Thursday, December 28, 2006
The rest of the animals are adjusting nicely, although Bonzai kitty is being a mega-bitch. Jingle is quite the silly kitten. She also purrs quite a bit and enjoys crawling under the covers or sleeping directly on your head at night.
Lily was absolutely thrilled to recieve her! Santa definitely came through for her and I'm definitely thinking that she's completely spoiled.
So yeah, that's the latest news on the home front. In other news, I will be on the school floor starting tomorrow. You can all cheer now. SO, come and see me and I can cut, curl, or color your hair. Woot.
Monday, December 25, 2006
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Well, we've technically got about an hour and a half before Christmas, but I figured tomorrow we'll be busy celebrating, so I wanted to wish all my readers a Merry Christmas!
We finally got a VERY excited Lily to bed around 10:00PM. This after many hugs and kisses and then us remembering that we forgot to put out milk and cookies for Santa (which this year we put out egg nog instead of milk), so that meant up again and then out with the cookies and then back to bed.
Santa is one lucky guy, this year. He gets fresh cookies from our house. We made (from scratch) sugar cookies in the shapes of ginger bread boys and girls, stockings, snowmen, candy canes and christmas trees. Casey made the frosting and while he and I frosted, Lily added sprinkles. Can you believe I haven't even had one cookie yet today? For some reason I have been anti-sweets today. Maybe it's because I'm gearing up for tomorrow?
In other news, I went to Christmas Eve mass this afternoon. First time since I was 14 (I'm 28 now). I didn't do it so much for me, but for Lily because she wanted to participate in the mass and who am I to pass up the opportunity for my kid to be a VERY CUTE angel (YouTube video coming soon)? She actually sang, and did the arm movements for the song and made me all weepy and proud. The actual mass was fine. Father Cam included the kids and allowed them to ask questions and talked to them directly. He's a great priest from what I could tell. I was just thrilled to see Lily actually paying attention and answering Fr. Cam's questions when he asked them. She says she enjoys mass. My mom thought it was a nice mass, too.
After mass, Mom and John came over and had a piece of cake and dropped off presents for Lily, Casey and me.
I'm excited and want to go to sleep. I really want christmas to be here because I can't WAIT for Lily to see the kitten we got her (although, it's not getting here until about 10AM, but that's okay with me...). I'm going to have to try and sleep in as much as possible. Maybe make her sleep a little more with me, cuddle, etc...
We have one more thing to wrap and then we have to bring all the stuff up. Tomorrow is going to be AWESOME!!!
Merry Christmas to all of my family!!! Merry Christmas to all my readers!! And may you all have a warm and fun Christmas!
Oh, PS Norad's Santa Tracker says he's around Atlanta, GA, so all you Georgians need to go to sleep!!!
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Saturday, December 16, 2006
I got ready for work, kissed my family goodbye and headed out the door at 12:30 (was going to get to work early so I could chat and let Erica take off early). I walked out to my car and noticed the door slighly ajar. I opened it the rest of the way and there it was... Or rather, there it wasn't. My stereo, a Sony XPlode that I purchased when I got Alejandro, was missing. The dash was ripped open and up, the air conditioning knobs were off, and my stereo was gone. Fucking fabulous. I ran in the house, grabbed the phone and called the cops. I did the whole police report thing, he got out of his car and said it didn't look like a slim jim was used, but he couldn't really tell and that was that. Merry Christmas. (Note: the above pic is not from my car.)
So now, I'm out a $200 stereo (which was the purchase price a year ago) and I'm also out a Suzuki Piano Volume 1&2 CD, along with a handful of other CDs like my Romeo and Juliet soundtrack (the Baz Luhrman version), Pulp Fiction, The Animatrix, Imogen Heep "Speak for Yourself" amoung others. The ones I listed were the ones that I can remember having off the top of my head. Oddly enough, they didn't take the new Madonna CD... (I'm thinking they left that one on purpose and I'm kinda glad because I borrowed that one.)
I keep telling myself that it's just stuff. It can be replaced. Unfortunately, it's my stuff and I'm really pissed off because I have been making a point to lock my doors lately. Locking doors is a big deal for me because where I grew up in Kentucky, we never locked our car doors. In fact, whenever I go back to visit I never lock my car doors. It's hard for me to remember, but I remembered yesterday simply because of our trip to the mall yesterday evening.
SO yeah. If anyone can copy me any of those CDs I listed, that would be really cool. I'm also totally up for a car alarm if Santa so wants to bring one for me...
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006
This afternoon some asshole in a truck hit him and killed him. This asshole didn't even stop! The neighbor apparently saw it and said that there was an audible thwack (which makes me sick to my stomach) and that the asshole kept going. What kind of person hits a dog on a completely clear day and just keeps going?! WTF?! It's just not right. I'm going to miss you, puppy.
Friday, December 08, 2006
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Sunday, December 03, 2006
The end product? A fun filled holiday evening that ends with whatever Christmas movie is on TV and a lighted Christmas tree to enjoy twinkling at us from the dining room.
This week I finish up my Christmas shopping for everyone and it's school as usual. Oh, and my "unbirthday" is also this week. Unbirthday = the day that I was officially/legally adopted by my parents.
I just feel cheery. I feel warm, fuzzy and kind of emotional. Here's Lily putting the Angel on our tree. I always get a little weepy whenever she puts it up. I don't know why. I remember my dad picking me up and letting me put the star on top of our tree. I love the fact that Casey shares the same thing with her. I love our family traditions. I love Christmastime.