We're finally getting back into the swing of things. E came down with a cold over Christmas that morphed into what I think was Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (SUCH a charming name). Last week he developed a few little sores around his mouth but other than that seems to have been spared other symptoms.
As soon as the sores appeared and I suspected HFMD we quarantined ourselves at home so as not to spread it around so New Year's was pretty quiet. N and I watched The Wire on DVD and snacked on cheese, summer sausage, and a shrimp tray from Costco. When we kissed at midnight I realized that it was 10 years ago exactly that N purposed which made me feel kind of warm and gooey inside (ten years!)
Even with being under the weather E had a nice Christmas. We got him a few things and our family and friends sent him some thoughtful gifts that he had a lot of fun unwrapping. He has been really into robots lately so this Alphie robot that my parents sent was a big hit.
Watching E's face light up when he saw everything in the morning was a lot of fun.
N really outdid himself this Christmas...he got together with my thoughtful SIL and BIL (who works at Adobe) and got me a copy of the Adobe Create Suite Master Collection! It's amazing to have a copy of the latest full suite of programs like Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, etc... I like to tinker with design programs but since I'm just an amateur I could never afford the $$$ it would cost to purchase the suite retail. So I was really thrilled and grateful to N and Miranda and her husband for setting this up. I can't wait to dig into it and see the updates Adobe's made to the programs.
As awesome as that gift was N had an even bigger surprise waiting for me under the tree. (But it deserves its own post later.)
Labels: E., holidays, video