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By georgeha (Wed Dec 27, 2006 at 05:56:25 AM EST) board games, holiday blues (all tags)
the guilty pleasures of Christmas Carols, and other tales of not the best Christmas ever.

Plus, Ticket to Ride, alone time, the Ha's march into the future, quiet times and less.

Poll: What do you do between Christmas and New Years?

I'm turning into a Grinch, or perhaps a Scrooge. Regardless, as I get older, Christmas becomes more of a bother and less of a joy. This year was rough, money was tight, and time was tight (mostly due to work being crazy, and a few weekends MIL sitting). To top it off, Mrs.Ha had some debilitating viral thing on Christmas Eve, where unraveling a sweater for wool was about all she could handle (she did wrap a few things).

But it all came together, more or less. I picked up two strings of blue LED lights at Target at 30% off, so now our porch is lit with an eerie blue light. I put up the animated white light deer, though wires broke, the doe only has her back half lit up, the buck only his front half. They look pretty pathetic half lit up like that. We got a tree, and even baked a batch of Cutout Christmas cookies.

We did go to a Caroling party on Friday at newspaper-mom's, and it was an oddly guilty pleasure to sing Carols mentioning Jesus and God and all that unPC stuff.

I got ten year old Ticket to Tide, and it sure is a good game. You try to connect cities on a map of America with rail lines for tickets you have drawn, by drawing various colored train car cards. It's a nailbiter, since the ticket scoring doesn't happen until the end of the game, and you never are sure just where you are in the scoring. We've played four games, and we may not be able to play again until Sunday, because my parents are taking the girls to their hometown Friday. Yay, Mrs. Ha and I will have some alone time.

Boy, the march of the Ha's into the future just doesn't stop. Earlier this month Mrs. Ha got her first email address. Now, my dad is getting DSL, which should come with a free WiFi router, so I'll need to help set up his laptop with wifi. They were complaining about how long it takes to download email from AOL at dial up speeds.

The weather continues it's weirdness. We had an inch of snow overnight, it should all be melted by tomorrow. I may need to get my bike up and running again.

Work is darn quiet, which is good, as at allows me to catch up on stuff. Lots of people are off, but I chose to take my vacation days earlier, I like the slow times here. What do you do between Christmas and New Years?

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WIPO: Nothing! by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed Dec 27, 2006 at 06:21:18 AM EST
[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman
I like to take this time of year off work by lm (4.00 / 1) #2 Wed Dec 27, 2006 at 06:55:56 AM EST
But I've used up all my vacation days.

What I ought to be doing:

What I probably will be doing:

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
I miss having to recover from drinking by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #3 Wed Dec 27, 2006 at 07:05:12 AM EST
since my only pain relief from my arthritis is acetominophen, I only have one, maybe two drinsk a day, if at all.

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Blue lights by jimgon (2.00 / 0) #4 Wed Dec 27, 2006 at 07:05:34 AM EST
We had those strung up from Thanksgiving to yesterday.  We pulled down the Christmas decorations yesterday.  The only thinks left are some garlands and red bows on the porch and a wreath.  January 2nd those come down too. 

The blue lights were the only ones I didn't think looked overly cheerful. 

Technician - "We can't even get decent physical health care. Mental health is like witchcraft here."

normally, read by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #5 Wed Dec 27, 2006 at 02:24:13 PM EST
but haven't turned a page this year :(

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