December 26th, 2005

dead wombat

Boxing Day

So I got talked into going over to Mystic Lake for their Christmas buffet with phoenixalpha and Scott around 7 PM, which worked out well. I didn't overdo it, considering it was pretty much the meal of the day. On the other hand, staying up until 0430 to finish watching Firefly was definitely wretched excess.

Had planned to get up around 1030 but felt like crap when I did, so I went back to bed and didn't get up again until 1500. Drugs, tea, ramen and other foodlike substances ensued. I still feel clogged, and worse yet the feet feel really dry and possibly cracked in spite of fervent moisturizing. Doesn't make me feel much like going out, and in fact I really don't have to, but I'm thinking that some measuring cups in the right sizes and storage containers for flour and sugar might be a good idea. I'm also out of Lipton's, and should probably pick up some more sandwich meat & soup for the week ahead. For now, I'm waiting for Irish Cake #2 (Kathy's recipe, with baking soda & extra eggs added) to finish its cycle in the bread machine, and then I'll make up my mind.

I see other folks are posting lists of swag, but I'm going to forgo that pleasure since I actually got a lot of gifts early in connection with the trips to Washington; thanks to all my friends and family for their time and hospitality and other contributions to a pair of very pleasant weekends. Thanks also to those of you that sent cards. I promise I'll actually get mine out on time next year.