So far I've managed to keep it real and keep from over eating and getting too into the holiday spirit, (if you catch my drift!)
I have a lot of news that I probably should have been updating everyone about.
Firstly, I will be officially hired by my company in January! This means paid vacation and sick days, health insurance, direct deposit, and of course withholdings (no more estimated tax for me!) It's been a long time coming, but I obviously have made them very happy, and they want to lock me down! :)
Secondly, I received a Christmas bonus! 500 smack-a-roo's! In this troubled economic time, to receive that kind of fiscal reward for just doing one's job is an amazing thrill. I suppose it's because so many people don't do their jobs, so finding an employee who is diligent and hard working and smart like me, you wanna keep them happy. :)
Anyway, I've got all my Christmas shopping for my family done, though I've got to buy some presents for friends, but I have until New Years for them... :) Last night, I wrapped all the gifts, and put them all in a big box to have them ready to take to Utah Tuesday night. I'll be spending Christmas with Dad, David, Katie and Helen. Should be a good time, and it probably will be a white Christmas to boot!
This morning, Joe and I did our little christmas, since neither will be home to exchange gifts. He loved the 5.1 speaker system that Jon P. and I bought for him, and I liked the gifts Joe got for me, despite their inexpensive cost. Two puzzles featuring pretty New England scenes and a magazine/TP rack for the bathroom--nice. He's not got much extra money, so I am just pleased he got me anything. Jon P. got me a logitech webcam! So if you want to video chat, let me know, I'm now capable!
I was going to do laundry today, but I'm going to try and go without for the next two days and do Laundry at Dad's house for free! (I'm so cheap, I know) But it's part of the fun of going home for the holidays.
Anyway, hope everyone is well in their respective necks of the woods.
God bless us, everyone.