Thursday, December 20, 2007

One of These Days...

...I'll be a grown up and start doing mature things like sending out Christmas cards. Like I mentioned last year, I love getting them in the mail but just can't bring myself to fill them out and send them. This year amid finals, research deadlines, dissertation-writing and clinic visits I got the added bonus of trying to catch two litters of kittens and find foster homes for them (or in the case of Dixie, a permanent home!). So here is my Christmas card once again, sending you all holiday greeting and wishing you safe travels. This is an old picture, taken over the two day span once when we had a Christmas tree, before it was dragged all over the house by our ferocious hunter.

I'm leaving for Minneapolis today. Due to the crazies threatening to erupt over the prospect of my dissertation and job hunt, Dean and I have made the executive decision that I need to just leave my computer at home and have a real vacation. So I will visit you all and check email as time and opportunity permit, but be warned they may both be infrequent. In the meantime:


Merry Christmas!
from Deano, Natalie and the Monsters

8 comments:

Ben O. said...

And a Merry Christmas right back at ya.

Ben O.

dr sardonicus said...

A big reason why i got married was so I'd have somebody to fill out my Christmas cards...

Merry Christmas.

Hot4Teacha said...

Nat, you are too funny! I know what a pain Xmas cards are... and b-day cards... and ann'y cards... I send 'em all! I think there are those who send (me), and those who don't (you). It all goes towards balancing the universe - my own personal theory of physics. Like, for every right turn, somewhere out there someone goes left. Geez, maybe I should write a paper on this...or not. Happy Holidays!

Christopher said...

Ugh! Christmas cards – Jesus (no pun intended), they’re a double sided sword. I used to be so diligent about sending them out and now – whatever… Hey, you’re home (a good thing), it’s Christmas (a god thing), there’s no getting out of it (you decide), lose your laptop for a few days and acclimate Dixie

gabrielle said...

This is one instance that i endorse abstention. Welcome home, Natalie

fermicat said...

Meowy Christmas!!!

Jeni said...

Have a safe trip up to the north land and a great holiday with family and friends. And the blessing of Christmas with the true meaning of Peace be with you through out the New Year to make it a less stressful one, leading to a great job and dissertation all done and behind you!

Beth said...

WEll, Deano, Natalie and the Monsters, I hope your Christmas was absolutely spectacular. Due to my recent financial demise, I could not send Christmas cards this year and dang it, who cares?