Saturday, December 27, 2008

The mystery of the holidays

Tonight we watched wonderful fireworks at the Winterfest (which we gave a pass to for the daytime stuff for the first time since moving was cold AND wet, so traipsing around town didn't feel too appealing - PLUS we were able to give Theresa a google-up on a couple of the questions they needed to answer correctly to qualify for the trip to Disney!) JAC stayed home, just Ori and Becky and I made it. We have enjoyed visits with a ton of wonderful friends (though there are some we haven't seen much of this holiday...ahem!). We have chocolate biscotti from Caroline and Tom and the most HUMONGOUS basket full of chocolate from the Pillays, scratchies still to scratch and lots of fun games and stuff to play. In general, though I find people wearisome in general, they are cheerier this time of year than any other season. And listening to my almost 4 yo singing "I wish you a merry Christmas" 8000 times is sweet, if eventually deafening. So the mystery of the season? Why am I so crabby???

I joined the gym early (and snagged an awesome coupon!), which has made the end of 2008 a good kick in my pants! I am into going, right now, hopefully pairing it with some Wii Fit exercise, maybe breaking the seal on the ole treadmill from Canada, and a few good walks with Zami should round out the exercise scenario for me in the next few months. The pounds that have come off - not a mystery. The stuff stuck to the bottom of the table? Mysterious. And disgusting. Why the digital watch I got my 10yo doesn't work, why the singing card my SIL sent Ori stopped working, why the kitchen can not stay clean for 20 straight minutes...all mysterious. Which phone belongs on the upstairs charger? Mysterious. Where all the chocolate chip fudge brownies went? Not mysterious. Just look at the almost 4yo's shirt. And pants. And the table. And under the table. Sigh.

Which would I prefer - to be able to change the past or see the future (my beer bottle is asking). Well, I think to change the past (if I HAD to). I like mysteries. I like finding people who look nothing like what they used to look like on facebook and figuring out where I know them from when they friend me. The mystery of the holidays this year - why I am looking forward to next year. :-D

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