So, holy cow, a good coupla days happened right there.
I had to work XMas Eve, but that was okay, because then I got to come home and spend quality time with my honey.
(As an aside, my second-best Customer O'the Day story happened Xmas Eve, and I'm sorry it didn't happen to me, as the comeback opportunities are endless, really. A friend of mine, the manager of the Men's Department in my store, was out folding shirts when a customer came up and asked why we were out of a certain style of shirt. And when my friend opened his mouth to respond, the customer promptly followed up with, "And don't tell me it's because it's Christmas, because I'm a Jew and don't believe in that crap." Good for you, sir!)
So, yes, Christmas. Our tree turned out fucking awesome in major ways and I'm looking forward to trying to get pics of it. The Zero topper that Jon made really completes the whole deal. So I get a little zing of pride and joy whenever I turn the lights on. Or maybe it's bad wiring. Anyway.
Andandand, I have a whole new batch of tamales from SaraB
, so there is tasty tamale goodness just waiting to be had in my freezer. B also gave me the awesomest DVD in existence right now...the Disney Classic edition about Disneyland. There's two disks, with two shows on each, and it covers the planning of Disneyland, the opening day broadcast, the tenth anniversary broadcast, and the Disneyland at Night featurette. Had B not bought it for herself I would have given it to her as well, as we are two of the biggest Disneyland marks I know. Now when I start pining for the park I can pop in my DVD and be a little bit closer to the Happiest Place on Earth. B rawks.
Xmas eve, we had some hooch and watched my copy of "Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown", and then we opened our presents. I was really worried that Jon would be disappointed because I didn't have time to make him his hat, and so I bought him a bunch of clothes, which I still see as somewhat sucker gifts, even though I knew he wanted them and needed them. But it was all good as he loved everything and promptly wore all of it, so, yay us.
Jon gave me great gifts, which is no surprise as he always does :) He gave me a box of miniature glass Snoopy ornaments that are truly cute, as well as a box of kirsch chocolates, on which I plan to get tanked very soon. Also a truly luxe-looking milk bath from Origins, and he told me all about the recommendations of the sales clerk. I love bubble baths but my body doesn't, and so I often mourn my loss of tubby goodies. Jon went and made damn sure to get me tubby stuff that won't freak out my skin or whatnot, and so I look forward to a nice steamy bath soon. Perhaps kirsch chocolates will be consumed in said bath. Ex-cellent.
He also gave me the Egyptian pop cd I wanted (Yalla...Hitlist Egypt
), which is beyond awesome...though I must be careful not to dance to the songs with the bummer lyrics. Here's one of the times I wish I remembered more of my Arabic and didn't have to depend on liner notes.
Also, a copy of Latcho Drom, with subtitles so I can read the lyrics to the songs. The Egyptian segment to this film kicks izass and features the Musicians of the Nile, who Jon and I actually got to see in concert a few years ago. Killer.
And...a kicken sweater that I didn't think would fit by any means but it does, and Jon's eyes lit up when I put it on, so I guess it looks good to boot. I like it when my hubby acts like I'm a sweater-girl bettie. He also gave me a cute toque with a pom on top. And a gorgeous iridescent silky scarf with sequin embroidery that he saw me swooning over at Cost Plus, so good for him for picking up the signs :)
Then I dozed on the floor wrapped up in my furry leopard throw, while he watched wrestling, and then we toddled off to bed.
Xmas day began with some serious quality time together, my goodness. And then we went over to his folks' house and ate ourselves silly and had a good time...and his dad dragged out the foto albums so I got to see nudie baby pics of Jon, so yay on that as well. His dad gave me a abso-effing-lutely beautiful heavy silver openwork filigree bangle bracelet that will go perfectly with my dance costumes. Dang.
I had to be at work the day after XMas at four in the morning, but I got to concentrate on taking down Xmas, rather than dealing with cranky customers making returns, so that wasn't bad. Then I had a nap and we went to my mom's for dinner and ate entirely too much again. We gave mom a copy of the cd Jon made me of my dad and his cronies singing in their tavern, and she seemed to like it very much. I imagine it will make her cry, as it made me cry, but I'd rather her have it than not.
Plus I got a great Xmas message from my best friend in Austin, which I got to listen to as I drifted off to sleep, which was so fab. And we got a card from PetitChou in the mail today, which features Edward Gorey art and thus fits in with our XMas theme beautifully! And then I got online today to see that all my LiveJournal friends also had awesome Xmasses. And tomorrow Jon and I will walk around and look at Xmas lights before they get taken down, and perhaps go out to dinner, and perhaps buy a PlayStation2, and then I have four whole days off inna row
. Holy cow.
Really, I'm overwhelmed by all the awesomeness. I was ready to settle for just a quiet evening at home with my honey, being thankful that we hadn't been nuked off the planet. And I got that, and chocolate to boot! Rawk!