Dec. 21st, 2007

Friday

Dec. 21st, 2007 09:05 am
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Today is my last day at work for the rest of the year. With thanks to our capricious governor, I will only use three days of annual leave and I'll have 11 days from work day to work day.

The bad part of this: today will likely be my last day online until I return to work. My cable and internet is off at the house and I don't know that I'll be able to afford turning it back on until after I get paid on the 28th. Maybe not even then. I've got one or two more Christmas presents to buy and then I'm done. I'm looking forward to dinner with Brent and his mother's family tomorrow. I am starting to relax as the season is winding down, once the gifts are purchased the rest is a breeze. I'll be wrapping this weekend, and I enjoy doing that.

Christmas cards are going out, and a I have a few more books to send. The last gift I ordered Brent online has not yet arrived, which is frustrating. I also have to remind myself to send in my PBS pledge so I can get the gift from THAT, possibly in time for Valentine's Day.

Suzi has been the surprise Christmas tree bandit. She's pulled off two ornaments so far but she is content to bat them around on the carpet so nothing's broken. Scarlett broke four of them just putting them on. A good lesson for her in being careful. Mitzi - whom I worried about - has only taken one. However, she showed a lot of brain power in that abscondment and ended up with a broken toy. Little smartie paws pulled the ornament off the tree, carried it DIRECTLY to the entry way and dropped it there by the door. The floor there is linoleum and thus toys make more noise when they are batted about. She was surprised when the ball shattered on contact! Looking back it's funny - that night it was just one more glass mess to clean up. siiiiiiiiiiiiiigh

So happy ChrisKwannukahYule to each and every one of you. I'll miss you all! Those of you with my phone number had BETTER call me at some point, dangit. And if I get anything earth-shattering for Christmas, I'll FIND a computer and post about it. I swear. 


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Assistant Priest in the local Orthodox Church (see his icon with the gold domes). [profile] naqerjdoes an RSS feed [profile] xc_mountains, which I have added to my friends list, and I've checked out his book of poetry. It's BEAUTIFUL.  Even those of you with a more pagan bent will enjoy the link to his poem, The Mating of Earth and Sky. I'm not going to ask to friend his personal journal, it appears to be limited to real-life acquaintances and I'd like to get to know him a bit through his homilies and podcasts first. I'd love to check out a service at the church - I've never been to an Orthodox service that I can recall (sometimes I can't distinguish between memory and what I've read in books) so I want to experience it.  I DO know they have fantabulous Greek Dinners tho!

Bizzy!

Dec. 21st, 2007 11:23 am
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Isn't she Beee-YOUtiful???  I found her on six06.com.  I made some icons. I'm not sure why.  But I love them.



 

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