I hope all of you had a very Merry Christmas and were able to celebrate with friends and family. We enjoyed our Christmas, although it was somewhat rushed with the quick trip to my in-laws. We had lovely visits with hubs' family as well as mine, and hubs has taken off the rest of this week to stay with the kids while I'm working. My brother completely surprised me with the gift of a Kindle Fire.
I've added a couple of apps and free books with my daughter's help (since I'm so technically uninclined
). While I think I'll always prefer holding the "real thing" in my hands when reading, I'm sure I'll come to appreciate my e-reader a great deal. I can't wait to add Twilight fanfiction to my e-reader, but will surely need a tutorial (or three) to learn how to do so.
We've enjoyed relaxing in the evenings and watching movies with the kids. My daughter found Mrs. Doubtfire to be very funny, and she loved Robin Williams' various antics and exploits. We've also watched the three Fellowship of the Rings movies for the first time with the kids. I'd forgotten how I bawled like a baby during the climactic scenes and end of the final movie, "Return of the King". I loved the unique and selfless friendship portrayed by Elijah Wood and Sean Astin as Frodo and Sam, and the special kinship shared by all the Hobbits, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli the Dwarf. Sean~
Sorry these past couple of days haven't been so great, and I hope the next few improve your luck and your mood.
Good luck getting the car started and driving to work safely with the snow and cold weather. I hope you're able to get some sleep too.Suzan~
I'm glad you enjoyed Christmas dinner and especially spending time with your family. Our families usually seem to be on their best behavior during the holidays....It's a shame Christmas only comes once a year. Susie~
I'm glad Toastmaster's was such a success, and that SonnyBoy's finals went well too. That's great your Christmas tree was free, and my hubs thought it was pretty ingenious of you.
I'm sure he was thinking, "If only we had waited a couple of more days to purchase ours...sometimes it pays to procrastinate."
I did take my cue from you.... our tree is still up, and we'll probably leave it up until just after New Year's.Sarah~
It sounds like Jason selected some very nice gifts for you, Twilight and otherwise. I'm glad you enjoyed relaxing with family and celebrating Christmas. Will you have a couple of days off work to rest and recuperate?Amanda Beth
~ I'm sure the snow was lovely, and how lucky you are to have had a white Christmas. Marielle~
Are you and your bf getting situated and acclimated to the new house? We look forward to hearing more about it, when you have a chance. I have Photobucket and think it seems to be pretty safe. I don't recall having any problems or computer viruses that were related to it in the past, but Caryn or someone else could probably clarify. I'm glad you enjoyed a well deserved and relaxing Boxing Day at home. The kids and I love "PJ Days" and have been known to stay in our pajamas until dinner time, when we had the opportunity. Lynne~
I hope you enjoyed another holiday and had good weather for your picnic. Unfortunately I've had to work Wednesday through Friday of this week, but hubs was able to take off work to stay with the kids. Did you find a copy of "The Host Movie Companion"?