tasting food, which really doesn't matter since the recruits usually don't have time to eat let alone taste the food.  Oh, its been so nice having Gabe home, I'm going to miss him again.  But this time I think it will be better, he's through the toughest part of his training and he did fine.  I believe he is on his way to becoming one heck of a fine soldier.

Thanks to everyone who over the months have helped to bring my counter up and over the 15,000 mark.  True, a good majority of the hits were me, checking to see if anyone other than myself actually visits the Dust Bunnies, and it just tickles me beyond belief that there are so many wonderful people out there who actually do.  So thank you to all who have shared in my good times, and sad times, and SMELLY times.  Its been an awesome year, but lets see what kind of mischief we can get into in 2005!

A very special thanks to Amy for the Bronco graphics.

3 comments:

geminiwilder said...

Happy New Year!  Good luck to Gabe...

Phinney

kimbellina1957 said...

I WAS JUST TALKING TO MY BOSS THIS MORNING ABOUT THE BRONCOS COLTS GAME. I WENT ON TO TELL HIM ABOUT HAVING A FRIEND IN COLORADO (NAMED DORN) WHO IS THE BRONCOS BIGGEST FAN., I WILL BE THINKING ABOUT YOU ON GAME DAY!!
TELL GABE GOOD LUCK AND THAT WE ALL KNOW HE IS GOING TO BE A FINE SOLDIER. HE WILL DO US PROUD. :)
YOUR DINNER SOUNDS DELICIOUS KIDDO. I HAVE ONLY HAD ELK ONCE AS A CHILD AND LOVED IT, BUT DONT KNOW IF IT WAS CURRY THOUGH.
HAPPY NEW YEAR DORN!!
KIM.

cneinhorn said...

I just had to run over to my blog to check my hit counter after reading this...I'm at 14, 460....so stop by and bring mine up to 15,000 too!~ Congrats on the milestone Dorn!  And enjoy the time you have with Gabe....but even when he goes back, you'll still have letters.....  :-)  Happy New year to you and yours Dorn....~JerseyGirl