The office is dead. I got here at nearly 9:00 and was the first person here (other than the receptionist). It’s cool though; because no one is here, we’ve been able to leave at 2:00 all week.
My Christmas was really nice. I got a watch and gift certificates for Target, Victoria’s Secret, a spa, Bath and Body Works, Staples and the mall. I get to do lots of shopping – yay! Jason and Laurie got engaged on Christmas morning. She was completely shocked and it took her a minute to respond, but she accepted his proposal and the beautiful ring.
Okay, I have to digress here for a minute. Jason and Laurie give me hope. They are so incredibly compatible. They never fight, have so much in common, make each other smile – they are a true example of what a happy, healthy couple should look like. Jason said when he met Laurie, other girls ceased to exist. He only wanted her. Aaawww.
So, anyway, back to Christmas! I forget what Jason got. I think a bunch of gift certificates, too. I got my mom a digital camera, which she is very excited about. I doubt she’ll be able to figure it out, but she’ll have fun trying! Christmas #2 is in January with Gregory and Lisa. Yay! Gregory’s coming home!! (for two weeks, anyway)
Also while in Maryland, Justin and his girlfriend Erin were there. Justin is Jason’s best friend from Pittsburgh, so I’ve known him forever. Seriously, in the 15 years I’ve known that guy, I have yet to meet anyone funnier. He cracks me up. We went to a bar on Saturday night, which was lots of fun. Kate met us there, which was awesome. She only lives 20 minutes from Jason! And on Saturday we went to Annapolis and toured the Naval Academy. When I grow up, I want to go to the Naval Academy and live in Annapolis. It feels like time forgot about that place (until you look up and see a Starbucks…). It’s beautiful. Tiny row houses, cobblestone streets and water everywhere.
I had so much fun with the dogs over Christmas! Jason and Laurie have two: Ben and Bear. My parents brought Savannah, so there was about 300lbs of Labrador running around! They’re the sweetest dogs alive, I swear. Bear was especially attached to me. He was like my little shadow all weekend, and I was happy to have him follow me around. I miss having them around.
So, this weekend is going to be consumed by the RBC Center, which is fine as long as I get to sleep in. I’m deliberately not calling people or responding to calls because I don’t want to do anything tonight. I want to lay on my couch, watch stupid tv, and go to sleep. I’m really pooped!
Happy birthday to my mom on the 30th!
In case I don’t write in here before New Year’s day, my resolutions (goals) for next year are: run a 5k competitively, run five miles non-stop, avoid drama at all costs.