Friday, December 26, 2008

Friday, December 26, 2008
Dark Moon
Cloudy and mild

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas Day. Today, in some parts of the world, it’s known as “Boxing Day”. When I was little, I always wondered why they’d take a day off to box! Of course, the real meaning is boxing up things to give to charity, but when I was little, I thought it was all about the sport!

It took nearly an hour to wrestle the turkey into submission. Why or why do they embed plastic crap in the meat? Getting it out is always a challenge. Anyway, I got it out, I got the bird stuffed (yes, I still put stuffing IN the turkey, I’m an experienced enough cook to know how to do that without making anyone sick), and in it went.

The cats were wild, playing with their stockings and their catnip. It was hilarious.

Talked to lots of family and friends.

Missed my grandmother a lot. Although it’s been quite a few years since she spent the Christmas holidays with us, when she was able to, she’d come down the day before Christmas or so and stay for four or five days, and we always had a lively time of it. Even though she hasn’t been with us for several years, because she was still alive and around and we could talk to her on Christmas, we missed her, but not like yesterday, when we couldn’t even talk to her. So that made the day a little bittersweet. We’re using her china, we’re telling her stories, we’re grateful for the years we had together, but we still miss her.

As we took apart the turkey leftovers, Elsa tried to make off with a turkey leg bone that was so large she had to drag it across the floor. Thank goodness we caught her before she got it to her stash under the sofa. Can you imagine those consequences? Yuck.

I made great progress on the revision of OLD-FASHIONED DETECTIVE WORK. One more pass at it for a final polish, and it’s ready to go. I’ll make the end of year deadline. Whew. The revisions have made it a much stronger book.

This computer continues to run like the junk heap it is. It will be amazing if I can keep it barely running until I can replace it. I am sick of Dell, sick of Microsoft, sick of companies getting away with substandard products.

I’m headed out to bounce between two site jobs for the next few days. I doubt I’ll have much, if any, internet access, so don’t expect to hear from me until the 30th of December.

Feel free to post your 2008 wrap up over on the Goals, Dreams, and Resolutions Site. On January 2, we start posting what we want to achieve for January and how to get there. My vision for the site isn’t just posting lists and check-ins, but generating active discussion.

I’ll check back in next Tuesday. Have a great weekend, everyone. The moon turns to new tomorrow, and I don’t know about you, but I am ready for a fresh start!


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  1. Happy holidays, doll. We had a lovely holiday ourselves, and I killed no one with food or bare hands. A success! LOL

  2. Happy Holidays, Devon! Sorry about the computer woes.

  3. Glad the kitties enjoyed themselves. And I actually can imagine the bone under furniture. *G*
    Be safe, be happy and stay warm!

  4. So glad you had a nice Christmas. The turkey sounds great, and I hear you about the plastic stuff. I still don’t get that.
    See you on the 30th!

  5. Huh, totally hear you on the stupid junky computers. We did an anti-virus upgrade in October and ever since them my cursor keeps disappearing, no matter what I do. I’m typing along and suddenly realize my words haven’t been hitting the screen for a couple of sentences. Incredibly frustrating and nothing we can do to fix it.

    Oh well…I get to buy a new one in the spring.

  6. Amen to a fresh start!

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