The past week has gone by very slowly, but very quickly at the same time. Does that make sense? No, probably not.
Well, last week I was in Maryland with my family where we celebrated Christmas uneventfully but with lots of laughter. Everyone seemed happy with their gifts, and my mother made out like a little bandit! I’ve known about this for a while, but didn’t want to risk my mother finding out (not that she reads this – happy birthday to her, by the way): there was a ring at a local jewelry store that she was crazy about and every time she was near the store, she went to visit it. Well, when I was there for Thanksgiving she took me to the store to see the ring, but the ring was GONE. Turns out my father bought it and surprised her with it on Christmas. She was shocked, and I was very proud of my father for doing something so sneaky and wonderful for her.
Between Thanksgiving and Christmas I’ve stuffed myself silly. I’ve been inexplicably losing weight, but I think I put it all back on. I couldn’t help it. With the exception of ME, everyone in my family is a good cook, and they all made such good stuff for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I’m disappointed to be back home where dinners consist of PB&J and the occasional bowl of cereal.
My ears are popping like crazy right now. They’re probably still infected. I stopped taking my antibiotic about five days into the 14-day treatment. Not a good idea.
Um, so, yeah, back from Maryland. I was able to be a bum on Saturday and Sunday, worked the first three days of this week, then I’m off for FOUR DAYS. I can’t wait. I absolutely can’t wait. I’m so desperate for time off. This fall has been crazy-busy for me, and as fun as it was, I’m ready to do nothing for a while. I don’t think I’ll be leaving Raleigh again until February. Then I’ll be going to either Arizona or Key Largo. I forget which, but regardless of where I go, it’ll be WARM!
I decided I wanted my hair to be more red, so I got a box of dye, threw it on my head and voila! Clown hair! It’s not actually that bad, but I’m not used to it. I don’t think I’ve ever had such red hair before. I think it’ll grow on me and I’ll get around to liking it, but by that time, I’ll be bored and it’ll be something different. A guy stopped by my office today because he said he just loved to see what my hair looked like. He said it was always a surprise. And Quri said she wished she changed her hair as much as I change mine. I guess I really do kinda change my hair a lot. It’s fun and it’s just hair. If I don’t like a cut, it’ll grow back. And if I don’t like the color, I can change it. I’m very lucky in that I have yellowish skin, which allows me to pull off basically any color. In the past four months I’ve had long, blonde hair, short brown hair and short red hair.
Quri’s in town for the holidays and we went to dinner tonight with her son who thinks I’m the greatest thing since sliced bread. Clearly the kid needs to get to know some more people! He’s a cutie pie, and I have to add him to my list of people who need to approve anyone I might think to marry. The list is pretty long as-is! Below is a picture of me with Alexander (Quri’s son). We both have new hair.
My camera is broken. Something’s going on with the settings wheel and I need to send it back to Sony to be repaired. Thankfully it’s still under warranty and thankfully Shel doesn’t use his camera much and is letting me borrow it until mine returns. I seriously miss it already! I’m so used to Sonys, and using an Olympus is totally foreign to me.
You know how they sell nail polish to make your nails grow more quickly? (Boys, they really do!) Well, I think they should also sell nail polish to make your nails stop growing. I’m annoyed because I have to file my nails all the time, but I’m even more annoyed by my anal need to have short, short nails.
Ok, I’m going to get back to my book. I got The Historian on CD for my trip, but when I got back to Raleigh, I still had three CDs left to listen to. Because my drive to work is less than five minutes, I decided to just buy the book and finish the story by reading it. I sold the CDs to Edward McKay Used Books for a whopping $2.45. Yeah, I’ll never do that again.
And in my last bit of randomness, I need to stop over-thinking things. I think that’ll be my new year’s resolution.