Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I hope yours isn't too frantic erin. my bf's family is the same way. his mom is NEVER happy unless we spend all our time there. grrr. anyhoo, i had a wonderful time with family & old friends last night on Christmas Eve. it was nice to just sit back, relax, and enjoy the laughter with one another.

happy holidays girls!!

ps. nikki----where did the comments go on your site???

Friday, December 23, 2005

Merry Christmas

Erin, I'm a "broken home child" too, and I learned the trick this year; get your whole family to move 1000 miles away from you, and then you have all the bargaining power. :) I'm just not seeing any of them this year. Jamie and I decided that since this might be the last Christmas that we're in CA, and since his mom just had surgery, and since we had Christmas with my mom last year, that we'd just stick around here and have all the holidays with his family.
I asked for a chef's knife for Christmas. I also want a KitchenAid mixer and a sewing machine, but I'm not getting those. Honestly, I had so much fun this year shopping for other people that I didn't ever really think about what I wanted, and then everyone started asking me, and I had no clue. :)
Hope everyone has a wonderfully Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!
P.S. I finished school last Saturday, and did pretty well, I think. Yay to be through the semester!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

My List

Sounds like we are all getting ready for the fun of the holidays. As for me, I am the child of a broken home, so I have the challenge of keeping everyone happy. I don't think that they get it... Christmas for me is about watching the kids that still believe in Santa. I can share / enjoy the holidays with the adults on any day of the season (day before or after). My family all thinks I should be visiting on Christmas Day. So, I will be doing a lot of compromising and running around to keep them all a glow. So, I guess my first wish is that everyone behaves and we don't have too much family drama. As for my actual gift list, I asked Dad for an IPod, but he hates to see you open just one gift, so we will see if he comes through. I actually asked mom for small power tools, as I hope to get a few of the jobs at the condo done early in the year so that I can put it on the market. I think that I am ready to buy a house. One that not only do I have a mortgage for, but I have to have a lawnmower for, too. The dog deserves a backyard, and I can finally afford it. I threatened to quit my job last month and my boss, who can't live without me, agreed to pay me what the people who were offering me new jobs offered to pay me. So, I am the only person in the company getting a raise this year. (Salary freezes suck!!) But for me, I am not half way to triple digits - woohoo! When you don't have a husband and kids to enjoy, at least the career is going in the right direction!

OK I will stop rambling. (Thats the greatest part of this blogging thing. I can talk people's ears off and they really don't have to listen!)

Hope you all have a safe and happy holiday. Merry Christmahanakwanzaka! (There, that should either offend everyone or cover everyone!)

Friday, December 16, 2005

The List

It's proof that i'm getting old - but I asked for a new crock pot, a snow shovel, and gift certificates to go out to eat or shopping for Christmas.

I also told the hubby I wanted an iPod nano (well...for my birthday...we got a new computer for Christmas for each other!)...but I don't think that's going to happen. Probably a little over my budget.

I feel guilty talking about what I want though. I have to say, I'm REALLY excited about the gift i'm giving to my parents and grandparents. We had family pictures taken this year, and my brother and I paid for the sitting, prints and frames. They turned out really nicely, but I especially love the shot I had the photog take of just my Mom and Dad together.

Ooooh...warm fuzzies! :)

Monday, December 12, 2005

All I Want For Christmas is My 2 Front Teeth

What do you have on your Christmas List?? You can see my silly list on my site!