In the meantime, my household has been increased by one person, two dogs and another cat. My sister secured a position at Intel and is moving back to Oregon. While she seeks a place to live, she is staying with us.
I am awaiting edits on my latest strange book, and it will be up for publication in January or so. For those of you who are curious about what I write and such, you can click through here to my author page. Other than that, besides a lovely ball for the ORS, there hasn't been too much going on. It was organized by S2 so I didn't have to do much for it, which was nice. It was really nice to just show up. I'd like to do more of that and less of the stress. And I would like to eliminate the drama 100%. At the retreat I had to calm a frenetic soul who was devastated for not winning a prize. I'm tired of mommying adults. I have a toddler now, a defiant, obstinate kid, who uses up all that spare energy for that sort of crap. So it's time someone else dealt with the woes and whines of the drama queens. I just want to show up and enjoy like everyone else. It's time.
Here are the next twenty days in the project 365 collection.
|321/365 - IKEA meatballs nom|
|322/365 - The Johanesen household in one picture.|
|323/365 - My sister's cat. She's adorable to look at. She's flat out crazy and evil.|
|324/365 - Alex cuddles with his Neenee|
|325/365 - Things like this make me feel less saddened for not having a girl.|
How does one battle this hyper-pink-sparkly feminized crap? Yeurgh.
|326/365 - A benefit of having my sister around is to have a Dim Sum enabler.|
It is one of my favourite things besides sushi. This is at Pure Spice in Portland.
It's the best Dim Sum I've had since Mary Chung's in Cambradge, near MIT
|327/365 - It's not the holiday season for me|
until I have a bowl of nuts to munch on
through the New Year.
|328/365 - Schmear|
|329/365 - The turkey taking an overnight|
soak in a briny bath.
|330/365 - I got to host Thanksgiving dinner this year. Such a rarity. Such fun!|
Three guests was plenty for our little table. I made enough for an army,
naturally. But it was pretty damned good if I may say.
|331/365 - Some black friday lazing.|
|332/365 - House hunting with my sister, I stumbled upon this|
miniature landscape on top of a gatepost.
|333/365 - Trivet|
|334/365 - This is my entourage during the day. Simon mostly doesn't know|
what to make of the two ladies that are dominating his household.
But I think it's good for his depression about losing Flower.
|335/365 -Alex and 'My Kiyee' cuddling in bed. OC might be rough around |
the edges, but he likes his child.
|336/365 - Ominous Bot|
|337/365 - That face. ::sigh::|
|338/365 - Coziness at home.|
|339/365 - Time for the annual santa|
pics with Alex. This was at Macy's.
Alex's newest pic will be posted below.
|340/365 - Sewing for a while again.|
|Santa gets a big hug from Alex, and he also gave him almonds and a tangerine.|
|Wow. He's growing WAY. TOO. FAST.|
Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to all!