Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas and lots of presents

Merry Christmas everyone. Hope you all have your shopping done and presents wrapped. I of course don't. Never do. Well, I think I have all of the presents bought, they just never end up getting wrapped until Christmas Eve after the kiddies go to bed. Way to procrastinate, right? This year, I think I will actually "let" the hubby help wrap and maybe do it tonight. Since I did so much last minute shopping (I usually pick up things here and there through the year, but didn't this year) I want to make sure that I actually do have everything. And if we start wrapping tonight, I can see what we have. I actually have a little process of my own. Remember my quirk from my meme of writing down what I wear every day? Well, I have to write down what I buy everyone and then organize it. I mark what gets put in stockings and what gets wrapped to go under the tree. For presents for other people, I write down who's getting what from who. Then, for both my nephew and my younger son who have birthdays the beginning of February, I write down which presents are going for Christmas and which are for birthdays. THEN, if I think the kids are just getting a ridiculous amount of presents, I take a few more out for birthdays and for my older son, who's b-day is in June, I will take some out for him too. lol And that's my Christmas process. This year I kind of fell apart though. Things are all array because Christmas seemed to come really quick. This whole year actually flew. Seems like just yesterday we were eating ham at my Thanksgiving for the 21st century. AND, my brother decided that since he and his wife work the day before and after Christmas, we need to go to his house ON Christmas. Usually it's a few days after, so I still have time to slack on getting all their stuff around, but I can't this year. Hmphf. Oh well. It is what it is.

Here is a present I got from one of my new good blogger friends.

Lisa at Laughing Orca Ranch did a really cool contest. She made a post each day for 26 days that began with the letters of the alphabet. Let me tell you, she had some of the coolest information and stories in her daily letter blogs. I told her I think I learned more from her blog than I did the last year of my college. Each day readers had to comment and use the letter of the day as the beginning of a word in their comment. After the 26 days, we had to leave a post and list all of each of her words of the day. Then anyone who participated got their names put in a basket for a drawing for an awesomely cool had and scarf set that she made herself.

Unfortunately I didn't win the contest, BUT, she did give all of us runner ups the nifty little blog poster for participating to put up on our own blogs. AND, she's being super nice and wants to make all of us our own gift of a hat or scarf also handmade by her. I think she's a crazy nut and when is she possibly going to have time to do that with all her critters and the kids?? Lisa is a really wonderful and interesting person and I'm honored that she likes me and my blog :)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everybody. Stay warm (if you are where it's cold, which is just about everywhere it sounds like) and hope you all have a great holiday.

(ps - and I also found out our health insurance hasn't been cut off yet, wooowhoo, so my MRI and mammogram and yearly visit and kids' dr. appt and vaccines were ALL covered! Well, so far anyhow)


Anonymous said...

No offense, but I am glad to find someone that is as big a procrastinator as I am. Warm wishes to you and all of your readers! Happy Holidays!

Rising Rainbow said...

We used to aways end up wrapping Christmas eve after the kids went to bed. What a sleepless night that was with four kids and a huge extended family. I don't miss those days at all.

Now my youngest, who still lives with us, does most of the wrapping. She loves it, so that lets me off the hook so I can spend more time with my horses. How cool is that.

Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

ezra_pandora said...

Anonymous - I think I can use one hand to count the # of people who actually get everything done with much time to spare during the holidays. Happy Holidays to you too!

RR: I only have two, thankfully. lol I can't WAIT for the kids to be able to help, but then that means they will be too old for Santa :( So I guess I can wait for awhile longer :) Merry Christmas!

And I did the same thing this year. I got all my brother and his family's presents wrapped last night and that was about all I could handle. So I will be whipped tomorrow because I'll be up late wrapping tonight. I think I will let hubby help me this time. lol

Adventures Of A Horse Crazed Mind said...

Merry Chrismas Ezra!!! Many blessing to you and yours!!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Awww, Ezra, you're so sweet and make me laugh, too. I'm a procrastinator, too. But I'm glad I got my wrapping done on Christmas eve morning instead of waiting till Christmas Eve evening. I've been bedridden and can't even walk since my horse mishap on Christmas eve afternoon. This just totally sucks. I could cry.

But on the bright side, with all this bed time I'll have plenty of time to knit. lol! Do you like purple??

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year my bloggy buddy!
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