First off, I would like to wish everyone a belated Merry Christmas! I hope you were all able to take some time to celebrate with the one's you love last week! I know I did! Things are very pleasant here lately! We stayed in Tucson, since I worked Christmas Eve night -- but we had a beautiful Christmas dinner and day with Ryan's Dad and Lora.
Christmas day morning I walked in the door about 8 am, and I walked in out my "Santa Baby" stuffing our stockings. It made me smile. I went to sleep for a few hours, and woke to the sweet, delectible smells of monkey bread & fresh ground Italian Roast coffee!
They've started a family tradition of doing "Seven Fishes" -- which is an Italian custom (I believe?...Correct me if I'm wrong, Lora!). We delighted ourselves with 2 types of pickled herring, shrimp cocktail, Ahi Tuna, Stuff Scallops, salmon, clam chowder, .....and I think I'm forgetting one other fish. Maybe all the wine they served some type of created a memory lapse?!?!
But it was delcious! The night was filled with great conversation and much laughter.
Speaking of memory lapses....I have been a bit of a zombie lately. I switched to night shift last Wednesday. I work Wed, Thurs, Friday -- and I pretty much only got a total of 8 hours of sleep those 3 days. I just couldn't crack sleeping during the day. I went to Christmas Eve mass seriously looking like Scrooge. I was a complete zombie cracked out on coffee.
..Thanks to some vitamins, I will admit.
A post is to come soon about my "Adjustment to Zombieland" -- and it's proved to me that my body can do pretty much anything I train it to do!
Happy New Years to everyone if I don't post before then. Who's ready to kick 2010 outta here?! I know I am. :) Not that it wasn't a good year...I'm just ready for new-ness.