Can I just say I don't really see the big deal with today being 12/12/12 (you're probably reading this on 12/13/12). I mean, why all the fuss? I don't remember folks being this fired up for 11/11/11 or 10/10/10 or 09/09/09 - you get the picture. My cousin said on Twitter this morning that today is the only time that 12/12/12 will ever happen? Really? No, it isn't. It's happened 20 times before today and will happen again 100 years from now, etc. I had to give him a hard time about his comment. It's the only time it will happen in our lifetime, yes; but not the only time ever.
12/12/12 is supposed to bring good luck and also the end of the world
but neither seemed to happen because if you are reading this on 12/13/12
then the world is still spinning on its axis and it certainly didn't
bring me any good luck. In fact, I was behind schedule starting my day
thanks to frost being on my windshield. The only thing I am looking
forward to in regards to 12/12/12 is the benefit concert for the
Superstorm Sandy victims because that, my friends, is going to be some
good music and they will probably raise an enormous amount of money.
Sadly, the victims will probably never see a penny of it, but at least
the music will be good.
Moving on... Monday night Justin came over for dinner of homemade
chicken pot pie and afterwards we went driving around looking at
Christmas lights. We didn't have any particular route or plan; we just
randomly drove around taking in the sights of downtown, Blossomwood and
the medical district. As mentioned in my post a couple of days ago, we
like to honk at the houses we like and after honking, we scream "We love
Christmas lights!" We have never claimed to be normal. We took The Tide
with us as well. Sadly, we only honked and screamed at one house - The
Tide also barked after we screamed out "We love Christmas lights!" It
was rather hilarious if I do say so myself. We were either driving in
the wrong part of town or no one is really decorating like they used to
when we were kids. I think it's just that not many people decorate these
days. Hopefully we will come across a few more nicely decorated houses
before the Christmas season is over. We also made a stop by Starbucks, because holiday activities are all the better with a Starbucks in hand.
After getting to bed late and restlessly sleeping on the couch Monday
night, I was pretty tired on Tuesday. I managed to make it through the
work day without falling asleep at my desk and then stopped by the
chiropractor's office before heading home to eat chili dogs with my
brother. We have really enjoyed my parents' being out of town as it has
given us an opportunity to spend some time together. He could only stay
about 45 minutes because he had to go by the AA meeting to pick up a key
to the building where they meet. He will be leading the AA meeting on
Thursday and again on Sunday I think. Anyway, it's his first time to
lead the meeting and he is looking forward to it. He's doing really well
and has just had someone ask him to be their sponsor, which is very
cool. I think he will do a great job in that role.
When Justin left, I cleaned up the kitchen and settled in for some TV
watching and about that time, The Tide started going a little bonkers
around those kitchen cabinets again. Justin had put the floor vent back
in place for me and told me there were a lot of dead lady bugs in the
vent and that lady bugs make dogs go crazy. So, maybe it's just lady
bugs in the house (because there are a ton of them right now), but
probably not. The Tide barked and growled for a good 15 minutes or so
and finally calmed down. Thankfully she stayed calm for the remainder of
the night and not only did I go bed at 10:00 without having to worry
about her chasing down rodents, but I also slept from about 7:30 until
9:00 and felt much more rested on Wednesday. Hopefully Wednesday night
will be low key as well as far as rodent chasing goes.
Today we received a 10-12 pound turkey from work. This was the first time we had been given a turkey from our upper management and I was really surprised and pleased with this change of events. Usually we are given a holiday meal at lunch time, but I think the turkey is much better than the meal. My parents will be the lucky recipients of my turkey and I think my dad has arranged for the ole bird to be fried for Christmas. I've never had fried turkey and am anxious to try it.
Tomorrow (12/13/2012) is our snack day at work. It was originally
scheduled for November 30 but because of some complainers it was moved
to December 13. At any rate, I'm looking forward to all the good food we
will have; plus, snack day puts everyone in a good mood and that makes
for a fun day. I also need to get busy with some Christmas baking. I
want to make some goody bags for my co-workers. This year I am going
with molasses cookies and maybe caramel corn. I hope to get all of this
completed over the weekend in between Christmas parties and a viewing of
The Hobbit. Speaking of which, why do all the best movies come out at
the end of the year? Isn't there enough to do without having to squeeze
in 10 movies at the theater?
I suppose this is all the news (or lack thereof) for now. We are going
to see The Living Christmas Tree at First Baptist on Thursday night and
with any luck I will write about that experience when I get home;
otherwise, it might be midday on Friday. Hope everyone is having a good