Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Christmas photos

Since I've not much time to talk about it, I will post the photos instead. We had a great Christmas!

Our annual "Johnson" Christmas party.

Making cookies!

Jake was caught sleeping on the couch Christmas morning!

Christmas dinner.

A game of Apples to Apples.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat!

Nothing like tons of work to take away a Christmas spirit eh? I'm thinking I should have asked for more time off so I could forget about it all until later, but then I'd be more depressed, right? I admit I get depressed after Christmas is over. It's not good in that it usually happens that evening. I think it's a chemical thing cause it happens like clock work. Reminds me of baby blues. All that excitement building up and then all surprises opened in only minutes. Of course with a baby though, you keep getting surprised, that's for sure. Savannah opened one of her gifts already and saw that it was in one of her old shoe boxes and when I asked her about it se told me, "eh. My Dora boots." So close call cause she didn't open it any further than that.

Well, I think I'm ready! We plan to have my sister and brother and their families over for dinner. I have never had a Christmas dinner other than just my immediate family and so I'm excited to have a house full. Normally we've done the traditional ham but this year we had bought a large turkey during the Thanksgiving sales and the idea from the movie A Christmas Story has been really rubbed off on me. Now whether or not we have a glass of wine after opening presents, who knows. Maybe champagne would be better?

Speaking of food, I haven't been faithful to my diet as of late. I've not attended a meeting for a couple of weeks nor have I weighed in. I guess I will really regret all those extra nuts and cookies and goodies I've been sneaking here and there when I finally do weigh in. Yikes! But hey, I look at it like this. I am still watching what I am eating. I mean last year I ate at least three times what I've eaten now in goodies. So I still have to pat myself on the back.

Have a Merry Christmas everybody!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Stink, Stank, Stunk!

I just love the classic Grinch! Savannah and I both chuckled at the part where he is going down the chimney and gets stuck while watching it last night.

So it's been sooooo busy here at work. Usually this is the slow time of the year which makes it even harder to be here but not this year, oh no. I guess I can't complain but sure makes time fly by too fast. I guess that's why you all haven't seen me mark on your blogs lately, but don't worry, I plan to soon! Until then, have a great week everyone!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Have yourself a merry little Christmas...

and if not, think of one that was better. You'll be surprised what it does to your mood!

Every time I see a cute holiday decoration or hear an old time holiday carol I think to myself of how I just want to go home and bake cookies. Now truth be told that if I were really to leave work early that's the last thing I'd do. But obviously the sights and sounds of Christmas bring lovely memories of Christmases past that create distractions and less productivity at work. That is why I love this time of year for that, not because it's a holiday and permission to mess around at work, but because it reminds me of being young, innocent, and always so full of hope. And even though I find such relish from each moment of reminiscing, I am reminded of what I have today; the making of new traditions, thoughts of the nice little surprises to come to those I love, and a fresh beginning with the start of a new year. Isn't it heartwarming how thought provoking Christmas can be and can change our attitude? It seems to make things alright at the end of a what has been a long year for us. I never realized this until now how true the song is that goes,

"Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight"

"Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay,
From now on,
our troubles will be miles away."

If only for a while, Christmas takes all the worries away, doesn't it?