December 25th, 2006

Asta 2

Home From the Holidays

Just got back from Mom's. I spent over eight hours with her with no urges to kill. Woo Hoo! Maybe it had something to do with her being so upbeat and into the holiday which was...odd.

As far as loot, the woman manages to find just about every piece of M&M merchendise on the market. My fave piece, which is also the one she questioned buying, is an M&M candy shop that has lights and motion. Three M&M's spin around in the candy shop being coated with choclate. We spent much time staring at this. We both obviously need lives. When less sleepy and properly displayed I may take pictures.

I also received some strange odds and ends. She got me an embroidered luggage strap so I can easily spot my luggage at the airport. Nice, but do I want an airport full of strangers knowing my full name? And there was also a Pirates of the Caribbean calendar in lieu of Star Wars calendar this year because she couldn't find one. I also got assorted ornaments, some cool ornament hooks, and a check! :)

The movie for the evening was Eight Below which my mother discovered on cable awhile back and loves. I'm a long time Bruce Greenwood fan and he is neither an ass nor dies in the film so, cool! And the dogs were pretty damn adorable. I even got a bit weepy at the end.

The one glitch in the evening was the roast my mother made. She overcooked it a bit. She was using a new stove and cooked it as she would have in the antique she had before. But the cut of meat was not the best. It wasn't bad meat, just that they trimmed too much of the fat and bone hence leaving it dry. So she was beating herself up for getting ripped off by the store and then for not judging the cooking time properly. I've had far worse, but try convincing her of that.

I hope everyone else had a good day. Scanning my friends list it seems things went pretty well for everyone. It just seems totally unfair that most of us have to return to work tomorrow. Blech.