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Another Year Over

But still a few days for the new one to begin.

I spent the weekend mostly relaxing -- I did not volunteer to work on Saturday, so I slept in, and then we walked the dog and went shopping. We didn't have anything in particular to get, just checked to see if anything was left on sale anywhere; World Market was picked clean, See's was out of my favorite kind (Scotchmallow -- but we got some candy anyway), Costco was the same as always and we got things we needed (they are finally actually carrying the replacement canopy for the carport in-store, so we finally got THAT replaced), and tried to avoid the grocery store because we have a really, really, REALLY full fridge. We checked out Last Chance and I found a nice pair of sneakers, but the jeans I liked were too expensive.

We cleaned all the things, watched most of our favorite holiday specials that we hadn't seen yet, and now I'm watching the Craig Ferguson Thanksgiving episode, because yes, I'm THAT far behind. But that's okay, because there won't be any more new ones. *sad face*

I saw an article about the end of the Colbert Report and the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and in comparing the two, the reviewer called Ferguson's show a "noble experiment that failed to live up to its potential." I think he missed an essential part of the show, which was that Craig really never gave much of a rat's ass what reviewers thought of him...

I still haven't cleaned off the old Tivo completely (the new one was set up on December 5), but I'll keep the subscription for another few weeks until it's all clean and then I'll disconnect it and cancel, moving forward with only the new Roamio, which has FOUR, count 'em, FOUR channels of recording ability and a LOT more HD space than the old Premiere.

I have most of the coming week off, because early in the year when they say, "what holidays do you want off?" I always put in for New Year's, since the competition for it is low. Yay, more relaxation. I'm assuming, judging from what I left on Friday, that I will be coming back to a New Year of more overtime, so I may as well rest while I can.

Christmas was lovely. Barb's mom didn't feel like coming over, in the end, so it was just me and Barb and a whole lotta turkey:

There are still lots and lots of leftovers, and we've been eating turkey since Thursday. (Turkey sandwiches, turkey teriyaki, turkey soup, turkey casserole...) Even I'm ready for something else.

Couple of weeks ago we went to see the Zoolights. They've updated to all programmable LEDs, and it's gone from beautiful and amazing to OMG AMAZING. I finally uploaded some of my pictures (I still need to do more, and the videos I shot -- I need a video editor so I can add music or something):

Oh, and be careful about turning your back (or blinking) around our Christmas tree:

Do I have some New Year's ideas (not "resolutions," mind)? Sure, but if I speak them out loud I'm sure I'll screw them up. They're apparently like wishes that way. :)

Hopefully I'll update again before the end of the year. I've been sucking terribly at this journal lately.


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Dec. 29th, 2014 03:16 am (UTC)
I would not turn my back on your tree.... or blink. LOL Where did you get that angel? What a great idea. Interesting lights and good looking turkey. :)
Dec. 30th, 2014 01:00 am (UTC)
ThinkGeek, of course -- home of all things silly and geeky.

It was quite yummy!
Dec. 30th, 2014 01:06 am (UTC)
Ah, of course. I think one of my gifts (gnome-munching Godzilla) came from there. Maybe not. Something came from there. Maybe it was the "I <3 Spike" tee shirt. My daughter totally geeked me out this year. :)
Dec. 30th, 2014 03:18 am (UTC)
Every so often I ought to just sign my paycheck over to them...

Dec. 29th, 2014 03:45 am (UTC)
Hey weeping angel tree topper. Cool.

I haven't made it to the election yet, that's how far behind I am on my viewing.

sorry they didn't have your favorite candy
Dec. 30th, 2014 01:02 am (UTC)
ThinkGeek, of course.

Since I was transferring from one DVR to the other I may have been watching them out of sequence.

Ah, well. Next time! :)
Dec. 30th, 2014 02:36 am (UTC)
I had eyed up that tree topper. Mom said she'd shoot me (they scare her)

I also ended up out of sequence.

Dec. 30th, 2014 03:23 am (UTC)
Well, of COURSE they're scary!

I haven't had an actual angel tree-topper since I was little, when she was a cute little plush angel from Hallmark. I've changed some...
Dec. 30th, 2014 03:29 am (UTC)
Now that I think about it, same here with the angel on the top
Dec. 29th, 2014 03:53 am (UTC)
What great photos! Thanks for sharing them with us.
Dec. 30th, 2014 01:02 am (UTC)
Dec. 29th, 2014 11:14 am (UTC)
Gorgeous pics -- love the table set for Christmas.

Dec. 30th, 2014 01:02 am (UTC)
Dec. 30th, 2014 05:12 am (UTC)
Not blinking. Nope, not blinking. And I love the zoo lights. We don't do them anymore, and I really miss them.
Dec. 31st, 2014 12:14 am (UTC)

Each year they get a little more elaborate with our ZooLights -- I kind of miss the "singing trees" (they had a light show queued to music), but the LED replacements are gorgeous. I'll have to upload the videos I shot.

Come out in December sometime! :)
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