I feel like I have been away from LJ forever. So much to tell. Where do I start?
I am feeling better. However, my sickness was a major issue over the last few days. Last Friday night, my mother called to inform me that I was not allowed to come to the house or spend any time with the family, lest they catch my Horrible Mysterious Illness (which turned out to be a totally noncommunicable sinus infection). She said that she would "see" if I could come home on Christmas Eve, depending on how I was feeling. My Miami grandmother and cousin had just arrived in town, so needless to say, I was sad and hurt. To cheer me up, Kathy, Daniel, and Evan took me to McAlister's
. Then Evan and I watched Boondock Saints
, which was sort of interesting.
Saturday was mainly spent lying around with Kathy and Em, as I was too tired to do much. Sunday was the same, except for church, lunch with Kathy and Em, and watching Wayne's World
. On Monday I took a sick day and dragged myself to the doctor, who kindly provided me with Z-Pack and large purple pills which (finally) enabled me to breathe. :) Later we went to Kathy's family's house to watch her 19-month-old nephew, Brendan
. We tried to teach him our names, but mine confused him because it's too similar to his own name. Eventually he decided to call me "Binnie." :) Around dinnertime, my family called my phone wondering where I was. I told my mother that I was officially not infectious. After much pleading from Debra
, she agreed to let me come over, but then wouldn't talk to me when I got there. Debs was disgusted with her, and came to spend the night at the apartment just to escape the Madre Madness.
On Tuesday, Debs and I did some shopping. I dropped her off at the house, came back home to take Evan to the airport for his trip to New Hampshire, and then went back to the house again. I was allowed to spend the night and see my family. We went to Christmas Eve service, which was nice.
And then yesterday was Christmas! Here are some pictures
. :) My mother always wraps a baby Jesus and makes us open it last, which my cousin found to be pretty funny
. We went to the movies and saw Santa Clause 2
, which was cute, if a little weird. :) Then we came home and had Christmas dinner complete with honeybaked ham, homemade bread, cranberries, and mashed potatoes. It was wonderful. After dinner we watched Mr. Deeds
, which I had not seen before and loved immediately. If you haven't seen it, you should! Then I went home and opened presents with Kathy and Daniel. Kathy's parents got me a set of retro plates from the Pottery Barn that have pictures from old movies on them. Very cool. (Picture forthcoming.) They also got me a ticket to see Annie
at the Orpheum next month! I am so excited. And, they got Kathy a PlayStation 2!! Which is really for both of us, since it's in the apartment! I love Kathy's family. :)
Gandalf got plenty of toys for Christmas, among them his new collar
. It has a little bell on it, so he can't sneak up on us anymore. I think this makes him mad. :)
I have more to say, but my director is sending me home early. :) So I will have more news tomorrow. Believe me.