Hehe Andy, I understand you on the weather thing - usually Dec. here is an ugly mix of rain, sleet, snow, a few warm days, more rain. I'd rather just have a nice crisp fall, cold winter, and hot summer.
Xmas gifts - well dh got me an ipod, which I've been begging for so that I could load it full of all of my favorite music to take to hospital for labor. I was expecting a used one from ebay, but the demand is so high this year that the ebay prices were the same as the apple store with his student or my teacher discount. So I got a new shiny one, and oh boy it's the coolest. He loaded something like 30 hours of music on it already for me, and I have another dozen cds I'd like to add, but it's been a great toy so far. I think my parents got me a coat tree, we don't have a closet for guests to hang coats, and we could really use something. The inlaws "cancelled" gift giving for anyone but the children under 12 a few weeks ago - long after I had already gotten them gifts and wrapped them, so we'll see if they have anything for this babe, if not, then that's the extent of the xmas fun around here!
It's bitter cold and sunny here right now - the dog and I are basking in the sun, I'm typing while she snores. Dh has vanished to the computer lab, he must play with his new toy too.
And yikes! I just realized it's 11, and we have to leave shortly after 12 for lunch with my family. Uh oh! Going to climb out of bed, toss bean casserole together and into the oven, and get in the shower.
Happy Christmahaunakwanzika to everyone.
Lisa, mama to Lauren, Elliot, angel Marion, and baby due in the fall.