We're home! (for more than 24 hours now, but this isn't a real-time blog). I slept in my own lovely bed last night. It was 69 degrees in our house without the heater on. But I miss my mom. So, you know, life can't be perfect.
Yesterday, we picked up our mail (buckets of it). We unpacked, made a menu, went grocery shopping, and saw "Dan in Real Life" at the dollar theater (fifty cent night, friends). Bart and I both loved it. So funny, so clean, so totally enjoyable. Anyway, favorite movie of 2008, so far (excluding North and South because it's a few years old). Go!
Today, I went to Orientation for grad school, which was awesome, and I shall discuss it more later, when I have actually registered for classes. I came home and Bart had cleaned out the shed in the backyard (he put the old ceiling fans out for the garbage man, but someone came and picked them up - rats! We should have put them on Craigslist!). And we took down all the Christmas decorations and put our house back together. I rejoice!
And now for pictures of my two favorite Christmas gifts:
From Bart's parents (which they thoughtfully mailed to our house so we wouldn't have to lug it home and which Ralphie came over, took off our front porch, and put safely inside the house): A red Dutch Oven! And it matches our kitchen!
And from my parents: Pottery Barn Linen Jewelry board. I told Bart I would probably need another for my birthday. Or maybe Valentine's Day. I love it!
Merry Christmas to me. Two weeks after the fact.