Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Do you see what I see?

Snow. Freakin' snow everywhere. And more on it's way tonight...

This is our front yard:
And looking down our block:So beautiful.
Yet so frustrating...

Monday, December 22, 2008

Easy way out?

Found this on the OH board this morning - thank you, Jessica Jean!

Friday, December 19, 2008


So, it never snows in Seattle. Bah. Couldn't have happened at a worse time. So much to do and no way to go do it. Can't go shopping (need to finish up Xmas shopping and shopping for Xmas Eve dinner with the fam and R&W) - not making it to our Events Team Xmas Dinner tonight. Our one and only Xmas party this year, and we can't get there, if they're still even having it. If we can't make it, sure bet a lot of the others won't be able to, either. Missed last Saturday night at the nightclub, and it doesn't look any better for this weekend.

Very bummed. And now that I've lost two days work, I'll have to come in the week after Xmas to make it up, as I can't afford to miss any more days. Next paycheck's already gonna hurt, since the company I work for has enforced a mandatory 10 day vacation, and I didn't have any days left (used them all for my surgery earlier this year). I guess I ought to be grateful I'm still working, period, but I'm feeling abused by work. Not getting my exec title back (one of these years, maybe my boss will fulfill his promise - yeah, right...), not getting proper raises.... geeeesh. And this isn't the time to look for other work - been looking; but there's a lot of competition out there right now (so many layoffs in the area). Plus, so many businesses going out of business. Best to stay put for now.

Only highlight today; down two more pounds. And I was sure I gained - been baking up a storm (Xmas cookies!) and tasting too many of my own wares - killer snickerdoodles, if I do say so myself :o)

Rambling now - maybe I just ought to go back to bed... bah, humbug.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Santa: my little, white, furry butt!

So, we take Sparky to go see "Santa" - goofiest santa we ever did see. I can appreciate this was just for "dogs," but come on. I'm not even gonna sully these pages with a pic - here's our Sparky, instead, with bells on and all!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Got the pictures from our wonderful day at R&W's house on Thanksgiving:

Kathy and me
Rita and her beautiful table
Wes and Rita
Pop, me and Wim

After dinner, relaxing (Rita, Wim, Wes's sister, and Mum)

A wonderful day - thank you, Rita and Wes!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday. We had a wonderful time at our friends' house. I was able to eat a little turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy with cranberry jelly. YUM! Also had a sliver of pumpkin pie (just the mousse part - crust doesn't work well) with a little whipped cream - felt very decadent.

Been waiting to post all week, as pictures were taken and Miss R said she'd e-mail them to me, but she hasn't had the opportunity to do that yet.

So, here we are in the holiday season. I love Christmas and everything around it, but this year, I'm just not in. I'm not sure if it's the economy, or all the layoffs (both with my own company and in the area), but it's as if I feel I don't have the right to feel jovial when there's so much unhappiness around. Silly, I know, but there you go.

So, gonna try to drag out the Xmas boxes this weekend and get our place gussied up. Sparky gets his picture taken tomorrow with Santa, so I can get our Xmas cards done (I always prefer to make them, if I can). See if I can't make myself get in the mood. I was just in the supermarket, where they were playing Xmas music, and I found myself singing along, so that's a good thing.

Miss T, if you're reading this, answer my e-mail - P and I would love to see you, 'k?