Merry almost-Christmas my bloggy darlins! I've been taking some much-needed time away from the computer. I Twitter occasionally or check e-mail mostly by Blackberry. It's good to step away sometimes especially since I'm online for work every day during the school year.
My mom and I have spent time today Nintendo DS'ing in the same room, making fun of Kathie Lee and Hoda on the Today Show, we went to see Four Christmases (cute, love Vince Vaughn), and tonight I'm sure we'll eat unhealthy food, watch one of the bazillion showings of A Christmas Story, and maybe fill up on National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, too. We did well this year by saving two gifts for Christmas Eve morning. She got me a t-shirt that says "Official Daisy Dog Walker" in collegiate letters and a huuuuuge makeup case full of 65 assorted goodies: lipsticks, glosses, blush, liners, eyeshadows. It's any makeup diva's pervy dream. Looove it!
While I had my family Christmas gathering with my mom's side of the family last weekend, tomorrow we'll be headed down the road to celebrate with my dad's side of the family, most of whom I haven't seen in a good two or three years. One of my cousins is making the trip to see me, and I can't wait to give her a big ole hug. It's been at least 10 years since I've seen her, and I just might cry. Our dads were twins (my father passed away in '99) and we've always had a great relationship. We're far overdue for some serious chatting. We've been e-mailing for months, and I can't wait to see her in person again.
The Christmas goodness seems to have sprinkled down on my head in the form of some READING, too. I started Wally Lamb's new book, The Hour I First Believed, last night and I think it might actually stick!
I realize this post is pretty disjointed and random, but the only important part that you really need to know is...
I can't even tell you bloggers how much I enjoy you. I hope you all have fantastic holiday celebrations filled with warm goodness, wicked food, and good company. And books, of course! Many blessings to you this holiday season.