So where do you even begin when you haven't blogged for almost three weeks? How about at the beginning.
I was born early in the morning....
Well, maybe not that far back.
Last time I posted about my life, I was worried about getting out of here by noon on Friday. Didn't happen. Phil found a couple problems, so we didn't start running the W-2's until close to noon. He did let me go around 1:30. I should have stayed, however, because a couple steps got skipped in closing the payroll year, so we need to figure out how to recreate that.
So that afternoon, I took in National Treasure: Book of Secrets (enjoyed it) and went to Kurt and Kellie's Christmas party, which was fun.
Then the 22nd, I headed to my parents' house for a week.
The first couple days were busy getting ready for Christmas since we were hosting. In fact, we did a lot of cooking on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I made a peach cobbler for dessert, which turned out great.
My brother and sister-in-law were out as well, and the couple days after Christmas were busy doing stuff with them. We went to Armstrong Redwoods and the beach one day. It was bitter cold walking around the redwoods. We didn't even get out at the beach because the wind was blowing so hard.
That Friday was Dad's last day of work ever. Yep, he's retired now.
And how did I celebrate? By spending the day away from home. I left in the morning and headed down to Epinions headquarters in Brisbain, CA. After getting lost on the way, I made it down there. Yep, it's an office. But I really enjoyed getting to meet some of the people who work hard behind the scenes to keep everything running there. And it was great to hang out with Garrett again (I'd met him back in July).
Speaking of whom, Hi, Garrett!
From there, I headed over to the east bay and spent a few hours with Donald and Heather. After a great game of Hear Me Out (I won) we played a not as great round of The Stock Market Game (I had more money then Donald did, but his term came first, so he won. I will beat him at it some day.) Heather actually joined us for The Stock Market Game. And she enjoyed it. Hopefully, that means the three of us will get to play it again soon.
Sunday the 30th, I headed back home to enjoy a week off down here. Instead of taking the 5 like I normally do, I decided to take the 101. It was nice for something different. And I don't think it added that much time to my trip, either.