December 24, 2010

Merry Merry

Really enjoying my sister-in-law, Melonie (or Melly, as James has nicknamed her) being here for Christmas. This is the first time she has seen the babies, so it has been a nice time. I pulled out a lasagna from the freezer for dinner last night (not Stouffer's, one I had made), not realizing that a six layer frozen lasagna takes about two hours to cook.

I essentially starved everyone, so it tasted delicious. Looking forward to cookie baking and Santa prep tonight.

The Expert and Melly are currently grocery shopping - the Expert is an absolute saint for shopping and cooking Christmas dinner tomorrow....I wouldn't know where to begin. All he needs is a standing rib roast to take this zoo to five star fine dining. If I was in charge, we would be having sandwiches and wine.

Stella Rae is napping, and I am getting some serious snuggles and Charlie Brown Christmas with my first born. I feel very Christmasy and relaxed today... I am very thankful for all my millions of blessings, my family, and friends. Sometimes, I just need a real day off to make me realize all the joy I am forgetting. Shamefully, the grind and pull of daily life sometimes makes me forget just how thankful and blessed I am. I have a roof over my head, a job I appreciate, an Expert who loves me, family who tolerates me, and friends and coworkers I adore. So many blessings. And in those blessings there was also hidden a fabulous new purse. Woo hoo!

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

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