Happy New Year!
Hope everyone has a wonderful NYE! We’re hosting a little shindig at our house tonight. Jon’s breaking in his kegorater, and we’re having game night. 2003 was a great year. Lots of travel, lots of changes. I’m sure 2004 will be even better!
“Um, can you move over a little? I keep breathing your exhaust.” —My husband to me as we’re going to sleep the other night.
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! Christmas Eve we went to my Mom’s where we spent the night. Ike, Mom, Hale, Sara, Marc, Jakey, Morgan, and Grandmommy were there along with Mom’s dog Sam and cat Roger. Ike had fun opening presents, especially this stocking full of rawhide from his aunt and uncle! Jake had fun playing with Santa . Everyone loved the presents we gave and we all had a big time. Especially Ike- he loved helping everyone open presents!
Christmas day we had to stop by Jon’s store to do a refrigeration check (ah the glamorous life of a grocery store manager). Everything went great until Ike needed a clean up on aisle 9!
Then we went to Jon’s parents’ house. We had a big wine and cheese tasting with cheeses they flew in from France. One was rolled in ashes and one was completely brown! I was brave and tried them all. Then we had a low country shrimp boil for dinner and opened presents. Ike had to spend some time in his crate there though because his parents have 7 cats living in the same house! Ike’s big pug eyes + 7 sets of claws = trouble. He was able to come out a good while though, and opened lots of presents.
Have yourselves a merry little Christmas!
So much to tell about…I’m feeling a bit better, I ran over and destroyed our shrubs with my car (medicated people shouldn’t drive), I sewed (!!!) a blanket for Jon and pajama pants for me. They’re a little wonky, but I’m pretty impressed with myself. I made some kick ass ginger snaps that look just like the picture. Pictures to come. I’m doing some last minute wrapping then it’s off to my Mom’s for tonights festivities then to the
out in-laws for Christmas day.
My wish for all of my wonderful bloggy friends is joy,joy,joy! Be happy this holiday! xoxoxo
So after a doctor’s visit this morning, I’m out of work until next Monday and am on steroids. I feel like I should be some burly German swimmer or something. The worst part is that she told me I can’t hug or kiss on Jacob over the holidays because what I have is viral. Arrgghh! Babies are the best part of the holidays! Mean doctor. =(
Wow- being heavily medicated means that I seem to lose pockets of time. So- what’s been going on… Thursday Jon and I took Ike to visit my Mom at work. I had to take pictures of her employees with my digital camera so she can use them throughout the year. While there I had to use my inhaler which prompted Jon to comment to my Mom: “Now doesn’t that sound like a death rattle?”. All I’m saying is it’s hard to concentrate on inhaling drugs when your loved ones are laughing at you.
Then we ran some errands including buying my Christmas present! Normally it is a surprise but Jon didn’t know which one to get, and neither did I so we went together. 10 years ago if you told me I’d be excited that my Christmas present would be a) not a surprise, 2) come from Sears, and c) that I’d be so excited about getting a sewing machine I’d say you were on crack. But I am and it is!
We stopped by the library after that to pick up a couple of books on sewing. I made a pillow in 8th grade Home Ec but that’s the extent of my sewing capabilities. I’m sooo excited though! I could hardly sleep last night thinking of all the projects I can do now. Jon’s so sweet, he asked me to make him a blanket. Aw! A blanket is really just a big piece of fabric. He says “but it’s hemmed! You can hem it.”. So my first project will be a blanket for my boy.
Then we came home and watched a movie marathon. Being awake for just a few hours out of the day doesn’t give you much time for anything besides movies. I’ve got some last minute Christmas projects to make today and I have to get out to the Post office to mail Christmas goodies out to my girls in Baltimore. I’ve got ginger snaps to make for the neighbors and if there’s time I’d like to go buy myself a sewing starter kit. Any suggestions as to what I need to get started?
2 3 things
Ok, no more sicky talk. Firstly, is it just me or does it seem like Mona Lisa Smile has already been out for ages and it’s not even released yet?!? Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure it will be a fine movie, it just seems the preview is everywhere. everywhere!
Thing #2: that Old Navy commercial with Fran Drescher at the switchboard comes on. Jon walks through the room. He stops to say: “I hate her. I hate her worse than….taxes!!”.
3) You know, I used to like Tom Cruise. Esp. in Top Gun and even Cocktail. But I see that preview for the Last Samurai movie and just want to scream: “You’re a white guy from Jersey!! Please just stop before you make your own Waterworld you shaggy haired, self important ass!!”
Did I mention I’m heavily medicated?
Are you an asthmatic smoker?
You guys are so sweet with your get wells! Thank you! I went to the doctor today because my husband insisted. I figured I’d be better in a day or two. Nope. Turns out I have 2 ear infections- that’s both ears people, good thing God stopped at 2 or they’d all be infected!, bronchitis, acute sinusitis, and post nasal drip. She banned me from work until next week and prescribed me quite the drug cocktail including an inhaler after asking if I smoked and have asthma (no, and no for those of you playing at home). I’ve never used an inhaler! I totally sound (and now look) like Malcolm’s friend Stevie on Malcolm in the Middle!
You give me fever
So I haven’t been able to talk above a whisper since Friday, I’m sneezing like crazy (sorry about that Ike), and a couple of hours ago I puked in the kitchen sink as a result of a nasty coughing fit. I called my boss and he told me to stay at home again tomorrow. Seems there’s not much use for a mute when your job is talking on the phone. The good news is my fever broke late yesterday. The bad news is no workie= no money. Looks like I’ll be doing some emergency Ebay selling soon!
Yep, I’ve got it. The chills, the fevor, the coughing, sore throat, the whole package. So, not much to report around here. Just trying to get over this. I hate being sick!