Y’all! I had such a loverly vacation. Alas, like all good things it had to come to an end, so here I am back at work. Sigh. But, I’m thankful to have a job, so I won’t complain!
Christmas in Cali was good, real good. We had a few moments of family drama, but that’s par for the course! The biggest issue? My oldest brother making us all late for church…yeah, we get it in.
Anyhoo, three out of the four of us were home. I was especially excited that Lovegirl got to play with her cousins – they all seemed to have a good time and Lovegirl and my nephew are particularly smitten with each other. It was great for them to have that time together. I am definitely planning to hit the road to Houston more often – it makes no sense for us not to see them more frequently.
We hit the Aquarium of the Pacific, Mountain High for a snow day, and more shops in between than I am willing to discuss! My middle brother’s girlfriend is a shopper like you would not believe! She puts all shoppers I know to shame. I didn’t buy much – a tank top from The Rack and a jacket from Ross. That’s it. Packing carry on luggage is definitely good for the wallet!
My parents treated me to a mani, pedi and Thai massage for one of my Christmas gifts. Have mercy! If you have never had a Thai massage might I suggest you get one post haste? The masseuse walks on your back, kneads you with her elbows and knees and pushes and pulls you into a loose relaxed puddle. It hurt. And it felt good. And I’m definitely putting Thai massage on my list of things to do when I’m home.
Smoochy got me an iPod Touch. I didn’t even know what the thing was. I sent P a text message and was like “I’m not sure I want this…” Yeah, a few downloaded books and games of Words with Friends later and I am hooked! All I wanted was a nano to help me get back in the workout swing of things. I’m so glad Smoochy went above and beyond. If you want to play WWF, I play as….get ready….Nerdgirlms
Lovegirl was the recipient of all things noisy this year – a Paper Jamz guitar and a karaoke machine. She is loving them and the various and sundry dolls, plastic toys and pajamas she received.
Right about the time we were tiring of fun in all the non-existent California sun, it was time to come home. We came back on Saturday night, I washed clothes and my hair last night, and today here we both are at my j-o-b. I’d like to send a special shout out to the geniuses who decided that the kids don’t go back to school until Wednesday…
Pictures you say? If you insist:
Anyhow, that about wraps it up. How was your Christmas? New Years?
I lied. One more thing. On New Year’s Eve my parents, Lovegirl, and I ended up at the home of their pastor where we played charades. Everyone was asked to choose one television show, one song, and one movie for others to guess – men v women. When it was one lady’s turn she looked dazed and confused. She didn’t know which of the categories her clue fell into. So all the men came up to see if the clue was theirs and to help her out. It ended up being my father’s. It was a song. Which song you ask? So glad you did. For his song my father chose…get your mind right for this one…”From Cairo to Benghazi”
Okay, now I’m done!