Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Bye, Bye Holidays...

...except for New Year's Eve, and that's a piece of cake.

Christmas here was quiet but lovely.
I spent the day reading a book that I got from a friend. IM'd with my brother in Utah and a high school friend in Ohio. Then multiple phone calls from other sibs and a couple of old friends. Reading bunches of blogs, of course. And, reading and responding to several e-mails from other friends.

No direct human contact all day, but still lots of communicating with lots of people I care about. Warm and fuzzy feelings.
Not bad at all.

So, now that's all done and I can get back to normal.
Wait... I'm not normal. I don't like normal.
I don't want to be normal.

I think I need more coffee to ponder this a bit.
Perhaps a bit of the Dalwhinnie I bought myself for Christmas.
Oh, yeah... that sounds like a much better idea.





p.s. I almost forgot to mention what I did the day after Christmas...

I got to meet a blogger. In person!
My first real in person blogger meeting...
Scott, of When The Smoke Clears, is a gentleman
of the Nth degree. Charming, intelligent, fascinating, wonderful sense of humor.
We spent over an hour chatting, but the time really flew.
Thank you, Scott, for making time for me during your vacation.
I truly hope we get to meet again.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

... Dalwhinnie is a very nice malt... you chose a good one, Jean....

Eric

Bane said...

Yeah, lucky you didn't end up in several plastic garbage bags, in several different dumpsters around the city, woman. Sheesh...

hammer said...

Sounds like a nice holiday.

I've met online friends in person before and its always been a good experience.

Jean said...

Thanks, Eric... I'm enjoying it!


aw Bane... I appreciate your concern, but it was fine, really.


Hammer - it turned out very nice, indeed.

Jim - PRS said...

Scott's good peeps.

Sparrow said...

Hey Jean, I'm leaving for Florida tomorrow to visit family -- I'll look for you!

Sparrow said...

I mean, it's not that big a state, is it?

rsm said...

It was such a pleasure to get to talk with you. I look forward to the next time.

Jean said...

Jim - ...and he said the same about you!


Sparrow - Cool beans! Let's do it!


RSM - Thank you, the pleasure was mine.
Another time, for sure.

loria said...

Sounds like you had a nice time and a wonderful day. My Christmas was nice. I got to spend it with BBW and my daughter at our house, which was different....but very enjoyable.

Valerie - Riding Solo said...

I was off to the sister's Christmas afternoon and then to the BIL. The beginning and the ending of the day were spent in solitude and contemplation and reading new books!

I heart you Jean, may '07 be filled with blessings for you.

Jean said...

Loria - Glad your holiday was nice!

Val - My wish for you is the same, galfriend.

Gary said...

Hey, you are one up one me. I have never met another blogger.

Hope you have a happy New Year.

K9 said...

/bark bark bark

jean i've met two bloggers in the real. i liked them both very much. and each time we had a ball together. however i think i have lost a certain something with them....because before i was the rottweiler only. and it was beter to be the dog. more fun somehow. and who wouldnt rather front as a rottie!

i read your friends account of the meeting and he wrote exactly what i wouldve thought.

i hope you have a great new year's eve

/grr

Jean said...

Gary - Happy New Year to you!

k9 - I can understand you would want to maintain your rottie persona... but, I'll bet you are just as sweet in person! Happy New Year to you!

boneman said...

Now, there is a grand celebration of the Trumlux, though it isn't remembered by most folks.
It's a holiday that lands somewhere in the middle of January, I think, and everyone who attends it forget who they are fer a day, ferget where they were at the time, ferget the name of the holiday,...just one big blank!
Yup! Very rare fer anyone to remember.

So, are you going to the next Trumlux Celebration? I heard y'all really were the life of the party at the last one.

Jean said...

...I don't remember.

k said...

BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!

alan said...

at one time all bloggers seemed to drink coffee, now it's whisky! this can only be good for the scottish economy. slainte! jean, and have a great 2007!

Jean said...

Alan - 'slainte'... is that like 'cheers!'?... Thank you and best wishes to you!
(I'll do my best to continue improving the Scottish economy...:))