Junior: The Skunk Scouts are like a second family to me; a family that all wear the same clothes. Brendon: Well I would have to be like ultimate skunk commander or something. Junior: Oh you have to earn that. You see this badge, I got this badge for earning that badge. –Home Movies
Last night we hung out with a bunch of the deputies from Match’s shift. So far I have only met his corecruits that he went to academy with. A lot of these guys have been in the force for awhile, and there was another couple that are newer to this life than we are.
We met up at a pizza restaurant where the waiter seemed overwhelmed by the restaurant’s Aldelo System . Walking Buddy and her hubby were there, along with their two sweet boys. We met another couple, who also live in our town, and we clicked right away. Match and I were fighting colds, but we still managed to have fun. I also got to snuggle Walking Buddy’s youngest, who kept trying to head butt me. He’s such a little cutie. I really hope I didn’t get him sick. I don’t think so because I was already showing symptoms, so I’m pretty sure I wasn’t contagious (I hope!!)
I’m looking forward to getting together with this group when we’re both feeling 100%. I love that this group is so close. Apparently they get together for dinner quite a bit. I’m excited to be making more friends in the LEO life. It’s so nice to hang out with wives that understand that my husband isn’t always around, and know what it’s like to have him working on the holidays. I’m looking forward to a lot more dinners with this crew. It’s true that Match’s fellow officers really do become like a second family, and I am honored to be a part of it.
[after Clark fails at lighting all the exterior Christmas lights at the “lighting ceremony” in front of the entire family]
Art: [sarcastically] Beautiful, Clark.
Frances: Talk about pissing your money away. I hope you kids see what a silly waste of resources this was.
Audrey Griswold: He worked really hard, Grandma.
Art: So do washing machines. –National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Two Sundays ago Geeky came to visit me at our new casa. We had one of those fun girlie days, with lunch and margaritas downtown, followed by shopping, and ending with a gab sess on the couch over apple cider. I need more days like that in my life!
this past Saturday I returned the favor and visited Geeky and her Fire Guy. I had to drop off this little Christmas present I painted for her for her first year as a married woman. She has a thing for Cinderella.
She got me and Match mini Korbel champagne bottles. I can’t promise that Match will get his.
I also celebrated Couple Husband’s 30th birthday with him and his family. It was such a fun night, but for one tragedy: I forgot to bring my camera! You’ll just have to trust me that it was a great time. It was very casual, and I got to snuggle up with Couple babies.
I went on a walk with a new friend, a wife of one of Match’s coworkers. I’ll call her Walking Buddy because I have a feeling we’ll be going on more. She’s a lot of fun and I’m so excited to have a friend that lives close by.
We’ve also been enjoying all of the Christmas lights in our neighborhood.
Later this week we’re going to visit Candy Cane Lane, which should have even more. I can never get enough Christmas lights and I’m a little sad that Christmas is only 5 days away. I don’t know if I’m ready for the holiday season to end.
Tonight Match and I are going to have a low key night. I’m making homemade Pho and spring rolls, and then we’re going to curl up on the couch and watch Christmas movies. My honey has been working massive overtime lately. I’ve forgotten what he looks like! I’m ready for some R&R with my main squeeze.