Oi! What a whirlwind week it has been… shopping and prepping for a Christmas that isn’t really much of a Christmas and has actually lead to a small amount of disappointment.
It appears we left our run too late and the presents we have sent to Sydney for family have failed to arrive in time. And for that we are truly sorry to all those who had to go without this Christmas… but believe me the presents are worth the wait.
A couple of days ago we got to catch up with Craig and Mark who have recently moved to Seattle in the US, they are back for a 10-day trip to spend Christmas at home. It was a HUGE secret that we have known about for a while and Craig surprised his mother who apparently cried tears of utter joy to see him.
Craig’s ability to keep things under wraps was amazing. It appears he even pre-dated a couple of blog entries so as to appear to still be at home in Seattle, while actually flying over here.
It was a great night when they came over and we indulged in some Caipiroska (Vodka, Lime, Sugar Water and lots-a ice), and the Little Brittan Live DVD. It was an amazing show which I am certain will be even more amazing being there in person.
Today Santa brought us a couple of presents; besides the Nintendo Wii there was the Legend of Zelda (Wii game), a Cookbook for David (cause he loves to cook, and I love to eat), Egoiste Platinum (for David), Sennheiser HD 515 headphones (for me) and the Terry Goodkind book “Chainfire” (also for me).
The fact that we’ve missed out on Christmas with family is not so good and we miss them terribly… hope you all had a great Christmas day.
A special shout out to my friend Roberta from Italy… thank you very very much for my wonderful books, The Book of Bunny Suicides and The Return of the Bunny Suicides. Incredibly funny viewing… and so wrong of the owner of a rabbit to laugh so hard at such things.
We just got off an iChat hook-up with David’s family, they all crowded into Jody’s study to have a chat. Maygen was very quiet to start, but soon wanted to show us everything, everyone got for Christmas. And Jacob got a new KTM 65. Lucky kid is up to his 3rd or 4th bike and I can get even my first one.
Been thinking about my 2007 goals in preparation for the new year… but more on that later.
Hope y’all had a great Christmas Day. Ciao!