Monday, December 13, 2010

12 of 12


I'd say Serge sleeps with me about half the time now. I have no idea how the choosing works. I always go to bed around 10 and he stays up a variety of minutes later than that. If he sleeps on the couch I don't get woken by snoring but it's also nice to sleep next to a warm body. I feel guilty saying it's better when they're out in the living room, but it's true. Always someone (Georgie) pulling on the covers.


Got a haircut. I kept getting bed head from wearing my tuque so I told him to get rid of it. I love how easy it is to "do". I look in the mirror ready to apply a comb or gel or what have you and then realize, a la The Fonz, that it looks just fine. Those nipple hairs though, that's another thing entirely. A trimming I will go.


After the shower, it's long walk time. The temps were much warmer than lately so Georgie didn't need any booties. How about that stink eye though? There's a lady who invented little ornaments that hang on the tail and cover the "eye". It's an interesting idea until you consider what happens to the ornament at the key moment of defecation.


On our walk, we passed by this car with a sign on it. It says he/she lost their key, please go around me please, thanks for understanding, sorry. I guess this was intended for the street sweeping or snow removal people. Would this work in your neck of the woods?


Yeah well, here neither. Still, I wonder about the people who give the tickets. You see the poor guy has lost his key, probably doesn't have much money or he'd have found a solution, the car is on a little industrial street with ample parking and there was really no harm done. I'm going to ticket the bastard anyway. Only doing their job? That's a good little city arsehole.


Shortly after we got back, it began to snow. It really came down for a couple of hours and gave us about 4 inches. I was getting nervous because we had our Christmas dinner planned at the in-laws and driving would have been dicey if it hadn't stopped and turned to rain.



It was a workout day. Even though the diet has officially concluded, I still might want to lose a few more pounds. That doesn't seem likely though, given the time of year.



I finished my workout, saw that the snow was letting up and went out to shovel the walkway and in front of the garages. Can you believe it? Do we need to paint giant NO PARKING signs? Is it not obvious that a) it's a garage door and b) there is a clearly posted sign forbidding the parking of your car there? Oh how I was frosted. Serge didn't want me to call though since this is the first time this particular car has done this. I put an uber-nasty note on his windshield. Sheesh!


The snow had stopped and it was just raining a bit when we toodled off to mother-in-law's house. They don't do nearly as good of a job clearing the snow out in the burbs. It makes for a pretty scene though. It really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.


She always decorates the table (and the house) for the holidays. We ate like pigs. I'm just now noticing the crudite served in Christmas tree shaped dishes. It was a bit early to celebrate, I agree, but we are leaving next weekend and spending Christmas in the Seattle area.


We exchanged a couple gifts. Here's Serge showing a gift that we will certainly put to good use. He usually breaks one or so per month so it was an ideal present.



I liked hanging out with the dogs too. They both wanted to be on me and were jealous if one was and one wasn't . That's MIL's dog "Tigars" which translates loosely to "little guy".  We went home stuffed to the gills and watched a bit of tv before bed. All in all, a lovely day.

To see other people's photographic take on the day, visit Chad. Sadly, this is the last month he's "sponsoring" the  project. Hopefully someone else (not me) will pick up the baton.

28 comments:

Snooze said...

I'm so impressed by your dieting and working out! Also, your MIL's Christmas table is gorgeous.

Breenlantern said...

You're looking fantastic, Torn. *hangs head in shame and envy*

Birdie said...

Your two boys look so cute sleeping on the couch. Every couple figures out their best sleeping arrangements; I know a few who have separate bedrooms but are still crazy about each other. Whatever works.

Jay Simser said...

Looking good! - I really enjoy your 12 of 12. Even if no one sponsors it you could continue to do it. Merry Christmas..

Nik_TheGreek said...

nice photos... :-D

rox said...

I slept with Derwood last night for the first time in almost a week and had the shittiest sleep. I know what you mean about the warm body though, even though I'm hotflash Sally and that's the last thing I need. HA!

Your MIL's table is beautiful!

Merry Early Christmas!

Patricia said...

I would call every single time someone blocked my garage and I'd not-so-secretly enjoy watching the tow truck do its job. Who are these people who think it's ok? Neighbors?

My word verification must be psychic: pettym

Sean said...

Have you tried putting a couple of the orange construction cones in the street?

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Maurice said...

Your MIL's Christmas spread is unbelievable! Wow!

As for someone parking in front of your garage, what is it about this city? There are those, and there are those who double park on the street and put on their emergency light -- the emergency being that they need to go to the store right there in front and wouldn't dream of parking legally around the block. I love this city, but the drivers (and parkers) are another thing.

Cubby said...

Great pics. I especially love your MIL's tablescape. Oh, is that ever gay to use that word!!

Serge breaks one or two cocktail glasses per month? Yikes! You should collect a cash deposit from him every time you fellas have drinks :-)

madtexter (corey james) said...

Yup, the holly-daze are ON! Great job with the workout regime. From the pix it appears thing are looking great.

Oh, and drink the egg nog and have all the sweets you want. It's just one month, for goodness sake. Besides, you deserve it after all your hard work.

Now, if we could just get some snow for Christmas, I would be tickled fuchsia.

HayesTone said...

You look good Rick ( or if you prefer, Richard...my apologies, it's been a long time!) You look a lot like how I remember your dad looking, but I also haven't seen him since I was 8, so I could be off! Happy Holodays...looks so pretty with the snow.
Cheers, Laura

Lucrecia Bloggia said...

Ha,Ha,Ha!! You made me laugh! Someone really invented ornaments to cover the "eye"?!? Wow...

Enjoy your trip to Seatle et passez un très beau temps des Fêtes!!
;¬)

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Man, you live in a beautiful place.

Got your fit on, yo. Good work.

Anonymous said...

Looking good, Torn. How can hubby keep his hands off of you? How do I know that this word I've never seen before Crudite is not pronounced crew-dite but crew dah tay? I must have been french in another life. Oui, oui, Ted

Mel said...

I need to get my groove back on the diet and exercise front. The holidays have been difficult.

David and I sleep in separate rooms anymore. I miss the warm body aspect, but we both sleep poorly enough as it is without waking one another up all night. If I manage a move to day shifts, we'll see how that dynamic changes.

that's J-O-S-H said...

I always break my glasses/dishes/ everything. Then I just go to the local thrift store and buy (ugly as sin) hand-me-downs!

Rebekah said...

Ha... I love that you look like your dad. I like visiting snow, but I don't think I'd like dealing with it all winter. It was 80 degrees here yesterday, Yeah!

lovesmukiwa said...

That's a lot of snow! The table looks fantastic.

anne marie in philly said...

WOOF! sexay photos! and I swear serge is looking younger than springtime!

have a great holiday in the pacific northwest!

Anonymous, too said...

Photo #1 -- "while visions of sugar plums danced through their heads".

Photos #2 and 3 -- T and A, respectively.

And I think Serge keeps breaking the glasses because he's getting too young to hold them!

Safe trip and happy holidays!

GayProf said...

I can't imagine why people keep parking there. It might not be kind, but I say tow them.

You look great!

Luuworld said...

i love sleeping alone. hate waking up in the middle of the night after being kicked or having the duvet taken away from me! a good night's sleep is heaven! kind of like fried food. mmmm.

what's up with exchanging gifts before christmas?

oh and you look great! :)

truthspew said...

In my younger days I had a spot for my car. Well, this kid Chuckie parked there one day so I had to park down the block quite a ways.

So I did what any pissed off Italian would do. I popped the hood on his car and did a re-wiring job. I'm told that the car ran like crap when he got back and he spent a fair amount on diagnostics.

He never parked there again.

CJ/Rick said...

Beautiful snow pics and pecs too. Georgie is too cute.

Dogeared said...

The dining table looks awesome, and I love the little Christmas tree-shaped dishes! Also the snow photos - I have to thank all the Canadian/Quebecois 12ers for eltting me enjoy snow without having it myself ;-)

Also - whatever you're doing with diet and exercise is clearly working, you look fantastic. I'm trying to get back into shape this year, I've done 17 solid days of Wii Fit so far, which won't get me toned anything liek as much as running or the gym I know, but I need to get myself into the routine of exercise first (and enjoying it), and then I can swap out some of the Wii Fit for say runs or Tae Bo. I think cutting out Starbucks would go a long way too ;-)

Sorry my comment is late - I wanted to wait until my own 12 was up, before I visited everyone else's.

Helen
http://dogearedphotos.blogspot.com/2010/12/12-of-12-v50-december.html

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