Saturday, December 24, 2005

Christmas Eve?

The high today is 66. It's 63 degrees outside right now. While this is perfect weather to me, it certainly doesn't feel like Christmas!

Have a very merry one.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

My brother and husband are emailing about gorilla penises, and people say that I am weird.

My tummy hurts a little bit. It could be because I ate chips and queso (with meat) for breakfast. It was cooking in a crock pot on a table with all kinds of food (it was the closest thing to a breakfast-like meal, I think the meat in it was sausage), and I couldn't handle the smell any longer. I got a bowl. And some chips. Why didn't I just eat my Marshmallow Matey's (store brand Lucky Charms) this morning? Because I slept too late, that's why.

Seriously, I think I already have indigestion. Jesus.

Just found out I have to travel to Chicago in January. I'm sitting here with my floor heater on because the temperature in my office is too cold for me. I'm daydreaming about hot summers and water - water that can't be skated on while wearing shoes with blades on them. Chicago. Freezing.

Today is my last day at work for a little while...Of course, I'll still be working at home non-stop, when I'm not out spending money that I don't have. But still, it will be nice not to have to come in and sit in front of a computer all day long. A couple days last week I had no meetings and literally sat in front of the computer all day. By end of day, my eyes were bloodshot, burning and watering so badly that I was reminded that my tear ducts do, in fact, work. I need a little less of that this holiday season, so I'm glad to get away from it for a bit.

We have plans for New Year's - we're going to a hockey game with some friends. Those are Real Plans and I've not had any of those for New Year's in years. It will be lots of fun, I'm looking forward to it.

Happy Thursday.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

I'm tired of wrapping.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Weekend Update

I had a very good weekend. Todd and I went to see "The Family Stone" on Friday night, and it was worth waiting for (I'd been counting down the days till opening). I loved it. Even shed a tear or two. Go see it.

Saturday we cleaned the apartment (we seem to always be doing this) and Todd spent the day helping our priest get a Christmas tree for his family and pick up a large gift for his kids - he broke his ankle at one of their softball games and is on crutches. Todd views any kind of heavy lifting as an extra opportunity to burn calories, so he was excited to help. I worked on some appetizers that I was taking to a Christmas party that evening at Vincent's house. As always, we had a great time there. Except, Todd and I lost at Pictionary. We never lose that game. I'm blaming it on the alcohol and dim lighting. That has to be it.

Sunday we took the youth group kids to see "Narnia" and again, a really good movie. This Sunday was also our annual trip to the shelter downtown to hand out sandwiches and hot meals, along with a bag full of socks and travel-sized toiletries. While I do make sandwiches all year long, I only make the trip to the shelter once a year. I decided this year that I need to go more often. To help, of course, but selfishly, the perspective it gives me is something I desperately need. Earlier this week I was upset about the smell of poop in the work restroom, for example.

Todd and I are off work today, except that I have to go in for a couple of hours for a meeting...After that we're going to try to wrap up our Christmas shopping. Oh, joy. I hope that you all have a wonderful week!