I just got out of the tub. I’m heading to dinner at friends’ in a few hours. I packed my sister off towards home a few hours ago. We had a great time helping each other out with dopey projects and also just hanging out, eating good food and constantly remarking on the weather (“weirdly warm out isn’t it?” “yes.”)
For my part, I helped her get her snow tires on, buy and wrap a few presents, get a new ringtone for her phone and inspect her weird toe problem for signs of danger (there were none). For her part, she helped me have a dinner party for 13 people (a success!), get flannel sheets on my bed (warm!), move some furniture around, and pay my health insurance bill. We went for a few walks, a few drives and drank a ton of coffee. We swapped a lot of music so I’m currently listening to the Grand Theft Auto Vice City soundtrack and I bet she’s listing to some woodley woo guy-and-guitar music.
She has to work on Tuesday so she’s heading back home today. I’ve got plans for today and tomorrow, very low key, involving very little driving and NO AIRPORTS. Airport avoidance seems to be one key to enjoying the holidays this year. Television avoidance is another. I’m pretty sure I can put the brakes on the “Christmas every day” scorekeeping once Christmas is, in fact, over though I must admit that it hasn’t been much of a hassle.
Happy holidays, however you’re celebrating them. I’ll spend the next week wrapping up the year and also the DECADE since this week marks ten years I’ve been keeping this journallish bloggy thing.