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Friday, December 31, 2004

Happy New Year!

Wow, two posts in one week. It's impressive, I know. I'm suppose to be getting everyone ready to go so that I can get my eyebrows waxed and pick up my check at work. But, I'm taking my time. At least the two little ones are in the bath. That's a start. I think after we do those two things I'm going to take them to get new pillows.

They haven't had new pillows in I don't know how long but it's starting to gross me out a little. I'm not sure how often you're suppose to change a pillow, but it has to be a least once a year. Right? It's been longer than a year since anyone has had a new pillow. Hopefully I can find a good deal. They can get surprisingly expensive.

Last night I used the new mixer I received for Christmas. It's a Sunbeam. I don't know very much about mixers, but I'm pretty sure it's a nice one. It worked nicely, anyway. Brian's sister in-law bought it for us and I really like it. I'm excited to use it more often. We made sugar cookies and I think they're pretty good. The kids didn't spit them out or anything. Next I may try bread. Mmmm, I love homemade bread. But, that might be too big of a task. How about chocolate chip cookies?

Tonight the kids are all spending the night elsewhere. They don't really have to. Brian and I are staying in tonight as we have every New Year's Eve that we've been together. The first New Year's together we were going to go meet my friends downtown to celebrate. However, we never made it. We started taking shots of tequila at about seven, went and got some Chinese food, had some more shots, and were about to leave. I started to put my boots on and the next thing I remember is waking up at about 1:00 am. I had passed out. I missed New Year's. How sad. Actually, it wasn't sad at all. It's somewhat stupid to go out on this night. People are crazy and there are drunks everywhere, including in their cars, driving around. Staying in sounds perfectly fine to me.

Okay, I seriously need to get ready. It's getting horribly late. I hope everyone (or rather anyone?) who reads this has a fun New Year's Eve.

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Christmas Has Past--Now It's Time To Shop

Christmas is done. I'm going to miss it. Usually I feel like it shouldn't be over. Like something was missing. There should have been more. But, not this time. This year, I'm okay that it has past. I feel fulfilled. Maybe a little too fulfilled. As in, I ate way too much food and drank way too much beer and had way too much chocolate. To top it off I haven't exercised regularly for the past month. I've got in about two workouts a week on average. Blah. I'm slowly turning to mush. I suppose that's what the New Year is for. My New Year's resolution is only to continue my normal, four days a week workout. That shouldn't be too difficult.

I had a great Christmas this year. We didn't have any kids on the actual day of Christmas so Brian and I opened our Santa gifts and the presents to each other and fixed prime rib. I gave Brian a home theatre system that he has been looking at forever and he got me a vacuum. Yes, you read correctly--a vacuum. Hmph! I was mad. Super mad. I didn't want a vacuum. I didn't ask for a vacuum, and in fact, told him bluntly that he NOT get me a vacuum. I would take it back and get something I wanted. But alas, he bought me one anyway. Against my wishes and warnings of return.

So, for the past month there has been a huge present under the tree just for me along with three little gifts from the kids. Christmas morning, after I opened my wonderful Santa gifts, which included the movie Love Actually, the 45th anniversary Barbie and the matching ornament, I opened the huge gift. Which, as I stated before, contained a vacuum. I thought it was a big joke. Maybe there were real gifts inside the vacuum box. But there wasn't. It was a vacuum.

I think I wanted to kill him. I didn't understand what part of "I don't want a vacuum" was so difficult to comprehend. I think my disgust at the vacuum was apparent, so he got up, muttered something about how I had hurt his feelings and went out to the garage. He then brought in my real presents. He had actually bought me everything I had asked for. Everything--including the coat I so desperately wanted. I didn't think he was going to get me the coat. I also received the dish set with accessories that I had asked for to put in the kitchen and a Tim McGraw CD, because I loooove Tim McGraw.

The prime rib was delicious and the next day we picked up all the kids and had a Christmas Day with them and Brian's family. All in all everything went perfectly. Except for the vacuum. I don't even vacuum. Brian vacuums. And I think he has probably used the vacuum 10 times since Christmas Day. What a freak, but a sweet freak I suppose.

Oh, and shopping was done Monday, because I was also lucky enough to receive some spending money from Brian's parents. Three and half hours I shopped and loved every minute. I love shopping when the money is free. :)

Monday, December 13, 2004

It's Been So Long

It’s been forever since I’ve posted. It actually makes me happy that it’s been so long . It means I’m busy. Busy doing what? I honestly couldn’t tell you.

I have started reading the news again. I took a hiatus. I stopped reading the news after the elections because I couldn’t take it any longer. However, I have begun again and it’s just as depressing as it was before the break. Oh well. There was an article that I found interesting. When I say interesting I actually mean absurd. I didn’t realize that people were so stupid. I didn’t actually read the article. Brian found it and read to me. But, this guy is definitely on the too stupid to live list.

I think that’s all I have right now. I was having issues with a woman at work, but that seems to have passed. It was so bizarre. I don’t understand some people. My department is made up of entirely women, so I suppose that drama is going to happen. It’s inevitable that women get catty. I know it’s a stereotype, but there’s a reason for it and that’s because it’s true. You put a group of women together and drama. Period.

Today we’re going for drinks and appetizers after work for a holiday treat That’s the fun part of working with women. I’ve been to lunch and dessert with my department and we always have fun and a plethora of things to talk about. Men don’t have the same type of fun. They are always golfing. Boring!!!