Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Having a Holly Jolly Christmas . . . wish you were here!

It's the most wonderful time of the year! (Besides all the stress and tension, of course.)

And this year is even more wonderful than usual because (are you sitting down) I am already finished with my shopping AND wrapping.

(Nani nani.)

I don't know what's wrong with me. I've never been done this early in my life. Maybe because this is the first year I haven't been RS Prez or YW Prez or PTA Prez. Maybe because this year I didn't have to grade 60 research papers or host my in-laws for 42 days or campaign to win a 30 K blogging gig. Or maybe I have successfully completed the five stages of culture shock and awe and I'm officially settled.

Whatever it is it feels good. I'm even done with my grocery shopping, peeps. Been done since Friday. I'm ready to get snowed in and pretend I'm living inside a Thomas Kinkade puzzle. I'll build a crackling fire, make fudge and gingerbread houses, drink freshly squeezed orange icees and piping hot cocoa, and watch old movies. And none of my teenagers will bicker or sass or force me at gunpoint to poke their eyes out.

It was actually easy to get ready this year because my hub had an ingenious plan of attack. A plan to give back. To the kids. For all that they gave, or didn't give, to us this year.

So far under the tree we've got six bags of leaves they didn't finish raking, four bundles of smelly socks they didn't pick up, and twelve boxes of dirty dishes they didn't put away.

See why my hub rocks my socks!

For the first time in years I feel like a little kid at Christmas. The anticipation is killing me.

hee hee hee

ho ho ho

Wish you were here to see my face on Christmas morning.

hee hee hee

ho ho ho

Merry Christmas everyone! LY!

Gotsta go wait for the snow.


P.S. Something has crashed at blogger. Something other than me. Every blog link on my sidebar suddenly disappeared. POOF! Just like that.

(Is it just me, or has anyone else had this problem?)

I thought it would magically reappear, but it hasn't so I will take it as a sign from the universe that I need to change my word from WHATEVAH to IMPROVE!

I'm on it, peeps. Gonna do some renovating to this creaky old blog over the holiday. I'll see you bright and merry at the New Year.


Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Merry Christmas, Crash! Hope it continues to be as peaceful as you deserve. :)

Leslie said...

Merry Christmas Debbie...I'm glad you finally setting in and enjoying your time

Jillybean said...

So happy for you that you have everything done! I am impressed!

Since you don't have anything to do, it would be super cool if you would help me finish all my stuff too....
Or maybe I'll just gift wrap my kids dirty laundry and give that to them, that sounds like a fun idea:)

Barbaloot said...

Stop---did you really put that under the tree?! Cuz it's awesome.

Also awesome is that Scissor Sisters is playing on your playlist and I love them.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Barb, the Scissor Sisters are still on my playlist from your original recommendation too. I've loved them ever since. And Barb, I LOVE YOUR BRO! He is one awesome coach!!!!!!!

Garden of Egan said...

Hope you get some snow!!!

Merry Christmas you crazy Crash!!!

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

Merry Christmas. It amazing how much you can get done when you stop doing full time jobs like RS pres or YW pres or every real jobs. Go you. Me not so much in the done department. But one way or another it will all be over in 3 or 4 days, right. And best of all for me I get to talk to my missionary so not much else matters to me. It is all about perspective.

Barbaloot said...

Hey-I think my brother is pretty great, too:)(Almost as great at Scissor Sisters)Glad he's not some mean, crazy coach you complain about, right?

DeNae said...

I think my husband may be developing a man-crush on your husband. It was the bags of leaves under the tree that put stars in his eyes.

Lia said...

I've decided I should confess. I've been blog stalking for a while. I really enjoy your blog! Thanks for being you and sharing it with the blogosphere.

Martha said...

Merry Christmas Eve!! Wow I haven't checked your blog in a few weeks. Sorry, for the negligence. I remember I did check,but you hadn't written anything lately. Anyway, I bet you guys are in St. George for Christmas and having a great time.

Glad you got all your shopping and wrapping done early. I ordered everything online. Mainly because shopping when you can't walk isn't the funnest. I'm off the crutches now and just limping. It's been 4 long weeks, but my knee does get better everyday. I did go to Walmart and Sam's Club on Thursday while I was waiting for Josie to get his wisdom teeth out. By the time I got done with Walmart, my knee was killing so I grabbed a coolio electric wheelchair scooter thingy and cruised around.

Rachie also got her wisdom teeth out and she looks like a chipmunk. Josh iced his good and it shows. It's fun having Josh home. Tom has been following him around and falls asleep on his bed at night. It's so cute.

Barbaloot said...

Hey---is your son in SC with the basketball team? I just got an update from my sister-in-law. Sounds like they're pretty impressive out there!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Barb, YES, he is! And I met your SIL at a party and she is SUPER RAD! My son LUBS your bro too, which makes me lub him more.

Lia, MUCHOS GRACIOUS! You made my day.

DeNae, I think that brainy idea gave me a man crush on my hub too. ;)

Martha, I emailed you! MISS YOU!


Just SO said...

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas! There must have been something in the air this year because I had my presents all wrapped and ready to go on the 23...which is early for me.