A Very Merry Christmas Indeed – Especially for My Mom…

So I'm back from the Christmas insanity! Sort of. The family is still in town and much of my day consists of "having a conversation" with my one-year-old nephew who knows the word "Da." I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We certainly did! Here are just some of the highlights:

Dragon joined us for the first time, got a lot of sweaters and a pipe.

And Dragon got me some dresses and this stuff:


He has real alpaca fur!


I made a hat for my sister, but it turned out to be way too small. She looked like a smurf. I wish I had a picture of this, but I don't. Sorry.

And, of course...



Yeah, I thought you would all appreciate that. After all of you reacted so wonderfully to mine and my mother's little conversation, Dragon and I could not resist buying these for her. She owes you all a major thank you!

Now we are all sitting around and waiting for the apparent "snowpocalypse" that is supposed to come, but there is nothing. According to The Weather Channel, we have a Winter Storm Warning as of 7AM and we're supposed to get 8-12 inches today. I have yet to see a single flake. I am pissed. My plans were to sled until I couldn't breathe before going to work. Now it looks like I'll just have to go to work. Disappointed. Way to fail, Weather People. Way to freaking fail.

UPDATE: It just started snowing like crazy. I take that back, Weather People. You guys rock.

So yeah, other than that, life is good. Sorry for my extreme absence these past few days, but I'm sure you understand and you'll forgive me. Right? Yeah, I thought so.

So... tell me about your Christmas!