Saturday, December 27, 2008
Had a fantastic Christmas. I spent it at home with my family but missed my larger family who went to my brother's house for the holiday. With the dog, the options were pretty much have him in the crate howling or running around the house having accidents, so we went with Option C: Stay home and celebrate with just our little brood. It was a good time. Still, it wuld have been nice to see the rest of the family.
Little Fish's favorite gift was, obviously, her puppy. He has been a peach. He's a bundle of energy one minute, then a total PHLUMPH the next. Just like a perfect puppy should be. I continue to be amazed by how well and how quickly he has fit in with us, and how amazingly well Little Fish has cared for him. She has been getting up early in the morning to let him out, doesn't complain about the poopage factor, and has pretty much been with him since he came through our door.
Mrs. Fish got a jewelry armoire and a couple of oooo-la-la tops that look great on her. For once, assembly of a piece of furniture went smoothly, thanks to directions in English and a good amount of time allocated to putting it together.
My favorite gift was a Garmin 305 heartrate monitor/GPS/everything-but-the-kitchen-sink. It basically tracks your workouts and maps where you went--nice when I get a greenlight to get started again, in about a month and a half. For now, I have started lifting weights again.
The best part of Christmas was watching my daughter sing at church. It was her last year with the kid's pageant, and she had a solo again. She has grown so much, and her voice has begun to mature. She is singing from her lungs and diaphragm, rather than her nose and her voice is beautiful, like her Mama's....and very much unlike her father's. Thank God.