12.28.2005

Coming down from the chocolate stupor

Yay, let's play the numbers game!

1--Traditional English Christmas dinner eaten, including turkey and vegetables and brussel sprouts and roasted potatoes and truckloads of gravy

1--English Christmas Puddings eaten

1--Queen's Christmas Speech viewed

0--Mention of Charles & Camilla's wedding during said speech

9--Time difference (in hours) between England and AK

1--Mobile phones accidentally left at home when I went over to spend Christmas w/WR's family

17--Times my family tried to get ahold of me on Christmas Day

4--Total hours spent in my own house during the holidays

2--Times my parents said, "You're dead to me!" when I finally called them

2--Turkey & brie sandwiches consumed from Christmas leftovers

1,379--Pieces of chocolate consumed, including the alcoholic kind and imported Reese's peanut butter cups

27--Hours of television watched, including the parts I slept through

2--Times it snowed, turning the rooftops all white and Dickenslike, and the countryside all English and pretty

0--Hours of homework done

It did feel somewhat strange and not-quite-like-Christmas to be away from my family. But I was very lucky in that lots and lots of people checked in to make sure that I had somewhere to go and wasn't going to end up alone in a cold empty house, overdosing on paracetemol. WR's family was very kind and made me feel at home (they even bought me presents!) and I didn't ever have time to get homesick. Plus I got to be with WR pretty much the whole time, which made me happy. So yeah, I'm a lucky girl.

I hope you all had wonderful Christmases too!

13 comments:

Th. said... [reply]

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We did, thank you.

foodie said... [reply]

I am not sure how I feel about Christmas in Happy Valley, USA. There was no snow, which kinda makes me happy cause I hate driving in it. It was like a warm spring day (at least during the day cause then it turned butt freezing cold once the sun went down).

On the other hand, most of my friends are in different countries/states for the holidays, so it makes me kinda sad too. You know there is only so much fun you can have eating enormous amounts of chocolate, (among other most delicious and not so healthy foods)playing the same dumb games over and over again, and finally avoiding the extended family and their usal rundown of their "list" of questions to ask me!

Glad yours sounded much more fun!

TannerJ5 said... [reply]

Hooray for chocolate!!! I love it. If you don't like it, you can hardly be human. I hope you feel the same way.

jaime said... [reply]

Hey Nemesis, I'm so glad that you had a wonderful holiday. I thought about you, and I hoped that WR and his family were taking good care of you. :) I tried to send you a Merry Christmas e-card, but unfortunately it got sent back to me for some reason. Just know that the thought was there. :)

I am currently having a fabulous time in Oregon with my family for the holidays. I love Oregon Christmases...and I'm relishing this one because I may not get back here for a few years.

I hope your New Year's is wonderful as well. Be sure to fill us all in on your Paris adventure!

The Walrus said... [reply]

Yay for Brie!
Yay for Reese's!
Yay for not overdosing on paracetamol!

Nemesis said... [reply]

Th. Good, I'm glad. Christmas in the desert wouldn't feel very Christmassy to me, but what do I know?

Yeah . . . hear you, Foodie. At least the food was good. I hope you were able to evade a few relatives.

Tanner--Oh, I do. Believe me, I do.

Jaime--I think Paris might be out, and it's my fault. I got concerned about the hours of driving it would take and the weather forecast (rainy and cold) and some other things. So I'm hoping to go in February when it won't be as much work. So, yeah. You won't be hearing about exciting Paris adventures, but I hope you'll hear about adventures just the same.

Hi John! Did any of that snow make it over your way?

The Walrus said... [reply]

no, no snow where I was luckily- which meant we could drive to our favourite country pubs!!
Eeeeee!

Stupidramblings said... [reply]

Um, yeah. The 'no snow' thing sucked a lot. And now it's haunting me. The wife, my wife Limpy, and I are now watching 4 nephews and a niece right now. No snow for Christmas means no sledding for Christmas break.

We were SO looking forward to taking them all out for a snowy white Christmas injury-ridden sledding party. Now all we get is--well--nothing.

redlaw said... [reply]

Nem!

So glad you had a good Christmas! And aren't those alcoholic chocolates nasty? I tried to like them when I was over there but I couldn't - drat, another rebellion squashed!

Kelly said... [reply]

Mmmm... Turkey and brie sandwiches...

I'm glad you had so much fun. It all sounds so delightfully British.

Savvymom said... [reply]

I think you ate almost as much chocolate as I did! Go us!

Nemesis said... [reply]

John--glad you didn't get snowed in, although I must say I like looking out my window and seeing the snow. So pretty.

Stupid, I'm sorry you didn't have a white Christmas, and that now you have to settle for just pushing the kids down the hill all pell-mell. There's always ice-blocking, though, if you're dead set on breaking some limbs.

Hi Red! Um . . . yeah, gosh, they were like . . . awful. I didn't love them or anything. Although, we may have had two different things. I'm talking about Belgian Chocolates with Grand Marnier flavorings and stuff, rather than little chocolates in the shape of bottles with actual likker in them.

Kelly--aren't turkey and brie sandwiches the best? A friend told me about them a coupla years ago and I've never looked back. A little bit of cranberry sauce helps too.

Yay, savvymom! Way to represent the family! Traditions will not die with us, no ma'am.

kit said... [reply]

I am so glad your Christmas was great! I hpe you are having a wonderful weekend; I am enjoying my last bit of vacation this weekend. When do you go back to school?

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