December 29, 2005

Are we done celebratin' yet?

So yeah...Christmas has come and gone but the kids haven't! Ha! Christmas vacation seems sooo long this year!

I hope everybody had a wonderful holiday. We had one of the most relaxing Christmas' on record. I think part of the reason is that we did so much of our shopping online this year. What a wonderful wonderful invention this internet thing is. Al Gore is da man! ;-) Another reason is because the boys have hit the "high-tech" age so everything they want costs an arm and a leg. That meant that monetarily speaking, it was one of the most expensive Christmas' but you wouldn't know that by looking under the tree. What a drag to spend all that money and have nothing but stocking stuffer size presents to put under it!

The boys started opening up presents by 6am. It was so fun! We got Nathaniel a bike and he was so cute. He wanted to try it out so badly that before the sun was up he was outside riding around in the dark. We had to whisper so we didn't wake our neighbors but it was so beautiful to watch the sunrise on Christmas morning. Such precious memories to tuck away...

Christian was thrilled to get the mp3 player he requested. Ya really gotta wonder why a kid of 14 years needs something that can hold 5000 songs. Are there even 5000 good songs worth downloading? Anyway...he's happy so I guess that's what matters.

I can remember feeling a little let down by Christmas as I got older and I kinda think Spencer felt that way this year. We bought him an effects pedal for his guitar and some clothing but I think the magic was missing for him. *sigh* Getting older certainly has it's drawbacks.

Rocket Man totally ROCKED this Christmas! I haven't worn my wedding ring in several years primarily because it doesn't fit anymore but also because I don't wear yellow gold any longer. Being in a people oriented business, it became apparent that a wedding ring was a very necessary item. Do you know how weird it is to ask a strange man for his phone number? I know I'm doing it because i want to sell him a house but without that ring, there's always the fear that he'll misunderstand my intentions. It's an awkward and strange thing. Anyway, there was a tiny little box waiting for me Christmas morning with a new wedding ring inside and I LOVE IT! It's just so beautiful! Rocket Man did very well! He calls it his "marking my territory ring" but I call it "The Preciousssss". :-P

We had lunch with Crazy Sister and Media Boy in San Francisco today. They're moving in together so I inherited her totally awesome sofa that doesn't fit in their new apt. Ya's a delicate matter to have someone whose entire belief system is contrary to mine become part of the family. He's a nice enough fellow but there are all these little things that are such a part of who he is that reflect that value system and I just find myself biting my tongue constantly. I'm working very hard not to give him a reason to stereotype me. (I'm sure he already has but i certainly don't want to give him any justification for doing so.) I seriously doubt he has had a relationship with anybody who he would call a conservative or Republican or even devout christian so I feel like I have to handle this relationship with care. Besides, there will be plenty of time to kick his @$$ once we become friends! ;-)

I had to take my car back to the auto body shop today . There a few things that needed fixing after the pipe incident including a leak in the windshield. Ugh...I hope they get it right this time!

Ok...that's it from these parts. I'm really hoping to be better about blogging this next year! Cross your fingers! :-D

Posted by PamCHBF at December 29, 2005 09:43 PM | TrackBack

Aren't you gonna show us the ring?????

Posted by: jona at December 29, 2005 09:54 PM

Yeah, I wanna see the ring too!

Posted by: oddybobo at December 30, 2005 09:04 AM

The Precioussss is getting sized right now. I'll post a pic next week when I get it back! :-D

Posted by: Pam at December 30, 2005 10:21 AM

I love having a wedding ring. I can say things to a woman that would get a single man slapped, but it's ok, because I'm married, so the ladies never take me seriously :-)

Posted by: Harvey at December 30, 2005 01:03 PM

LOL...only you, Harvey...only you... :-P

Posted by: Pam at December 30, 2005 07:04 PM

I remember falling out of love with Christmas like that. It's the time when you're losing your fixation on the presents but haven't yet replaced it with the love of family companionship. He'll be better next year. ;-)

Posted by: Jim at January 3, 2006 08:04 AM
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