I love wrapping gifts. There's just something about sitting down and cutting and folding paper to make it as crisp and pretty as possible. Also, I love choosing different wrapping paper to best suit the person I'm giving it to. Does this make me weird? This is why I like to go around after Christmas looking for deals on wrapping paper- and this is why mom and I have an entire closet in the spare room dedicated to gift bags, paper rolls, ribbons and cards. DON'T JUDGE US, it's a problem, okay?
Yesterday did not go like I had planned it to. I had planned on spending all day in my pajamas, alternately napping, doing chores and reading. I woke up a few minutes before mom leaves for work and I was going to make myself some ginger tea and maybe think about the paper when mom turned to me and said that she really didn't want to drive herself to work. Mom doesn't like to drive in the dark, the lights bother her a lot. I told her to give me ten minutes and make my tea. I got dressed and washed and got the car out of the garage and we were on our way in 15 minutes. Not too shabby. I dropped her off at work and headed to WalMart (I know, I know) because I really, really needed new winter boots and it was barely 8 in the morning.
As I was trying on new boots, my aunt wandered around the corner, looking at shoes. I called to her and we ended up chatting and looking around for stuff. Then we both headed over to the grocery store (I picked up mom's pills and got more bread and milk) then sat in the Starbucks for about an hour, talking. I didn't bring up the thing from the day before, but I did bring up the idea of going into homecare and we discussed the pros and cons and I left generally encouraged. \o/
Went home, crashed for about an hour and then did a few chores, and then went back to the mall to pick up lunch for mom. I went to the centre where we ate lunch and chatted some and I showed off my new (WARM!!!) boots. Afterwards, I wandered over to the shop and took out the wheel and grabbed some sea silk fiber, started up the mp3 player and put on some podfic and podcasts and got to spinning. I spun about half of it into a pretty fine single (I really can see myself getting much better at this) and I'll probably go in Monday to spin the other half and do some plying.
~~~aside, while I understand ascele
's reasons for taking down her reading of I Have Been All Things Unholy
(written by bexless
), I still miss it. I had downloaded it and listened to it earlier, but accidentally deleted it at some point. I have Gerard Way's (Vampire) Detective Agency
read by pandarus
, written by jjtaylor
to listen to when I want to sit and listen for a long period of time. Other people who listen to such things, reccomend to me longer stories!
The staff dinner on Thursday night was most excellent. Good friends, food and wine. Lots and lots of wine. I'm looking forward to spending even more time with these folks.
Later I'm heading out to buy a christmas tree and we'll decorate and then make almond bark. Exciting!