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After running into stop-and-go traffic a few miles from DFW, we checked our luggage in curbside and emerged from security screening with enough time to grab a *gack* Happy Meal for Laurel before boarding our flight. United's in-flight entertainment has just one video channel of some packaged NBC segments, so Laurel listened to music and colored for most of the flight while I alternately read and listened to air traffic control chatter until we arrived at our gate in Denver a few minutes early, then met Dad and Sarah in the terminal.

We went shopping at Colorado Mills on Thursday, where I filled a few of my own holiday wishes thanks to the Eddie Bauer outlet and the serendipitous discovery of a beanie that perfectly matches my scarf. Laurel had her photo taken with Santa and told him she wanted a Barbie.

Laurel finds the perfect tree!We stayed in most of Friday, making an early evening trip out to pick up a few groceries and a tree. The local tree lot we stopped at had just one tree left under six feet tall and it was nearly as wide as it was tall, so we picked out a 7.5' balsam fir and cut it down to size at home. It smells divine.

We planned to make gingerbread cookies today but Laurel has a bit of a stomach bug, so we'll do that later. We did let her open one of her gifts early and she is now running around with a cute little kids' camera that I'll upload photos from later for your viewing pleasure.


I've gotten a bit behind on holiday wishes I'd like to fill, so I'll address them in bullet points.

- boosey: I'll have the Cappiello notecards in the mail after the holidays.
- eilonwy: the four Mirabilia patterns I've had stowed away here in Colorado are Fairy Flora (MD-7), Titania, Queen of the Fairies (MD-38), Adia, The Garden Fairy (MD-41) and Deepest Love (MD-42). They are unopened, but all except Titania are missing the sample photo from the front of the pattern envelope. I also have Fairy Idyll (MD-21) in my pattern stash in Dallas. If you want any of them, e-mail me with your current mailing address.
- paradoxymoron: if you still want the DVD of Amelie, e-mail me with your mailing address.
- ts_garp: I can mail the wireless headphones out your way after I return to Dallas.


Dec. 27th, 2005 05:18 am (UTC)
Yes. I was also serious that I could tune in my neighbors' phone conversations with them.

No worries about reciprocation, I'm currently buried in stuff. I'm going to have to make another trip to Colorado when it's warmer to sort my things in storage out.


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