Friday, December 10, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree

Now Playing -    
Wonderful Christmastime by Barenaked Ladies
Life -  
 Man, it's very hard to get excited about the holidays when you commute for an hour and a half every day, work ten hours a day and are required for your job to work six days a week through Christmas. That leaves me roughly twelve hours to eat, sleep, clean, shower, get ready for work and find the spirit of Christmas.
Clover loves Christmas!

Luckily our one day off together is pretty swell. This week, we spent the morning running around. We bought a few last gifts, ate some breakfast and bought a tree! It's a nice looking one, too. We also bought some cheap decorations at target and some simple lights (That will go out on the deck this spring) It's a diffferent look for our tree, usually it's a lot more colorful, filled with bright "Kids" ornaments that we've both held on to for decades. But those are all in storage back home in Idaho. The only ornaments we brought with us to Maine are the once yearly ones that we pick together. So this year our tree is kind of classy looking, with color coordinated ornaments. Of course, I can never find a tree topper I like, so we improvised, using one of my African masks and a cat-costume Santa beard.

Then I spent the rest of the evening finishing up the gift wrapping and played with some Legos for a bit. Like last week, I started to get a bit antsy about the fact that I had to return to work the next day, and a bit irritable too, so I wound down with an hour of reading. I'm currently reading AT HOME, by Bill Bryson. So far it's the perfect book for this time of year. It's full of humor and history of the homes we live in. Though it does make me long for a real home again.
Our ornament for this year. A lobster, of course!

Writing - 
Writing is on hold until January. I just can't get my mojo working without more time.

Weighty Matters -     
My Current Weight -  297    
Progress Thus Far -     
Not really any progress, but I did buy some "Perfect Pushups" and started doing some push ups and crunches before bed each night. It's a start.

The ROUS FAMILY -     


randymeiss said...

I'm curious what your definition of a real home is? I thought you were living in a real home. What an ugly work schedule, you definately have my sympathies about that.

Great ornament, it's pretty neat how you can get ornaments for just about any interest you have. I've had fun this year looking at some of the different ornaments for TV shows and movies. Everything from Harry Potter to Star Trek.

Reviews Of Unusual Size! said...

By real home, I mean a place we can really feel like its our own, long term. This place, besides the fact that it's in really quite crappy condition, is also a rental so there's only so much we can do with it. It's also only a temporary home, as we're hoping to either get a promotion out here and have to move then, or to move back West and start our motel dreams back up.

I'm amazed at the variety of ornaments out there too! I usually get a Muppets ornament from my mom every year.