…And to all a good night

December 26, 2009

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas weekend.  My celebrations this year are spread out.  Dad works over nights Wed-Fri and every other Saturday. We’ve gotten used to working around his work schedule and having our holiday celebrations on a day other than the day of.

So this year I spent Christmas Eve with J and his parents.  We had ham, green beans, rolls and this hashbrown casserole thing that was dangerously delicious!  Gifts were opened and his parents gave me one of the best gifts I have ever recieved.  They did a donation in my name to the National MS Society.  I almost started crying I was so moved.

Christmas day was spent with some friends. We headed to one friends house to watch their kids open gifts and it was so much fun! They have 4 daughters ranging in age from 2 to 15.  The 2 year old opened her presents one strip of paper at a time.  The others tore into them.

We also went and visted other friends and hung out with them for a bit. I got to see puppies! Their mini-daschund got their Pitbull pregnant.  I’m sure once the puppies grow up a bit more they might look pretty funny.  But for now, they’re dang cute!  Anyone want a puppy? 

 See?  Aren’t they adorable?  There are three total with this second one being the only boy.

Friday afternoon we lounged on the couch and watched The Proposal, pretty cute movie.  After the movie we headed to our local bowling alley for the second year.  We had a great time bowling with friends, and I somehow managed to beat EVERYONE for our first game!  That 142, that was MY score!  I NEVER score that high! And the 113 belonged to my friend who said she’s lucky if she can break 60 normally.  Her husband got the 97 and J got 121.

Tomorrow wraps up our Christmas celebrations.  We’ll be going to my parents for dinner and gifts.  As much as I’m looking foward to it, I also don’t want it to happen.  Only because that means I have to go back to work on Monday.  I’ve had a nice long weekend, it’ll be a total of 4 days with NO work at all!  No part time job, no full time job. I’m not eager to go back to the real world 🙂  But I am looking forward to dinner with the family.  We’ll have turkey, maybe ham (yum!), mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, rolls.  And of course dessert and cookies!  Can’t forget the Christmas cookies!  Yum! I think I’ll head to bed so that visions of Mom’s cookies will dance in my head.  Have a good night!  And for those who traveled this weekend I hope you all had a safe trip to wherever.

Gobble gobble!

November 28, 2008

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  J cooked dinner yesterday and his turkey was nice and moist.  And I found something I’ve never tried before and really liked!  He made sausage stuffing and it was yummm!  We’ll be heading to my parents on Sunday for dinner there.  Even more yummy foods!

So I’ve been thinking about what I’m thankful for. 

  • Being relatively healthy.  Another year with MS has passed and except for minor things here and there, I’m still status quo.  I’m thankful to still be completly under my own power and that I have the ability to do things for myself.
  • The amazing people in my life.  After my birthday party a few weeks ago I reflected on all the people who took time to come help me celebrate a new decade. 
  • I’m still gainfully employed.  I work for a biiiiggggg bank, one that recently benefited from some of the bailout money.  A company that has recently let a lot of people go.  Thankfully so far no one from my department.  Not only am I still employed, but thanks to working my butt off the last two years at two jobs I’m seeing a light at the end of my debt tunnel.
  • J.  I’m so very very thankful to have that wonderful man in my life.  I’ve decided I’m gonna keep him and never let him go
  • The relationship I have with my parents.  Even though there are days they drive me loony, I’m sure I do the same to them.  But that’s part of life.  And I have a wonderful friendship with both of them.

I hope all of you have many things in your life that you’re thankful for.  And enjoy your holiday weekend!

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