Life is good!

I’m free! Woohoo! Free from what, you ask? Classes, of course! I had a project, a final and a paper; the paper was the last I finished and I turned that in to the prof on Tuesday. Now I just have to wait for the results, but I’m fairly confident of both my classes. Well, actually, fairly confident of one, and 100% certain of the other.

And now I just have a couple of weeks of work before Christmas break; and we’re getting three extra holidays this year (I’m convinced we were given them so we wouldn’t complain as much about not having gotten raises this year), so I won’t have to use any of my hard earned vacation days for the break! Woohoo again!

This year my mother’s coming to stay with me for Christmas, and we’re giving each other bowling balls for gifts. Are we nerds or what! In order to each get exactly what we like, we’re each buying our own ball, and then we’re going to swap and give them back to each other Christmas day. The whole idea makes me giggle. Only problem is that I’m having a bit of trouble finding a place to buy mine near Waco. I have one lead left that I need to follow up, but if it doesn’t work, I’m going to have to start calling bowling alleys in Austin or Fort Worth.

Hats

I was recently sent some photos from the wedding of one of my cousins in England. Apparently, my birth-mother and her husband run a “silliest hat” contest at events like these.

First Place Now, I ask you, who on earth told this person that this was attractive, or indeed, even a hat?? In case you were wondering, this was the first place winner.

Second place went to the mother of the bride, who was wearing a very large, black and white, feathered concoction that didn’t match the rest of her outfit.

Third place also had feathers, they seemed to be the accessory of choice that day. It looked rather like something worn by a Shakespearean sprite. One who was, perhaps slightly tispy… and didn’t have a mirror.

My aunt, the mother of the groom, was quite thrilled that her hat, a rather subdued upside-down flower pot type number, didn’t make the top three.

Myself, I tend to stay away from hats. There are really only four occasions on which I will wear a hat. One: if it’s part of a costume for a play. Two: if I’m having a bad hair day and don’t have to go to work. Three: if I’m going to be spending a while out in the sun and will need a sunshade (both two and three are usually baseball caps). Four: in winter, to keep the tops of my ears warm. And I usually try to stay away from feathers, fruit, flowers, stuffed animals, small cages with live animals, etc.