Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Merry Christmas!!

I'm getting ready for a white Christmas!

Yup, we're going to the mountain. Just the two of us. He bought me a new snowboard and all the gear so I'm all decked out. Now....if only I could get the hang of snowboarding! I'm tragic. That's ok though, we have a whole week and I'll get private lessons every damn day if I have to. I'm going to be an actual snowboarder by the time this trip is done if it kills me. It could do just that too. An hour into my first two-hour lesson I snapped my tail bone real good like. I didn't know it at the time though, and I just plodded on. Made for a painful trip. Last year I didn't do much better, although I didn't break anything, so I guess that's better by definition.

THIS YEAR is my year. I'll get it. Mind over matter right? Just strap on that board and take control.

I'm so excited! I've now gotten over the guilt of leaving everyone behind for our selfish alone-time holiday. I was a bit concerned that my boys would think me evil, since they don't live with me and holidays are our time. It turns out though that they're happy for us. Even my mom, who I was really worried about was ok with it. I made him tell her he was taking me away because I was a coward. Apparently rather than the passive aggressive guilt-inducing response I expected, she smiled and told him to have a great time. I was worried about her because since my brother's death, I'm it. And she loves Christmas.

In-laws to the rescue! My mommy-in-law is having my parents over for dinner on Christmas day. It's so nice that they all like each other. So this year, I don't have to have 15 people lounging around my house, with all the wrapping paper and dirty dishes and shoes at the door and general chaos (sigh....I do love it so).


Saturday, December 1, 2007

Does this really make me a Codie???

You Are 2: The Helper

You always put on a happy face and try to help those around you.
You're incredibly empathetic and care about everyone you know.

Able to see the good in others, you're thoughtful, warm, and sincere.
You connect with people who are charming and charismatic.

At Your Best: You are deeply giving, altruistic, and humble. You devote your life to others while caring for yourself too.

At Your Worst: You are manipulative and enjoy making other people guilty.

Your Fixation: Rejection

Your Primary Fear: Being unworthy of love

Your Primary Desire: To be loved unconditionally

Other Number 2's: Mother Teresa, John Travolta, Princess Diana, Dr. Phil, and Mr. Rogers.