When I got home, I found out that part of my Sev order had come in. It was a tube containing a number of posters. At first, I was confused, since I'd ordered only two posters and I had also ordered a DVD and a T-shirt, among other things. So, I emailed JC about it. His response? Apparently, he sends a few extra posters with each poster order as a small bonus, and the shipment was in two parts. He said that though he always sends out the stuff at the same time, the posters inevitably get to their destination first, with the rest lagging a couple days behind. (It's currently Monday and I still haven't received the rest of my order. I'm going to give some holiday leeway, but if I don't get them tomorrow, I'm emailing JC again.)
On Thursday, my dad went to work in his Santa suit and distributed presents to everyone. We even took a picture (which is shown below). Alex sent his present back. Apparently, the marshmallows contained gelatin, and he's a vegetarian. My dad said he did this once before, too, so he's just not going to get him any presents anymore. I mean, if he can't eat it, why can't he simply give it to someone who can as a gift? He's just a jerk.
|Maryland Repro Christmas|
Christmas picture from Maryland Reprographics
Taken by Josh
Front row: Scott, Dennis, Jeannie
Middle row: Jimmie, Wayne (my dad, as Santa), Me
When I got home on Thursday, I found out I had gotten my second Internet Christmas card of the year, this time from julieoh. Thank you so much! It's wonderful and I would have sent you one, too, but I didn't have your current address, and the one I sent last year bounced back to me. Well, I have it now, from your return address. I could send you a late card for this year. Would you want that?
On Friday, we had a half-day. I didn't know about it. I did know we were having our annual Christmas party, but I didn't know we were leaving right afterwards, nor did I know we were getting paid for the whole day. We distributed gifts and cards. I got lottery tickets in my cards from Mac and Tom: a Lotto and two scratch-offs from Tom and one scratch-off from Mac. None of mine were winners. Dennis' scratch-off from Mac won $50. We had a virtual feast on Friday for lunch, and since we only had two jobs left to do, neither pressing, everyone but Jimmie left at 1:30 PM.
On Saturday, it was pretty uneventful, except for two things. First, I got my third Internet Christmas card of the year, from kidsis It was pretty cool, and she gave me a little life update in there as well, which was cool. Second, we finally got the tree up, just in time for Christmas.
On Sunday, we had a pretty normal church service, except the hymns were all Christmas-themed, the kids in the church did a few special Christmas hymns for us, and Tom Schetelich's message was a Christmas message. When we got out of church, it was pouring down rain and continued to do so for the rest of the day, getting quite windy near the end. (This is what inspired my subject line.)
When we got home, we opened up presents, of which were plenty this year. Here's my loot:
- 3 turtlenecks
- 1 dress shirt
- 2 Ravnica Magic booster packs
- an Othello game
- a Mancala game (of the Kalah variety)
- The Secret on Ararat by Tim LaHaye (the second Babylon Rising book)
- a small wizard statue
- a Jeff Foxworthy mug set
- a set of roller skates (Quite useful!)
- a $30 Barnes & Noble gift card (from my Uncle Mark)
Today was just a plain relaxation day. No Christmas dinner tonight, either. My mom cooked the turkey, but I never ate any. I didn't feel like turkey and she didn't call me down for dinner. I ended up eating a club PBJ, because I wasn't very hungry. I've been thirsty all day, though, for some reason. In fact, I'm thirsty right now. *goes to get more soda to drink*
As for future posts, I'm getting my "between last Christmas and this Thanksgiving" post together. It's almost done. (I'm going to post it as backdated so it won't spam up your friends page, but I'll post a link to it as a regular post.)
Also, froggimus_rex made me a couple of wonderful Data icons as a Christmas present. Once I decide which one I like better, I'm going to put it up.