Friday, December 17, 2010

Hooray for unintentionally early Christmas presents!

I got a Christmas present early! Nicole accidentally left it out on the laundry table in the basement from when she was wrapping gifts! So, when I went down there to wrap gifts, I found it. I tried to be respectful, and just covered it up, but then I told her where it was so she wouldn't think she'd lost it, and I just got to have it early! It's an awesome album by artist Rise Against. Well, I think it's awesome, though it's on the harder side, so she doesn't necessarily agree :). I have a wonderful wife though, so she got it for me anyway!

I'm now on vacation from work! That's right - it's the 17th of December right now, and I don't have to be back at work until the 27th. Since one of those days is a freebie (due to our government's recognition of my savior's birth - or at least that's how I'll think of it), I'm only actually taking four days off!

Here's the lowdown for the next several days: tonight is a movie night, Naiya's got a new bed (which she loves), I'm going to eat a great snack, I had TWO prime rib dinners at work today because my shift overlapped the meals from both first and second shifts, I'm going to sleep in tomorrow, then sew some killer corn bags with Nicole's sewing machine, perhaps go for a run, finish reading The Gathering Storm (for the second (third?) time) in preparation for the next book in the Wheel of Time series, probably watch some Lie to Me on Netflix, sleep, destress, take pictures of Naiya, go snowboarding, think about studying for the MCAT (though I probably won't ACTUALLY study), hang out with my friend Josh (possibly while snowboarding!), make scrambled/fried eggs, bacon and pancakes, listen to music while looking out the window, and generally enjoy life.

I'll see most of you that read this as Nicole and I make our rounds during Christmas weekend, and I'm greatly looking forward to that as well. Thanks to those of you that care enough to read! Every time I get a comment, it's a great encouragement to see that people are curiously looking in through this online portal into my life. I apologize for not updating very often, and for the fact that most of the time, those updates are not the most informative... I'm still getting better at figuring out what's fun / interesting to read on posts like these... I also need to get a more streamlined way to put photos on here.

OK, that's it for now! Well, almost. Please keep us in your prayers, as we've been having a lot of discussions about our long-term future. Pray for wisdom, that we don't try to plan too much or too little, and that we'll both trust God and be satisfied (and willing to go) where he leads us. Thanks!

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