It has been a busy time for Muffin and me. First, her birthday was on the 15th and I had to scramble in order to ensure that special occasion was duly made much of despite the fact that we had moved exactly one week earlier and she had no friends. Now, I ask you - what is sadder than a little six year old with no friends? Poor baby. I felt it more than she did and went out of my way to make it up to her - I even promised to have a (gasp) Chucky Cheese play date with her new friends sometime in the Spring. I'm already regretting that promise, but as she is only six there is a small chance she may forget it. Yeah, right!
Ok, so then we had a MASSIVE snow storm on the 19th. My aunt (who lives locally) asked Muffin and I to come and stay with her, make cookies, drink wine and watch the Hallmark channel. Hellz yeah! Muffin and I trooped over Friday evening and by Saturday morning the world was a winter wonderland. The snow fell, and fell and fell some more. We ended up with 26" of snow - which, by the way, is a record setting snowfall for the DC area. It was lovely to watch coming down but quite a bitch to get rid of the next day. I have a whole separate post dedicated to that coming in the future. Suffice it to say, I am worse than useless when it comes to snow and snow related activities.
Of course there was Christmas - and all the traveling that comes with it. Muffin and I made it home in pretty good time despite the traffic. Did I mention how much I love my garmin? I do love it. It directs me around traffic and that is priceless in my eyes. Again, future Christmas post is forthcoming...
And now, I am the only person in my department at work on New Year's Eve. Hence the hasty post - I feel as though I can risk it. Muffin has spent the last week with her dad and is loving it. I had some major retail therapy that resulted in a 250GB Playstation 3 (squeel!!!) and am looking forward to a night with two bottles of champagne, Dragon Age and my old cat. Don't hate - not everyone can be as glamorous as I.
With that thought - please have a very safe and happy New Year! I look forward to reading about your wild and wonderful exploits! See you in 2010!!