Well it’s officially 2008 and I still haven’t finished cleaning the bedroom, sorting through the bags and boxes of papers I cart around with me from apartment to apartment, or downloaded my music from my computer to my MP3 player so that I can work out every night. I have, however, finally put the above mattress for sale on craigslist (it’s free – come take it!), put up all of the Christmas decorations (actually, I tossed them in the closet until I can get to organizing that), had awesome sex 3 times (whoo!), decided to stay home with Jaxon full time – which means I that am officially jobless, began taking my vitamins again, AND have started my blog (again). While I adore Christmas, I am actually glad that the holidays are over. I think we planned too many things. We technically had plenty of time, but with Matt’s art work taking off and Jaxon, there was little time just to relax. Target still didn’t have the bookcases I need to finish my bedroom. But Christmas stuff was 90% off. I knew if I just held out, I could do better than 75%. Of course at 90% off, the air was thick with the stench of (as Matt described it) poor people. Today was a lazy Sunday. I only left the house to haul away that mattress and a 2/3 full box of unused diapers. I turned in my resignation to my job today. The email was short and sweet. I know they will be upset, which in turn makes me very upset, but Matt pointed out that they would be upset because they need me and I am hard to replace and that I was under-paid. This made me feel a bit better. The surprise flowers (tulips are my favorite!!) also helped. Man, I have a great man. We did get to enjoy a nice evening before Matt returned to work, complete with pizza (No! it’s not delivery –because only nasty Round Table delivers to Terra Linda — it’s DiGiorno!), Family Guy, and homemade hazelnut cappuccinos. Tasty. In final news, Jaxon can officially push himself up on his hand while on him stomach and roll to the right.Two days ago he couldn’t lift that massive head of his if the world depended on it. Now, he can stare me in the eyes for a second or two before rolling. Time to be more attentive at the diaper changing table.
It’s that time between Christmas and New Years where you decided when to toss the Christmas tree, return or re-gift bad Christmas presents, and shop at Target for markdowns on holiday gear. Matt, Jax and I had planned to spend Christmas in San Diego, but because it was “too cold” we departed abruptly back to San Rafael. While I didn’t get to see everyone, we did manage to sneak in a night of Scene-It, Karaoke, and even a trip to Costco. It was pretty fun.
Christmas at home was nice because I didn’t have to change out of the bathrobe my mom got me for three days. Hurray for not showering. Just Kidding. I’m pretty sure I showered. Matt set up a scavenger hunt for my Christmas gift, which ended in a shopping spree in the city. After hitting Nordstroms, Bloomies, and a bunch of high price boutique stores, I spent half of my Christmas present at H&M. Score for buying the black blazer for 50% off what I was going to spend back with Ruby at the beginning of December!!
Matt’s parents came into town Sunday, so we spent all afternoon cleaning like mad. Our bedroom was a mess (which I still haven’t totally tackled). I instantly fell in love with Matt’s parents. They are great. We spent all night looking at baby pictures of Matt and hearing childhood stories.
After a wild New Year’s, we spent the next couple of days recuperating. We did make it down to San Francisco before Matt’s parents left on Thursday and hit some classic SF sites, including Giant Robot (Matt’s pick – obviously), Haight & Ashbury, Chinatown (including the crazily populated Stockton Street), Fisherman’s Wharf, the Embarcadero, and North Beach, where we ate at the always good Mona Lisa.
All in all it was a good vacation – although a very busy one. Check out the photos here!