Friday, December 21, 2001
God Bless my husband! He knows how busy and stressed I've been, in anticipation of the onslaught of family and friends on Christmas Day, and he has taken it upon himself to spend today cleaning - and cleaning - and cleaning!!! That takes such a load off. Of course, the doggies are in the backyard basically until Christmas now, since Crighton has induced a "Let's see how many times I can piss on every corner of the living room and hall" contest. Crighton and Monty are fine with it. Princess is, well, pissed. She keeps crying at the back door and staring at Joe with this pained, confused expression. He hooked them up with a tent, blankets, food, water, gazillion puppy toys, etc., and she is still pissy. Well, we'll let her in to sleep with us tonight so maybe she'll get over it. Anyway, Joe's cleaning and damn, I love him!
Deep thoughts from Mason's birthday card last night, which has become my current motto:
Thursday, December 20, 2001
You know you're growing up when your Christmas list contains things like, oh, a food processor, a Christmas quilt, gloves and underwear. Of course, I want a pogo stick and the Peanuts nativity set too, but I don't want to grow up too fast.
I'm so impatient today. Ten days and I was sick of the holiday design. It was really cute, don't get me wrong. I'm just too restless for my own good. So, bye-bye Mr. Snowman. I'll try to whip up something a little nicer than this red block design over the weekend, but it will have to take a back seat to my endless must-do-before-Christmas list.
A little Thursday silliness swiped from zannie
Posted 1:46 PM by Kerry O.
Just what we need... another puppy to join in the fun. Monty and Princess have a brother to harrass now. A few dominance battles last night, and I think Monty is satisfied that Crighton knows who's the boss. They lived together in S.F. until September, and Crighton's only 9 months old (Monty's 2 years old, Princess is not quite 3 months). I'll post pictures once my brother finally gets the darned boys trimmed and I'm not embarassed to photograph them!
Wednesday, December 19, 2001
What a fun morning! We had a White Elephant gift exchange at work today. I ended up this lovely Mikasa crystal candy dish, striped like a candy cane. Very pretty. It started off calmly, with most people just opening their presents and keeping them. But by the end, I thought we'd get lectured by building security! Lots of hollering, gift-taking, and laughing. A good time was had by all!
Tuesday, December 18, 2001
This just makes me sick. You know, people always say you feel the pain for children more acutely when you're a parent. I can understand that now, as a first-time owner of a dog - specifically a baby puppy. Just makes me want to cry.
Monday, December 17, 2001
Ah, Monday morning, after an incredibly busy weekend. Work parties, family gatherings, birthday and Christmas celebrations, obligatory shopping (Joe's PS2 is now in my possession!), and not enough sleep. We had a wonderful time, though, and learned much. For instance, I learned from my boss while sharing a Christmas potluck feast involving fair amounts of wine, that the Director of Operations who interviewed me announced to the other D.O.'s that I was the "best interview he'd ever had." Now, before anyone thinks I'm making this up or starts having casting-couch visions, I'll explain. This interview was done by telephone - he in Shelton, me in Phoenix - while the movers were packing up his family's belongings in the background. He asked me all the trick questions and gave very little feedback. When all was said and done, I had serious doubts they'd hire me, let alone brag to others about my interview prowess.
But I suppose I'll take the compliment. This same individual also announced to the transferring PS's (my position) that I was the best PS to come out of training, and would have a very successful career with the company. They'd best stop raising this bar in front of me or I'm likely to walk blindly right under it! My boss certainly was sincere, and mentioned that this particular D.O. is very influential in all of the right ways with all of the right people. Good to know.
By the way, it is the season of peace, and peace has been made, privately. Just so you know. The world is not sunshine and roses, but it does continue to turn and our little tiff was just a blink of the eye. All of you who wrote to me, thank you!