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As the last minutes of Christmas wind down, a recap of the day.

For me, a pretty good one.

- box of goodies from my lovely bff [personal profile] rainpuddle13 including a beautiful keepsake box, gloves for keeping my hands warm at work, a gorgeous scarf, the neatest soccer ball ornament ever, and some yummies that I plan to hoard away (Cadbury Flake, and caramel biscuits that I'd love to savor one at a time but will probably end up hoovering in one sitting.)

- a new car stereo and Garmin to replace the PoS factory one in my car. (Side note about new Garmin GPS units...use Garmin Express for the Lifetime Map updater. If you go through the main site's update procedure, its interminably slow (not even a quarter finished after 4 hours...Express did the job in less than 15 minutes.)

- the Twilight Film archive book with a gazillion truly cool things from the movies including some pics I've never seen before

- new charms for my Pandora bracelet (the soccer ball and spacers for each of the boys)

Present highlight of the day: DJ wants another tattoo and is saving up for it. I went into the shop and they have gift cards. So I bought him a "glitter tattoo" kit at Michaels and taped the gift card to the back. The expression on his face when he opened the box was adorable (as he opened it, I said "I knew you wanted another tattoo, so..."). The expression when he flipped it over and saw the card was even better.

Overall, it was a pretty brilliant day. We stayed in our pajamas all day, bummed around, and then had stuffed shells for dinner.

Still hard to believe that two Christmases ago, we were seeing the first inch of what would become almost a foot of snow.

for my own memories, not because I think anyone will read it )
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Or a wild case of "wtf happened while I wasn't looking??"

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Instead of the BS I could be droning on about, I'm giving out my favorite holiday recipe instead.


1 cup of water
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 cup of brown sugar
Some Lemon juice
4 large eggs
Some Nuts
1 bottle tequila (preferably Jose Cuervo Gold, or better yet, Hornitos)
2 cups of dried fruit

Sample the tequila first to check the quality. Take a large bowl and check the tequila again to be sure it is of the highest quality, it is best to pour one-level cup and drink. Repeat. Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar. Beat again. At this point it's best to make sure the tequila is still OK. Try another cup... just in case. Turn off the mixerer thingy.

Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of fried druit. Pick the frigging druit up off floor. Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the bleaterers just pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample the tequila again to check for tonsisticity.

Next, sift two cups of salt. Or something. Check the tequila. Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find. Greash the oven. Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over. Don't forget to beat off the turner. Finally, throw the bowl through the window.

Finish the tequila and wipe counter with the cat. Nobody likes fruitcake anyway!

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Morning spent alternately depressing myself with reading ads that sound hella promising, only to find it's a community setup that hasn't been touched since October, or one that requires all posts/comments to be 2+ detailed paragraphs long. Ugh. I'm all for prose in tags, but that's a little over the top for me. Am further guessing that the Stand/Boulder game has been abandoned for whatever reason (though I suspect lack of character apps as well as a glitch in the logic played a part). Blarg. It was a nice dream.

Got a little shot of adrenaline when I realized Zach had gone back to sleep rather than get ready for paintball and had 15 minutes to shower and assemble his gear. There was a happy little whirlwind of OMGWHEREISMY...? But he's off, and happily getting welts all over his body for the day.

I am off to brave the mall today and hopefully get a shitload of Christmas shopping done: read: all of it. I'd love to get that off my plate. Probably help if I actually write out a list of what I need to get and for whom.

Relatedly, stocking stuffers for 16/19 year old boys are getting harder and harder to find. After razors and condoms, what else is there???

Am going to make something Christmassy tomorrow to take into work to try and get myself into the holiday spirit a little more as well as provide something fun because things be tense in the department (Director is reaping the rewards of a ton of BOGSATs resulting in what will probably be missed deadlines because our IT department seriously sucks if not sat upon - and the VP ain't happy.)

Need to force myself to put down the DS in the evenings and read instead. I've got a TBR list that's topping out at 45 books right now and I want to read them ALL. Downtime probably wouldn't bother me as much if I was lost in those worlds.

Also need to stop being lured by the "Customers who bought this also bought..." thing on Amazon. I've got all these great books on my TBR...then get lured by a new shiny. Bah.

Peace out, all.


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