Wednesday, January 02, 2008
I just came back from my holiday vaction today. 12 days in the house with the kids, we were all getting on each others nerves by New Years Eve!! We had all kinds of weather in Vermont...46 degree days, nights in the teens, high winds, torrential downpours, sleet, 9 inches of snow in one day, clear sunny days, yes, we had it all, typical of New England.
The first night I went up there, I managed to put my van sideways into a snowbank 3/4 of the way up the driveway. Lovely. I just trudged the rest of the way up the hill and went to bed, leaving the problem for the morning. In the morning, the plow guy came and found the car there, so he knocked on the door and offered to help. Luckily he was able to hook the van up to the truck via a tow strap and yank it out of the snowbank and get it parked safely for me. I didn't drive again until we were on the way home today. Did I mention that it was snowing today, and no roads were plowed? The normal 2 hour ride took almost 5 hours. Such fun.
Here is a picture of our Christmas tree, with way too many gifts, and a picture of Thing One and Thing Two...why can't I ever get a picture of both of them looking at the camera without a goofy face from at least one of them??
We spent the week mostly lounging around the house and relaxing. We watched way too many movies and DVDs (Christmas gifts)...we watched the Simpsons Movies more times than I want to think about, Harry Potter 5, Thomas the Tank Engine, Season 1 of Jonathan Creek (thanks for the reccomendation Tonya, we both LOVED it!), the first coupe episodes of Waking the Dead, DH watched Season 3 of Lost, and probably a couple of other things I forgot. There were more hours of video games played than I even want to think about...Guitar Hero 3, anyone?
I didn't get ANY quilty stuff done over the whole vacation, major bummer for me. I did knit with my Knifty Knitter. 14 Preemie size hats that will be donated at the end of the month to the NICU at UConn Health Center.
I'll post about the quilty gifts I got for Christmas tomorrow. Tune in to see the wonderful SSCS gift I recieved from CJ in my swap an the stuff DH bought for me.