Monday, December 22, 2008

'Tis the Season to forget blogging...

Or something like that. Yes, basically, I forgot to blog. But things have been more and more busy, as the holidays often are. I have only one Christmas gift left to buy, and a plane to jump on tomorrow morning to beautiful, sunny, 80 degree weather! I never thought I would look forward to a sunny, warm Christmas, but after these few days of frigid temperatures and an all-together gloomy season so far, I would be happy simply to see the sun! In fact, the sun is such a novelty right now that my dog will lie in the little, teeny patch of sun that comes in the window onto the carpet in the living room. (My house is angled poorly for winter sun, but boy does it rock in the summer.)
When I talked to my mom yesterday, she said Emma had just finished her half-marathon (yay, Em!) and she did awesome, and now they were down at the hot tub, reading and relaxing. That sounded absolutely wonderful to me, so I can't wait to get down there and take it easy. Granted, there are so many of us in the little condo that I sleep on the floor on a mattress in Emma's room, but I can't complain because it's Christmas and I'll be home with everyone!
I also got cute and beautiful gifts yesterday from friends at church: thank you Tyler, Tori, Jenna, Emily, Maxine, and Debbie! I love them all. And last night, a fun present from Jim & Suzannah: a chance to play with little Dylan for a few hours! It was fun to watch her get startled by the noisy wind we were (are) having...she kept looking around and saying, "bah? Guh?". I commiserate with her - it was so loud! Only a Steelers win could have made the day better.
Have a very Merry Christmas everyone!