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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Had a good weekend. Got all the house lights up (similar to last year), and just need to follow up with a few odds and ends (gonna decorate the big tree out front this year). We also started our shopping, which reminds me of how much money we *don't* have. We're heading up to my mom's for Christmas and the annual Margibtinlin board meeting & holiday party, but most of our local friends will be in NYC for New Year's Eve, so we're planning "Gaymas" sometime in mid-January like we did last year (*much* easier to deal with that way). Now we need to find a sitter for the kids.

Speaking of, Posh and Prince continue to be cute and fuzzy, and ever-hungry noodges as well. It's definitely different having two cats versus just one, but it's worth it when they deign us worth enough to sleep on top of. They're finishing off their medication for the kennel cough they got, but now we're fighting ear mites. Whee.

Quincy's been going out a lot in DC over the weekends, but has been nice enough to leave me home. They did go to an event at Remington's, the c/w bar, and now they all want to learn how to two-step, so I guess I'll be dustin' off my boots sometime soon to show them how. Yee haw. :)

Work is work. I love the students, but some of them are just too stupid to live. How did they get into college? It's sad at times. Otherwise, though, I do love the work, and the office, so it's all good. (I am, however, looking forward to that week and a half off soon.) Oh, and my umpteenth review was as expected - satisfactory, not outstanding, and somewhat snarky despite the distance. No worries - it's done, and doesn't affect me one whit.

I think I'll make cookies this weekend. We have our office holiday party on Monday (the students leave Friday), so it'll be fun.

The weather's been nuts. This time last week the whole place was covered in snow, and today it's going up to the 80's. Weird.

Oh, we found out a couple of weeks ago that a friend of ours is HIV+. Kind of a downer, but I know he'll come through it shining, not only because he's a lot stronger person than he thinks he is, but his best friend is a great role model in that respect.

That's it. Get back to work. :P


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Dec. 12th, 2007 09:30 pm (UTC)
we should have a "bake off"

I'm baking cookies, you're baking cookies

we should exchange them and see who's is best. Or heck, so who can eat their cookies the fastest.

Something anyway. It sounds festive.

HIV + is pretty bad news. Hopefully it was caught son though so that your friend can keep the good meds in and stay just HIV + and not come down with the AIDS.
Dec. 12th, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC)
Yay cookies! :) I tried my mother's chocolate chip cookie recipe a while ago and it turned out ok, but I didn't use enough flour. This time, better.

And he got tested every 6 months like clockwork, so he's caught it as early I suppose as one can. We're forcing him to get on top of it, so he's already got some appointments set up to get himself on meds and such (just like our other friend did), so we predict a long and healthy life.
Dec. 12th, 2007 09:58 pm (UTC)
catching it early is the best way to live long and healthy.

I'll be thinking good thoughts for your friend....and for your cookies.
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Dec. 12th, 2007 10:22 pm (UTC)
I'm glad the cats are happy and sorry about the earmites.

A friend of mine who is a college professor despairs of all her students on a regular basis, figuring most of them couldn't find their assholes with both hands and worrying how they survived long enough to get IN to college.

Make Alton Brown's Chocolate Pinwheel cookies for those who like sugar cookies and something gooey for everyone else.

Sorry about your friend, but it sounds like he will make it.
Dec. 13th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)
Literally had a student come in and say, gee, I was supposed to register for classes next semester? What do you mean I'm going to lose my housing?

I weep for the future.
Dec. 14th, 2007 06:20 am (UTC)
*waves hi from Conshohocken*
Dec. 14th, 2007 01:18 pm (UTC)
Home for the hollydaze, eh? I'll be up at Mom's next weekend. Hee!
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