I guess I would feel too sappy to admit it to my mom face to face, but the best christmas presents I get from her are the tins of christmas food. It's probably the biggest part of the holidays I miss.. not being together with everyone. Starting christmas eve, no one would cook a lot in the family. We'd spend the whole day snacking on all sorts of great junk food that mom would only make that time of year.
The Baklava was never safe around me D:
And I really love mom's hommade fudge. I was a little sad that I hadn't torn through it faster this year.. because it dried out a little bit. But it was still really good. You really can't beat it fresh, though.
Even though I've been living away from my parents for years now, mom always brings me a tin or two of stuff from christmas, and I love it so much. And a few years ago, I even convinced her to stop giving me the booze cookies XD (small fruitcake cups soaked in brandy for weeeeeeks. I might like them now that I'm older. I don't know. They really wern't that bad, but they wern't my favorite, because that candied fruit had a really WEIRD texture)
But yeah. Only monster cookies left (oatmeal raisin nut chocolate-chip M&M& god knows what else.. very good!)
Other than that, not much else has been going on. I feel kind of sappy.. and I've really just been enjoying the time I have with Akuma on his weeks off. :)
Oh yeah!! We have new shelving in the computer room! Some realy good freinds of the family got us an awesome christmas gift. :) They MADE us some really attractive shelves for the computer room to replace the scary one we had holding all the anime VHS tapes. We were running out of room for DvD.. and it was BAD. So, we boxed up all the fansubs, and moved all the DvDs into the computer room. They're easier to browse now, I think.. and I really don't think we're going to miss the VHS tapes that much. I can probably count on one hand how many times we used the VHS player last year... We still don't have all our fansubs on DvD yet. Obviously, not all of them are worth replacing on DvD.. but goddamnit. Synch-Point: Please release the rest of Tennimon, or go out of business or whatever. You were doing such a GREAT job on the voice cast& menus.. but at the rate you are releasing DvDs, it will be 12 years before you finish the series >:O
Oh.. and I think I'm going to make the kuma kyodai costumes from dammeko doubutsu for Ushi. Nothing makes you feel like a fatass like a loose fitting fursuit! whohoo! Really, though, I think it will be fun if I can get motivated.