finally.jpgYou know how it is when you search and search to find the perfect outfit or pair of shoes, always coming close to what you want but not quite right? It’s almost like dating guy after guy (or girl), and while you might have a couple things in common, all the traits you like aren’t there?

That’s how I’ve been feeling about my site lately. Trying to find the perfect site theme and layout has been irking me to the hilt, but I’m glad to say I think I’ve settled on the perfect one … at least for right now.

The last couple few weeks have been hectic, to say the least, but I think I’ve got a handle on things. Right before Thanksgiving, I had a health scare with one of my parents that, thank God, has worked itself out. It’s frightening to see your mother or father in a fragile position, especially when you know they’re getting on in age. After a while (hopefully a long while), it’ll come a time when they’ll be relying on me and my siblings. Not something I’m prepared to think about, but hopefully when that day comes I’ll be ready.

My office has been driving me nuts with the all the Christmas activity they got going. Shhh, don’t tell them I secretly love it. Between buying the $10 Secret Santa gift and “donating” $5 toward the boss’ personalized present, and attending our xmas luncheon at a medium-priced steakhouse, I may end spending more at work than for my whole family :-). Why must Christmas be this high-priced affair for people I only see 8 hours a day?

However, I am excited about how this Christmas is going to work out for me and Lebron. This is our first Christmas we’re getting to spend together, if everything works out as planned. Her family is cool, mine is a little iffy, although everyone thinks their own family is when you’re bringing someone new around them. You want to make that impression for the sake of you and the special person in your life. Mostly, you just want to make it through the holidays with your family name intact. But I think my family’s cool; it’ll just take them some getting use to Lebron.this_christmas_chris1.jpg

Speaking of This Christmas, I have fallen somewhat in love with Chris Brown. “Baby” just blew me away singing Otis Redding’s “Try a Little Tenderness.” I didn’t know Chris had that kind of voice in him. He almost made me swoon. I loved the movie, especially when Lisa (Regina King) used the baby oil…

I hope I never have to try that one day on Lebron. 😉