Friday, December 12, 2008

Realigning Our Day

Sometimes the best laid plans go awry. Yesterday I had laid our long weekend out. Friday we would buy our tree and decorate it. Saturday we would do our Christmas cards and Sunday we would wrap presents. In between all that I would go to an organizational meeting for a new masters sprint regatta on the Occoquan and an open house on Saturday and watching the Redskins on Sunday. Alas with all the rain yesterday, we decided the trees would be too wet to put up and decorate. In addition, Ann attends a bible study class on Friday mornings. She came home from that tired and cranky. All she wanted to do was take a nap so we shelved the tree idea. While Ann napped, I made my lunch and read the paper and then started to watch the Christmas movie Prancer. About halfway through the movie, Ann emerged from the bedroom refreshed and we watched the end of the movie, which required a Kleenex or two. After talking about what to do next, we decided to try and wrap up some of the remaining items on the various Christmas lists. We did some mad shopping on line and also headed out to a few stores to get some other items. Overall it became a very productive day in the end.

The Son dropped by for dinner as he has all week. We usually go out for pizza on Friday nights, but we're trying to empty out the refrigerator in anticipation of filling it again with the makings for Christmas dinner. So leftovers it was. We're watched James Madison University play Montana in the I-AA semi-finals. A lot of kids from this area go to JMU. Alas, they ended up losing in a wild game. Maybe next year.

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