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rudolph splat

Check out our new office pics!

A few weeks ago, I bought a ponsettia at Home Depot and vowed to keep it alive until the New Year. I even bought a moisture reader thingy to help keep me informed on my First Plant's health. And I -did- try to water it when it needed it. Really, I did. Sadly, I had to toss the poor thing into the garbage yesterday...I couldn't stand to watch it wither down to nothing (it had about three leaves left, and two of those had turned black).

This leaves us with two large plant given to us as an officewarming gift from Brian and Helen, and a nicely-potted evergreen from my mom-in-law. (Debbie takes a deep breath and crosses her fingers...)

Hey, Amanda gave me a Christmas present today...a Partridge Family t-shirt! Woohoo, very cool.

Took this morning off to visit Sara and Annie. They were VERY excited to see me. Annie sang "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" for me (she has a very strong toddler accent...I'm glad she can hold a tune pretty well, else I might not have recognized it :)). I was a bit confused by her interrupting the last verse with a loud "SPLAT" in the middle. Ruth explained...Annie was recently using the public toilet at Sara's school. She was sitting on the seat, rocking back and forth while singing the Rudolph song at the top of her lungs, when she slipped and fell into the toilet. She got a -very- thorough scrubbing once she got home, needless to say.

In case I don't get online again in the next few days, I wish you all a very happy holiday season!

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