Odd Week

With the weather take a turn for the yucky, and dealing with being annoyed/angry/whatever, it’s been an odd week.

On the good side of things…

Colin got a promotion at work! He’s pretty happy about that.
Colin & Dawn got Dylan a puppy for Christmas. They’ve been wanting to add a four legged friend to the family for a long time, and now that they have the house, it was time. He’s a little black pup (cross breed of poodle and Shi Tzu I think) named Snoop. Yes that’s right, Snoop Dog.

My mom got a kitten. He’s smoky grey with white paws and a white chest. She named him Snuggles. They are both very happy together. 🙂

Elijah had a good doctor’s appointment this week. He goes back in March. He likes the Christmas lights. I want to try to take a family walk around the neighborhood to check out everyone’s lights. I really want to take a picture of the house on the corner, so you can all see how they went ALL OUT!

Tomorrow is the Christmas party here. It looked like we might cancel, but then yesterday was the day everyone RSVP’d. Some people are even cutting short other parties just to come to our house. That makes me smile. It’s nice to be loved (and I needed that this week). I still haven’t baked my cookies, and Geoff hopes to bake tonight. That leaves me today to do it. Yikes!

Geoff put up the real tree last night, and I decorated it this morning. I’ll take a picture tonight or tomorrow for you all. It’s great to smell the pine all throughout the house. And Geoff was right, we do have enough ornaments for 2 trees. But I love adding new ones. He refers to Cornelius (fake) as the modern tree, and Irene (real) as the old school tree.

Getting married means trying to blend traditions, and one of Geoff’s is not putting gifts under the tree until Christmas Eve. I hate this, I love looking at the gifts. But I don’t want Elijah opening them early, so this year I’m okay with it. Actually, there is one gift under the tree, it’s Auntie Lisa’s to Elijah. It’s in a bag, and it’s flat. Elijah sorta plays with it, tries to look inside, but he can’t see anything. Then he’ll get distracted by Honey and move on to something else. It’s gonna be fun Christmas morning. 🙂

Well, I guess those cookies aren’t going to bake themselves. 🙂 I also need to go out to Rite-Aid, so I’ll bundle up Elijah and I and plow. I’m closing with a quote from A Christmas Story.

Narrator: In the heat of battle my father wove a tapestry of obscenities that as far as we know is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan.

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