Sunday, December 31, 2006

Waiting for the new year

Waiting, at this moment we watch the preparations for the battle of Helm's Deep.

Our original plan for New Year's Eve was to spend time with friends at one or two kid-friendly parties, one early and the other later, probably heading home late in the evening but before midnight. That's not how it worked out! One party was cancelled due to illness, one of us is fighting a cold, and two are tuckered out from their four-day, three-night campout with Scouts.

So, plans were adapted. We enjoyed attending our usual early evening church service-and-dinner. LOVED the chicken pot pie; our offering was homemade biscuits and they went well together, yay. Once we were back at home, the boys opened their season-of-Christmas gift of new fleece pajamas and promptly put them on, heehee. Then we settled in to watch The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, from the trilogy super-duper extra-special ultra-extended-version set we received at Christmas (we watched the first movie Christmas afternoon, I think?).

The elves have arrived at Helm's Deep, and the Ents are deep in conference. I'm going to sign off and enjoy the rest of the movie and the last minutes of the old year.

Farewell and Godspeed, 2006. You were a good year.

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