i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
1:18 AM: a gashlycrumb christmas
"lavish" feels like the word that describes this xmas: it took a long time to get through all our presents & stockings, curled up on the couch w/ blankets & nibbling on a tasty variety of snacks throughout the day. we gladly took some phone calls from sven's family & called jalex later in the night, but otherwise had the day to ourselves without an agenda -- which was the best present of all.
i took michaelmas to the train station friday and will pick him up again tomorrow. we opened presents together when i picked him up (ee! locks!), but i also sent a small present up with him so he'd have something to open in seattle. i'm on catsitting duty this week: lucky, arwen, noodle, lestat & seeger all get fed, watered, petted & played with every other day. and then sven & i are off to the coast!
i sent presents to my parents but haven't heard from them in forever. three presents i ordered from my friends at the grand galleria will be late, even though i ordered them dec01. i haven't been able to make myself get to sleep at a decent hour and have been exhausted most of the time. like this: what am i doing writing when i should be sleeping next to the softly glowing christmas tree? good night and sweet dreams.
[update 12.27: well, that's one mystery solved. brian at the grandgalleria tracked my package and it turns out postal annex sent it to se 10th, which is nowhere near me. also, my father called yesterday! that's the first time he's done that in 3 years! he is now a pink martini convert, which is as it should be. and i tried to get to bed earlier last night, which sort of worked. 1:30 a.m. is better than 3 a.m.. sven, however, was not so lucky.]