December 7th, 2004

Doug & Sheri

It's beginning to look (and feel) a lot like Christmas...

...especially in our office. :) We spent a good portion of the day today decorating our office Christmas tree. :) I had so much fun helping out since Mark & I never buy a tree and I've really missed the traditional decorating that usually goes along with it. :) A couple of girls from our office went to the store yesterday with my boss to choose a tree. It was so cute when they brought it back proudly, not realizing that the trunk of the tree had grown in a curvy "S" shape so no matter which way we turned it, it looked a little crooked. Poor things! It's okay though - I really like the tree and I really think it's adorable because it definitely has character :) - not unlike all of the people who work in our office, I guess. ;)

And I know you're all tired of hearing my iPod drivel - but I finally got it in the mail yesterday! It's cute and pink and even has engraving on the back that says - "Merry Christmas! Love, Mark 2004" - Isn't that the sweetest thing? I LOVE it and have been loading it up with all of my theatre songs for the past two evenings. :) I already have 325 songs uploaded and have used a little more than a third of the memory - something tells me that 4 gigs is going to be eaten up very quickly!

It also really brightened my day to get some holiday cards in the mail. :) Special thanks to irisheyes77, orion74, and karmastyx for the thoughtful and sweet cards! :) And I've actually gotten semi on the ball and sent out most of my cards - I do still have a batch left that will probably have to wait until Thursday because I won't be home tomorrow night. :P

Speaking of which, tomorrow night is our employee only Christmas party at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. :) I'm going to be driving the girls from my office down (and back) since I was already targeted as the designated driver for the evening about a month ago. :) It should be a lot of fun - I went last year and had a great time, but this year should be even better because we're all going together. :)

And one last note about the holidays - It's been SO bad for my diet! :P Every single annuity company that we deal with (and mutual fund company) has sent us tons and tons of food! From chocolate covered cherries to Cheryl's cookies and brownies, I'm having a hard time sticking to my healthy eating! I know I've gained back a lot of the weight I lost, but I promise to be much better after the holiday season is over. :P

Hope you all have a nice evening. :)