||[Dec. 28th, 2003|11:05 am]
Whole lotta labia.
Flist only at skip=120. Sweeet.|
Well I'm home. Matt and I actually got back from his family's place via a long and lovely stopover at wilfulcait's house last night around 11:30. I had that lovely long, deep sleep you can only get in your own bed with your usual sounds around you. Woke up this morning at 8am on the dot (fear).
The holiday was as lovely as I could possibly have hoped for. Christmas eve we spent with my mother playing Cranium and laughing ourselves sick. Matt and I went to midnight mass (always an adventure for me, the non-Catholic). Christmas day was just as perfect as ever. My gifts were lovely but even more I enjoyed watching everyone else's joy. Ellen loved her turtle and Mom loved the windchimes. Greg nearly wet himself over the "Sloth Love Chunk!" t-shirt and Matt's Swiss Army Knife makes me jealous.
We left around noon and made it to Salisbury in time for dinner at Matt's folks' place around 4. Everyone loved their stuff and I got some fantastic tea as well as a Barnes and Noble giftcard (SWEET!). We laughed and hung out and just enjoyed ourselves.. Matt hauled me around Salisbury for a bit, but I had fun.
The day after Christmas was a wandering day.. we had breakfast with his sister and then hit B&N to spend our giftcards.. I came home with an armload of books I can't wait to dive into now that I've finished The DaVinci Code (which despite all the hype and hooplah was STILL a meticulously researched, breathtakingly written, riveting book.). Poor Matt sunk a bunch of his card into a collection of short stories he already has that had been reprinted with a new name and dust jacket. I sense a return in his future.
We spent yesterday having lunch with an old buddy of his and then making our way up towards home. We settled in at Cait's place to watch the Great Big Sea DVD for like 4 hours. There was pizza and reading and I just loved it. Today is freeze-frame shopping in the TTT:EE DVD and crafty stuff with opaque projectors. Yay!
For the record, my haul was impressive:
*Several nifty DVDs including Season 1 of The West Wing and all of Sports Night.
*Many many books including "Diary" which I've been dying for and Around the World with Auntie Mame which I expect will make me cry laughing just like the first one did.
*Lovely sweater and pants.. huzzah! Clothes!
*Smelly stuff from Bath and Body Works suitable for use at the gym (yay!) as well as subscriptions to some great gym-reading magazines.
*Pesto sauce made by my lovely Mommy with basil she grew herself. Mmmmm...
*My earrings from Matt.. I love them so much.
The haul goes on but after this it gets a bit obscene.
My present from Caitlin defies any kind of description of how cool it is because it's JUST THAT COOL! It's a painted cooler box. I'm in love with it already even though it's not done yet.
So all in all a lovely holiday, whether you approach it from a mercenary perspective or a sentimental one.
kiltsandlollies is attempting to kill me with the latest OAG. I *heart* her.
slightlytricky made tea shoot out my nose by linking Weeble and Bob's Christmas special. Also, she's slutty. But we love that. ;)
ravenscathedral y'all get home safe.. MISS YOU! I have pressies, I'm holding them hostage. Some of them are chocolate. Come home now. That is all.
baisleac is having dreams about me. *pervy growl*
Ok.. and now to Caitlin's for crafty fun fun.