Archive for December, 2008


Merry Christmas, Happy Ho Ho, and all that good stuff

December 24, 2008

Growing up, Christmas Eve was the big Christmas day.  My grandfather was a Lutheran minister and after the candlelight service on Christmas Eve we drank hot cocoa, ate sickening amounts of chocolate and opened presents until the wee hours of the morning.  Christmas Day was for gorging and playing with our toys.

Sadly this was the first year I didn’t spend Christmas with my brother – but we did have an early Christmas with him, his wife and cousin Rachel last Sunday.

This afternoon Rae and her brother Sam met Haley and I in Union Square for some MORE ice skating! 😛 We had super-fun!

Afterwards we went home and watched ELF!  Then we got dressed and went to church.

After church we opened our gifts:  Sam got motorcycle prettifying stuff; Haley got Cinnamoroll swag, Rae LOVES her UmberDove pillow and I got a supersoft bathrobe and a book from my dream gay husband, Thom Filicia 😀

 Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

(I’m off to sleep -er – a long winters’ nap 😀 )


On thin ice

December 22, 2008

 Today I got all the other kids in our office “family” to come in to work.  It turned in to an unofficial holiday outing – we had a blast!  Between me and two guys in my office we have 5 kids aged 8 to 11 and they all get along famously.

After skating my boss gave me a nice little gift…  “working from home” for the rest of the year 😀 (Of course there’s nothing I can do from home!)


Edumacation FAIL

December 22, 2008

My alma matter is named here…  Now you’ll understand the quality education I received 😉



Christmas in Overdrive

December 21, 2008

Well, we’ve certainly had a few days of CHRISTMAS!! festivities around these parts.  They have largely sucked the life force from me worn me out so I’m going to rely on pictures rather than my usual witty narrative 😉

Thursday – Haley’s Christmas program…  Her class did a “news story” where she played her 2nd Grade teacher, and the Easter Bunny who lamented how Santa got all the good publicity…

Saturday – yesterday – we went up to Willits to see Sandi and Sal.  They had snow on Tuesday and some still stuck around.  Haley had fun being a country girl, playing in the last bits left in the yard.

Today Tim & Robin and Rachel came to see Miss Haley in the Christmas pageant at church. 

We were all a bit surprised her halo didn’t burst in to flames 😛

Tomorrow will be another big advenure day – all the kids in my office are going ice skating.  Pray for me.  I’ll take pictures!


Hopefully a short-lived addition to our Christmas Eve traditions

December 19, 2008

In the Czech Republic, single women go out on Christmas Eve day and toss shoes. With their backs to the door, they throw one of their shoes over their shoulder. If the shoe lands with the heel facing the door, she’ll find herself single for another year. If the shoe lands with the toe facing the door, it means she should start making wedding plans.

Rae – you game?  Do we do MY front door or the real front door? 😀


I dare you to stay grumpy…

December 19, 2008

… after listening to Christmas carols played on a banjo!  There was a guy in Embarcadero Station picking away furiously, fabulously and I’m still smiling.  I got all the way to the other end of the station, turned around and walked back. 

 That man totally deserved the five-spot I put in his banjo case.  You just can’t put a price on a smile that lasts over 2 hours.  But then again, maybe that’s from the champagne that started flowing the minute I got to my desk 😀

This is not the guy that was playing, but you get the point 😛


Maggie Update

December 17, 2008

Maggie and her guilty pleasure, blanket sucking 😛



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