Friday, December 23, 2005
Christmas Eve Eve
When I woke this morning, I was already behind schedule. Thursday evening I was struggling with some kind of bug, making me REALLY cold (I was running a fever). Snuggling up in my warm waterbed didn't help, so my DH brought me the little electric heater and a little while later I warmed up. As long as I was in bed and couldn't quite sleep, I finished reading Xenocide from Orson Scott Card's Ender series. It was nice to be able to get some reading done, but I was still working on a couple of gift projects and had planned to wrap presents. Oh well. Earlier in the day I did get my grocery shopping done, including a huge 17 lb rib roast for Christmas dinner!! Yum!
Now I seem to have a bit of a cold, so I've been on otc meds making me feel just a little bit out of it. Still, I was behind schedule so had to push on. I was able to get over to Costco this morning about 10:30. The parking lot was so full and as Kirsten and I walked in, the checkout lines were already winding through the product aisles. Ugh! Not much I could do about it, so we just did our shopping and by the time we were ready to checkout, they had more checkers and the process was quite painless. This afternoon I finished my gifts and have been wrapping, cleaning, and doing laundry since.
In another hour or so my husband's brother and his family will arrive from Boise adding another five bodies in the house! Tomorrow my sister and her family will be here, also from Boise, and that will be another four; however, they will be staying in a motel with better bathroom facilities! Then my DD and her family will be dropping in on us too!! That makes 21 for dinner on Sunday. Many of that number are children, including 7 boys ages 9-14. It's computer game central when they all get together.
I probably won't have much chance to post again until after Christmas, so my dear friends I wish you one and all a very Merry Christmas. May you be blessed as your friendship has blessed me!