Friday, December 28, 2007

How was YOUR Christmas holiday?

Ours was truly wonderful!!!

Mr. Howard was originally scheduled to work from 8-5, but after batting my eyes profusely and using every form of bribery I could muster, he went in and had it changed to a 12:30pm-5pm shift. I was elated! I was even more elated Christmas day when he showed back up at my parents house at 2:00pm (after having been at work for only two hours) with the good news that he had been sent home. The Howards spent the night Christmas Eve at my parents, along with my brother and his pup Triggor, my sister and her cat Romper, and my parents cat Normie. For those of you keeping track, that was 6 humans, 3 dogs, and 2 cats. While Mr. Howard and I got no sleep with Jake frantically clawing at the door, trying to get at the two cats (which he surely thought were aliens), we had a wonderful Christmas the next day.
It's funny how as we've gotten older, it's become less about the presents (although, no one's complaining about the presents) and more about spending time together. My mom, sister, and I had A LOT of quality time together, as we accompanied her to the emergency room Christmas morning. The night before, unbeknownst to the rest of us, my mom cut herself while cleaning a knife. The next morning, after opening presents and eating breakfast, it still really hadn't stopped bleeding - so we all made the executive decision for her to go. Luckily, stitches were not needed (apparently, if you wait more than 12 hours they CAN'T do stitches because of the risk of infection. Of course, this means that Mr. Howard will now automatically wait twelve hours after cutting himself so that stitches are no longer ever an option for him).

In addition to having a wonderful holiday my sister's boyfriend, Denny, graduated from California University, Sacramento a few days beforehand. CONGRATULATIONS DENNY!!!!

How was your Christmas?


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