Monday afternoon. Yes, I'm back. Sleepy, but back! Long trip, fairly uneventful, and I already miss Chris and the girls terribly.
Do you know that WalMart already has the Valentine's Day stuff out??? What is the world coming to when you can't even celebrate New Year's Day, MLK Day, Chinese New Year, and Lincoln's Birthday without wading through the saccharine stickiness of the Valentine's marketing machine? I know, I just got engaged and I should be filled with the spirit of romance and love in all its many, splended forms, and, I am, I'm just not so happy about being force fed the Hallmark/American Greetings version of it!
By the way, lest you think I didn't notice, thank you all very much for your well wishes on my engagement. My fiancé (I love the way that rolls off my tongue) is such a fantastic person and his family is wonderful, too, so I feel like I'm the luckiest girl in the world!
Alrighty, I'm off to get dinner and a warm bed. Play nicely, friends!