Dec 17 2007

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Published by at 12:21 pm under Friends,Holiday Magic,The Man

Mackers came over on Friday evening and spent the weekend at our happy home. We wanted to finish our Christmas shopping and also, you know. . . hang out together, since we probably wouldn’t have a chance to do that for a little while. Saturday was our big Christmas bonanza of shopping and wrapping. We shopped for what seemed like a gojillion years, and then we came home, made dinner, and wrapped presents for another gojillion years. We were wrapping presents through the whole showing of Pulp Fiction, although we did take many breaks to groan and stretch and say “My back is killing me!” But, it was all worth it in the end: I got to spend time with Mackers, I got my shopping 99% done, and almost everything is wrapped and under the tree, waiting to be distributed to various households.

One thing that is making me angry right now is the present I ordered for my dad’s girlfriend. I ordered this thing on November 29. The web site stated that it would probably take 12 days maximum to make and ship. It’s still not here. I sent an e-mail to the proprietor on the 13th, asking very politely for order status, as I was going to have to ship this thing to another state once it arrived. I have heard nothing back. Nothing. Not even a “I’m holding it hostage” or “Yeah, yeah, I’ll get to it, I’m pretty busy”. Not a word. This is nerve-wracking.

On Sunday, when Mackers had to drive home, we woke up to find that six inches of snow had fallen overnight, and it was still snowing outside. Not only was it snowing, but it was blowing and drifting, too. Hooray! She had a small problem getting out of the driveway (meaning she kind of slid off the driveway, and we had to shovel her out), but once she got on the road she said it was relatively okay. Well, except for that part where her car was possessed, and she could take her foot off the gas and watch the speedometer show her that yes indeed, she was speeding up. But a quick reboot fixed that problem.

The Man and I spent the rest of Sunday indoors. We played Warcraft and napped and read books and played more Warcraft. Somewhere in there, our neighbors used their powers for good and plowed our driveway for us. Very stealthy of them, for we did not even see nor hear it happening.

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