December 24th, 2005

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XMas Eve

Just got done doing the whole Christmas Eve thing, which in the Darling household means doing the Christmas thing, including big meal, church, and presents. Everybody liked their presents and the kids were wicked cute.

My pile of presents is very small but nice:

2 pair pantyhose (Mom)
nail-buffing kit (Mom)
hand-carved ball labyrinth (Mom)
chocolate-covered espresso beans (Tom)
Burts Bees salves (Nancy)
Sunset Boulevard DVD (Betty)

I think I should watch the movie while buffing my nails and eating the beans. Mmmmm!
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Wireless fun

I totally love this phenomenon of the wireless networks of my parents' neighbors somehow being powerful enough to give me bandwidth at all times of day. Woke up around 3:30 last night and couldn't sleep, so I got up and got online. I've been checking in on and off all day, mainly as a way of having some quiet time away from the hubbub of 14 Darlings in one house. The only quiet person is my sister-in-law Cathy! The other thing is that this connection is faster than my mom's dial-up, which goes at like 16 K mmp or something and is just painful. Seeing as the lights on this street are all out by 10 (all the lights but the ones here, that is), I don't feel bad about using bandwidth at midnight, let alone 3 a.m.