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A Christmas Ho Ho for you all [Dec. 25th, 2008|02:14 pm]
Zoethe


Merry Christmas from sunny California. Amy is dressing to try out her skateboard. We attended Christmas vigil at Ferrett's mom's church last night. (The debate about this was quite short: Amy: Why should I go to her church? I'm not Catholic! Gini: Hey, I'm going and I'm not even Christian!) In typical McJuddmetz fashion, we first drew quizzical looks by actually singing, rather than mumbling as low as possible. Then we started singing harmonies and counter parts, and the quizzical looks turned happy as people joined us. Pagan or no, I loves me some Hark, the Herald Angels Sing and Joy to the World.

After church, we came home to make dinner and then open gifts. Ferrett's mom got me two gorgeous necklaces that I had seen in someone's journal and mentioned to Ferrett, and my sweet baboo supplemented the iPhone with Mama Mia and the first season of Torchwood, along with a few other goodies.

Now we are waiting for Ferrett's stepsister and her family to arrive. There is a deep-fried turkey adventure in the offing, and a long walk in the sunshine.

Wishing you all a happy day and much love.
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[User Picture]From: cyan_blue
2008-12-25 08:23 pm (UTC)
Where in California are you? Anywhere close to the SF Bay Area? If so, I'd love to meet you folks!
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[User Picture]From: xinamarie
2008-12-25 11:50 pm (UTC)
Clearly not Southern California, as it's raining down here! Not "sunny CA" at all!

That said, if they ARE in Southern CA I'd love to meet them, too!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-12-26 03:51 am (UTC)
An hour from there, but completely booked because we're out of here in just two days. Sorry; I'm hoping to be back with more time in the near future.
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[User Picture]From: cyan_blue
2008-12-26 11:13 am (UTC)
Understood; I always have regrets about how many of my east coast people I don't have time to see on any visit out. Would love to see you next time.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-12-26 09:37 pm (UTC)
It's always that way, but I'm hoping to get more extended time out here in the future.
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[User Picture]From: cyan_blue
2008-12-27 06:02 pm (UTC)
We'll be thrilled to see you then!

Sometimes when I go back east, I throw a restaurant dinner munch, so that anyone local who wants to see me can come to that, if I don't have time to visit lots of folks individually.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-12-27 07:13 pm (UTC)
That's a really great idea. We'll have to think about doing it in the future.
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[User Picture]From: cosmicbandit
2008-12-25 09:33 pm (UTC)
Glad that you are having a lovely Christmas. And warm?
Freezing but happy in Wisconsin.
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[User Picture]From: ccr1138
2008-12-25 11:14 pm (UTC)
Happy Yule to you! :-)

Considering how many pagan symbols and practices have been incorporated into the Christmas celebration, you should be very comfortable, eh?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-12-26 03:52 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's not that bad! Thanks for the good wishes.
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[User Picture]From: kisekinotenshi
2008-12-26 12:07 am (UTC)
I love singing at church, and I'm not Christian either. One of my good friends from NC texted me last night and said "I wish you were here singing!" Because the last two years my mother, her boyfriend and I have gone to Duke Chapel and done the hymn sing there, and my friend went last year and we had a lovely time. I missed it and her this year.

Holidays are the worst part of the whole "period between leaving home and establishing your own home".
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-12-26 03:55 am (UTC)
That is really tough. Wishing you the best holiday you can have.
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[User Picture]From: ser_kai
2008-12-26 12:52 am (UTC)
I have hymns & carols I love too. :-)
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[User Picture]From: uplinktruck
2008-12-26 02:55 am (UTC)
Heh... Now that's funny.
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[User Picture]From: butterandjelly
2008-12-26 05:39 pm (UTC)
oooh! Mamma Mia! any chance I can talk you into another movie event? :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-12-26 05:53 pm (UTC)
To watch Mama Mia? And all the behind the scenes goodies? Let the arm twisting begin!!!
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[User Picture]From: butterandjelly
2008-12-26 05:54 pm (UTC)
w00t!

(I miss you guys)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-12-26 09:42 pm (UTC)
You, too! We'll be home Sunday, though!
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