Friday, December 19, 2008

Wow! It's December 19 and there is Snow on EVERYTHING!

Okay...if this post cuts off abruptly, don't think anything of it. I have vowed that no matter what I have said or haven't said, I will be posting this before I put this box down for more than just going back and refilling my glass. That's right ... no more of these tired-ass, posted three weeks later posts...

Okay, I have no idea what I'm gonna talk about...oh wait! Yes I do! Almost all of the presents are wrapped and ready to go. The tree looks really good - all full and shit. But tomorrow it will start to get depleated. Oh! And did I mention that I am drinking for the first time in about a year? No? Well, I am. I haven't drank because of the meds I was on, but I've been off of those for nearly two months, and so now I can have a drink again. Okay...a drink or five. I had a crazy assed craving for whiskey sours today, so I cracked at the mix and am on my, well, when I get up to refill it, my third drink. I have a giant bowl of popcorn sitting next to me and that's tasty too. The housetops that I can see out our picture window are all white and fluffy, and the blue and crystal tree is awesome as well. Life is good. I'm trying to decide whether I want to go out for a walk.

I'm looking forward to all the Yule and Christmas doin's we've got scheduled coming up. I don't have any pics to post . . . but I'm going to have to post anyway. ha ha!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

And a Couple of Birthdays Come and Almost Gone

It seems like everything has been set on fast forward these past many, many weeks. Today is December 9 (REALITY CHECK: It is actually December 19 - 11 friggin' days after I wrote this post - but I refuse to delete it entirely since I can't remember what I was thinking at the time), and it's my birthday. It's been a really good one too. Quiet and simple as far as celebration goes, and yet, not at all.

Also covered by this post is Andrea's birthay which was a whopping TWO WEEKS ago. Here's a picture from it:

Needless to say, I'm a little behind. With good reason. I had a class to create on a piece of very complicated software for a presentation that happened yesterday. That had me riding pretty high on adreniline for most of the referenced two weeks. As soon as Thanksgiving was over, I hit the trenches in earnest with that and didn't let up until it was done...and it wasn't done until around midnight on Sunday. All worth it though.

So...back to birthdays. Mine was good, as I've already said. And it was good despite the fact that I had a 6:30 spinal relief clinic appointment, a toe-nail removal at 8:30, (this required getting a deadening shot in the toe which is a form of torture that is legal for podiatrists to use in this country - apparently), and a holiday party at the office for which I had agreed to sing at 12:30. It was quite the busy day, lemme tell ya. But everything worked out wonderfully. Even though I was late for my spine appointment - and late because I thought that I missed my exit and got myself all turned around so I could come back the other way on 405 and re-approach it - only to realize that I hadn't overshot it in the first place. Did I mention that it was about 6:15 a.m. and I'd had maybe five hours sleep the night before? Hmm? Anyway, the folks at the Spinal Relief Center always make me feel pretty good about my day (I'm really gonna miss 'em when the treatments are all completed) - but I digress . . . as USUAL.

At work I had to hurry up and get shit done because we had our office party today and it started at noon. I couldn't get out of there 'til 12:30, but made it over to the party just in time for the food to be delivered. Time enough, I guess. The Figgy Pudding carrolers got back together for a command performance and that was fun. If you don't know what I'm talking about,'s really kinda sad. Anyway, then I stopped off by GameStop to pick up a case for the PSP. Yesterday all I did was charge the thing - today, I actualy played it. :) I played some God of War and it was really cool. Anyway, I'm getting ahead of myself now! I can't seem to win...I either run completely off course, or get ahead of myself. Anyway, fuck it! I had some lovely roses and cupcakes a couple of books I'd put on my Amazon list waiting for me when I got home to the little man. Here's the pic:

We were going to a movie, but I opted for staying home and playing with my PSP.

Okay . . . given the fact that it's actually 12-19, and not 12-09 anymore - I think I'm gonna post this friggin' thing

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Man...All He Wanted Was a Red Rider BB Gun!

Well, it's that time of year again . . . yep. Christmas time is here. The one time of year we encourage our kids to sit on the laps of funny-smelling old men, stroke their beards and take candy from them. Yep. The American Christmas - nothin' quite like it.

I just thought I'd share these precious-moment photos of a friend's kid getting into the spirit of things.