Saturday, December 30, 2006

Best of 2006

THE BEST OF 2006:

Best Event: Trip to Boston!!!
Best Movie: The Devil Wears Prada (maybe not the best, but the one I was most excited to see)
Best Over-Played Song: When I Get Where I'm Going (reminds me of my dad)
Best Books: The Circle Trilogy
Best New-ity of 06: the NW
Most Shocking News of 06: Derek & Jennifer getting back together! Yay for them!

MW's Word of the Year: truthiness
Jo's Word of the Year: DELICIOUS!

Events of 2006:
1. Moving to the NW!
2. Helped get Carrie's engagement ring.
3. Disneyland trips!!!!
4. Road trip to the NW with Carrie!!
5. A trip to Vegas with the family
6. Moved out of my first apartment after 5 years.
7. My dad died :(
8. Two of my cousins died :(
9. Lived away from Loving Husband for 6 months.
10. Getting a job at BLG

All in all this was a very very hard year for me. Not only did I relocate my life, but many of the people I hold dear left this world, most of them suddenly and tragically. I know there are reasons and times for everything... but that only yields so much comfort amid the loss and confusion. It wasn't all bad, I've made some wonderful new friends this year, one of my best friends is getting married this coming year, I got an amazing job with excellent people... it certainly has been a life altering year for me... and to be honest, I really can't say I'm sad to see 2006 go. I look forward to a better and brighter year.

Bring it on 2007!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Going All The Way!

The Saints have won the division championship!  It's been a crazy year and honestly I haven't watched many games.   I just haven't had the heart this season.  I so wish my dad could have seen this season!  

Saturday, December 16, 2006

This is one heck of a winter... BEFORE WINTER!

Let's see, we've had a debilitating ice storm that caused life around Puget Sound to shut down, and now in the last 48 hours we've had a wind storm that surpasses the devastation of a 1993 wind storm. Crazzzzzzzzzy weather. When I said I was looking forward to moving somewhere that HAD weather (as opposed to So Cal that is 75' and sunny all year long) I didn't really mean THIS kind of weather. Oye!

Yesterday we were without power from Midnight-11pm... 23 hours without power. Despite EVERYTHING requiring power, even water pressure in the toilet it seems, the biggest problem is that it was COLD! No heat.. no fun. So around midafternoon we headed over to Rich and Carol's. Yay generators! Stayed there for a while with our kitties we had in tow... and stayed as long as my allergies would allow (stupid Christmas tree allergy!) Then I came home and hunkered down in front of a fire and several candles and enjoyed reading for a few hours... yay iPods running on battery power too! :) hehe.

So around 11pm the power surged back on... and apparently we're the only neighborhood that was granted such a luxury so early. Most surrounding us still have no power... yay for us being on the Microsoft grid!

So Christmas is nearing the signal digit approach! I have two tops of quilts done, just need to sew them together and be happy and ready to go! Mom and Grandma come on Thursday and I couldn't be more excited. I wish Derek and Jennifer could join us here too! (Love you guys!)

Merry Christmas all!