We're going to have a green Christmas. OK, not really a green Christmas, more like a grey, dreary, drizzling Christmas. Ugh. Where's the snow?!?!? (I think Denver got it all, poor guys) Don't get me wrong, snow is aggravating and the cold is not fun but for the holidays? I want the white stuff. Perfect scenerio - we get snow starting around Dec 20th and it'll disappear come Jan 2nd. This over-zero celsius (32F) weather is freaking me out a bit. I went out today with no jacket. There are joggers wearing shorts!
I visited my friend, Monisha, and her 2 kids this past week, mainly to see her 2nd child, a boy named Sinan, who's about 4 months old. What an absolute cutie. Monisha has been at wit's end the last month or so because Sinan developed this rash/skin irritation that just wouldn't go away. He's constantly scratching himself and just cries and cries. I was holding him for a bit and he kept rubbing his forehead against my sweater. The poor little thing. They just discovered a few days ago it's food allergies. So, she's in the midst of cutting out dairy and wheat from her diet (she breastfeeds) and giving him soya milk formula in the meantime. Here's hoping it works.
I've been put in charge for making dinner on Christmas Eve. As we don't really celebrate Christmas, it's going to be pretty simple. Mom wants me make prime rib roast and salmon. When it comes to Western food, mom prefers that I do the cooking *L* You know, the internet is great 'n all but when you get a ton of hits for a certain recipes, it's so frustrating to narrow things down.
This year, I decided to send Christmas cards to my university friends and gift cards from HMV. I just realized last night that I forgot to send a Christmas card to one of my friends. At first, I wasn't too worried as I've never sent out cards before so it's not like they're expecting something from me. It'll just be late which isn't too bad. But then another friend did a mass e-mail, wishing everyone happy holidays and then specifically thanking me for the card and gift card. I feel so bad!! And the worst part is that I don't know their address since they've moved. Everyone that I've asked for her address is too busy to get back to me. Oh the guilt. Let's hope she's too busy to check her e-mail.
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