Well, so much for getting back into the blogging swing of things. Here I've let almost the entire month slide on by, not just a measly week or so. And no, I don't have any new pictures either.
I take that part back, I do have some new pictures, but their still on the memory card(s) and in all honesty, and a sign of my total lack of organizational skills at the moment, I can't find my little Cannon...
Ok, so to keep this brief (haha) and try and get most of what's bouncing around in my head onto "paper", I'm going to present a huge bullet list. Not my favorite way to do this, but it's 6:45 and I've only got a half hour at most....
So, in no particular order...
*Got the tree put up Saturday with Boo. Decorating with a 4.5-year-old is fun. You can tell a child was involved, there's one spot with a ton of ornaments and a smattering across the rest of the tree.
*Went to Amma and PopPop's for Hanukkah on the 9th. It was a good evening. PopPop actually read the prayers this year and I helped Boo light the candles. We also got a chance to talk to Jon and Becca, which is always awesome.
*Speaking of Jon, I got to have lunch with one of his best friends (and a good friend of mine) from school yesterday. I think I've known Ian since I was around age 12? It wasn't too long after we moved to PA at any rate. It was great to catch up with him.
*Speaking of Hanukkah and photos (wait, did I mention photos?), Dad was wanting to use his camera. Mom tried to put him off about it for a bit, but he kept asking. So, I took him his Nikon back when we went down for Hanukkah. And since I can't find my little Cannon at the moment, I'm cameraless, other than my phone, which takes OK pictures, but getting them off there can be a pain in the butt.
*I've managed to get lots and lots and lots of Christmas crochet done. No, you won't see pictures until later. (That reminds me, I need to get pictures of my latest items... but... aargh... too much effort at this point!) Well, maybe you'll see pictures. I know I've got pictures of some of them....
*I think I'm all done with the Christmas shopping. Still debating one small-ish purchase and I might need to pick up one other thing, but overall, I'm good.
*Wok is interesting. We're going through a reorg, which in the long run I think will actually be quite good, but will cause a little chaos in the meantime. I'm not sure yet if this is a good or bad thing, but my friend Bill will now be my manager. Yeah, it could get a little tricky at spots, but we've been through tricky spots before. As long as he keeps his ego in check (and I don't do anything stupid) we'll get along just fine with his new role.
*Next month I get to go to Texas for a few days with work. (Well, that's if they send the PO in, but I'm about 99% sure they will...) This'll be my second trip since the beginning of September. It'll be nice to get out of the office. Boo's old enough that picking him up from daycare or whatever doesn't mean I have to make sure the right seat is around, he just needs a booster and I've got an extra of those. Boo's not happy with the idea, but he did OK in September and I know he'll be fine next month too.
*That reminds me, this trip to Texas will be the first time I'll have been on a plane since before Boo was born. Wow, that's almost 5 years!
*Speaking of being born, my cousin Rae and her wife Kami welcomed a beautiful baby boy into the world back on the 4th, Oren William. He's adorable and I so wish we lived closer. I have no idea when we'll actually get to meet him in person. /sigh
*Boo keeps growing like a weed. He's so much fun to watch and play with. He just amazes me every day.
*We went to Zoe's Christmas concert last Friday. It was really nice (and just the Junior/Senior high kids). After we went to the Ronda to catch up with Steve, Shelby and Randy, which is always nice. Steve is going to be deployed again in January. I have no details on length, but I do know it's back to Afghanistan. /sigh
*My friend Michelle is in Chile now. I haven't heard much from her in the past few months, but it seems like she's doing OK.
*No, I haven't posted anything about what happened in CT on Facebook or G+. I'm not going to either. Actually, I take that back, I did make a comment on my friend John's one post. Basically I agree that this is a horrible tragedy and I can't (and don't want to) imagine the personal hell all those families are going through. The last thing they as a community need is to be reminded by outside people everywhere they look about it. They're living it every blessed heartbeat. The best thing we can do is not to ignore it, but to be respectfully quiet about it. (And if I dwell on this too much I'll just end up putting myself into a bad emotional place and that won't help me, my family or the victims in any way, shape or form...)
*I'm hopefully doing something cool tonight. Someone I've met through either a photography or a fiber circle on G+ (I can't remember exactly how I met her, but she's into both...) is in the area for work. The boy and I are hopefully meeting up with her for dinner. It should be fun. This is a huge step for me, I normally find real life events like that really tough. But, I've been kicking myself for a while for not grabbing the opportunity to meet another online friend when I was traveling all the time, so I'm not going to let this one slide by if I can help it...
Well, a boy-child is up. It's almost 7:10 and we both have to get dressed, get breakfast/lunch together and get out the door.
Peace to all and may you not wait too long to keep friends and family in the loop and may you grab opportunities when and where you can.