I have found my new favorite drink. :) It is so lovely in color and taste that I cannot pass it up. My two biggest problems with this wondrous beverage? Stopping before they do me in and the cost of them at the bar. At $8.50 a pop they had better be worth it and they are.. oh yes they are. :)
The Christmas tree and Decor have been up since the day before Thanksgiving. I am so sick of not being able to REALLY clean because of all the crap clutter. If it were up to me we'd be in the process of taking it all down right now but the husband insists we have to wait til at least New Year's Day. So in other words let's leave it all up til then so on my 2 days off I can f-ing deal with the major pack up. Awesome ! Not really.
**** just a side note.. I sit here at work with jeans, and furry Ugg boots and a turtle neck and sweater on and I'm Frickin freezing !!
Back to my original rant. Before I can even start to pack up the decor I need to find places for all the loot the kids raked in on Christmas from the 4 different households. Too much crap and not enough space.
I need to get prices for carpeting in my basement rec room so the kids will willing play down there again. After the water damage we just put it off.. but now I need that space so it's on. I also need to get rid of the beautiful glass top coffee table that I have down there because while it was nice before the kids showed up now it's not practical at all.
So many things to do and not enough time to even make a list of my things to do. Where the hell does the time go and how did I get so far behind ?
But what the hell.. let's just accept more invitations to parties and schedule outings with the kids. It's just my sanity that gets left by the wayside.
It all started last night when I got the Christmas present from Aedan that he made for Jim and I at school. It is a ceramic bread warmer. Complete with a snowman and his name carved into it. He was so excited to show me and tell me how they made it and that "it's ceramic Mom so if you drop it it will break". If that wasn't the most wonderful thing I've ever received I don't know what will be. But then I go into his tote and pull the folder and a bunch of papers out. I find a Christmas card he made for us. A perfectly beautiful Christmas tree painted on the front complete with colored balls and a yellow star at the top. I open it up and the message inside is in his print. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Mom and Dad. Love, Aedan. The tears start flowing and I gush over it to him and how wonderful it is. Then I gush some more when I see the handmade gift bag the bread warmer was in. Apparently it doesn't take much to make me happy when it comes to my kids.
The psychotic break may have come this morning. I'm driving with the girls and listening to Christmas music on B101. The Boss comes on with Santa Claus is coming to town. So I'm singing out loud. Telling Chloe that this is one of my favorites renditions of that song blah blah. Then my mind starts racing and I'm thinking how blessed I am and that it's Christmas and I start bawling. Bawling and singing along with Bruce and wiping tears. And then I laugh at myself.. thinking this used to only happen when I was pregnant. So the song finishes and I recover. Then about 15 minutes later Whitney Houston comes on with "Do you hear what I hear?" and the floodgates open up again.
So either I'm just getting really sentimental in my old age or else I need some serious mood altering drugs.. Hoping it's not the latter.
Not really but hey we are close enough. :) I am finally starting to get excited for Christmas. The kids being excited helps. I am still behind in comparison to years past. I have never been wrapping gifts this close to Christmas. I am usually totally finished by now.. but circumstance beyond my control have affected my productivity this year.
I am enjoying watching the kids enjoy all things "Christmas". The Songs, lights, presents, Santa and the stories. We have a stack of Christmas books and movies that get packed away with all the decorations. So from Thanksgiving til a week after New Year's Day we read loads of Christmas books.
Alexa is starting to talk more which is really nice.. but her favorite words are "No" and "Mine" .
Aedan is doing really well in Kindergarten in spite of the rough start.
And Chloe.. well Chloe is Chloe. She has an attitude but can be sweet as pie when she wants to be. She is a sponge and is learning so many new things.
I just hope everyone is dazzled by the magic that is Christmas and Santa does not disappoint this year.
In case I don't get back here before Christmas and the New year I wish everyone who reads this the Merriest of Christmas's and a joyful, healthy and prosperous New year full of wonderful surprises.
Really? Not from where I'm standing currently. I still fee crappy 2 weeks after the swine flu hit me. All 3 kids are coughing with runny noses that won't seem to leave either. The only thing I can say is that I only have to get lottery tickets, 1 gift card and beer in the next 10 days in order to be ready for Christmas.
Cards have been sent, house is decorated and tree is done. The wrapping is almost wrapped up. And I don't really need to cook for anyone so that's a good thing. So why am I not overjoyed and celebrating the season? Not sure. I can only attribute my attitude to not feeling well. I'm hoping that I can turn this around by next week.
Despite all my efforts to the contrary the swine flu has struck my home. I have been suffering all week. Drug my sick ass to work because I refuse to owe this company any more time than I already do. Didn't find out it was H1N1 til I was already recovering. Lucky me. I'm not dying and it was no worse than the regular seasonal flu I used to get when I didn't get the shot. But this time I woke up at 5:30 and got myself, 3 children and 1 dog ready and out of the house at 7 a.m to go tow work for 8 hours and then commute another hour home to make dinner and do laundry and get ready for the next day. All while I was dying.. or felt like it.. or I take that back.. wished for it. Seems Alexa might have had it for the 3 days prior to me. I pray she didn't feel as bad as I did. :(