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27 December 2006 @ 06:42 am
A belated Christmas re-cap...  
...as Sydney mentioned in her post below, we all had a marvelous Christmas! There were a lot of wonderful surprises throughout the day, lots of great food, but of course the nicest part was getting to spend so much time with both sides of our family!!

For once I didn't find out what Mark got me for Christmas, until I opened my gift (I usually suck and unintentially find out what my gift is each year when I unknowingly attempt to buy it myself before Christmas...) He got me a video i-Pod - which I love! My little i-Pod mini that he got me two years ago was GREAT, but it was already full and he thought it was time for me to get an upgrade. :) Spent most of the Christmas morning loading it up with songs, my favorite "Queer as Folk" episode (#307 - when Michael confronts Ben in "the needle scene"), and my new favorite movie "Lightning Bug" (but more on the movie a little later...)

Of all my gifts, though I think the most touching was the gift from my boss and her daughter... I'd always talked to her about my admiration for Barak Obama for years and how he was going to be our next President and she kept laughing and saying that she didn't know who he was... For Christmas, she and her daughter bought me his new book "Audacity of Hope" and I've been reading it pretty much non-stop all weekend - when I really should be studying for my exam from hell which is tomorrow! It was an extremely thoughtful and personal gift and I was blown away by how perfect it was!

Mark really liked the portable video screen I got for his i-Pod. :) Now he can stick his video i-Pod in and watch his movies on a larger screen when he's at home - the best part is that he doesn't need his earphones and he doesn't have to squint at his small screen anymore. :)

There are SOOO many things I want to write to write about... my love for Mr. Obama's new book, Robert Hall and "Lightning Bug" (which was one of the best surprises all weekend for me!), and how I think I'm going to fail my A&H exam tomorrow, :P... but they're all going to have to wait because I'm running just a wee bit late for work (what else is new?) ;)

Hope you're all having a lovely week!! Big *HUGS*!! :)
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ilenebook on December 27th, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC)
Think positive..you will pass..or if not you will be getting closer and closer to passing.
Hugs to Sydney.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on December 28th, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for the good, positive thoughts. :) I'm hoping to pass and be rid of that darn exam!!
karmastyxkarmastyx on December 27th, 2006 09:39 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you had a nice Christmas.

You'll pass the test! :)
Sheri: Sydney *SIGH*shutterbug93 on December 28th, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your positive thoughts about my exam, Laura. :) I have to remain positive, but AHHHHH.... I have such a mental block about insurance. :( All NASD exams, I'm fine, but insurance.... ICK!
Sabine: Mickisabine10 on December 28th, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)
I'm glad that you had a nice Christmas. :) Looks like as if your boss listened well to you. :) I hope I'm not completely wrong but, was it her with the dog you once told about? And if so, how are they doing?

I wish you good luck with your exam! Big *hugs* to you, Sheri! :)

PS: Not sure if you perhaps will get this comment twice but it looks like as if the first vanished someway.
Sheri: Sydney Christmasshutterbug93 on December 28th, 2006 03:52 pm (UTC)
Yes, that was her!! :) She and her family are doing really well with their new puppy (who really isn't a puppy anymore because he's MUCH bigger and heavier than Sydney!!) But their new dog is very loving and such a great addition to their family. :) Thanks for asking! :)

Thanks for the positive thoughts about my exam... after the last time, I'm just afraid to go back! :P Hopefully this morning will be the end of it. :P

Big *HUGS* to you!!
_tropicalheart on December 29th, 2006 03:01 am (UTC)
Hi Sheri,

I'm glad you and your family had a really nice Christmas! :) Sydney's update was so cute, as always! :)

I'm sorry I haven't been around much and for the lack of commenting. My internet connection died for almost two weeks and then my laptop had a massive crash the other night... :P

Anyway, I'm out! Happy Holidays! :)


Sheri: Sydney Christmasshutterbug93 on December 29th, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC)
I've missed you!! :( Hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas!! Sorry to hear about your internet connection, too... I would go insane without access to the net for two weeks! Hope you have a wonderful New Year!! :D