Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie and we’ll do some car-ol-ling. December 31, 2007
I think I have to come out of hibernation. Sad. How is it possible that today is New Year’s Eve? I usually eat up this time of year – I love lists and recaps and best ofs. But I have missed all that stuff this year. The entire month of December just blew by me.
We went to Texas for a week and it was glorious, despite my having a sore throat and cough that took my voice for the better part of four days. The combination of our not having many non-holiday days in town and my sickness kept us from seeing a lot of non-family people, and I was grateful for it. It feels like we spend a ton of time in Dallas running all over town to spend a few minutes with a ton of people, but all it really accomplishes is making us tired. So this year was a nice break from that.
Santa was good to me. I got, among other things, a sweet pair of cowboy boots, a gorgeous black wool coat, a Willow Tree nativity scene and a homemade (by my dad) set of portable washer pits. Aaron got Guitar Hero 3 and a bunch of Curb Your Enthusiasm DVD sets, so we’re set for entertainment for a while.
There were frustrations, as there always are, and we learned a little bit more about our families and how to deal with them and which people we like better than others. But overall it was a good week. We played games, watched movies, made desserts, slept late. We gave what I thought were very clever and thoughtful gifts, and we even got some in return that were the same.
We also got a ceramic donkey-horse, but that’s another story for another day.