So I've been on vacation since Tuesday afternoon. I went in to work that morning for a few hours and then went to the office Christmas party at my boss's house. Afterwards, my week and a half vacation started. It's been both hectic and relaxing.

I've gotten nearly all my wrapping done - I plan on finishing today. I've made the DVD for my dad (no worries about him reading this because he doesn't have a computer) and I'm nearly done with one of the scrapbook pages for his book; my goal is to get four pages done by tonight. Once those are done, I'll be ready for the party tomorrow. I may take down my little TV and a DVD player to my basement craft room so I can watch movies while I scrapbook.

What else have I done? I got my haircut. It was grossly overdue. I think I had five pounds of split-ends weighing me down. I'm not sure how well the cut is going to curl because my girl wasn't available and desperation led me to an unknown salon. It feels better, though, so I'm hopeful.

Oh, and on the boys' last day of school before the break they each had Christmas parties in their classrooms. I attended both by running the hallways between one end of the of the school and the other. My kindergartener is in the new wing of the building and my third grader is on the bottom floor of the old wing. Fun!

In addition to my holiday preparations, I've also spent a lot of time playing the PS2. In addition to a lot of other goodies, my in-laws got me Final Fantasy X (I picked it out) for Christmas. I've recently completed the Djose Temple maze and earned my third Aeon. At first I wasn't all that impressed with the game but it's growing on me. So much so that I can't seem to stay away from it for more than a few hours at a time.

After tomorrow I plan on spending at least three hours a day on my sister-in-law's story. I'm about 80 pages in and probably won't finish it but I can at least give her a good portion to start with, right?

Well, it's time to go see how well the haircut works. The curling iron awaits..