The Variables Rear Their Ugly Heads

There is only 1 week until Christmas.  This thrills me to no end, seeing as I'm exhausted, tired, and completely out of inspiration with my classes.  I see a whole lot of rocking out to Christmas carols happening this week.
J and I have finished our shopping, and now I am left with the wrapping...and figuring out what exactly to buy the man I live with.  Everything he could use right now is just too expensive.  We'd both like an external hard drive that we could hook up to the router and network for us both.  He'd like a lap top.  I'd love to get him one or both, but they're just not in the cards right now.  We'll see what happens.
We are, however, going to see Irving Berlin's White Christmas at the Fox Theatre in Detroit as a gift to both of us.  That will be fun.  He's all for making plans on the 24th as we'll be spending the day in Detroit before going to see his family for Christmas.  I'm pretty sure it would be fun to sleep, watch TV and order room service in the hotel.  We'll see what happens.
As for the rest of my life, a lot is happening.  I'm just not allowed to talk about it.  We work on the house in the hopes of selling, but where we're going to end up is a bit of a mystery.  So far, we've bid on 2 houses, and neither has worked out.  Ours is still off the market, a concession to my having a desire for a Christmas tree.  And the problem is, only a small group knows what's going on.  We'll see what happens.  
In terms of work, I'm busy, I like it, I plan to resign from the job I'm on leave from, but I'm in this ambiguous state where I have no real control.  The target keeps moving on me, and I'm shooting as fast as my water pistol will allow.  I'm not soaked yet.
I've been thinking a lot in terms of New Year's resolutions recently, and I don't know what I want to work on.  I would like to resolve to sleep 12 - 15 hours daily, frankly.  And then cook at home and see no one.  I'm not thinking that's the best of resolutions.  We'll see what happens.
In exciting news, I have a friend who is a photographer.  That's not the exciting part.  What is is that she's building her portfolio of live subjects at the moment, and J and I will be posing for her in the new year.  More when it comes about...if I'm happy with the pictures.  I can't believe I won't be.  I sent her an idea for a shoot, and she loved it!  Then I approached J, and when I told him that he would be clothed, he went for it too.  It's something to look forward to.  And that's good in my current wait and see mode.

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