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2009-12-26 - 4:13 a.m.

Merry Christmas Everybody!

Wellllll....I see that no one on my buddy list updated for Christmas. Slackers! Busy festivus frolickers!! Yooouu!

I am having a rather nice holiday season with my family. I've been sleeping well, which is a rarity for me, especially when I am not in my own place. I've slept great this trip. Mr. Philly is with me and the family is all happy and christmasy like the terribly merry bunch of who people from the grinch. We are all feeling glad that Dad didn't die (thanks Dad) and the general vibe is merriment. My sister and I went in together to get my parents a trip to a very romantic bed and breakfast. We sent them there once before and they loved it.

I did my usual thing and let Christmas sneak up on me, despite the fact that I've been out of work and could have shopped every day if I wanted. ::sigh:: I just don't learn. Every year I say next year I will shop earlier. Chalk up another epic FAIL in that category. I did manage to get my shopping done and the presents all wrapped before we traveled to Louisiana though. Mr. Philly was with me through this whole process but while he is extremely talented in some things, gift wrapping is not his forte, so I wrapped every gift. Even the ones from him to other people. At one point, in a fit of cleverness, just when I was feeling like I would never be done wrapping gifts, he pointed at me and said "I demand that you wrap faster". It was a very funny moment and that laugh got me through the end of the wrapping-marathon.

I'm happy to report that I did not receive any granny coats for Christmas this year. My mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas weeks ago and I named off a few things I could think of, just to give her some assorted ideas to choose from and she went and gathered every thing I mentioned. Fortunately I didn't name off a bunch of expensive stuff. I find that nowadays I feel bad if they over-do it on buying me stuff.

Tomorrow we are going to my crazy uncle's house to blow stuff up. I made an entry once titled "How Rednecks Have Fun" if you have a yen to look in the archives for it. That's what we will be doing tomorrow. Handling explosives and making a lot of noise. My dad is way into the spirit for this and has bought a ton of fireworks. This should be fun.

I need to sleep now. It is actually the day after Christmas, but I haven't slept yet, so it's still Christmas to me.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.


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