The first Christmas we’ve all spent together as a family.  I must have taken a hundred pictures of the kittehs.  Just wait till I have children of the human being variety.

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

In answer to our my sadness over the no tree situation, we got this fabulous present from Ryan’s family a couple days before Christmas.

And quickly set it up so we could finally have some type of Christmas decoration in our house.  And yes, the backdrop of the pictures show just how messy my house is.

Not going to lie.  There was a lot of “that’s what he / she said” comments made as we built the tree.  You know, “I think it’s too big for the hole,” “I can’t find the hole.”  Clearly we are mature.

And once we were done Spam was gracious enough to demonstrate why we were right not to get a real tree.  Yes, my kitteh is trying to eat the fake leaves of our fake tree.

And so our 1 piece of Christmas decoration got hidden behind closed doors until Christmas.  Le sigh.

Meanwhile, the Tree-In-A-Box also came with do-it-yourself Christmas decoration origami that I was super excited about.  Yet after several restarts and wasted paper, this was the closest I came to a decoration.  It’s supposed to be a candy cane.  I gave up after that one.

After eating out consistantly for about a month I tried to switch it up with a lot of cooking done during the latter part of December, including:

After eating out consistantly for about a month I tried to switch it up with a lot of cooking done during the latter part of December, including:

insomnia + no computer with internet (I hate you Cablevision, always and forever) = using the ipad to post a bunch of random posts that have been sitting in my drafts folder forever

Also, right around now I’m really cursing my decision to have Cablevision stop by in 4 hours to fix the internet situation. So much for sleeping in during my vacation.

insomnia + no computer with internet (I hate you Cablevision, always and forever) = using the ipad to post a bunch of random posts that have been sitting in my drafts folder forever

Also, right around now I’m really cursing my decision to have Cablevision stop by in 4 hours to fix the internet situation. So much for sleeping in during my vacation.

Woohoo… that “Remember” ring is as good as mine.

In an all too Julia Allisonesque-Mac-Air-Conversation that made me debate with myself about posting it. But oh well, time to embrace the superficial.
Me: So how’s that remember ring purchase coming along?
R: (Ignore)
Me: You know… for my past, present, and future.
R: What past?
Me: What past?! Our first date was in 2002. It’s almost 2011. That’s a pretty good past in my book.
R: Okay, when we got married, how long were you envisioning us being married for?
Me: Hmm… well… I guess if I have to pick a number of when to kick the bucket I’ll go with around 95. So that would be 71 years of marriage.
R: So a “remember” ring woud be when the past is a lot more along than it currently is.
(Silence)
R: Why are you quiet?
Me: I’m calculating. 60.
R:What?
Me: 60 years old. By your logic – halfway through our marriage I’ll be 60. Can I get my remember ring then?
R: Yes. If you actually remember this conversation when you are 60, I will get you the remember ring.
Me: You know me better than that.. OF COURSE, I’ll remember. I’ll be waiting…