anyway, time for the after christmas update! the jist of it all: nothing terribly interesting happened. christmas eve was spent at my aunt's with my mom's family, as per every year. i garnered some cash and a blanket out of this (my aunt had already given me a used tv they had sitting around and a coffee table they weren't using). ended up staying up way too late christmas eve just messing around with the family. christmas morning, we did the usual, breakfast, stockings, gifts. got some various toys and a membership to the gym (well, i'll have one as soon as my mom has a chance to go fill out paperwork). went out to my grandmother's (my dad's mom) that afternoon. she spelled my name wrong on my gift. no, she isn't old and senile, she just spelled it wrong. i was kinda disappointed by that, but it didn't surprise me too much either. c'est la vie. went to Heather's afterwards and hung out with her and her family while they finally got to their presents. good times.
my week off was fairly uneventful as well. hung out with Jen a couple times, hung out with Heather a couple times, nothing terribly noteworthy. should've used the time off to get something done, but that failed. i tried working on my book a bit, but i ended up mostly editting it. right now i'm in too much of a funk to get work done of any sort. blah.