Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Coming down from the Christmas high

Christmas is over and it was a wonderful day. The kids seemed really pleased with their gifts, and I absolutely love everything I received. Haven't got the vacuum cleaner out of the box yet but I will do that tomorrow (and yes I asked for a new one). I also got two John Grisham books, a James Patterson book, the Chris Daughtry CD, a few movies (Pirates of the Carribean #2, The Corpse Bride and Talladega Nights), 2 bottles of Captain Morgan, a bottle of wine, some holiday kitchen towels, an electric knife, gift cards to my favorite places (Linens and Things & Bed and Bath), 2 Yankee Candles, and a gift card to the Burlington Coat Factory so I can pick out a new winter coat. I also got some cash and was instructed to buy something nice for myself and not to use it to pay a bill. (Someone knows me well.) Anyway, we had fun Christmas Eve at the folks house. There was so much food and everyone was in a festive mood. After we exchanged gifts, we played cards and we never got back home until after 11:00.
Christmas morning the kids all showed up and I made a huge breakfast. We exchanged gifts afterwards and then played Uno for awhile. The kids all left around 3 to go to other dinners so I put on one of my new movies and promplty fell asleep. Guess I am going to have to watch that one again.

Today I went to see Rose. It was so good to see her, bald little head and all. She is doing really well and enjoyed all the little gifts I brought her. She gave me a gift bag with all kinds of goodies in it, some rum, a Beanie Bear, a calendar, and a book by Christopher Moore called A Dirty Job. I spent the entire morning there and I didn't really want to leave but she has 4 long haired cats and 4 hours was about all my allergies would allow. By the time I left I was sneezing and my eyeballs were itching pretty bad, but it was a really nice visit.

I have no plans for the rest of the week. I will say that my days off are going by way too quickly. Not liking that too much. Sara has been home a lot this week so it's been nice hanging with the kid. She got the DVD The Lady in the Water for Christmas so we are going to watch that in a little bit. The movie got bad reviews but we both like M. Night Shyamalan so we'll decide for ourselves. The Village got bad reviews too but we both thoroughly enjoyed that one.

I hope you all had a great Christmas and are looking forward to an awesome 2007. I know I am.



AliceKay said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas, Lainie. So glad you had your kids home with you. Marty didn't get to come home because he worked both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but Karen and her boyfriend were here with us last night.

Kerry said...

Yes sounds like you had a perfect Christmas!!

Now we reeeeeeelax the rest of our holidays LOL

ChicagoLady said...

I really liked The Lady In The Water. I didn't see The Village, but wanted to. Did you get what I sent you, Lainie? :(

Lainie said...

Marvin, I went back out to the mailbox and there was nothing there from you. :-( Now I am all bummed out.

Karla said...

sounds nice lainie...my youngest gave me a beautiful pair of emerald earrings...I was so surprised that he even thought of something that nice!
(marvin..you really don't wanna see the village..it's long and boring...well so I thought..it had good intense parts but to me it was a big disappointment)

ChicagoLady said...

Great! You sent me your address on the 30th, I mailed it probably that first week of December? Kerry's went out the 9th, and yours was days before hers. I guess someone is enjoying a nice Christmas present. Just goes to prove I can't trust the post office, I can't trust UPS, I can't trust Fed Ex...who does that leave to ship things? Just one more thing to really piss me off lately.

Lainie said...

Well that really sucks, I've never had problems receiving my mail before. I've even received things that had the completely wrong street name on it. Living in a small town sometimes is a good thing because everyone knows who everyone is. I will go to the post office today and make some noise. Probably won't do any good but can't hurt to try.

Tori_Z said...

Glad you had such a great Christmas