Saturday, December 26, 2009

How was your Christmas?

For Christmas we (my hubby and three sons along with my mother-in-law) traveled to my parents' house in Ocala, which is about 1-1/2 hours north of us. All my brothers and sisters were there with their families - except for my sis in Detroit.

There's always a TON of food. How is it that we are constantly eating? I mean, seriously? We are constantly eating! After we ate once, we had our Chinese gift exchange. OK, this is totally the highlight of our Christmas. Seriously! We each bring a bunch of "useful" and slightly gag items and wrap them up.

We had 20 people at Christmas and we must have had a few hundred gifts. Yes, seriously! Anyway, I am always "in charge" of the Chinese gift exchange, which means I can make the rules! :D We all pick a number that my dad prints off on little slips of paper and we go from 1-20(or 20-1 if I so desire!;-)) and each person picks a present in order. You can steal a present from someone else and then that person who got stolen from gets to open another one or steal from someone else. Once the round is over, that gift is yours.

My parents put in a few $25 Walmart gift cards, so you know that those were stolen many times. But when you pick your number...if you are #20 you know that you get whatever you want out of the opened gifts! The most stolen item was, of course, the $25 gift cards and a Snuggie(as seen on TV, no less!). ??? Yes, I don't get it either, but the Snuggie was a wanted gift! My 20 year old nephew was #20 in that round and landed the Snuggie!! Go figure! :-o

Yes, after that was over we ate again! Then after that we went to my #2 sisters' and ate cookies! I was more stuffed than I was at Thanksgiving! Seriously!

I am home alone today. My hubby and all 3 sons are off to a ski trip in West Virginia with my husbands' brother and kids. Let me tell you that I am in heaven! It's just me and the dog and I am working on the projects for my online classes I am teaching in February. Total fun!

So how was your Christmas?

Monday, December 14, 2009

My Creative Classroom is on FaceBook!

You can now become a fan of My Creative Classroom, the online site where I teach creative art classes. Click the link at the left of my page! :D

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sleep Apnea!

Yes, it's true. I have sleep apnea and will be going back to the sleep lab tonight to sleep with a CPAP machine. They'll regulate my breathing and set it all up. Then a medical company (of my insurance's choosing) will come to the house to "hook me up", so to speak, with my very own CPAP machine. I am thinking it will be like a Darth Vader mask! :-)

Well, I'm really hoping it helps me out with my tiredness during the day...not to mention the fact that I stop breathing while I sleep!! It is a good thing....even though it may take a while to get used to. Oy Vey!