Friday, December 26, 2008

and then I don't feel so bad

Well, we survived Christmas. It was just the 5 of us this year. No dysfunctional in-laws, and I can't say that I am disappointed about that.

And it was nice. I think the kids liked all of the gifts they got, and there was no overload. The weather was nice, and I got out for a Christmas day run before making the Christmas ham. The microwave seems to have bounced back to it's normal self. Don't know what was going on with it the other day. It probably had a major leak that has since sealed back up. We'll see if the day of leakage made any or all of the kids sterile. Or maybe I'm just paranoid about these things, having flashbacks to my own mother shouting, "DON'T STAND IN FRONT OF THE MICROWAVE!"

So today, I relax and ponder.

I volunteered to play along in a "Ten Things I Like That Begin With the Letter ” “_" game from Terri who got it from More Than an Electrician.

Just list 10 things that begin with the letter assigned. Any readers that want to play can leave a request in the comments, and I'll assign their letter.

Terri gave me the letter “C” and these are ten "C" things I like:

Colorado. I grew up here, then we were living in other states for several years. Now we're back. Nice to be home.

Camping. No electricity, no asphalt, the more feral the better!

Cowboys. They're tough, down-to-earth, and just darn nice to look at.

What's not to like?

Candles. One of my few girlie indulgences.

The Computer. Duh. How else would I do these riveting memes?

Chinese food. Or pretty much anything eaten with Chopsticks.

Commuting on my bicycle. Have fun and get stuff done at the same time!

And I do like a good Challenge now and then. As long as it's not too challenging

China, the dog. My walking companion and fellow resident b*tch.

Cookie, the cat, because he's just plain cool, and if he finds out I included China and not him, he'll hurt me.



Anonymous said...

Sonds like a great holiday! Glad to see the microwave has returned to Normal (pun intended).

Nice list. A lot of your C list are my among favorites (camping, Colorado, Chinese food, computers).

Have a great weekend and enjoy the peace & quiet.

BTW - was 72 & humid down here. Makes for a warm run.

terri said...

Love your list of C things. I'm in agreement with candles, chinese food and computers. I never was much for camping though. I don't like sleeping amongst creepy crawly things or having to navigate throught the woods to find privacy enough to relieve myself. Nice of you to take the pets' feelings into consideration while composing your list. I just hope Chaco isn't offended that you didn't include him.

Beej said...

Oh did leave out Chaco...

I want a letter, but don't tell Terri cause I didn't ask her for a letter (but she had so many people asking for a letter I felt silly. See? I love you Terri!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you forgot:


(must be the "s" sound that threw you)

~anonymous Aussie (lurker) mum of 4

Freak Magnet said...

Hurray for Christmas without dysfunctional inlaws! That alone would make it awesome! Glad you had a nice day.

Love the meme too - especially the cowboy part. :)


Judy said...

Nice list! I want to play, too - can you find a letter for me? How am I missing these posts of Terri's???

Herb said...

It is nice when you can have a peaceful day on the day set aside for it. Did you get a visit from Christmas Carl?

Anonymous said... should probably not get too close to the microwave.

Anonymous said...

Your mention of the disfunctional microwave reminded me of the dialong between Clark "Sparky" Griswald and Cousin Eddy.., about the metal plate in his head.. remember? Made him pee his pants every few minutes. - gawd thats just sooo wrong somehow.

Oh Christmas Carl was looking for you. He maybe just a bit late. But I covered for you.