Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Post-Christmas Blogging

We started celebrating Christmas with family as soon as I got home from work on Saturday, Christmas Eve. We (Angel, the kids and I) went out to dinner with my mother, sister and brother-in-law at Outback Steakhouse ("No rules, just right!" - very traditional, heh). After much food and fun discussion, we let the boys open a few of their presents, to their merriment! We went back home and the kids and Angel watched "Madagascar" on DVD while I crashed out in a leanback chair (long day) till the movie was over (I got to enjoy it with Angel last night).

Sunday, we got up somewhere around 8:00 or 8:30 a.m., opened the remaining presents (to the boys' further merriment!)

I did have to go into work on Christmas, from 1:00 p.m. toll midnight. That was a first for me! I've worked New Years' a couple of times but not Christmas. The first half of the work day was pretty slow. I work in a tech support call center and I was getting maybe 2 or 3 calls per hour. So, I had brought my heavy duty headphones, plugged them into the front of the Dell computer and tuned into Yahoo! Launchcast between calls to pass the time (and oh, did it pass the time!). I also worked on some artwork for a comic strip Angel and I have been developing (more on that at another time). About 6:00 p.m., the calls started coming in, sometimes in waves. Overall, though, it was very manageable. There were about 25 of us maintaining the call center. By midnight, though, I was starving and exhausted and ready to come home (and I did). At least the company is paying me well for working the holiday!

Went into work Monday (th 26th) from 9:30 am till 8:30 p.m. That was hard, after working 10 hour days on Saturday and Sunday, but I managed (barely :). Today hasn't been so bad, I've been trying to get decent sleep to balance out all the work hours.

More blogging later, as I get more ideas on what to blog about...

Best Wishes,

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