Thu Dec 20:
No game because Jeff had a work Christmas party.Fri Dec 21:
Mellow, slow day at work. The boss let everyone else go early, but he and I stayed in case of any crises.Weekend Dec 22, 23:
Mellow and enjoyable.Mon Dec 24:
Wrapped Christmas presents. Played WoW, leveling toons on the server that my brother Rob plays on, with a goal of reaching level 39 so we can level these little alts with Rob's sister-in-law and her husband in January. Tue Dec 25:
Christmas morning we headed over to my brother Ian's and his wife Nikki's house. We spent the morning and early afternoon visiting with each other, and then opened presents. Matt and I had small, inexpensive gifts for everyone (breaking out of the name-drawing thing. Oops! But we had souvenirs and trinkets from Thailand and wanted to share!). Mom and Dad gave all the men these cool cart-thingies. Dollies, I guess they're called. I got a box full of kitchen stuff, and of particular interest to me was this extremely handy vegetable chopping tool. Sweet! They also gave me ladybug place mats, a cookbook and some other useful things. Nifty!
Mine and Matt's gifts to each other was our desk/shelving system for our den. Worth every penny, and I'm as thrilled about it today as I was the day we bought it. I'll be even more thrilled when we've finished straightening up from moving stuff around. Whee!
After Ian and Nikki's, we headed over to Grandma Dottie's house for an hour or two of food and chat. Afterwards, Matt and I drove my brothers Chris and Aaron home, and had an enjoyable hour in the car visiting. Wed Dec 26:
Early that morning, I headed out to the Lake for a very nice visit with tempest_sky
, who is looking quite pregnant, as well as very happy. We spent a good part of the morning just hanging out and visiting and watching movies. Then we took a quick trip into town so they could spend some of their Christmas money.
That evening we goofed around and played very, very silly games of dominos and Uno. Not to say that the games themselves are silly but that we
were very silly. Competition was rife, and I was apparently determined to lose, at least at Uno. Boy howdy I got skunked. In one hand I went from second best to way worst. It came from being hit with three Wild Draw Fours AND three Draw Twos. They ganged up on me! Ok, in all fairness, it was everyone for themself. At dominos I fared much better and placed neither best nor worst. Heh. Thu Dec 27:
I woke up all nice and lazy that morning, of course still at the Lake with Tempest Sky and Tim. Tim had to go out and work, but Tempest Sky and I spent a very lazy day watching all of Dresden Files, while she knitted and I sewed. I started on the pink regency, which is coming along quite nicely. Since I got addicted to Dresden Files, we finished it up, and after the last one ended, I headed back home to my wonderful hubby. Fri Dec 28:
Friday morning I had several things scheduled. I took the hound to the vet for his annual check-up and scheduled him for a teeth cleaning later in January. After that, I dropped the hound off at home and went to the eye doctor to get my prescription renewed and some new contacts. Then I went to Denton to get a new social security card. After that, I drove down to Carrollton for lunch with elizagoth
. We had lunch at this really nice little Cuban restaraunt on Josey and Belt Line and had some super tasty food. I never had eaten Cuban food before and enjoyed it very much. I especially enjoyed the company, and we spent a good hour and a half of quality conversation time. Sat Dec 29:
Worked on the pink regency. Watched movies.Sun Dec 30:
Went to church. Went home and relaxed.Mon Dec 31:
Monday, since Matt had to work, I decided to do some chores. I finished setting up the new shelving in the den for the computers. Next up, organizing them and getting Matt's gun desk set up. Then the organization in the dining room and den will be complete! I straightened and cleaned up the kitchen. Then I spent a mellow evening with the husband, relaxing, playing WoW. Still trying to get those toons to 39. ^_^ Tue Jan 1: Happy New Year!
New Years morning we packed up our computers for the LAN party. After I dropped the computers and Matt off at the Shop, I went to Anne's and watched her pup and my hound interact. Both dogs did well with only one growly incident when the pup jumped on the hound, and that was so mild - the hound wasn't even aggressive about it. It was literally a "Hey, stop that, kid!" kind of thing.
Anne's pup is so cute, and one day he will be HUGE. He is a Shiloh Shepherd. He's only eleven weeks old and already thirty pounds, even if half of it is FUR! What a fuzzball! ^_^ His paws are about as big as the hound's paws, too. The breeder predicts that the pup will be 32-ish inches at the shoulder and a good 150 pounds. My hound is only 31 inches at the shoulder and 98 pounds.
Heh. At one point, the hound (after checking the back yard and marking it his) took off in a dead run and did his enthusiastic laps. The pup, Leo, thought that was so very cool and loped around clumsily but with a lot of curiosity. So CUTE! I'm serious. That pup killed me with his cuteness.
After we played at Anne's, I took the hound to narkeys
's house so Duke and Taltos could play while we were at the LAN party. We spent the rest of the day at the Shop playing a LOT of WoW until late in the evening. Fun, fun! Wed Jan 2:
Back to work.Thu Jan 3:
Work, of course. I also worked on the pink regency during my lunch break. It turns out that the bodice will be pretty much entirely hand sewn simply because I'm working on it everywhere but home. Heh.
And yesterday evening we resumed our weekly game after the holiday chaos. Very fun! I think I'll update the wiki when I'm done here.
Tonight, we're heading over to a friend's house to watch movies and hang out.