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December 31st, 2003
Snow..

…and other diversions…

I didn’t come to work until quite late today, under the excuse that I didn’t feel like tobogganing (I just had to look up the spelling on that!) down the hill to the MAX stop at the Galleria. Since it’s New Year’s Eve and this place is like a tomb, I don’t think it mattered much. I’m not even sure that the manager is HERE today…

I was also late because today is DH’s interview (or, this morning, rather). We decided late last week to spring for a suit for him, so Monday night we spent money we don’t really have on a beautiful charcoal gray suit, dress shoes he actually likes (a miracle, usually they kill his feet), a new dress shirt and a tie. The whole outfit makes him look amazingly good…have I mentioned my DH is a total BABE? I dunno, they is something about a handsome man in a suit (or a tux) I find really sexy. Or at least, I find my DH in a suit or tux really sexy. Okay, okay, he’s always really sexy, but he never dresses up, so maybe it’s just the novelty.

Needless to say, the suit was a worthy investment. He should be done by now, or at least very soon, and I’m just dying here to know how it went… it would be fantabulous for him to get this job…

Anyway, it snowed, and we saw “Return of the King” last night (and I cried for about the last 45 minutes, I’m such a sucker), and now it’s New Year’s Eve. It’s been a wacky, wacky year.

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December 29th, 2003
Blasphemy (of sorts)

I got the new Sarah McLachlan CD for Christmas this year, and after repeated listenings, dare I say I’m somewhat disapointed?

Her voice is still great, and the lyrics are fine as well (once you read them), but the whole thing (with the exception of “Fallen”) sounds like boring adult-lite radio–what happened to the melodies that grab you? I miss the spare Sarah, of the piano and guitar, that sound like a band instead of a bunch of synthesizers. The only song I can even recall after several listenings is “Fallen.”

Sigh. I’ll keep listening to it though; maybe it’ll grow on me.

I really love Dave Matthews’ new CD though. I was really impressed. It’s definitely NOT like DMB, but that isn’t a bad thing. I look forward to more DMB, but in the meantime, this album is keeping me amused.

That’s it in music round-up land…

It’s Monday. It snowed this morning… It was a real pain walking down to the MAX stop at 7 AM. The streets downtown were still a mess, and the sidewalks were worse. Hopefully I won’t have to slosh my way back up the hill when I go home this afternoon…

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December 28th, 2003
Home Again

We left Friday evening to go down to Lebanon, where DH’s parents and my parents live. We spent the night with DH’s parents, had a heart-attack breakfast the next morning (a holiday tradition, eggs, sausage, bacon, and toast), and opened our gifts. Next, we stuffed ourselves silly at lunch on a turkey feast when his relatives came for a party. Then, we went to my parent’s house, ate some more food for dinner (Italian this time, in honor of my dad’s Sicilian roots), and brought leftovers home.

Whew.

I don’t think I’ll eat again for at least two more days.

I got some lovely gifts this year. I’m very pleased! We also gave some lovely gifts, so it was just a nice year all around. Woohoo!

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December 25th, 2003
Merry *hack* Christmas!

Hopefully everyone is having a lovely holiday morning (or if you don’t celebrate Christmas, having a lovely morning anyway). DH and I are lounging in our study, enjoying our coffee, and trying not to be sad that we aren’t with family this year. All the old folks (grandparents, great-aunts and uncles) are visiting today and we didn’t want to spread this flu around to them–it could very easily kill an elderly person, I think. It knocked us off our feet and we are young and healthy.

My wishful thinking didn’t work: I do have bronchitis now. Ick. *hack hack* *wheeze wheeze*

Anyway, we will have “christmas” on Saturday with our families, who have promised to save a little cheer for us until then. In the meantime, we will have a quiet day at home, finish our shopping tomorrow (since we were too sick to do it earlier this week), and maybe go see a movie. I intend to enjoy the holiday, even if I’m lonely for my family.

Merry Christmas! Peace on Earth!!

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December 24th, 2003
*&^#! Flu

I wasn’t able to psych myself out of the flu yesterday. DH and I spent the day mostly in bed with our cats, wishing someone would put us out of our misery. Fevers, coughing, body aches… At some point in the evening we planted ourselves on the couch to watch a movie, and then went back to bed.

I’m feeling better this morning, although not my best. I think Christmas has to be cancelled for us though–it seems that no one wants us to visit (I wonder why?). I’m so totally bummed out.

*hack hack* *wheeze wheeze*

If I’m lucky, I’ll recover WITHOUT bronchitis, which is usually what happens because of my asthma. Bleh.

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