Ho Freaking Ho

The Christmas season is officially kicking my rear this year. I have managed a few victories: getting the tree inside (and lit); taking the kids to see Santa; going to see the gingerbread houses at the Children's Museum; finishing my holiday shopping. And yet have suffered ignoble defeat at the hands of getting the tree decorated, the making of the Christmas goodies and getting my Christmas cards in the mail. Forget about getting the presents wrapped!

The decorations on the tree only go up about two feet. With about three ornaments per branch. One sad specimen is weighed all the way down to the ground. The rest of the ornaments are waiting hopefully in their boxes - down from the attic, at least! - behind the couch. I keep waiting for T to be home so we can decorate the tree as a family. I am too stubborn to just cave and do it myself. We are going to have some family fun, dammit!

It almost goes without saying that the house won't be completely put together in time for the festivities. Just close enough to make me crazy. @#$%! It is so tempting to spend my dwindling hours until the big day cranking out curtains for the public areas of the house, but somehow I don't think that would be a wise use of my time. Better to corral the massive herd of dust bunnies and get the spots out of the carpet than worry about finishing details so far from the finish!

This year, for the first time, I can see why my mom was always such a crab at Christmas. I'd better get a lid on myself or it will be bay leaves and melted butter for me!

And now for gratuitous offspring pictures!


  1. We have our tree up but no decorations on it yet you are one up on me!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Oh my heavens! Those two pictures of your kids with Santa are ADORABLE! Not only are your kids precious but it looks like they loved themselves some Santa.

    My little one is not a fan of Santa... I mean, he loves him, but does not want to sit on his lap.

    So cute!

  3. Kids are adorable but I gotta say..that Santa SUCKS. :)

  4. 1 Mom - Really? I thought he was pretty cool. In Small Town we went to a cheesy Santa with a fake beard. Anything was an improvement!

  5. rae ann,
    love the kids photo's with santa! don't sweat the small stuff, it will all get done... don't you know some elves? lol i haven't stopped over in a while and i wanted to say "hi!" and wish you and yours a happy and healthy holiday seson!


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