Sunday, December 10, 2006

Salad...and Christmas is officially here!

Occasionally Apollo and I stop by Outback Steakhouse and pick up an order to go. Creatures of habit, we always get the same thing. Chicken wings and salad! Once they gave us the wrong salad, some cheap thing with pieces of egg and cheese on it. So now when I order I ask for the salad with the blue cheese and cinnamon pecans. Even though it's called "Blue Cheese Chopped Salad," the risk of getting some sort of generic chef salad is too great.

It's also served with a house vinaigrette of some sort. Whatever it is, it's delicious. You should try it if you ever go in. Or, takeout.

I thought this was funny. Apollo wrapped one of Aimee's gifts. OK I have to admit, the item is not exactly perfectly square, but his wrapping totally cracks me up. One year he actually used Duct Tape!! That being said, this is an obvious huge improvement from when I met him. It's taken years of training but he's doing much better now.

Speaking of gifts, we put up our tree last night. I don't remember the exact reason Apollo took down the decorations last year, such as I was out of the state or I was at work, but my neurotic self was horrified when he brought out all the breakable Christmas decorations which he had stored in plastic shopping bags. I'm lucky only a couple ornaments broke. There was also a small problem with the Christmas lights.

I have a specific system and a "way to do things" when packing. You know, like winding up the Christmas lights. Some people think it's ok to throw them all into a big pile. I think one of those people recently learned why that's a bad idea.

There's already been one incident involving the tree, a strand of lights, five ornaments and two cats racing around the apartment and the tree hasn't been up 24 hours. But at least it feels Christmasy in the apartment!


katrina said...

Can't wait to see the tree! Hopefully it will be soon! Hey, when's our Christmas light ceremony?

Cristina (CrissyPo) said...

Ha! That looks like some crazy thing my husband would and then forget the lesson learned!

aimee said...


That's my present!!!! What is it, what is it, what is it???!?!?!?!

Gah! Come on Christmas!!!!!!