December 16th, 2007

at heather's

is it all over yet?


yeah, i write not so much lately ... somewhere between tired and busy, the daily documentation falls by the wayside. Charles and I have fallen into routines already, where to park, what time to set the alarm clocks, once-weekly late-evening trips to the Winco. It's comfortable and nice, though it'll be nice after the holiday when we have more money and can go out a little more often.

The office xmas party was Friday, at the doctor's house. After seeing the doctor's house, I'm not going to tolerate many more words about how tight money is at the clinic. I was offered a piece of the swordfish steak a half-dozen times, and while i'm sure it was delicious, I am so over explaining my vegetarianism to that group of people.

It did smell delicious, though.

Family Christmas is tomorrow. Charles is coming with me - apparently my mom spread the word about him to all the relatives and they are all looking forward to meeting him. I don't know if he's looking forward to it quite so much, but i think it will go well.

For actual xmas, I'm driving out to the river. Since I cannot get out of working xmas eve, I'm driving down there for one day. But it's worth it. I'll be there with my bike, my family, and my boy ... even if just for a day, what else could i need?

Charles and I did most of our present-exchanging already, since he doesn't seem to have any patience for surprises either. I got him creepers, tattoo needles, and machine tools. He got me a pink Nintendo DS (love it!) and a gigantic hot pink Hello Kitty sticker for the back of my car (love it too!), and eventually he's going to do a foot tattoo we planned out. someday.

And we're broke why? ha.

alexvdl sent me an awesome glass from the sub he works on. I love that too.

So yeah, that's what's been going on.

family xmas!

Flea likes broccoli. who would have thought it?

Family xmas was good. They all seem to like charles a lot. My aunt gave him a bottle of wine - i should have warned her that he doesn't drink, but it's a white wine and he might actually drink it. She gave me the usual cosmetics, some money, and a Target gift card, which i used on the way home to buy Mario Kart for my DS. This will keep me occupied for hours. I also got a trader joe's reusable bag and gift card (score), a victoria's secret gift card, and an odd looking tea set with chickens on it. I actually like it.

I'll see most of them again when I go out to the river for xmas day, but it's nice all getting together here for family day. Not to mention that we do it at my cousin's house in Riverside, so it's almost convenient.

Charles is in bed already, and i'm going soon ... it was a fun day, but a long one.