Coming Out of Left Field

Friday, December 30, 2005

Holiday happs

When I think about the past several days, one word comes to mind: "Whew!" For a vacation week, it was remarkably busy:

Saturday - Go over to wife's parents' house. Go shopping with wife and wife's twin for groceries and little presents for various nieces and nephews. Have dinner (8 people). Help with dishes. Sleep over.

Sunday - Exchange gifts (12 people, including brother-in-law who comes over to house with his wife and two kids). Go over to other brother-in-law's house. Have dinner (21 people). Help with dishes. Adults exchange gifts, accompanied by original doggerel. The wife's poems (both acknowledged and ghostwritten) are a big hit. Light first Hanukkah candle, sing "Rock of Ages". Go back to wife's parents' house, go to sleep.

Monday - Wake up with a cold. Alternate hanging out with relatives and hiding in bedroom with box of tissues and a book. Have dinner (21 people). Light second Hanukkah candle, sing. Drive back to own house, go to sleep.

Tuesday - Wake up, find cold has gotten much worse. Have breakfast. Drive to wife's parents' house, crawl into bed, stay there for three hours. Wake up, sneak upstairs to check e-mail, spend an hour deleting spam. Have dinner (13 people). Drive back to own house, light third Hanukkah candle, sing, go to sleep.

Wednesday - Wake up early, get dropped off at subway. Go to place where I might be doing some contract work, get trained for three hours. Take subway to Newton, get picked up and brought to wife's parents' house. Go over to brother-in-law's house. Have dinner (19 people). Light fourth Hanukkah candle, sing. Drive back to own house, go to sleep.

Thursday - Sleep in (yay!). Wake up, meet folks at Sanders Theatre. Watch Xmas Revels, which was quite good as spectacle but lacking in the story department. Go back to brother-in-law's house, have leftovers for dinner (14 people). Bring kids back to wife's parents' house, quickly light fifth Hannukah candle, sing. Drive back to own house, go to sleep.

Friday - Wake up, get dropped off at subway, do more training. Come back home, order pizza for dinner, enjoy a nice quiet night at home.

The other word that comes to mind after such a fun but tiring week: TGIF!

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Saturday: Sleep in (hopefully). Spend the afternoon lazing about the house. Drive to RSLS and The Girl's for dinner (4 people, much food). Watch movies. Sing auld lang syne in haphazard fashion. Sleep over and sleep in. Wake up to breakfast (4 people). Happy New Year!
 

You forgot to put in "get a little gift for RSLS and The Girl that the wife thought up". ;) Other than that, it sounds perfect!
 

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