Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Holiday Catch Up

Wow, what a lazy blogger I have been. A sure sign that life is going well.

It's the lull between the bookend celebrations. Winter has settled in with a Christmas blizzard that dropped 22" in our immediate vicinity. Right here at the house, we didn't see that much because we were getting a lake-effect warming that turned the second half of the three day storm into mostly rain and sleet. This meant of course, that if you didn't get your shoveling or plowing done right away, everything turned into cement. It's snowing again now, but I am not expecting anything like the Christmas blow.

The puppy is staring out the bedroom picture window in hopes of seeing her little friends the chipmunks (not the ones in the theaters) despite many conversations about how chipmunks sleep through the winter, which I am all in favor of.

Our downstairs tenants now have a little kitten that spends most of her days up here in mock battle with the puppy (who is not really a "puppy" but a five year old toy poodle). This provides me with endless distractions - not that I need any help in that department.

We have a full house once again now that my daughter is home for a month. She had her annual "Spaghetti Ball" the day after Christmas where she invites her posse to a "fancy" dinner and they all get dressed up and hand their car keys over to me for the night. Last year they got locked out of the house after a 3 AM walk to Perkins and had to climb a ladder to the second story to get to an unlocked door. Fortunately things worked better this year.

We have a full complement of parties yet to go to. This coming weekend we head down to the Cities for Risa's paternal family celebration, but before that, we have a family gathering here on New Year's Eve and dinner at a friend's house the next night. Busy busy.

OK, time for me to get on with my chores (as laid out by SWMBO). Talk later.


Blogger Kristie said...

Glad to hear things are going well for you. I don't know how you do that winter, though. I never could again.

2:48 PM, December 30, 2009  
Blogger lime said...

glad to hear there was no 3am crawling thru windows via ladders and such. sounds fairly perilous.

wishing you all the best in 2010.

11:38 PM, December 30, 2009  
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Blogger lime said...

just read your comment at my place. very glad i could give you a chuckle. so if i ever make it out there and get the tour between you and jocelyn will you guys confer honorary duluth citizenship on me just for my fashion sense?

10:52 PM, January 14, 2010  
Blogger Cheesy said...

Puppy?? :o)

10:55 PM, January 21, 2010  
Blogger 煩惱 said...

給你一個鼓勵 ..................................................

3:57 AM, February 02, 2010  

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