Sunday, December 28, 2008

What I Did On My Christmas Holidays :)

I am actually still enjoying my Christmas break. I do not usually have this much time off, so this is amazing. Firstly, I have been keeping my vampire hours. I love it. I sleep when I am tired, eat when I am hungry and do not have a single worry. This is a very rare treat for me.
During this time, I have been doing some serious knitting.

I also received another installment of the Travelling Scarf group of which I am a member.

This is so cool, in that it is worked sideways. I had never tried this before. I will do shortly as soon as I have a few other works in progress off the sticks.

I did a lot of work with my Naughty-Nice Scarf, from the Son of the Stitch and Bitch.

It is just so much fun. My husband cannot wait until he can wear it. I am hoping it is soon, or at least before Spring.

I had my crack team helping me pack.

Yes. There is enough room to smuggle a cat if the need should arise.

Unfortunately, Rebel was pounced upon shortly after this discovery was made.

I have been able to visit with friends and share in wonderful food.

I have been watching movies galore. We had a C. S. Lewis theme night. First we watched, Shadowlands, with Sir Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger. I loved the Narnia series when I was a small child. We then watched The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. During the entire movie, I was positively tripping on who was the witch. Finally, midway through the film, the Husband recognizes her as the angel Gabriel from the movie Constantine. Her name is Tilda Swinton. What did we watch. Hmmmmm. Atonement, Devils Mercy, Runaway Bride, Logan's run, The Fifth Element, Tomb Raider, and The Ruins. There were many, many more flicks, but unfortunately, I cannot recall them all at this point.

We enjoyed our walks. There are so many homes with lights adorning their fronts. It is super cool. Some of them are lit in tune to a Christmas carol. I am not sure how cool I would find this if I was living next door to one, but it is really neat to see.
This is a sidewalk en route of our walk.

Me all bundled and snow covered:

I really love that hat!

For Christmas, we went to my parents home. We had a great time. The journey to get there however, was something else. We drove through at least two feet of water most of the way. Many areas were flooded. I was very thankful to be in my truck. It is higher than most of the other vehicles on the road that did not fare as well. Normally, it takes us at the most two hours to arrive at Moms. This trip, no word of a lie, took SIX!!!!! First time for everything I suppose.
The trip was well worth it. We had a wonderful supper with all the fixings. We were entertained by Buddy. He provided us with his Poltergeist impersonation.

Now tell me that is not three shades of creepy.

My parents always have the best light displays:

Yes. Santa s Reindeer did rest on the roof of their motor home before continuing on their long voyage.

We stayed a few days with Mom and then turned for home. I really missed my bed. At least the drive home was more manageable.
I can handle snow covered roads with more ease. I did not need my water wings for the trek home.

Lastly, Santa was very good to us. Can you guess what we were doing all week end:

We have our games, and Rebel has his:

I have no clue how he managed to stay perched on that little box for as long as he did.

That is all I have to share for now. I truly hope you all enjoyed your Christmas. I wish you all, the best, from my family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.