Convo: Me: Did you finish your tropical punch? Turkey: *with sass* YES *grin* Me: *with sass* Can you throw the pouch away then? Turkey: *with sass* NO Me: Well, it would be awesome if you would *grin* Turkey: Whatever! *then she throws it away*
Funny Kid. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!
Why on earth are we having an ice storm right now? Come on weather - just cooperate with me! I have big plans for this Christmas and New Year's time!
I have: -a party at Rebecca's tonight where I am going to get to see folks I haven't seen in over a year! -Uh, well, truth told i don't have anything tomorrow until Midnight Mass....but I want to go to that too. -Christmas Day - Grandma, Grandpa, Ruthie, and Rachel are driving from Virginia. Clearly, the weather needs to be not snowy and icy for that! -Friday-Sunday we are going to C's mom's house with the Turkey! I am so very excited! I can't wait to spend 3 days with that little girl! Oh my goodness, it is going to be so wonderful!
Next week: -I am planning a trip to Ikea in Cincy. -New Year's Eve all I am planning on doing is hanging with C - so I guess the weather doesn't really matter BUT... -New Year's day at the Lake to Celebrate Christmas with Mama and Nannie and Daddy and Papaw....and C! So on Jan 1, I need good weather! I need happy traveling sunshine and temps above freezing OR below freezing and no slick spots or snow.
Anyway folks - it's going to be a busy and FUN FUN FUN 10 days....All I am asking for is happy weather!
My favorite Christmas Movies are: Old - Christmas VacationNew - Elf
When I was a kid I could never ever sleep on Christmas Eve. I knew if I went to sleep Christmas would come faster...but I just couldn't do it! I think this year is going to be the same way. I am so excited!
Christmas Music is my favorite kind of music. I used to love the Christmas Concerts at school, at church, in my car.....
I loved Honey Baked Ham heated in the skillet until it got dry on can biscuits. Yum. Now I don't eat meat....Sad.
I was a really bad kid. I always knew what I was getting for Christmas. I don't know that I ever had a Christmas where I didn't know what I was getting. This year will be the first.
I remember a year when we lived in Texas....we drove all the way from there to KY to see family. It was long and horrible. I really don't want to do that to my kids. I always had a great time once we got where we were going, but, jeez the driving!
The most awful Christmas Break memories.... Bad hair - forever documented by Rebecca and I in photos. Oh my gosh! The one year - Middle School time-frame with the hideous sweatshirts and greasy bangs.
I have always had a tacky Christmas tree....A lot of colors, a lot of glitter, a lot of ornaments!
My family stockings say: Norma O, Larry O, and Hillary O. When Mom and Daddy got married I called Daddy "Daddy O" so we all became O-people....
I have been so busy lately! Busy with work, busy at home, busy!
Last week I went to Michigan for 3 days. I had a whole gaggle of audits to do...But, I did squeeze in a quick visit to Bronner's Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, Mi. It was really a neat and overwhelming place! I also ate at the Bavarian Inn for dinner. It was a good trip.
Have I mentioned lately that I am ready for Christmas? No? Well, I am!
I have been kinda bad this year. I hope I can still have presents.
Here's my list:
Canon EOS 50d with the 28-135mm lens
A few Marriott rewards points
Wool Socks from Sam's. You know the ones I like. I will have to remember to roll them so that the cute boyfriend doesn't have an aneurysm.
A new charger for my old G4. Abbey broke mine 2 years ago and I am thinking the duct tape fix might not work much longer.
A cruise for 2. Santa you can go with me, I guess...but I would rather take that cute boyfriend of mine. (totally a joke) but maybe since Mama Norma is wanting to get her passport - we can all go!
Gift card to Sushi on the Rocks downtown...if we can't go on a cruise...we can eat sushi. It's just as good.
Dori and Abbey have been pretty good - except for that whole Rabbit thing....
They would like:
a new jar of Skippy All Natural peanut butter - one they don't have to share with Mom.
North Pole ice cubes
New Kong toys
Mrs. Claus's Response:
Dear Miss Frootie!,
I will get your list over to our evaluation team, they will check the list to see how bad you have been. If you rank in the category of "Bad", your list will be rejected and will not make it over for Santa to view. However, I find it hard to believe you would fall into the "Bad" category. I have pulled your file and it shows you in the "Perfect Angel" category...I am sure Santa will be reviewing your list shortly. I do see a post-it note here referencing that really cute boy you're hanging out with...Oh my...What are you and that boy doing...I need to talk to the Elves...I don't think they should put this kind of thing in writing....you know what...I don't think Santa should see this...there is no way I could do that...Oh my...you naughty little girl...you better be good...Santa's watching you...
Dori and Abbey,
You have been very good puppies...Santa will bring you lots of treats! Your mom is on the "Watch that Girl List"...Maybe you all should go with her when she leaves the house to ensure she stays out of trouble.
Sometimes I really just want to run away. Sometimes I wish my mother would say what she means rather than warning me about what could happen. Sometimes I wish she would say what she means rather than saying I need to do what makes me happy. Sometimes I wish my 3 year marriage never happened and that my 10 year relationship never began. Sometimes I have regrets. Today is one of those sometimes.
So much for writing a post everyday I was on vacation! I lied.
I had a really lovely vacation and it was really relaxing and wonderful, but I really missed C. Really, really, really - I have never missed anyone like that. I will never do it again. Never ever again will we spend a holiday apart.