Monday, December 24, 2007
Today Was Perfect!
Here's the play by play...
Jim has asked me every day for two weeks to open our Christmas presents. Every day I have said not until Christmas Eve. We have always opened on the 24th so we have to enjoy our gifts and each other before racing off to see family and friends. With this information it should come as no surprise that at about 6:30 this morning, I slept in, we were opening our gifts. (My loot is pictured above-I am so spoiled!) The dogs even received their Christmas treats and spent most of the day enjoying them. The dogs actually received a second round of bones when their grandpa stopped by later in the afternoon with bones for them as well. (How cute is that?)
After opening gifts Jim went with me to Walmart to purchase all of the food to take to our families houses. It was just as exciting for Jim to accompany me on this mission as it was opening gifts.
Next, I spent some time trying to figure out how to play Dance Dance Revolution on the Wii. Jim was offering support and trying to help figure out what was going on. Although the game is frustrating, it is fun none the less and I will figure it out.
After a trip to pet sit for three of my favorite felines I ran to Recollections to pick up some envelopes for my Christmas cards. Recollections is going out of business next month but kept swearing they weren't going to have a sale. Their plan was to sell their inventory to a liquidator, anyway the whole store was 20% off. I didn't go crazy, after all why buy anything you can get somewhere else with at 40% off coupon. I did but a couple of bottles of distress ink reinkers, a stamp pad rack similar to the paint rack form Ayesha and some white rubons in addition to the envelopes I went for.
Back at home it was more Dance Dance Revolution practice until my legs could not take it any more. I hung out more with Jim, received my owl stamps by Sassafrass Lass in the mail, reorganized a little in the studio, and then we went to The Cheesecake Factory for dinner. I had a grilled cheese and White Chocolate Carmel Macadamia Nut Cheesecake. Yes, you heard me right-you should run right down and get yourself a piece too it's heavenly.
To end our adventure out we went to the Arizona Celebration of Lights which is this really cool light display that you drive through at a local church. This is not a rinky dinky display either it is huge. We love the display so much that we do it every Christmas Eve. (Normally we get a hot chocolate at Quick Trip first but didn't have room this year due to the delicious Cheesecake.)
When we finally got home I got a chance to play with some of my new art supplies and organize a little too. My day couldn't have been more perfect.