On Christmas Break

No photos today. I no longer have a laptop and didn’t bother bringing the camera cord, so no photos. Sorry.

We’re in Oklahoma, having pulled in at 8:00 tonight. As we were leaving today, I happened to run down to the basement and opened the freezer door. I have no idea why I did this because we were packed and ready to go. I wasn’t planning to cook anything in the remaining 2 minutes we had left; nevertheless, I opened the freezer. There I discovered that all of the grass-fed beef I had in the door of the freezer and on the top shelf were completely thawed out. Then I cried.

It’s only the 20th, but December won and we’re wiped out. We desperately need a break and are hoping to get one soon after Christmas. I told Craig today that for Christmas this year I did not want to paint the living room. 1984 is growing on me a little (okay, maybe not), but I want Craig to be able to relax the one week he has with no traveling before classes resume on the 5th.

To that end, I’m giving him a one-month subscription to Blockbuster, with Lost Season 4 already on the way, followed by the Godfather Trilogy. All we need next week are the movies and endless supplies of popcorn and Coke Zero. Sounds like a perfect way to regain some sense of who we are (movie zombies – that’s who we really are).

Hoping some sleep restores us tonight. Hoping the time with our families is sweet. Hoping the girls don’t get too strung out by the routine shift.

Hoping. Hoping is something. It’s a better place to be than I’ve been.


6 thoughts on “On Christmas Break

  1. Angie D says:

    Oh, please do have a restful stay in Oklahoma. (And warm it up a little, please, because I’ll be there Tuesday)
    I can so relate to your last statement there. Rest well and Merry Christmas!
    Also, I’m serious about the warming up part….cold is yucky!!


  2. JoAnne says:

    Sending you wishes of warm snuggly relaxing fuzzies. That doesn’t make any sense, except to me – but you get the point. Also, you do know that you can watch LOST for free on ABC.com, right? It’s what I do… then again, we don’t have a tv, so even if I rented or owned DVDs I’d be watching on my computer. 😉


  3. Kristy says:

    Ahh… hope. I JUST read Hebrews 6 (I am not making this up, I REALLY did just read Hebrews 6 in my quest to catch up on the One Year Bible and actually finish in one year… we’ll see…), and isn’t this a terrific encouragement to us-
    “…we may have strong encouragement, we who have fled for refuge in laying hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us…”
    Ahhh… hope.
    Merry Christmas and enjoy OK (my birth state!).


  4. Haley says:

    Our favorite popcorn: put a handful of kernels in a brown lunchbag, fold over the top a couple of times, and hit the popcorn button on the microwave. Ours does it perfectly every time. A little melted butter, if you’re so inclined, and some popcorn salt and voila! Cheap, delicious popcorn.


  5. Becky says:

    I’m just growing to love ya, Megan. Isn’t it weird that we can grow to love people we see so little – thank you for your openness and honesty.
    From one movie zombie to another – Merry Christmas.


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