Christmas time, Christmas time. So here, gentle readers, is my gift to you: the chance to catch up on the particulars of my life. Life is good. Really good. Really really good. Jeannette and I are still going strong, and happy. Work's going wonderfully and there's some really interesting stuff on the horizon. I'm getting to spend more time hanging out with my brother, in a virtual sense, and that's a lot of fun. We play World of Warcraft together and it's been quite a blast most of the time. Also just got my friend Kevin to join in, so that will be fun as well, when he gains a few more levels to catch up. And right now I'm with the family during the Christmas holiday. Jeannette has gone home to Mexico for the holidays and work precludes her from coming up here when she finishes down there, so that is the only sour note in the current harmony of my existence.
Christmas has been a good time this year. The shopping was hectic, but Jeannette was able to help me with a lot of it. Ok, almost all of it. I'm such a lucky guy! My poor girl's been sick the last few days though, pobrecita. I had some difficulty getting back home yesterday as the flight was delayed overnight, and when I got here, my bag was still coming on the next flight, but aside from that a good Christmas. I got a ton of DVDs and a game that I had been wanting. Jeannette and I exchanged presents on Friday night, and it made me happy to see her happy over what I had chosen for her. I also got some great gifts from her, including Serenity, Batman Begins, and the latest George R. R. Martin book. I read the book on the plane ride here, and it was very good. I must admit that I do fear he's starting to slow his momentum in the same way that poor Robert Jordan did, but for the most part the book moves very well. I admit I was saddened when I got to the end of the book and found the author's note there telling me the other half of the story wouldn't be told until 2006. However, enough happened in this book that I still trust him, so I will give him the benefit of the doubt for now. Tonight the dinner was extraordinarily good. Courtney has been attending a culinary school in Vancouver, and she helped prepare the Christmas meal. The meat was amazingly seasoned and the potatoes were wonderful. After dinner, my father, brothers, and I sat and watched football, the way that manly men should. I tried to call my girl in Mexico again, but was sadly unsuccessful.
Tomorrow starts the beginning of the skiing season for us. Dad claims that we'll be up and about at 9:30, urgh. It's a holiday! I mostly jest, of course, as that's plenty of time for me to sleep. It should be a good day tomorrow, although mostly it will be driving. But it will still be with my family and that will make me happy. I do miss my girl though... 5 more days!