Saturday, December 22, 2007

nothing new

i'd had a few people ask me why i haven't been posting. really it's because there's nothing new to report. we're nestled in most days/nights (besides going to work) because it's rainy and cold and most all of the restaurants on the pennisula close in the winter.

we are almost through the christmas parties. one more tonight. i don't mean to make it sound like i don't enjoy christmas parties, but sometimes when there are several in a week it gets tiring. we're looking forward to having about 20 of our friends over on christmas eve. we'll all head to the christmas eve service at 5:30 held in a cave, and then have hot chocolate, cocktails and dessert at our house. we will also play yankee swap (aka white elephant) with the gifts everyone brings. finally we'll be watching national lampoon's christmas vacation (my favorite holiday classic). on christmas day our friends are hosting christmas breakfast and then we're going over to the galley on base to serve the troops christmas lunch. we will certainly miss being with our family and friends for christmas. we hope each of you have a very merry christmas!
last night we watched this holiday classic. is it one of yours? we absolutely love it. what are your favorite christmas movies??

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

christmas partied out

do you get like me and feel pooped for christmas?? i love this time of the year but with all the things you have to do-baking, shopping, and parties- sometimes it's just so tiring. i woke up with a little cold today and i'm sure it's because last week caught up with me. we had something every single night. and we're only on dec 11...there are 4 more parties i know of; including one we're hosting on christmas night. sometimes we get wrapped up in the busyness of christmas and forget what it's all about. it's about celebrating the birth of jesus christ. it's a time to reflect on what christ's entering the world means for your soul. it's spending sweet precious time with family and friends whom you love.

so today, as my body was telling me to slow down, i was able to reflect on what is important about christmas. i was able to spend some time in prayer. and i was thinking of all of you whom i love and miss very much.

Monday, December 3, 2007

confessions of a slacker

didn't take a shower today. and went shopping out in town, hoping i wouldn't run into anyone i know. chances were good since i know 5 greeks and my american friends make up .2% of the population here in crete.

took echo on 1 walk, instead of her usual 2.

ate leftovers and pieced "snacks" together for a dinner.

watched a chick-flick movie.

shopped online and spent $30 on gift bags and while at jumbo (greece's walmart equivalent) spent $60 on nothing.

accumulated a stack of dirty dishes in the sink.

neglected the overflowing basket of dirty clothes.

my excuse??? hubby is out of town on business. :)

Saturday, December 1, 2007

6 in a row!!!

navy beat army 38-3!! that's 6 in a row. :) we had a army v. navy game-watching party at our house for the big event. pictured above is dawn wearing the roger staubaugh autographed helmet we have.

we also put up our mini Christmas tree a few days ago.