I didn't mean to be away from the computer for quite so long, but after suffering through all the stages of technology detox (anger, denial, stress, and finally peace) I feel like I've gained a littler perspective in the past week.
And a "taking stock" around the holidays and the end of the year is always necessary.
We ate. A lot. More than I can remember eating in years. The most memorable? The Pioneer Woman's cinnamon rolls, lovingly made by my sister-in-law Beth. They were...beyond words. And probably a new Christmas tradition.
Beyond eating, and present-ing, and avoiding the internet, I also:
*cried at Christmas eve dinner
*hunted down a decent skateboard in my small hometown
*made my child sleep in a crib in the bathroom
*filled an emergency prescription for a toothache
*sat at IHOP for five hours, laughing, crying, and walking the aisle with a baby not my own
*petted a pig
*met up on the interstate with friends passing through
*took my nieces shopping and bought the same thing for myself and the thirteen-year-old
*attended a Thunder game
*threw a mini-reunion
I did not, however, step foot inside Wal-Mart or let nostalgia consume me. (Those things are not related, they just both tend to happen when I'm in Oklahoma.)
It was, all things considered, a beautiful Christmas.
I hope yours was, too.
Barring any further internet connectivity complications, we're back up and running here at HH. Tomorrow I'll recount the best of 2010, and on January 11 I'll celebrate the blog's first birthday with a light facelift.