Let's start at the beginning. on my birthday I woke up at 8:30 am. Fabulous. Evan gave me my birthday gifts, wrapped in one of his t-shirts, in a grand presentation. I received a DVD (Charle and the Chocolate Factory) and three books (Frank McCourt, Jennifer Weiner, and the Wiked book) So it was good.
I talked to mom and dad and I won a $30 gift certificate on the radio for my birthday, from Chestnut Street Inn in Sheffield- Moroccan night. Then I took a bath. Then I forced Evan to get up at almost 1pm and we left for Mom's. Then we had to turn around because Evan forgot his wedding ring and we needed gas. Then we went to Casey's. Then we got gas, then off to mom and dad's. When we got there we opened a bottle of wine. Liz came, she gave me her present, an electronic game called "20 questions" that we tried to stump and successfully did.
We ate the traditional tasty turkey and trimmings. I opened presents from mom and dad. I got the slicer/shredder attachments for the Kitchen Aid Mixer, and a Zippo Candle lighter with refills, and 8 silver snowflake napkin rings, A First Christmas Together Ornament, a Snowflake Ornament Stand, Two snowman Ornaments for my tree.
Then we then all piled into the car and drive to the Quad Cities to the festival of trees at the Davenport River Center. We wandered around. There were some impressive wreaths. And some cute trees. I bought raffle tickets and entered them into wreath raffles.
Liz insisted that we get our picture taken with santa. Santa looked very afraid. After the photo op, Santa autographed our hands with red sharpie markers, then Liz told him that she wanted a 1969 Chevy Camaro for Christmas and Santa replied with a chuclke "A big block I suppose" and we all went on our merry way. We took lots of pictures but they were on mom's camera.
We drove home, left Liz in Mineral, and Evan and I went back with Mom and Dad to their house and we had leftovers. Then we watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Then We went home because I was so tired. Then I called Anya breifly and went to sleep.
Today is Friday. This morning I got woke up at 7:30am when a lady called looking for someone to take a stray cat off her hands. She had read my name in the paper as a contact for a friends of strays fundraiser, and she therefore decided that I must be the person to call at home at 7:30am on the day after Thanksgiving because no one answered at the shelter and she didn't want to leave a message. AAAHHHHH!
I took the day off work, and had an 11:oo appointment to work on the secret project. I got half of my money down, which was great. Now we wait for the final phase.
There is laundry piled to the ceiling. It is very hard to relax with that laundry looking at you, and no living room or dining room, and no furniture to sit on. I could sit on the bed but it is 12:48pm and Evan is still sleeping! UGH!!!!