December 18th, 2006


Falalalala lala la laaaaaaa~

We got a slow start today, because! we had to pay bills. More like got to, I think, because it's nice to be able to pay your bills, and have the illusion of having money left over. The rest of that money is technically supposed to go to pay Athena's share of taxes, but hopefully we'll be getting another check soon.

In the meantime, we decided to do some Christmas shopping. We only bought one thing, though, because we don't want to pay shipping if we don't have to, and without someone to drive us around, we can only shop online. But we did come up with ideas for gifts! We came up with the perfect idea for Celeste, and a good one for Sarah, and we bought a present for Mom, which ended up costing less and more than we thought at the same time. We saw it before and we thought, "Ooooh, we can get her that!" and then today it was on sale! So it was like destiny and stuff. But then we decided to go with the three-day shipping, so it cost more.

Fortunately, we called Sarah and she's happy to chip in. Now we have to see if Celeste and Aurora will, which will be tricky, because Celeste is very unhappy with Mom right now, and we don't know how to contact Aurora.

Celeste came up with a great idea for a present for Dad, but that's another one that'll be tricky. She thought it would be good to get a picture of the five of us and put it in a nice frame. The problem there is getting pictures of everyone, especially because Aurora is very unhappy with Dad. I want to say we put the fun in dysfunction, but we're not even that cool. It's kind of depressing.

So now all that's left is to figure out what to get Aurora, which sucks because technically, she's the only one we're obligated to get a present for. She's getting married March-ish, so maybe some stuff newlyweds would like. Any ideas, anyone?

On an entirely different note, pudges has requested that we transcribe the yellow paper for everyone to see, so here it is!

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Whew, that last part was long. Anyway, there you have it. Like I said before, cheesy, but helpful, I think.

Today I'm thankful for getting to watch Secondhand Lions, being able to buy Christmas presents for people, this one book we're working on being the last translation before January thus giving us time to buy gloves before starting the next one, the fact that Mimsy is only rarely standing on keys on the keyboard, and the things we want to buy people for Christmas being on sale.

Also! Tonight is our ward Christmas dinner. They're going to have four Christmas trees for decorations, and since they won't need them afterward, they'll be giving them to members of the ward who don't have Christmas trees. That means us! Yay! So that's one more thing to be thankful for!