Thursday, December 29, 2005


Monkey Business

This has been quite an exhausting emotional roller coaster type week for me: a sad, lonely, ill Christmas (but I'm usually sick on Christmas); emotional meetings with my bosses at (that ended up being good); considering adding two humans to our household (a lady and her baby); thinking about getting a puppy (not until after we get back from Austin); seriously considering not having the wedding (but eloping--we decided, after talking with Chris's mom, to have it); hearing that my aunt thought she wasn't invited to the wedding (which is funny, because, technically, as of yet, no one has been invited to the wedding); sending an email to my brother and sister about my feelings and getting chided for it because I sent it to my sister's work email (well, that was a flub, sending it to her there, but she's told me many times that she doesn't check her other email addresses). The list goes on and on. But maybe the good things that happened should be mentioned more thoroughly:

A pleasant yet goofy Christmas/Hanukkah Eve with Ethan and Greg playing Scrabble and then Monopoly. Ethan made the most delicious cookies.

Christmas Night at Steve and Holly's house, watching some TV, watching Tatum spin around on the floor.

My awesome Christmas present from Chris.

Sleeping in and making really good, fluffy, crisp, buttermilky pancakes and strong coffee.

Delicious roast leg of lamb with cauliflower, potato, carrot and leek oven pan roast side.

Watching the "Vicar of Dibley" Season One from Netflix. This is a very funny show. Dawn French is a genius. I wish I were more like her.

Talking with mom.

Talking with Marian and Shauna.

Hearing Alexia's family in the background.

Keeping most of my plants alive.

Not smoking for six days.

So, not a terrible week, all things accounted for.

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