I have a proposition to make. Let's get rid of Christmas. It's a stressful time of year and we already have Thanksgiving, and Christmas makes everyone lose their minds anyway, so lets just get rid of it. I propose that we make a new holiday in July. I know we already have the 4th, but it's not a real holiday-we need something more substantial. This new holiday will last all month so nobody has to fit all of the family functions into one day. We will give gifts, but they will all be travel vouchers so we get to go somewhere cool but don't have to spend hours fighting the crowds in the stores to buy some meaningless gift that will live out its remaining years stuffed in the back of the recipient's closet. We can still have the big family meal, because I like that part, but since the festivities will last all month we won't have to make it to everyone's house in the span of one week. We can decorate our houses with things representing the trips we have taken in the past-we can even have ornaments if that makes everybody happy. Yeah, that sounds good to me.
In Fincher news-well, there's really not much. I video taped some deer in our yard Saturday. Unfortunately, I can't get the video to upload on our slow connection. If anyone has any pull with the techie types, we need wireless internet out here...or even cable internet would be nice. It would make things SO much easier!
Yesterday was my birthday but we are celebrating today since Tony is off. This will be the last one for me since it's #29, so I guess I better enjoy it.
We have gotten a lot of our Christmas shopping done (for the last time if this July thing catches on!) but we don't have a tree, we don't have any of our decorations up, and I haven't wrapped a single present. Christmas for us will begin next week with the arrival of Scott and Allison and go through Dec. 29 with the Ford Rendevouz, with Finchers, Armstrongs, and Fords all in between.
Last bit of news- we had our first cry-free car day yesterday. Granted, it was just a little running around in Greenbrier, but it's new nonetheless. We almost made it Sunday- he didn't cry to or from church in the morning, and didn't cry to church or to the restaraunt after church, but he cried all the way home from there. You would think we would be used to it by now, but it still makes me crazy to have to listen to him scream for so long. He always has little tears in his eyes and is sobbing when we get home. It also makes his shunt drain because crying increases the pressure so much, so his head is always sunken in too, which is not pretty. Well, I guess that's about it! I'll leave you with some pics!