Merry Christmas 2013

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I hope everyone is having a fabulous Christmas.  my life of course is never without its adventures. And while last year I was on a cruise ship in the Caribbean this year found me spending Christmas eve by the side of the freeway.

I had gotten tickets for my mom, her husband and myself to see the Frozen Disney Show at the El Capitan in Hollywood.  I decided to take my pink van and leave early because the bookcase I had on lay away was ready to be picked up.  So as I am talking to my mom I hear this really loud strange noise. I tell my mom I have to get off the phone and sure enough my car was dying.  I was driving on the 14 Freeway south from Palmdale which is basically driving through the desert and no mans land.  But hey I’m not worried I have AAA.  I call AAA and get a dispatcher that can not understand what I am telling her or the location of where I am at. I have to repeat the information to her quite a few times.  I was told that the tow truck would  be arriving in about 30-45 minutes which is the usual. No biggie I thought to myself I’ll just put on my make-up while I am waiting. Make-up is finished, kind of that scary old lady make-up put on in  a car type of thing but still no tow truck.  No biggie I’ll just do my Christmas cards for my niece and nephew while I am waiting.  Christmas cards done and an hour later still no tow truck so I call AAA to get an update and I am told the dispatcher called a tow truck company in the wrong city and another truck was being dispatched which should arrive in 30 minutes.

30 minutes!!!!!!  You have got to be friggin’ kidding me.  I have been waiting on the shoulder of the freeway for an hour and it was now 2:30 pm and the tickets were for the 4:00 pm show. Now the anxiety is beginning to kick in.  Well I have to get dressed in the van as I was losing time now.  I had worn jeans and a t-shirt out the door because I was supposed to be getting the bookcase.  No biggie, I thought to myself. I have changed in and out of costumes by the sides of roads many times in career as a kids entertainer today would be no different.  I am all made up, Christmas cards have been done, and I am wearing my Christmas clothes and still no tow truck.  I call AAA to get another update, this time the driver was told I was off the freeway and he took a different route via the streets.  I’m like no I have been on the shoulder of the freeway for the past hour and a half.  Look for the bright pink van–you can’t miss it.  It felt like an eternity waiting for that tow truck to arrive.

Finally it arrived–what a relief!!!  We made it to the show by 3:45 pm, just enough time to park, get pop-corn and go to the ladies room.  The evening was cut short because now I needed to get a ride back home.  So I will see my sister’s kids on Sunday as I got tickets for all of us to see the ice sculpture exhibit and winter village at the Queen Mary as their Christmas gift.

Seriously I can not wait for 2013 to be over.  I can not believe all that I have gone through in one year.  It’s time for a new start and new beginnings.

Below are a couple of pictures of Christmas in my home and me at Frozen.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

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14 Responses to “Merry Christmas 2013”

  1. appleblossom Says:

    Happy Holidays Ivonne and a very merry Christmas to you, too!! ❤
    I hope the stress will lay low the next days, so that you can enjoy the Christmas Mood:)
    I'm very sorry, that you had to wait so long, but luckily you made and that's most important. 😉
    I also wish you, that next year all your wishes come true and that you reach every goal you set yourself up to!
    I believe in your power and strength, keep on your efforts and make the best of everyday.
    Lots of love from me<3

    • Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate....Ivonne's Journey Says:

      Hi Sweete, how nice to hear from you. You made my night :). Yes, today was like mr. toad’s wild ride. Hopefully the van isn’t too damaged but hey maybe God wants me to have a newer van. The good news is I still my my Toyota and Sunday should be fun with the niece and nephew.

      • appleblossom Says:

        What a relief:) i hope so, too, but i am also Sure that you can allow yourself a newer car. Sometimes it is sad to leave old beloved things behind, but i think moving on is the key to a better or happier life.;)

  2. radaronelson Says:

    Merry Christmas. I love the pictures. I’m sorry to hear about your car troubles. I know how you feel, I had to take my car in this week as well because it was dying. It’s definitely been a rough year for all of us but hopefully 2014 will be better. May you be blessed and I hope to talk to you more in the new year.

    • Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate....Ivonne's Journey Says:

      Rough is an understatement! Found roaches in the new home don’t know if they were already here or came in the moving boxes, which makes me feel very violated. Pest controll guy did not write down my appointment and never showed up had to reschedule for Thursday but I have pots and pans all over the counter because I was supposed to get them out of the kitchen cabinets. It’s been a murphy’s law kind of year–should do a post about that or at least write a country western song–lol

      • radaronelson Says:

        LOL, hey do both. I totally understand about the roaches the apartment building we moved out of was infested. I know your luck will change though I have a good feeling about it.

        • Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate....Ivonne's Journey Says:

          well I have a bunch of lottery tickets to check–heck I might be a multi-millionare right now 🙂

          • radaronelson Says:

            That would be awesome. LOL

  3. sakuraandme Says:

    Ivonne I commented but for some reason it didn’t post? Hmm okay I’ll just wish you a great day with your family and hope that 2014 will be your year. You deserve it and more, much much more. Love to you, Paula xxxxx

    • Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate....Ivonne's Journey Says:

      how odd–but then that’s what today has been like–hehehe–i’ll check my pending
      Have an awesome holiday

  4. Terry Says:

    I am so glad things worked out in the end and you got to see the show. Great photos, and Merry Christmas my friend

    • Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate....Ivonne's Journey Says:

      Thank you, Terry. I hope you are having a good Christmas as well.

  5. ramblingsfromamum Says:

    Merry Christmas Ivonne to you and your family. Love the pics, hope 2014 turns into the year that you wish, now you are in your new place ~ I’m hoping life has turned around for you. 🙂 xx

  6. celestedimilla Says:

    Well 2013 is finally over chica!! I know you went through hell last year, so your up for a fab 2014. Love the photos! Celeste 🙂


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