Where are my damn sugarplums?
It's been a very good Christmas, despite the fact that I dreamed about trying to outrun a nuclear holocaust with my sister in tow yesterday afternoon. Don't know what that was all about.
We had a very nice visit to MB's homeland, a great Christmas Eve with my extended family and my parents / sister / sister's boyfriend, and spent most of today hanging out with my mom while MB played one of his new PS2 games and I worked on beaded snowflake ornaments until my eyes crossed.
(They're not quite finished, so they still sort of look like leggy spiders. I made 15 of these pointy little buggers.)
We slacked apallingly in the photo-taking area, so the only Christmas pictures (other than shots of our tree) we have so far this year are some of Kitters checking out his stocking loot this morning:
When I was a kid I'd always write long, detailed diary entries about all the presents I got for Christmas. I'll spare you that, other than to say that if we happen to get snowed in (unlikely), we'll be totally set for DVDs to watch (and books to read). I also have to mention the kickass toy MB got for me. He totally rocks the block, because he got me an mp3 player! This is especially awesome since my 11-year-old Panasonic portable CD player finally croaked two weeks ago (( moment of silence )) The mp3 player is quite wee and cute. My first objective is to find some kind of extremely durable plastic case to keep it in when I carry it around so it doesn't get damaged, because I'm terrified I'm going to smash the thing. Or drop it, since I drop EVERYTHING and have actually nearly dropped it about five times just today.
I'm immensely, immensely amused by the player's online persona of a little animated monster:
MB digs all of the stuff I got for him, which rules since he can be kind of hard to buy for sometimes.
I'm a little bit sad that Christmas is nearly over already, because it feels like winter just started about 2 minutes ago, but that's how it goes. Besides, there's still Wednesday's Thanksmas Eve party to look forward to :D
Just finished: book 7 of Y: the Last Man
Reading: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Playing: rock playlist on my mpMonster