11:57 a.m. So! I've made it safely to Moms house. I'm not getting the Chrisley DVD for Christmas after all, as it turns out it WASN'T stocked in Wal-Mart to the surprise of us both. (She went to three different ones) But no biggie. (She also said she got me an alternative gift :) )My biggest thrill this season is the time I'm gonna spend in the company of my loved ones (Yes, in all seriousness, cheesy as it sounds) and getting to give stuff myself.
On that subject, as far as shopping for the little ones this year. Until last night, I was under the assumption that I was only spending Christmas with Anna, Dad, Harmony, and Aaliyah...and that Mom and Jen were simply staying for like an hour and leaving. (And I'd give them their gifts then.)
Such is not the case. DJ, Brooklyn, Drake, (the baby) Zoey, and Maranda are joining us for Christmas as well.
As a result, while Aaliyah and Harmony already got several gifts from me this year, the other kiddos got one each. -_- I had assumed Mom would simply be passing it on but now I must give in person. Thankfully, Mom plans to come to my rescue and help me pick up a couple more gifts for Drake and Brooklyn at the last minute.
Funny enough is I made a similar oopsie LAST YEAR. Wherein I didn't realize until April pointed out, I played favorites and bought Aaliyah multiple gifts and the other nieces/nephew one. Like Mom is doing this year, April pulled me out of the fire last year and helped me buy more gifts to make up for it.
I love them all equally, I assure you. Last year wasn't that intentional. This year I just didn't know I'd actually get to spend my holiday with them (which is great.) XD I tried.
We came home and watched tv. DJ asked Mom to babysit Zoey and I went to sleep, like a BABY myself! It was so easy to fall asleep and stay that way..until I was awake at Midnight watching crime-solving tv and re-attempting sleep. I fell asleep again and then woke up around 8 a.m.
Watched 'Charmed' with Mom until around 10 a.m. and we were going to go to the casino together but her friend Samantha invited her and they planned to go somewhere after. I was okay with it. The casino is great for pictures, which I already got last time I went, and I wasn't interested in much else about it.
When she gets back, we are supposed to go to Wal-Mart and pick up those last minute gifts and I guess we'll be hanging out then until after 6 p.m. when I go to stay at Dad's house until after Christmas.
On another note, my new netbook did an annoying thing where I suddenly logged on to find my user was gone, and in place was requiring some 'homegroup' login, which had no password and refused to let me sign in. I had to pull a system restore -_- I really hope this doesn't become a regular thing. In any case, it worked. It's what I'm writing on right now.
After Mom left, I started out using her hotspot, which got iffy while I was trying to run Secondlife....so I migrated to the pool house area next door at Samantha's (her friends) and yes, I have prior permission. :P I have too many daily online tasks as it is in order to risk running Mom's data through the roof, anyway.
Yes, by the way, I can run Secondlife on this cheap little computer. Minimally, but just enough to do what I needed to do, which was collect advent items. :D I played Neopets as well and hope to get some writing done today after all my online nonsense is taken care of.
Oh! And my packages arrived while I'm gone. I already skyped April to pick them up for me (perhaps when she wakes or something) and I can open them when I return. :d Again, if I'm not getting a tablet this year, or right away, at LEAST I have the Wacom pen hack tools I bought handy for when I do get one, praise God. So that's fine.
Like most people, I have a wishlist. Don't need it, or require its fulfillment, but have one. So yes, if I don't get that stuff, it really isn't gonna matter. I get my family time, getting out of the house a while, to take a ton of new pictures (hopefully) as I love to do, home-cooked food, and giving stuff away. That's my best holiday expectation. Glorifying God while I do it, too, in Jesus name, Amen!
Well, I seem caught up. More soon, God willing. Don't forget to take a moment for the Gospel message on the sidebar, if you're curious. :) Jesus is the reason for the season.
There's supposed to be my Dad's wedding too, on Saturday. I was told to wear something dressy but I forgot to pack it, so Mom's gonna help me out there, too. ;) Not much more to say on that subject.
Aaliyah's netbook is all set to go and I know she's gonna be thrilled. I wish Christmas Eve would come already so I can give it to her, and see the girls! :D I do so miss my little nieces/nephews...
All Glory, Praise, Thanks and all things be to almighty God on the highest forever and ever in Jesus name, amen. God is able to do above all we ask or think!
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