December 20, 2010
dc was insanely cold - the day i planned for sightseeing was eaten up by airport delays. the next day i got to walk by the white house christmas tree on the way to meetings. i did get to the holocaust museum (wow - powerful) and walked by the washington monument. at that point the wind was blowing so hard that i didn't go up - i don't do well with the swaying. the rest of the meetings were inside from 8:00 until 5:00 or 6:00 then to my hotel room to deal with office e-mails and such. the last day i sat in the airport and prayed the snow did not stop me from getting home.
i shuffled back to work not knowing where my office was and without a key.....friday was not pretty. this weekend i finally got to shop for christmas...luckily with a smaller family i only have two more presents to buy. in fact, i may go to target after this typing - i have missed you guys terribly.
good things that have happened since i talked last....my oldest niece had a wonderful birthday party, complete with santa. i got home to my own bed and have slept like a log. i finally read "the girl with the dragon tattoo" (giving into peer 'book' pressure) christmas is this week and all of my family are safe, warm and healthy - that is the biggest blessing of them all. if i haven't said it...i missed you guys. i think it took me this long to write because i just couldn't put it into words until tonight.
i hope you all are safe, warm and healthy too. i can't wait to see what you've been up to....(the few pictures i took in dc will be up soon)
scribbled by Char