The boyfriend arrived home safe yesterday. His flight was delayed by 35 minutes but since I was tracking it online, I knew he'd be arriving late. It was nice to see his smiling face as he walked down the walkway from the gate. I met him with a kiss of course. It's good to have him home again. I told him how much I missed him and we had some nice snuggle time last night.
He's now planning the meal for tomorrow night's dinner. We are having a few couples over for New Year's Eve. We'll have a nice dinner and then ring in the new year with some champagne and watching the ball drop on TV
. We are looking forward to a new year but we both mentioned have quickly the time has gone by since Halloween. It seems like the time has just flown by. It was just yesterday we were getting dressed up for the Halloween party. Where did the time go? Before you know it, we'll be back at work on Wednesday. Ugh!
The boyfriend comes home today. As a matter of fact, as I type this, he's on his plane somewhere over Alabama. He's been in New Orleans this week for the holidays. I am picking him up at the airport in just a few hours. I've been tracking his flight since it took off a little while ago. I know that is flight is running 35 minutes late. It took off late and will be arriving late. I like this ability to track the flight so that I don't get to the airport too early and have to sit and wait for the flight. The anticipation would kill me. Anyway, he'll be home in just a few hours!
It's been a busy day. I heard late last night that the boyfriend arrived safely after a five hour delay at the airport. I felt sorry for him because from the time I dropped him off and the time he arrived in New Orleans it had been about 10 hours. Poor thing. I'm sure he rested last night and is enjoying his family now.
I've been very busy. Without the boyfriend to fill my time, I've been cleaning and organizing and purging crap in my condo. I've thrown away so much that I haven't used in more than a year. I also cleaned out my storage space and put a shelving unit in there to handle all the crap that I didn't thrown away but don't necessarily need in my condo. Things are looking so clean and organized now…not that they weren't before.
The whole time I was doing all this cleaning and organizing and purging, I was watching Christmas movies. I had all the TV's on in my condo tuned to Turner Classic Movies. They've been playing Christmas movies all day. Here are some that I saw today. I love the old Christmas movies.
Tomorrow I think I will sleep late, watch more Christmas movies and make Christmas cookies. I like the plain sugar cookies with colored sprinkles on top. They are so good with a cup of hot chocolate. It's supposed to be 50 degrees tomorrow but I'll have the hot chocolate anyway.
Saturday evening I went to the boyfriend's for dinner and presents. In one box he gave me some shaving items. I have transitioned from an electric razor to shaving with a blade. He gave me some very nice Caswell-Massey shaving products. He uses them so I know they give you a close shave. Now I can give up the disposable razors.
In the next box were some monogramed towels. He matched the color of my bathroom beautifully. The box also had some very nice soaps that he got from the Herb Cottage at the National Cathedral. He will see them in his bathroom. They make great guest bathroom additions.
In the final box was a beautiful Bulova
watch. It's very fancy and classy. This is not a watch to wear to work each day. This is a weekend watch to wear to special occasions. I'm very hard on watches so I'm going to have to be careful when I wear this one. No scratches!
All the gifts were very nice. I think we both love the gifts we got each other. We had a great weekend. Now the boyfriend is in New Orleans until next Saturday. I already miss him and our snuggling. Love you, honey!
The boyfriend is leaving for New Orleans tomorrow morning so last night he came to my place to have dinner and open his presents. I'll be going to his place to do the same tonight. Here's a picture of my silly boyfriend opening his presents. I don't know why he makes the silly faces. I think he liked his presents and plans to use them all the time. The big gifts were a new Kitchen Aid blender and a waffle iron. Maybe he'll make waffles for me tomorrow morning. He'll be gone until next Saturday. I'll miss him terribly and miss snuggles!
It's that time of the year again. I usually get lots of home made crap or something useless but I got $160 Apple Store gift card today from my parents and students at school. In years past I've gotten a lot more but I was very happy and appreciative of this gift. The question is, what should I buy? If I was really smart I would hold on to the card until the end of the school year in hopes of getting another one at the end of the year. That way I could put the two cards together and maybe have a good chunk towards a new laptop. I'll have to think about it. Of course the gift card will burn a whole in my pocket until I actually use it. Any suggestions on what I should get?
Three years ago today the boyfriend came over to pose for my nude photography. Here's a picture from that shoot. It was the first time I met him. The minute I met him I was smitten. We didn't start dating right away so this isn't our anniversary but it is the anniversary of the day we met. My life hasn't been the same since I met him. I love you, honey!
You are eating with three friends.
One has eyes, but can't see.
One has ears, but can't hear.
One has a head, but no brain.
Who are your friends?
You won't believe it but I didn't take any photos this weekend. We did so many things but it seems I never thought to take the carmera out. Oh well.
On Friday night the boyfriend had a small holiday dinner party. The only guests were straight people. There were a lot of fun and enjoyed their company. Of course we had some nice wines too.
On Saturday we ran some errands and then went to The Joy Of Christmas concert at the National Cathedral. The music was beautiful. The boyfriend was in the mood and singing every song on the program. He even sang the songs with the Scandinavian Youth Choir. He has such a beautiful voice. During the concert he even noticed when I was closing my eyes so I could feel the music.
After dinner we walked down the block to Cafe Deluxe. We had a cozy dinner with a nice bottle of Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc. It's one of our favorites.
Then on Sunday morning we joined our friend, Michael, for a holiday brunch at his friend's house. After that we can home and had some afternoon snuggles. But then the boyfriend had to get going and so the wonderful weekend was over. It was busy, but we had a great weekend.
I just got off the phone with Homer and he pointed out that I had not yet posted a photo of my tree this year. He demanded that I take a picture right now and post it on the blog. Also, he asked what my favorite ornament was. I told him it was the one my boyfriend gave me last Friday night when we put up my tree. SO…below are two photos. One is of my favorite ornament on the tree and the tree itself. Now I expect to see Homer's favorite ornament posted on his blog.
Three people went fishing. There were 2 sons and 2 fathers. How could this be?
I happen to love the peppermint hot chocolate from Starbucks. I don't mean the peppermint mocha they have. I mean the peppermint hot chocolate. I am not a coffee drinking and never have been but at this time of the year I visit Starbucks. I have three Starbucks cards with a total of $26.00 on them. I need to take them with me next time and have them combined onto one card.
On Saturday the boyfriend and I were out shopping at the mall (what a cluster fuck of people that was) and we went by a Starbucks and decided to go in. It was rather warm in the mall but I decided to get a peppermint hot chocolate anyway. I didn't have my Starbucks cards with me but I got the hot chocolate anyway. I sat down to enjoy my hot chocolate while the boyfriend found some gifts for his family. They drink a lot of coffee. While I was sitting there drinking the hot liquid, with my coat on, I began to sweat. I didn't care. I love that hot chocolate. This is the only time of year I can get it so I'll sweat through it just to enjoy it. It was good!
I now have my Starbucks cards in my wallet and plan to stop at the very next Starbucks to get a peppermint hot chocolate.
Today Mitt Romney tried to convince us all today that his religion would not be part of any presidential decisions. I'm not so sure I believe that. I bet his religion would play a part in any decision about gays in the military or gay rights. I don't believe him at all. Mormon's a crazy. Anyone who believes that crazy religion has to be crazy themselves. The religion just doesn't make sense and discriminating, homophobic bigots. I think there's no chance in hell he'll get the republican nomination. At least I hope not! Actually, maybe I do want him to get the nomination. That way we'll be guaranteed to get someone like Hillary or even Hillary in office. Just my opinion of course.
No, not that kind of four inches. The snow has ended and we only got four inches. Of course it messed up traffic all over the place and schools got out early but not for me. We went the whole day. It took me awhile to get home because of the slow drivers but it wasn't too bad. Now I'm hoping we got enough snow to have a delayed opening tomorrow. That would be nice. I'll wake up, see it on the news, and roll over for another few hours of sleep. I like being able to go in later than usual. It makes for a shorter day.
I saw on the news that historically December 5th has had some kind of snow event for the last six years. I guess I can look forward to snow again next year on December 5th. This is just the beginning of the snow season. I'm sure there will be other opportunities for snow days.
According to the weathermen, our first snow will arrive tomorrow. We will only get a dusting to two inches. I doubt we'll get 2 inches but it will be fun to see the first snow. Of course I start thinking about having days off from school. That won't happen.
Here are some photos from our weekend. The first three are from Friday evening when we decorated the boyfriend's Christmas tree. We think it's the perfect tree and looks beautiful.
On Saturday we went to the National Cathedral to see the Centennial Exhibition and the Nativity display. Here are a few photos from that visit.
On Sunday we went to a few wineries to taste some wine. We went to the Gray Ghost Holiday Open House and then on to Gadino for a tasting.